I’ve always been under the impression that the people who live near Pony Pasture and the entrance to Reedy Creek on the south bank of the James are the most in tune with the river, but lately I’ve encountered plenty of north bank dwellers who are just as pationate.
There are 17 parcels of land that the James River Park is in charge of maintaining, and less than half are on the north bank. The south bank has more parking and several key put-ins. But does the south bank have the most residents that love the river?
Come on Windsor Farms, Byrd Park, Randolph, Oregon Hill, Downtown, River District, Church Hill and Rocketts Landing…defends yourselves against Oxford Hills, Stratford Hills, Westover Hills, Forest Hill, Woodland Heights, Spring Hill and the Manchester District. (I’m sure I left some neighborhoods out, sorry.)
Those of you within walking/biking distance of the river, who has the most river lovers? South bank? North bank?