Current MLS Listings for Bellevue
Richmond, VA (Zone 30)
Bellevue, located in Richmond’s North Side, was developed beginning in the 1920’s as a part of the overall Ginter Park/Laburnum Park development redefining both Richmond’s North Side and the concept of ‘suburban’ development.
Ginter Park (and Bellevue) were departures from the urban development models of the era as they provided their owners actual yards upon which to dwell. Connected to the City of Richmond’s core via trolley, both Ginter Park and Bellevue were the beginning of the trend away from connected homes and urban density and began the movement towards less vertical and more horizontal development.
Bellevue, by virtue of its smaller lots and more modest homes, served as the more affordable component of the neighborhood when compared to the homes along Seminary Ave, Hawthorne, Noble and Moss Side (as well as those along Wilmington, Palmyra and Confederate Avenues.) As with much of the housing in theses North Side neighborhoods, the styles vary greatly, giving each home and street a unique identity. Bungalows, Four Squares, Cottages, Tudors and Colonials with differing exteriors in both materials and colors all combine to really distinguish the neighborhood.
Another bonus is that two small retail districts exist within the overall area along both Bellevue and MacArthur Avenues that provide a walkability within not found in many early suburban neighborhoods. Coffee shops, restaurants and other services can be found in these strips making the neighborhood attractive to those who seek some both a little privacy and elbow room yet do not want to be entirely dependent upon an automobile.