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Beautiful Church Hill 

A Living, Breathing Neighborhood

At the crossroads where urban charm meets bustling downtown, Church Hill draws influence from both the old-century architecture and the creative energy that fuels the city. 

Planted on the most walkable and amenity-filled spot in this neighborhood, you’ll find Eileen – waiting to be your home base as you explore the local attractions. Whether you’re renting long-term or short-term, it’ll be hard not to fall in love with Church Hill.

3S Yoga

One of two local businesses situated directly below Eileen, 3S Yoga is an experience that connects breath, body, and movement to create a dynamic yoga experience. Classes are focused on flexibility, energy, strength, and community. Owner Nadeya Ward is a 500hr-RYT and would love to have you in for a class. 

North End Juice Co.

The second business downstairs at Eileen is North End Juice Co., one of Richmond’s freshest juice bars. The juice bar offers fresh pressed juices, smoothies, coffee, and wellness shots. They also have a delicious smorgasbord of food, including burritos, acai bowls, wraps, and poke bowls. Visiting North End Juice Co. is one of our favorite ways to start the morning right.

History Nerds and Park Lovers Rejoice!

The city of Richmond has a park for everyone, and Church Hill is no different. Three large parks are situated closely to Eileen. Smaller parks, like Patrick Henry Park, are also located throughout the neighborhood. Grab a pastry and iced coffee from a local bakery and enjoy it with a view. 

Jefferson Park & Overlook

Walk 5 minutes west from Eileen and you’ll find Jefferson Park. With plenty of open space, an exercise trail, and a stunning view of downtown Richmond, Jefferson Park is a must see. We recommend visiting the overlook at sunrise or right before sunset to get the most out of your experience.

 Libby Hill Park

Libby Hill Park is great place to bask in the sun and appreciate a historic view. One of the three original Richmond parks, the view of the James from Libby Hill is said to be similar to the view of Richmond on the Thames in England. In fact, that’s why Richmond was named Richmond.

    Chimborazo Park

    If you’re a history buff, start here! Chimborazo Park was the site of Chimborazo Hospital, a Civil War era military hospital that treated over 76,000 Confederate soldiers. Today, the hospital is a visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park.


    Church Hill Eats

    We can’t fit every restaurant, but here are the ones we think are must tries.


    Fresh French-inspired meals and charcuterie. The steak frites is a must try.


    Mid-Atlantic seafood, influenced by the Chesapeake Bay and foodways of Virginia.

    Sub Rosa Bakery

    A bakery where they ground grains in-house. This should be your first stop in Richmond. It’s that good. Seriously.

    The Roosevelt

    Award winning restaurant (many in Church Hill are!) dishing New Southern fare with craft cocktails & Virginia wines. 

    Kahlos Taqueria & Bar

    Authentic Mexican food served in a laughter-filled atmosphere. They offer deals on their margaritas every Tuesday.

    Metzger Bar and Butchery

    Rustic-chic venture offering seasonal & sustainable German-inspired plates, plus wines by the glass.


    Church Hill Shops

    Dear Neighbor

    A wonderful place to buy fun, high-quality, gifts that’d make any recipient blush.

    Tiny Space

    A small shop with excellently curated vintage goods.

    Second Bottle

    A must-visit for wine lovers. Second Bottle focuses on wines that express their countries of origin through careful farming.

    Union Market

    Small food market that contains a restaurant with patio-seating. Extensive selection of beers, ciders, and local foods.

    Records & Relics RVA

    An outstanding local record store with incredible prices.

    Proper Pie Co.

    Pies in the style of New Zealand. They have sweet and savory fillings!

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