RiverDowns prides itself in offering the three distinct subdivisions with homes built by a diverse range of the areas most distinguished builders. The scale of River Downs allows for a a diverse choice of homes ranging from single family to luxury estates.
RiverDowns Schools and Education
During the 1999-2000 school year, the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Program designated James River as a nationally recognized school of excellence. In the 2007-08 school year, JRHS was designated a "Model School" by the International Center for Leadership in Education.
RiverDowns Nearby Amenities
Given its location, one of the biggest assets that River Downs offers is its proximity to a wealth of activities.
The James River
Starting with the best first: Riverdowns has direct walking access to the mighty James River and Robious Landing Park where residents can enjoy boating, kayaking, fishing, crew, paddle boarding and swimming. Our community contains paved walking paths that lead directly to the well appointed Robious Landing Park where there are 5 plus miles of wooded walking trails that wind along the James River.
Robious Landing Park is also home to several well established crew rowing clubs.
Horse Boarding and Riding Lessons
Within a short 5 minute walk down Robious Road is historic 17th century Keswick Plantation. A registered Virginia Historic Landmark and Nationally Registered Historic Place. It is also home to the:
JREC consists of approximately 75 acres and three barns on the plantation. The first two barns on the property are the James River Riding School. The Boarding Barn is the last barn on the property, with a twenty-two stall boarding barn, two (2) lighted riding rings, and approximately 75 acres of turnout pasture.
Recreation Facilities and Clubs
One of the distinctive features our community offers is our proximity to both private and public clubs. All of the following are within approximately five miles of our community and less than a 10 minute drive:
Salisbury County Club: Private - 27 holes golf, outdoor tennis complex, indoor sports facility, outdoor aquatics, banquet /wedding facilities
Hermitage Country Club: Private - 36 holes golf, indoor & outdoor tennis, outdoor aquatics, banquet / wedding facilities
Richmond County Club: Private - 18 holes golf, outdoor tennis, outdoor aquatics, banquet / wedding facilties
Shopping - Entertainment - Dining
RiverDowns is within minutes to pretigious and high end shopping of all kinds.
Within walking distance from RiverDowns is Winterfield Place, home to the well renowned Wild Ginger Resturaunt and Mediterraneo. It also home to the famous Vino Market, a great place to pick up a boutique wine, grab some fresh meat, cheeses, and seafood or participate in weekly wine tasting from famous wineries around the world.
A short 10 minute drive over the James River on 288 lies the famous Short Pump Town Center where you can experience over 140 unique shops, restaurants and entertainment in an outdoor open air enviornment.
North 10 - 15 minutes on Huguenot Road lies Stony Point Fashion Park, which
offers a charming outdoor park-like atmosphere, beautiful fountains, and local architectural features. Visitors to the center can enjoy a dog-friendly shopping environment and find some of the most sought after retailers and restaurants