Jackson Ward was once known as “Black Wall Street” for its role as a vibrant African American neighborhood and home to many successful businesses, including the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, owned by Maggie Walker. Today, it is home to a growing number of restaurants,, bars and entertainment venues, as well as a large number of antebellum homes. Walkable to the Arts District and VCU, Jackson Ward also offers convenient access to Interstates 64 and 95 as well as the growing Central Business District.
Enjoy delicious food and creative craft cocktails at Rogue, and pair them with the chef’s tasting menu, which is available nightly and features creations running the gamut from three to an incredible nine courses.
Catch a live performance at The Hippodrome Theater, a beautifully restored venue that once saw the likes of Billie Holliday and Louis Armstrong grace the stage in its heyday.
Explore the John Marshall House, residence of the father of the modern Supreme Court system, with a self-guided exhibit, staff-guided tour, or stroll through the beautiful gardens.
Centrally located, the Downtown and Jackson Ward areas have some of the area’s most historic homes near the Arts District, Central Business District, VCU, and VUU. And with the GRTC Pulse now in service, you’re only a short ride from anything from Willow Lawn to Rocketts Landing. It’s a great time to live Downtown with the renaissance that’s already underway in the neighborhood and is really just getting started. A purchase here is likely a great long-term investment!
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