Richmond Hill is an east side neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin, with 138 single-family houses, located a half mile east of Interstate 90. Built in the mid-1990s to early 2000s, the neighborhood has two-story modern, Colonial and Ranch homes on larger lots. Richmond Hill Park, located near the center of the neighborhood, has large playfields, tennis courts, and a gazebo. Don Hovde, the developer of the subdivision, was from Madison but in 1981 President Reagan appointed him Undersecretary of Housing and Urban Development. He and his wife then purchased a home in McLean, VA – a suburb of Washington, D.C. The “Richmond” in Richmond Hill is named after Richmond, VA and all the street names (Alexandria, Manassas, Fredericksburg, etc.) are all taken from Virginia communities located near Washington, D.C. Richmond Hill Homeowners Association has restrictive covenants that regulate exterior appearance and property use within this residential area.
Photos from a RHHA history scrapbook can be found here.
For a list of former RHHA Board Members, click here.