Church Hill // City of Richmond
Situated in the eastern section of Richmond atop one of the original seven hills upon which the city was built upon, Church Hill commands a fascinating place in the history of Richmond. The famed St. Johns Episcopal Church from which Patrick Henry delivered his fiery demand for ‘Liberty or Death’ is but one example of the depth of history within the neighborhood.
With housing dating back into the 1700’s in some cases, the neighborhood was built in large part prior to the western neighborhoods of the Fan and Near West End and the architecture reflects the difference in eras.
Church Hill is sometimes used to collectively refer to the many neighborhoods that define the East End of Richmond, some of which differ greatly in scale, age and architecture.
Development momentum in the Shockoe and Tobacco Row sections of the City (plus the Rocketts Village project to the west) have help stabilize the residential population in the bordering areas. A corresponding increase in nearby amenities has increased the ease of living ‘On the Hill.’
Architectural styles in Church Hill include Greek Revival, Italianate, Federal, and Queen Anne and both Libbie Hill Park and Chimborazo Park offer spectacular views of the James River and Downtown.