Southside (Richmond, Virginia)

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This article is about an area of Richmond, Virginia. For the southern central region of the state of Virginia, see Southside Virginia. For the portion of the Hampton Roads area commonly called the "south side", see South Hampton Roads. For the part of Richmond immediately south of the James River known as South Richmond, see Manchester, Virginia.
Richmond is often subdivided into North Side, Southside, East End and West End

The Southside of Richmond is an area of the Metropolitan Statistical Area surrounding Richmond, Virginia. It generally includes all portions of the City of Richmond which lie south of the James River, and includes all of the former city of Manchester. In some contexts, the term "Southside of Richmond" may also include some northern areas of adjacent Chesterfield County, Virginia in the Richmond-Petersburg region.

Since there is no one municipal organization that represents this specific region, the boundaries are loosely defined as being south of the James River and west of Interstate 95 (formerly Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike) with a southern border extending approximately to Chester, Virginia. Some portions of the Southside of Richmond closest to the downtown area north of the river are also considered part of Downtown Richmond.

Unincorporated towns and neighborhoods[edit]

  • Old Manchester
  • Westover Hills and Forest Hill
  • Woodland Heights
  • Bon Air
  • Stony Point
  • Meadowbrook
  • Stratford Hills
  • Springhill
  • Swansboro
  • Brookbury
  • Adams Park
  • Belmont Woods
  • Murchies Mill
  • Reservoir Heights

Industrial and commercial sites[edit]

Commercial districts[edit]

Parks and recreation[edit]

  • James River Park
  • Forest Hill Park
  • Canoe Run Park
  • Powhite Park


As of August 2008, the Southside of Richmond has its own community news blog. The address is


Major streets and roads[edit]

Bridges over James River[edit]

See also[edit]