Neighborhoods & Communities
Explore the city of Richmond and areas nearby!
There's something for everyone in RVA! The City of Richmond has so much to offer, from award winning dining, festivals, locally brewed beer, world class art and museums, to trails and urban rapids along the James River.
Founded in 1737, Richmond is one of the oldest and most historically significant cities in the United States.
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RVA is made up of neighborhoods that are as unique as the city itself, from the brick paved streets of Church Hill, lively local shops in Carytown, breweries in converted warehouses in Scotts Addition, to winding tree-lined streets on the southside. Richmond is a welcomed place to call home.
As the locals say, It's a good day in RVA!
Some of the many different neighborhoods in the city of Richmond include Carytown, Museum District, The Fan, Church Hill, Union Hill, Near West End, Mary Munford, Three Chopt, Libbie & Grove, Willow Lawn, Byrd Park, Manchester, Stratford Hills, Oxford, Stony Point, Southampton, Willow Oaks, Westover Hills, Woodland Heights, Forest Hill Park, Monroe War, Oregon Hill, Bellevue, Ginter Park, Carver, Jackson Ward, Randolph, Shockoe Slip, Shockoe Bottom, Fulton, Libby Hill, Chimborazo, Tobacco Row, Uptown, Scott's Addition, Windsor Farms.
You can learn more about Richmond and its communities at
(You're welcome to return here when you wish to purchase your property.)Go To WRIA: Richmond
Henrico County surrounds the City of Richmond to the west, north and east. Henrico is one of the oldest counties in the country, so it's no wonder there is a lot of history to see.
Enjoy exploring the natural beauty of the Three Lakes Nature Center or catching a NASCAR race at the Richmond Raceway.
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Glen Allen, Short Pump, Wyndham, Tuckahoe, Innsbrook, Westhampton, Lakeside, Chamberlayne, Laurel, Dumbarton and Sandston are a few of the growing and popular communities that make up Henrico County.
Short Pump stands out as a more recently developed trendy suburb of Henrico County located in the "Far West End" of Richmond. Short Pump has grown rapidly in recent years due to its proximity to Richmond and attractive new commercial development. The Short Pump Town Center opened in 2003 and is a commercial retail anchor for the area including popular retailers such as Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Wegmans, HomeGoods, and upscale restaurants.
Popular and growing neighborhoods in Short Pump include West Broad Village, Greengate, Wyndham, Twin Hickory, Grey Oaks, Cross Creek.
Another beloved area of Henrico is Glen Allen, approximately 11 miles north / northwest of Richmond City. Glen Allen is the northern most suburb in Henrico County sharing a border with Hanover County. Glen Allen was once predominantly farm land, but is now a popular and growing suburb of Richmond.
Popular and growing neighborhoods in Glen Allen include Parkside Village, River Mill, Shady Grove Hills, Short Pump Manor, Bacova, Wyndham, Emmerson Mill, Grey Oaks, Westin Estates & Woodman Glen.
You can learn more about Henrico and its communities at
(You're welcome to return here when you wish to purchase your property.)Go To WRIA: Henrico
Conveniently located just south of the City of Richmond & the James River, Chesterfield County is easy for commuters to zip into the city for work or play. Known for its natural beauty, established neighborhoods, and encompassing Virginia's largest state park (Pocahontas State Park), it's no wonder Chesterfield is such a popular area to in which to live.
Like Richmond and Henrico, Chesterfield is rooted in the founding of our American heritage.
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Chesterfield is a large county with many well know areas like Bon Air, Midlothian, North Chesterfield, Mosley, Matoaca and Chester.
One of the most popular areas in Chesterfield County is the suburb of Midlothian. Known for being the location of the Country's first commercial coal mine and Virginia's first commercial railroad, Midlothian's unique history is reflected in its quaint character. Over the years Midlothian has grown into a nationally recognized community that offers desirable retail and amenities to anyone who calls Midlothian home.
Midlothian's most popular and growing neighborhoods include Hallsley, Rountrey, Salisbury, Brandermill, Woodlake, Queensmill, Hampton Park, Harpers Mill, Charter Colony, Founders Bridge, Foxfire, Foxfield, Foxcroft, Tarrington, Bayhill Pointe, Collington, Newmarket, Queensbluff, Walnut Grove, Winterfield Park, and The Sanctuary at Roseland.
Mosley is another area in Chesterfield that is currently booming with new construction. Located in the far southwestern portion of Chesterfield County, it is quickly becoming a hotbed for new and trendy neighbors like Magnolia Green, Harpers Mill, Summer Lake, Westerleigh, FoxCreek, and Foxfire.
You can learn more about Chesterfield and its communities at
(You're welcome to return here when you wish to purchase your property.)Go To WRIA: Chesterfield
Hanover County is located north of Richmond City, and includes communities such as Ashland, Hanover, and Mechanicsville.
Like the rest of the region, Hanover contains great history and was the home of Patrick Henry - one of the country's founding fathers.
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Residents and visitors flock to Hanover to check out the Hanover Tomato Festival or spend a day at Kings Dominion. For the history buff, there are plenty of landmarks to see in Hanover such as Patrick Henry's home, battlefields, and old taverns that hosted historic figures like George Washington.
The most well known area of Hanover is Mechanicsville. Located just 6 miles northeast from Richmond, Mechanicsville is an attractive suburb with a short commute into the City.
Mechanicsville is rooted in American history with numerous civil war battles having taken place there. There are plenty of outdoor recreation areas in Mechanicsville that keep the once rural area feeling quiet and open.
Popular and growing neighborhoods in Mechanicsville include Bishops Park, Gardenbrook, Garrison Manor, Giles Farm, Gleb Hill, and Rutland. Lastly, the town of Ashland is also a very popular area in Hanover.
You can learn more about Hanover and its communities at
(You're welcome to return here when you wish to purchase your property.)Go To WRIA: Hanover
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