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Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA

Where is Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA?

The historic Jackson Ward neighborhood is located in the northern portion of downtown Richmond bordered between N. Belvidere Street on the west, interstate Insterstate 95 to the north, roughly N. 3rd Street to the east, and E. Broad Street to the south.

Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA

History of Jackson Ward in Downtown Richmond

Once known as the “Harlem of the South,” downtown Richmond’s Jackson Ward neighborhood has been home to the US’s first female bank president, Maggie Lena Walker, Hollywood dancing legend, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and Richmond’s very own 2nd Street Festival. Known as the birthplace of Black entrepreneurship, Jackson Ward’s history and successes continue to attract and cultivate creative enterprises and businesses while uplifting its surrounding community.

Today, Jackson Ward's resurgence and revitalization that can be seen throughout the streets in the beloved businesses and storefronts, new developments and upcoming projects and community organizations and initiatives like the Jackson Ward Collective, Historic Jackson Ward Association and The JXN Project.

Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA

Places to Live in Jackson Ward, Richmond, VA

Whether it’s a row house along Clay Street or one of the many, new apartment buildings in the neighborhood, Jackson Ward offers a variety of living options perfect for young professionals, college students and those eligible for affordable housing who are looking for a walkable area close to the action of the Arts District with the look and feel of a residential neighborhood.

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Things to Do in Jackson Ward

Jackson Ward is rich in culture and history and home to cultural institutions like the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia and landmarks like the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site with parks, public art and fun to be found throughout its footprint.

Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA

Jackson Ward Restaurants and Shops

Jackson Ward, once referred to as Black Wall Street, has seen a resurgence of Black-owned businesses and opportunities for small business owners looking to share their success by investing back into their community. Enjoy a day exploring the eats, products and services of Jackson Ward by supporting and patronizing any of these local businesses:

Shops and Services in Jackson Ward, Richmond, VA

Restaurants in Jackson Ward, Richmond, VA

Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA