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Jeff Donahue- President
Peter Harrahan- Vice President
Jon Young- Past President
Paul Brooks- Secretary
Kathy Whittington- Treasurer

Directors: Harold Giles, Mike Kane, Kathy Shiff, Evelyn Terry, Ralph White, Brooks Zerkel

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Former Presidents
Brian Hampton, Mary Blanchard, Jeff Donahue, Frank Dorman, Wendy Inge, Marianne Donahue, Peter Blake, John McGrann, Urchie Ellis

Standing committees:
Area development Projects, Communication, Transportation, Membership and Social

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A Brief History of the Southampton Citizens Association

Southampton Citizens Association was formed August 19, 1946 with the intention of securing improvements for this small but growing community in Chesterfield County.  At this time Cherokee was the through road and Chippenham did not exist. Telephone service was not available to all homes, and much of the water came from water filled granite quarries. 

The first official meeting of the SCA was October 14, 1946 and water and sewer service was the main topic at the time. In 1970 this area was annexed as part of Richmond.  Today, the SCA continues to be active in area development and city services. 

Southampton Area

The notable features of Southampton are its rolling hills, creeks and trees, and of course its close proximity to the James River.

To get closer to nature and enjoy the James River you only have to go to the Huguenot Flat Water or the Pony Pasture, where you can also walk or ride along the trails that weave along the river and explore the Wetlands. You can hentreeead to Laurus Park on the corner of Huguenot and Stony Point Parkway for a peaceful walk/or ride in the woods. Getting to other areas of Richmond is no problem. To get to the north side of the river, you just have to jump on the Wiley bridge and head to the far west end. The Huguenot Bridge will take you to the west end, the Fan and Carytown. The Powhite Parkway will take you into downtown Richmond, or put you on 64.

Southampton features many houses near the river that date from the 1930s. Much of the area was originally woodlands and pastures. The original developer lived on a farm where residents once were able to board their horses. A 9 hole golf course, located between Cherokee and the James River, was a feature of the community in its early days. (Turf Lane gets its name from this fact)

The neighborhood now includes houses built in many different styles, including Cape Cod, 50's jame rvr rapidsModern, Dutch Colonial, Ranchers, Contemporary, Bungalows, and Tri-level styles. Many of these were built in the 1950s and 60s and feature shady wooded lots.

Dining and Shopping in Stratford Hills

Southampton is surrounded by numerous shopping centers. Residents can find almoststony point fashion pk everything they need only minutes away. To the north/west, dine and shop at Stony Point Fashion Park where man’s best friend is welcome. Here you’ll find stores like Brooks Brothers, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Tiffany, Saks, Sur La Table and Dillards as well as Hollister Co., Anthropology, Lucky, Papyrus, Cole Haan and many more.

Restaurants at Stony Point Fashion Park include Panera, PF Changs, Flemings, Chipotle, Brio Grille, Nino's Italian and CinéBistro where moviegoers can dine while enjoying a major motion picture or the best in art and independent films. (This restaurant/movie theater is for 21 and up)

At Stony Point Shopping Center there's Toys that Teach,
, Papeterie Stationary,Good Foods, Bikram Yoga, Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, Gelati Celesti, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Nuevo Mexico Restaurant, and Southbound restaurant.

Burger King at Chippenham Square, Dunkin Donuts, Little Ceasars and McDonalds on Forest Hill are some fast-food options.  In the mood for ice cream or frozen yogurt? Also on Forest Hill you'll find SweetFrog and Baskin-Robbins. Target, Walmart and Lowes provide the areas large retail shopping options.

Further east, The Shops at Stratford Hills offer a mix of everything. In the food category there is Jason's Deli,Mexico, Subway, Vinny's Italian Grill, Starbucks, Papa John's, O'Charley's and Chik-fil-A. For shopping you'll find a Publix grocery store(coming soon), Game Stop, Office Depot, Target, and an assortment of other great stores.

The Stratford Hills Shopping Center has a variety of shops, including- BK Music, Tuesday Morning, Vegas Nails, Flowerama, the Clothes Rack, Once Upon a Vine- for those special wines or import beers, and CritterTown, where you can wash and groom your pet, as well as pick up your pet care needs.  

The shopping center also offers a mix of dining options, including- The Galley Restaurant, RuangTong (thai), Positive Vibe, and Rockfalls Tavern.

Across Forest Hill Ave you'll find Food Lion. Car problems? Dance's is on the corner of Old Westham and Hathaway, Allen Tires and Advanced Auto  Stratford Hill Veterinary, Dilligafs Tattoos are also nearby on Forest Hill. At Chippenham Square (near Lowe's and Walmart) there's Boka Grill and Growlers, Cato's, and Radio Shack.

For outdoor adventures like paddleboarding, river raft excursions and climbing there's Riverside Outfitters, on Old Westham off of Forest Hill.

These round out a sample of the neighborhood’s many dining and retail offerings.

Schools in and around Stratford Hills
From pre-K to high school Stratford Hills has a number of fine public school options. For pre-K to elementary there's Southampton Elementary and Fisher Elementary. Both schools have active PTA's.

For middle school there's Thompson on Forest Hill and Lucille Brown which is located on Jahkne Rd. Brown and also offers an International Baccalaureate program within the school.

huguenot high
For grades 9-12 the area high school is
Huguenot High School,

Additional school options in the area:
Sabot at Stony Point is a private school and offers a curriculum for grades pre K through 8th . It's located on Stony Point Rd.

The Richmond Waldorf School, a private school on Westover Hills Blvd offering a curriculum for grades pre K through 8.

Trinity Episcopal High School is located at the western end of Cherokee and offers class 8 through 12.
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