Welcome to the area we call "The Near West End" of Richmond. This area is the perfect combination of city and suburban living. The area offers river views, winding streets with mature trees and stately brick homes. Throughout the area, you will find corner restaurants, urban parks & boutique shopping. Here you will also find the campus of the University of Richmond. Architecture throughout the area ranges from beautiful, historic homes to cozy brick bungalows and quaint cottages. Sidewalks and extensive tree cover as well as a multitude of gardens throughout this area means living in the Near West End of Richmond is experiencing the best of all worlds.
Some of the neighborhoods in The Near West End include:
Windsor Farms- here you will find primarily Colonial Revival and Cape Cod styled homes. This area was designed in 1926 to resemble an English Village and was one of Richmond's first planned neighborhoods. In this neighborhood you will also find the historical houses of Agecroft Manor as well as Virginia House, both moved from England in the 20th century.
Westhampton - here people can stroll along the quiet streets lined with mature trees. Most homes here were built in the 1920's and 1930's. Two story brick homes with slate roofs predominate here, but bungalows and ranchers are also scattered throughout.
Sauer's Garden-this is a small neighborhood of only 313 homes, but the neighborhood has an interesting pedigree. It was developed in the 1920's by C.F. Sauer, the spice & extract king, and has a multitude of gardens throughout as well as well maintained landscaping.
Glenburnie-this neighborhood was developed primarily from the 1930's to the 1950's. Most of the homes here are brick and slate roofed, with tree lined streets throughout the area. When it was developed, several areas were set aside as neighborhood parks.
Want to find out more about some of these areas? Here are some great links:
Shops at Libbie and Grove
Windsor Farms Newsletter (The Black Swan)
Sauers Garden Newsletter
Near West End News
The Country Club of Virginia
The University of Richmond