Short Pump Real Estate Analysis

Short Pump is a census-designated place in Henrico County, Virginia, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census.

The original village of Short Pump, located at the intersection of Three Chopt Road, Richmond Turnpike and Pouncey Tract Road, was named for the short handled pump beneath the porch of a tavern located there. This area was on the principal route between Richmond and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Thomas Jefferson, the Earl Cornwallis, the Marquis de Lafayette, General Peter Muhlenberg, Stonewall Jackson and Ulric Dahlgren were some of the major people in American history that visited this area.

Short Pump has greatly increased in population and area in recent years,[when?] due to its proximity to Richmond. It has now become part of Richmond’s FarWest End. In 2003, developers opened Short Pump Town Center, a 1,200,000-square-foot open air shopping mall.

Short Pump has many shopping centers and fast-food and upscale restaurants. There is also a skating rink, bowling alley and many neighborhoods under development.


  • Geography
  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Attractions
  • Neighborhoods in Short Pump


Short Pump is located at 37°39′43″N 77°37′36″W (37.661809, -77.626635)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 9.1 square miles (23.5 km2), of which 9.0 square miles (23.2 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.33%, is water.[5] Short Pump is bordered to the west by Goochland County, to the north by the Wyndham CDP, to the east by the Innsbrook CDP, and to the south by non-CDP land and by Tuckahoe.[5]



At the 2000 census[1], there were 182 people, 69 households and 44 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 76.7 per square mile (29.6/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 32.5/sq mi (12.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.76% White, 4.40% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.79% of the population.

There were 69 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.30.

26.9% of thepopulation were under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.8 males.

The median household income was $60,531 and the median family income was $36,375. Males had a median income of $28,155 compared with $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,804. None of the population or families were below the poverty line.


Elementary schools

  • Colonial Trail
  • Gayton
  • Nuckols Farm
  • Short Pump
  • Twin Hickory


  • Holman
  • Pocahontas
  • Short Pump


  • Deep Run
  • Godwin High School


Recently constructed West Broad Village contains several places to eat, shop and play. The new “village” contains stores such as REI, Home Goods, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and many more. The restaurants include Keagan’s Irish Pub, The Halligan Bar & Grill, Kona Grill, Mimis Café, Jimmy Johns, Longhorn Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and The Wine Loft.

Down Broad Street from West Broad Village is Bowl America, located off Pouncey Tract, Regal Cinemas Short Pump, a fourteen-screen movie theater, and SkateNation Plus.

Located in Short Pump Town Center, The Funny Bone Comedy Club features a well-known comedian once a month along with local acts, improv nights, open mic nights, and other special events. Also in Short Pump Town Center are several upscale restaurants and stores including Firebirds, Maggiano’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Nordstrom, Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel. A new 4-Diamond, Hilton Hotel & Spa opened adjacent to Short Pump Town Center with a full-service spa and Shula’s America’s Steak House.

Neighborhoods in Short Pump

The boundaries of the Short Pump CDP start on the west at the Goochland County/Henrico County line, then proceed east on Kain Road to Pouncey Tract Road (Virginia State Route 271); north on Pouncey Tract Road to Shady Grove Road; east, then north, on Shady Grove Road to Nuckols Road; southeast and south on Nuckols Road to Interstate 295; southwest on I-295 to Interstate 64; southeast on I-64 to Cox Road; southwest on Cox Road to Three Chopt Road where Cox Road becomes Church Road; southwest, then west, on Church Road to Lauderdale Drive; southwest on Lauderdale Drive to Causeway Drive; northwest on Causeway Drive to its crossing of Wilde Lake; southwest through the center of Wilde Lake to its outlet, Harding Branch; westward down Harding Branch to its outlet at Tuckahoe Creek, which is the Goochland/Henrico County line; then north on the county line back to Kain Road.[5]

Short Pump has several individual neighborhoods. All of the neighborhoods of Short Pump consist of similar houses which were designed specifically to attract Richmond’s nouveau riche. Several of these neighborhoods are:

  • Grey Oaks – One of the newest neighborhoods in the West End, it includes a private pool and tennis courts. Home prices range from $550,000 to well over $1 million.
  • Oak Run – Away from the hectic traffic of the closer, concentrated area of Short Pump. Located off of Church Road and sits next to Barony Woods.
  • Glen Gary – Connected to Waterford, Wellesley, Sherbrooke.
  • Hardings Trace – Smaller sized neighborhood. Connects with Burgundy Park and is off North Gayton Road.
  • The Colonies – A community with a clubhouse that is within walking distance of Wilde Lake and is next to Tuckahoe Creek.
  • Sherbrooke – Near the John Rolfe Parkway construction.
  • Wellesley – A large, single family home development built by HHHunt homes.
  • Fox Hall – Community style neighborhood with clubhouse amenities of Short Pump; home prices vary from 350,000 to 950,000.
  • Pine Run – Larger, older homes. The main road is Fox Meadow Drive. With entrances on Gayton and Ridgfield, it is next to Gayton Elementary School.
  • Gayton Station – Smaller homes in the meadows of the Tuckahoe Creek.
  • Wythe Trace and Summerwood – Homesites that are along the John Rolfe Parkway construction.
  • Bell Tower – A newer community adjacent to Lake Loreine and
  • Barrington – A wealthier community with larger homes along the Church Road Corridor; community lake and dock.
  • Lake Loreine – A smaller private community with east, west, and south sections that are waterfront or adjacent to water and wildlife, built in the 80’s by Hanky and Co.
  • Loreines Landing – Built in the 1990’s and 2000’s with modern and contemporary architecture
  • Barrington Valley – Located within Barrington, along Three Chopt Road.
  • Barrington West – Barrington’s extension on the western side of Barrington Lake.
  • Sterling – Traditional homes, all brick, on the south side of Church Road.
  • Church Run – A community with open, grassy yards, it connects Three Chopt Road to Church Road. Church Run Parkway is commonly used as a cut-through for residents south of Church Road.
  • Waterford – A large neighborhood with large homesites.
  • Graham Meadows – In the meadows of Tuckahoe Creek.
  • Twin Hickory – A master-planned community developed by HHHunt consisting of approximately 1,300 homes as of July 2010 located between Nuckols Road and Pouncey Tract Road. Community amenities include pools, tennis courts, parks, and an extensive network of sidewalks and paths. Housing options include apartment rentals, low-maintenance homes, town homes, and large family homes. Adjacent to the Twin Hickory community are Twin Hickory Elementary School, Colonial Trail Elementary School, Short Pump Middle School, and Deep Run High School. Also adjacent is Henrico County’s Twin Hickory Library. Nearby amenities include the Short Pump Mall, a wide range of retail shopping along Broad Street, and convenience and grocery retail outlets on Nuckols road. Also adjacent are a retirement community and several office parks.
  • Wyndham – A large neighborhood featuring the Dominion Club and a neighborhood pool.
  • Retrivers Ridge – smaller neighborhood; one- and two-story homes; located near Church and Pump roads.
  • Barclay – A quiet, out-of-the-way community with large 1-2 story homes.
  • Shady Grove Estates – A smaller neighborhood with large homes on multiple acres; located off Pouncey Tracy Road.
  • Burgundy Parke – A small neighborhood off North Gayton Road, adjacent to the Fox Hall and Colonies neighborhoods.
  • Bentley – A master-planned community developed by Ryan Homes consisting of 50 homes, 15 of which overlook Pouncey Tract Road.


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Posted on November 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm by Alex Glaser