With its gently rolling hills and tree-lined streets, The Forest Hill and Westover Hills neighborhoods offer city living that feels anything but traditionally urban. The stock of housing, built largely between the 1940s and 1960s, are mainly stately, brick homes of transitional and colonial styles, most of which are close to biking and walking trails along the James River, the South of the James Farmers Market, and a growing number of restaurants and storefronts that have or are scheduled to open over the next year or so.
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Peruse some of the best arts and crafts vendors and buy local veggies, meats, and plants at the South of the James Market, where you’ll find dozens of vendors, live music, and several thousand of your closest friends every Saturday morning year-round.
Head down to the area of the historic Nickel Bridge, where you’ll find lots of wooded trails to hike, jog, or mountain bike, and picturesque, panoramic views of the James River. And oh, by the way, the toll is 35 cents now – that’s seven nickels.
Relax and unwind at Crossroads Coffee & Ice Cream in Westover Hills, a hip coffee shop with great coffee drinks and sandwiches, live music and open mic nights, and even a monthly breakfast cabaret on Friday mornings. It’s quite a sight to behold.
This area of South Richmond is currently experiencing a rebirth with a bevy of new restaurants and retail that have either just opened or is on the way. While Forest Hill and Westover Hills have always been a popular location, the area is just going to get hotter and it’s a great time to get in on the action with a home in the neighborhood.