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. 4th Street to the east, and E. Broad Street to the south. Map

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 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

  • Canvas the Salon, 212 E. Clay Street #1c
  • Civilization Tattoo, 319 N. Adams Street
  • Elysian Spa & Beauty, 319 Brook Road
  • Flourish Spaces, 221A E. Clay Street
  • The Glow Shop, 206 E. Clay Street
  • Jahmal’s Hair Salon, 315 N. 1st Street
  • Moizelle’s Cleaners & Launderer, 410 N. 1st Street
  • Prestige Look Hair Salon, 21 E. Clay Street
  • Shakoor’s Merchandise, 319 N. 2nd Street
  • Tigers Eye Hair Studio, 316 N. 2nd Street #B

Restaurants in Jackson Ward, Richmond, VA

  • Big Herm’s Kitchen, 315 N. 2nd Street
  • Cheddar Jackson, 522 N. 2nd Street
  • GWARbar, 217 W. Clay Street
  • J Kogi, 325 N. 2nd Street
  • Mama J’s, 415 N. 1st Street
  • Restaurant Adarra, 618 N. 1st Street
  • Saadia’s Juicebox, 402 ½ N. 2nd Street
  • Saison & Saison Market, 23 W. Marshall Street & 323 N. Adams Street
  • Salt & Forge, 312 N. 2nd Street
  • Soul Taco, 321 N. 2nd Street
  • Southern Kitchen, 541 N. 2nd Street
  • The Speakeasy Grill, 526 N. 2nd Street
  • Stoplight Gelato, 405 Brook Road
  • Sugar & Salt RVA, 416 N. 2nd Street
Jackson Ward in Richmond, VA