Current MLS Listings for Jackson Ward & Carver
Richmond, VA (Zone 10)
The Jackson Ward and Carver neighborhoods are often mentioned together, even though it is probably unfair to both. Located adjacent to one another on the north side of Broad Street within the City of Richmond, both Jackson Ward and Carver have been drastically altered by the development momentum of their largest neighbors.
Jackson Ward, located east of Belvidere and adjacent to City Hall and the BioTechnology Park, was cut in half in the 1950’s by the creation of Interstate 95. As one of Richmond’s oldest and proudest neighborhoods, Jackson Ward probably fell the furthest during the darkest days of Richmond’s urban decline in the period from the middle 1960’s to 1990. The massive Richmond Convention Center, the failed Sixth Street Marketplace and the closing of several high profile retailers along Broad Street all contributed to the decline of Jackson Ward.
In the early 1990’s Jackson Ward began to rebound with the increased investment from VCU nearby, a historic destination by the National Park Service and a treasure trove of amazing architecture waiting to be redeveloped. From the period of 2000 through 2008, Jackson Ward and Broad Street underwent an amazing transformation with numerous festivals, several high profile projects and an overall increase in the retail, dining and cultural options which now underpin the neighborhood.
Carver’s redevelopment, while less meteoric than Jackson Ward’s, was driven largely by VCU’s aggressive expansion during the period of 1990-2005. A new basketball arena, several academic buildings and multiple large-scale multi-family housing developments all helped reshape the community, especially along Broad, Marshall and Harrison Streets.