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Welcome to West Avenue - 3 Blocks Long, Miles of Friendship

Richmond, Virginia


MISSION

The WAIA was founded on May 26, 1941 and is the oldest neighborhood association in Richmond.  The WAIA is dedicated to the orderly development, preservation and restoration of the neighborhood and works to maintain and promote the quality of life of our residents. 

 

BOUNDARIES

The geographical boundaries of the WAIA include all of West Avenue. Stuart Circle and portions of the following streets, to the extent that they back up to West Avenue.  The north side of Park Avenue, the south side of W. Franklin Street, the east side of Lombardy Street, and the west side of N. Harrison.

 

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West Avenue is commonly and affectionately known as "Stork Alley"; the street has always maintained a large population of children through the years.

 

 

GARDEN TOUR - 2017

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

The garden tour is West Avenue's premier event of the year.

The tour includes homes on West Avenue as well as

the alley bordering homes on Park Avenue and Franklin Streets.

All events are free and open to the public!

 

The 2017 77th Annual Garden Tour saw beautiful weather with hundreds

of people wandering the streets and alleys.  The gardens were well represented

and the children had great activities to enjoy throughout the day.                                          

 

 

Channel 8 did an interview with WAIA representatives about the 76th Garden Tour

and you can view that interview here.

  

More info is available about the Annual Garden Tour and links to past winners here.

 

Select the link below to see our 2017 Garden Tour Winners

           2017 Garden Tour Judging Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING ALLEY CLEANUP - 2017

 

Every Fall and Spring the WAIA organizes and Alley Cleanup where neighbors come out to rake, sweep,

weed the alleys between Park Avenue and West, and W. Franklin St. and West.  This year's cleanup had a great turnout

and the alleys are looking great for the Garden Tour!  The city provides a garbage truck to accompany the

cleanup crews.  Below is a picture of the crew that made all the way to the end.

 

 

  

 

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GAZETTE

Check out the latest Gazette HERE or Access the Archive

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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Developers, Architects, Home Owners

If you are planning a remodeling, addition, or change of use look HERE for valuable information.

 

Crime Report

A copy of the most recent crime report for our precinct is available here.

 


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