Before moving to Virginia from Seattle, I never thought in a million years I would end up in Central Virginia. But moving here, I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Virginia’s historic background is what I noticed first. There is a piece of US history almost everywhere you visit. From Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; Richmond, states capital; to Colonial Williamsburg. Not really being interested in history, this changed quickly moving to Virginia. You also can’t beat having 4 actual seasons, beautiful mountain views and pristine beaches, lakes, and rivers.
So, for those who love history, why not reside in one of Virginia’s historic neighborhoods? Enjoy local eateries. Reside in a piece of history and be a part of a close-knit community. So check out a couple of Virginia Historic Neighborhoods.
Virginia Historic: Richmond
Richmond is known as Virginia’s State Capital and for being one of the largest metropolitan areas of Virginia. With over 400 years of history, this area has some of the oldest neighborhoods in the state. So, if you are looking to live in a community with deep roots in America’s history and original architecture, look no further.
Church Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Richmond. Best known to be where Patrick Henry gave his “give me liberty or give me death” speech at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Homes in this neighborhood date back pre-civil war. Where architecture styles range from Greek Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne. Homes showcase original brick and stone, intricate woodworking, and elaborate scrollwork.
Not only does Church Hill have spectacular historic homes. But you can enjoy any of the four the fantastic neighborhood parks. Libby Hill is the place to catch a great sunset; Chimborazo Park has two dog parks and can also enjoy 180-degree views of the city. Hungry? Check out local eateries such as Hill Café, Patrick Henry Pub or Pies, Fries, and Franks.
Virginia Historic: Arlington
Arlington is home to the Air Force Museum, Pentagon, but also a city with extensive roots in America’s history. The neighborhoods date back to mid-1800s when District of Columbia returned the city to Virginia.
Listed in National Register of Historic Places, Arlington Ridge is one of the sought-after neighborhoods to live in. Arlington Ridge has spectacular views of Washington DC; beautiful Oak lined streets with extensive walking paths. The homes are colonial brick homes which date back to early 1930. Whether you are looking for a 2-bedroom condo or a 2.5-million-dollar estate, Arlington Ridge has options for many budgets.
Arlington Ridge also takes pride in their family-friendly community. Children and families enjoy a 4-mile paved trail for biking, walking or running. Residents of this community gather for a Halloween parade or up on Prospect Hill for a 4th of July Gathering. Major shopping centers are less than 10 minutes away along with multiple restaurants to enjoy.
A Virginia historic neighborhood is somewhat easy to find when looking for a home. Know what you want, where you want to plant roots and a real estate agent who specializes in the area. Want to live in the middle of a bustling metropolitan city or a quiet country club community? Virginia historic neighborhood could be found to fit any need.