Southside

Down by the River

Southside 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 virginia real estate

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 is one 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

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 / 280 acres
$1,875,000

16863 Farmville Rd

Keysville, VA 23947
  • 6 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,371 sqft
$1,495,000

25501 Selma Road

Jetersville, VA 23083
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,216 sqft / 50 acres
$1,150,000

285 Sports Lake Road

Cumberland, VA 23040
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,500 sqft / 61.4 acres
$995,899

1103 Barrow St

Farmville, VA 23901
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,399 sqft / 12 acres
$925,000

14241 Patrick Henry Highway

Amelia, VA 23002
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,992 sqft / 29.58 acres
$925,000

574 Old Kings Road

Drakes Branch, VA 23937
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,940 sqft / 105.3 acres
$889,000

636 Rock Creek Lane

Buckingham, VA 23936
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,981 sqft / 55 acres
$879,900

13877 Western Mill Road

Lawrenceville, VA 23868
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,200 sqft / 43.15 acres
$875,000

2550 Shiney Rock Road

Clarksville, VA 23927
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,550 sqft / 104.67 acres
$795,000

9401 S Amelia Avenue

Amelia Courthouse, VA 23002
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,096 sqft / 53.62 acres
$780,000