FWIW – a Thrillist piece on The Brooklyn of Every State gives a nod to Church Hill as the Virginia representative:
We rounded up the most Brooklyn ‘hood in every single state, based on metrics including trendy restaurants, “craft” cocktail bars, bike friendliness, and, of course, urban expansion. By the time you finish reading the list, they probably won’t be cool anymore, so hurry up:
Church Hill (Richmond)
Church Hill is a gorgeous old historic district with cobblestone streets and gas lanterns that’s currently in the middle of a massive urban renewal (for better or worse). Mezcal cocktails and breakfast poutine can be found at The Roosevelt, which boasts a James Beard semifinalist in the kitchen. The stroopwafels are at Dutch & Co. The Sunday supper clubs are at The Dog and Pig Show, while the ceramic exhibits are at the Eric Schindler Gallery.