The last several years have seen a renaissance for this south-of-the-James neighborhood. Located just across the 9th and 14th Street bridges, Manchester is home to warehouses-turned-apartments and trendy bakeries and bars that are popping up all across this burgeoning area. Grab a drink at Legend Brewing Company to enjoy the panoramic view of the City’s skyline, bring out your kayak for a sunset on the rapids, or spend an afternoon browsing the many galleries in the area.


  • Scenic river views
  • Historic Richmond Slave Trail
  • Proximity to art galleries
  • Access to river rat favorites, like Belle Isle and Brown’s Island

Did you know?

The Manchester neighborhood is sometimes called Dogtown, as it was labeled as such since before the first World War. Some say its namesake comes from the fact that everyone has a dog in the area, but the true meaning isn’t known for sure!