Current MLS Listings for Oregon Hill
Richmond, VA (Zone 10)
Like so many neighborhoods in the City of Richmond, Oregon Hill was originally developed during the reconstruction. It was initially designed to be the most base level of housing for the working class laborers in the City. For most of its history, it continued to be a working class neighborhood.
With the emergence of VCU in the early 1990’s, Oregon Hill began to transform from working class to student occupied. Causing the most consternation was the intense pressure applied by VCU for growth. VCU was in acquisition and demolition mode and Oregon Hill seemed a logical area to expand into. The residents of Oregon Hill largely succeeded in fighting VCU’s expansion and forced the growth across Belvidere and across Broad into Carver in lieu of encroaching into the Oregon Hill neighborhood.
The housing stock in Oregon Hill is mostly 1920’s to 1940’s era attached parlor-driven row homes towards the smaller end of the size range. With few homes constructed of brick, the houses of Oregon Hill tend to require greater exterior attention when being renovated.
Overall, Oregon Hill is a value-oriented neighborhood with a strong rental underpinning due to the proximity to the college. OH is also popular to many homeowners due to its proximity to the River, Hollywood Cemetery and the nightlife of Downtown.