The neighborhoods of Northside Richmond are easily accessible by car or public transportation. The local bus service, GRTC has several routes servicing the Northside community.
The Northside of Richmond has several interesting historic districts worth visiting including Highland Park, Chestnut Hill-Plateau and Barton Heights.
Highland Park is a neighborhood comprised of several historic districts north of downtown Richmond, Virginia. Over time, various boundaries have served to split the neighborhood into sections traditionally labeled East Highland Park, North Highland Park, and South Highland Park (Chestnut Hill/Plateau). The southern Highland Park boundaries are roughly First Avenue to the west, Fifth Avenue to the east, the Shockoe Valley to the south, and E. Brooklnd Park boulevard to the north. The Highland Park Southern Tip neighborhood is also known as the Chestnut Hill-Plateau Historic District district. The northern Highland Park boundaries are roughly defined by Pensacola ave and the railroad tracks to the north, Fifth avenue to the east, E. Brookland Park boulevard to the south, and the Richmond-Henrico Turnpike to the west. The zip code is 23222.
Touring the historic architecture and neighborhoods of Richmond's Northside can be done by car. Th.e National Park Service has online resources available explaining features of interest. <ref>http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/richmond/ChestnutHilllHD.html</ref>
The commercial strip along Brookland Park Boulevard was once the commercial center of the Northside. The area is known as a destination shopping area for ethnic hair care.