Southside Richmond

Down by the River

Southside Richmond (not to be confused with the Southside region of the state) encompasses the portion of Richmond south of the James River, as well as the neighboring counties of Chesterfield, the former city of Manchester, and the neighborhood of Bon Air. The Chippenham Parkway and World War II Veterans Memorial Bridge/Route 288 are the primary beltways through the area, and both roads provide access to Downtown Richmond via Interstate 95 and the Powhite Parkway.

The completion of the Memorial Bridge in 2004 completed the beltway around Richmond and facilitated several commercial and residential developments. Several suburban shopping centers such as Stony Point Fashion Park now provide Southside residents with access to high-end retailers, culinary options, and live concert venues. 

Southside Richmond

Southside boasts a wealth of employment opportunities, with 41 international companies operating in Chesterfield County alone. Dupont, Capital One, and Amazon.com all have offices with over 1,000 employees in the county, and easy access to the city of Richmond via the major highways make Southside an attractive commuting option for professionals in advertising, banking, and the law, all fields well-represented by major firms in downtown Richmond.

Classic and Modern

Homes for sale in Southside are an eclectic blend of two-story, single-family homes and spacious apartments, and modern condominiums. Historic Manchester, in particular, has been a flashpoint of development in the early part of the 21st century and boasts some of the most stylish property in the area. Apartments and lofts closer to the city feature a sleek blend of modern and industrial materials, while houses for sale boast elegant historical designs and fantastic architectural flourishes. Homeowners in Southside have enviable access to the James River and the various trails and parks around it. 

Rafting, Running, Climbing

Southside Richmond real estate includes some of the most desirable neighborhoods to buy property in no small part due to its proximity to the James River and its numerous parks and recreational opportunities. Whitewater rafting enthusiasts flock to a 2-mile stretch of the James that ends in downtown Richmond where the river goes over the fall line. It is the only place in the country where class III whitewater conditions exist within view of skyscrapers. Southside residents also have easy access to the 52-mile Virginia Capital Trail, a paved, dedicated pedestrian and bike trail that connects Richmond to Williamsburg along the Scenic Route 5 corridor.

Runners, bikers, and climbers all have several options in the James River Park System. Belle Isle, the park’s most popular site, features a wooded running loop, mountain biking trails, and wheelchair-accessible fishing at a quarry pond. Climbers can enjoy the Manchester Climbing Wall at the southern end of the Manchester Bridge. The wall is a series of train trestles that have been equipped with bolts and shuts

Listings in Southside

9313 Greenfield Farm

Scottsville, VA 24590
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 7,000 sqft
$6,295,000

225 Laurel Cliff Road

Monroe, VA 24521
  • 0 Beds
  • 0 Baths
  • sqft / 1292.3 acres
$5,500,000

11398 Courthouse Road

Lunenburg, VA 23952
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,036 sqft / 138 acres
$2,000,000

767 Fort Hill Drive

Pamplin, VA 23958
  • 8 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 7,248 sqft / 288 acres
$1,795,000

16380 Forest Road

Forest, VA 24551
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,452 sqft / 8.98 acres
$1,399,000

1741 Walnut Hill Road

Blackstone, VA 23824
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 7,300 sqft / 17.84 acres
$1,300,000

1472 Fishpond Road

Howardsville, VA 24562
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,233 sqft / 47.11 acres
$1,200,000

11441 Grub Hill Church Road

Amelia, VA 23002
  • 8 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 6,236 sqft / 14.62 acres
$1,200,000

3822 Lee's Mill Road

Keysville, VA 23947
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,808 sqft / 226 acres
$999,900

25501 Selma Road

Jetersville, VA 23083
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,216 sqft / 50 acres
$959,000

14241 Patrick Henry Highway

Amelia, VA 23002
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,992 sqft / 29.58 acres
$900,000

1103 Barrow Street

Farmville, VA 23901
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,399 sqft / 12 acres
$899,000