Woodland Heights is a neighborhood in the city of
Richmond, Virginia. It began as a trolleycar
neighborhood in the early 1900s and was built up along
the James River beside Forest Hill Park.
The neighborhood consists of approximately 800
households, a school, numerous churches and a few
businesses. It is south of the James River and just 5
minutes from the heart of beautiful downtown Richmond,
Virginia. Our neighborhood association was founded in
We are bounded on the North by the gorgeous James River.
Our boundaries run west along the James from West 24th
Street to West 34th Street. We cross Semmes Avenue and
are bounded by Forest Hill Avenue which turns into
Bainbridge Street, east to West 24th Street.
Because most of its houses were built during four
different development periods, the architecture of the
neighborhood is remarkably diverse. The 80-block area
features a collection of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival,
American Four Squares and bungalows, most of which were
constructed between 1914, when the area was annexed by
the city, and 1933.
Click here to read the
History of Woodland Heights