Westover Hills

Welcome to Westover Hills

Suburban meets urban living in this charming residential neighborhood

 

Just west of Downtown Richmond and hugging the banks of the James River lies the charming suburban neighborhood of Westover Hills. Although the local atmosphere is decidedly suburban, recent developments and an influx of younger homeowners have added a strikingly urban edge to the neighborhood, bringing a buzz of activity to an otherwise quiet residential community. 

 

Although Westover Hills remains a mainly residential district, surrounding neighborhoods have quickly developed a number of popular dining and shopping options, only adding to Westover Hills’ appeal of suburban peace with bustling streets and hip restaurants only a stone’s throw away. 

 

Despite its rapidly urbanizing ambiance, Westover Hills still maintains one key element of its suburban appeal: spacious single-family homes on leafy lots. With an abundance of white picket fences, Colonial-style houses, and meticulously manicured lawns, Westover Hills is reminiscent of Americana nostalgia in its appearance and overall vibe. 


What to Love

  • Spacious townhouses and single-family homes lining quiet, leafy streets
  • Quick access to many restaurants and amenities in surrounding districts
  • An energetic, welcoming community
  • Coveted views of the James River and The Nickel Bridge

Local Lifestyle

This suburban meets urban neighborhood enjoys an on-the-go atmosphere despite its quiet streets and mainly residential status. Although Westover Hills is a quiet enclave within a vibrant, outgoing city, most residents enjoy visiting surrounding restaurants, bars, and cafes while maintaining the ability to retreat to the tranquility of their homes at their whim. Home to mostly young professionals and families, much of the community works in central Richmond or surrounding commercialized neighborhoods. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Westover Hills may be a strictly residential neighborhood, but many highly rated restaurants surround it and cafes for its residents to enjoy. One such venue is Little Nickel, a diner-style joint serving Hawaiian, Mediterranean, and Philippine fusion cuisine accompanied by fruity, colorful drinks and cocktails. For those who prefer more old-school drinks, The Veil Brewing Co. is a great spot to try innovative craft creations while taking home your favorites to enjoy with family or friends. The brewery also hosts regular events and community get-togethers that are an excellent opportunity to meet new people and gain more insight into the city’s attractions. 

 

Residents with a sweet tooth will be delighted by the sugary offerings from the Tablespoons Bakery. Known for its inventive cookie creations and delicious coffee, the bakery is a great place to stock up on treats or grab a coffee before a long day of work or play. On-the-go Westover Hills locals also appreciate the convenience of the Kitchenette, a casual deli and market with plenty of grab-and-go deli items, meals, and desserts available to heat and eat at home. 


Things to Do

Besides boating and rowing along the James River, Westover Hills residents have many attractions and activities available in their direct vicinity. The Robins Nature Center at Maymont offers visitors a chance to view many different species of marine life while supporting conservation and marine education efforts. The nearby Forest Hill Park is another beloved family-friendly destination and a prime spot for hillside sledding whenever it snows. The park also features tennis courts, picnic areas, and a spacious children’s playground. 

 

And, for avid golfers and social club enthusiasts, the Willow Oaks Country Club offers a magnificent 18-hole course and jam-packed social schedule, including tennis matches, swimming events, and formal and themed dinners at the Oak Grille onsite restaurant.


Schools

Westover Hills residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a school for their children or teens. Some of the best educational institutions in the area include: 

 

 
 
 

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Welcome to Westover Hills

Suburban meets urban living in this charming residential neighborhood

 

Just west of Downtown Richmond and hugging the banks of the James River lies the charming suburban neighborhood of Westover Hills. Although the local atmosphere is decidedly suburban, recent developments and an influx of younger homeowners have added a strikingly urban edge to the neighborhood, bringing a buzz of activity to an otherwise quiet residential community. 

 

Although Westover Hills remains a mainly residential district, surrounding neighborhoods have quickly developed a number of popular dining and shopping options, only adding to Westover Hills’ appeal of suburban peace with bustling streets and hip restaurants only a stone’s throw away. 

 

Despite its rapidly urbanizing ambiance, Westover Hills still maintains one key element of its suburban appeal: spacious single-family homes on leafy lots. With an abundance of white picket fences, Colonial-style houses, and meticulously manicured lawns, Westover Hills is reminiscent of Americana nostalgia in its appearance and overall vibe. 


What to Love

  • Spacious townhouses and single-family homes lining quiet, leafy streets
  • Quick access to many restaurants and amenities in surrounding districts
  • An energetic, welcoming community
  • Coveted views of the James River and The Nickel Bridge

Local Lifestyle

This suburban meets urban neighborhood enjoys an on-the-go atmosphere despite its quiet streets and mainly residential status. Although Westover Hills is a quiet enclave within a vibrant, outgoing city, most residents enjoy visiting surrounding restaurants, bars, and cafes while maintaining the ability to retreat to the tranquility of their homes at their whim. Home to mostly young professionals and families, much of the community works in central Richmond or surrounding commercialized neighborhoods. 


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Westover Hills may be a strictly residential neighborhood, but many highly rated restaurants surround it and cafes for its residents to enjoy. One such venue is Little Nickel, a diner-style joint serving Hawaiian, Mediterranean, and Philippine fusion cuisine accompanied by fruity, colorful drinks and cocktails. For those who prefer more old-school drinks, The Veil Brewing Co. is a great spot to try innovative craft creations while taking home your favorites to enjoy with family or friends. The brewery also hosts regular events and community get-togethers that are an excellent opportunity to meet new people and gain more insight into the city’s attractions. 

 

Residents with a sweet tooth will be delighted by the sugary offerings from the Tablespoons Bakery. Known for its inventive cookie creations and delicious coffee, the bakery is a great place to stock up on treats or grab a coffee before a long day of work or play. On-the-go Westover Hills locals also appreciate the convenience of the Kitchenette, a casual deli and market with plenty of grab-and-go deli items, meals, and desserts available to heat and eat at home. 


Things to Do

Besides boating and rowing along the James River, Westover Hills residents have many attractions and activities available in their direct vicinity. The Robins Nature Center at Maymont offers visitors a chance to view many different species of marine life while supporting conservation and marine education efforts. The nearby Forest Hill Park is another beloved family-friendly destination and a prime spot for hillside sledding whenever it snows. The park also features tennis courts, picnic areas, and a spacious children’s playground. 

 

And, for avid golfers and social club enthusiasts, the Willow Oaks Country Club offers a magnificent 18-hole course and jam-packed social schedule, including tennis matches, swimming events, and formal and themed dinners at the Oak Grille onsite restaurant.


Schools

Westover Hills residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a school for their children or teens. Some of the best educational institutions in the area include: 

 

 
 
 

Search All Homes

 

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