Last Updated: 2010-01-13

The neighborhood of Highland Park is situated just north of downtown Richmond, on the heights above Shockoe Valley. The history of the area goes back to 1820, but the neighborhood's development did not begin until the late 1890s, when Highland Park became one of Richmond's original streetcar suburbs.

The southern tip of Highland Park features the most extensive collection of Queen Anne architecture left in the city. Through hard work and the dedicated commitment of neighbors, many of Highland Park's beautiful old homes are now ready for a new generation to discover.

The NiB Highland Park - Southern Tip neighborhood is located across the 5th Street bridge from Downtown on Richmond's north side. The neighborhood begins at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 5th Street and then follows 1st Avenue on the west up to Pulaski Street on the north, then over to 5th Street on the east.

Neighborhood Services Information

Community Center

Hotchkiss Community Center
1015 E. Brookland Park Blvd.

Neighborhood Library

North Avenue Branch
2901 North Ave.

Neighborhood Schools

Overby-Sheppard Elementary School
2300 First Ave.

Neighborhood Parks

  • Cannon Creek Park
  • Highland Park Square
    1500 E. Brookland Park Blvd.

Historic Sites

Holy Cross Cemetery
1700 First St.

Our Highland Park Partners

Contact Information:

Neighborhoods in Bloom
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., Room 501
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-5600
Fax: (804)646-5686

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