Manchester in Richmond, Virginia

Where is Manchester in Richmond, VA?

Downtown Richmond’s Manchester neighborhood is located south of the James River bordered by Cowardin Avenue to the west, Maury Street to the east, Decatur Street to the south and the James River to the north. Map

Manchester in Richmond, Virginia

History of Manchester in Downtown Richmond

For years, the only James River crossing for vehicles and pedestrians was Mayo's toll bridge, at 14th Street. Complaints about the tolls eventually led to the opening of Richmond's first “free” bridge in 1873. The day after it opened, thousands crowded onto the Free Bridge to watch the Reverend John Jasper conduct a large group-baptism ceremony in the river. The following year, in 1874, Manchester became an independent city and remained one until the year 1910 when Manchester and Richmond agreed to merge.

In 1972, the Free Bridge was replaced by the existing Manchester Bridge, which includes a legally mandated free walkway. Since then, Manchester became an industrial center for the city before turning into one of Richmond’s fastest-growing residential neighborhoods.

When it comes to where development is happening in the Richmond region, Manchester is leading the way. In 2020 alone, the Manchester neighborhood saw the most investment of any neighborhood throughout the region, boasting development projects bringing more than 1,000 new apartments to the area and a total investment of more than $400 million.

Manchester in Richmond, Virginia

Places to Live in Manchester, Richmond, VA

Manchester’s access to downtown Richmond’s riverfront and the James River Parks System mixed with it’s industrial-style apartments and brand-new buildings built for city living make it a great choice for young professionals, fans of the outdoors and those looking for one- and two-bedroom options with great amenities.

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Manchester in Richmond, Virginia

Manchester in Richmond, Virginia

Manchester Restaurants and Shops

Explore long-standing restaurants like Croaker’s Spot, neighborhood favorites like Brewer’s Cafe, new additions like Philly Vegan and more when you support the small businesses along and around Hull Street.

Shops and Services in Manchester, Richmond, VA

  • Accoutre, 1312 Bainbridge Street
  • AnoMa Beauty Supply, 1625 Hull Street
  • Bahashem Soap Company, 1221 Hull Street
  • Dollar Tree, 315 Cowardin Avenue
  • Earthstone Originals, 320 Hull Street (within Art Works)
  • ELYA, 7 E. 3rd Street
  • Four Strings, 0 E. 4th Street
  • Hound Paint Co., 215 W. 7th Street
  • Image Business Interiors, 201 W. 7th Street
  • Island Yoga Fitness, 1229 Hull Street
  • Lewis Supply Co. Inc., 101 E. 7th Street
  • Manchester Market, 500 Hull Street
  • Max Market, 1125 Hull Street
  • McDonough Market, 1300 McDonough Market
  • Metro by T-Mobile, 616 Hull Street
  • Pope Carpet & Floor Center, 900 McDonough Street
  • River City Kung Fu, 1420 Hull Street
  • Root Force Personal Training, 1410 Hull Street
  • Stella’s Grocery, 609 Hull Street

Restaurants in Manchester, Richmond, VA

  • Basic City Beer Co., 212 W. 6th Street
  • Brewer’s Cafe, 1012 Hull Street
  • Cafe Zata, 700 Bainbridge Street
  • Caribbean Chef, 901 Hull Street
  • Croaker’s Spot, 1020 Hull Street
  • The Continental Manchester, 609 Hull Street
  • Green Olive Eatery, 1317 Hull Street
  • Hatch Local, 400 Hull Street
  • Ironclad Pizza & Grill, 924 McDonough Street
  • La Vera Pizza, 214 Hull Street
  • Legend Brewing Company, 321 W. 7th Street
  • M&F Jamaican Cafe, 1400 Semmes Avenue
  • McDonald’s, 708 Hull Street
  • Manchester’s Table, 201 W. 7th Street
  • MO Carryout, 17 Jefferson Davis Highway
  • Philly Vegan, 1126 Hull Street
  • Pig and Brew, 1313 Hull Street
  • Subway, 1200 Semmes Avenue
  • Sweet Fix, 9 W. 10th Street
Manchester in Richmond, Virginia