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Woodland Heights


Many Woodland Heights residents claim that their neighborhood is neither urban nor suburban: but somewhere in between. Traffic, both pedestrian and vehicular, rushes up and down busy Semmes Avenue, but only a few blocks away are peaceful parks and quiet lanes along the riverís banks.



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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 the 1960s.
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.

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