We Serve the Greater Richmond Area

Keyrenter Richmond has proven to be successful time and time again, which is why we are eager to expand in order to offer our services wherever we can.

We know our strategy works, and we hope each one of our customers can experience that strategy firsthand.

By realizing that each person and property has unique needs, Keyrenter is able to find the right tenants, perform proper maintenance, and much more so you can reap the benefits you deserve.

We currently provide our services to select areas in the Richmond area but may expand to others down the road.

Cities We Serve

Richmond

The area is home to all 4 seasons, with hot summers and mild winters. This is an ideal location to move for those who love temperate weather, but hate severe cold.

With a thriving arts community and nationally-renowned historic districts, the real estate market is rapidly growing. That makes it the perfect place to move for the long haul.

A uniquely historical city

Richmond is located along the James River and is famous for its rich colonial history. It was first settled by Europeans in 1737, and is home to Patrick Henry’s famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech. The city is home to 15 historic districts, and the State Capitol building was designed by Thomas Jefferson himself.

History buffs will find no shortage of things to do here, including old homes, Civil War relics, historic churches and famous cemeteries. U.S. News named Richmond as the eighth-best historic destination in the country.

Diverse and booming

Richmond has about an equal percentage of white and African-American residents, and is a culturally and ethnically diverse city. The median income is $53,889 and 36% of residents have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. Fifty-two percent of residents are homeowners. The city is a hub for young professionals.

Richmond is home to six Fortune 500 companies, including CarMax and Dominion Resources. It’s also home to a variety of government agencies as well as other industries, including law, finance, advertising and health. This makes it an ideal place to move for career advancement, especially since the city also features a low cost of living in comparison to other major cities.
Homes and transportation

The median home value in Richmond is just $176,500 as of April 2017, and the market is booming. Home values have gone up 13.7% over the past year alone. The median sales price is now $239,950. For renters, the median cost of a two-bedroom home is $960 per month.

Pricier neighborhoods include Westover Hills and Forest Hill, while more affordable neighborhoods include Forest Hill Terrace and Byrd Park. There are several affluent suburbs nearby.

There are a variety of styles of homes to choose from, from historic homes to modern high-rises. The downtown area is artsy and historic. These neighborhoods, such as Carytown and Monroe Park, are highly walkable and urban.

Other more residential areas are great for young families. Though they are less walkable, commute times are generally short — less than a half hour or so — due to the well-designed Interstate system. It’s also easy to bike in this city.
Things to do in the River City

Not only is this city affordable, but it also features all of the benefits of a busy metropolis, including plenty of cultural events and nightlife.

For culture- and art-lovers, there are several museums, hundreds of murals, live music, and a variety of outdoor events. The revitalized downtown area features a variety of shops, eateries and a performing arts center. There are multiple nationally-renowned restaurants and 12 microbreweries. The city is also home to several universities.

Richmond also features one of the oldest city park systems in the country, with several located along the James River. It’s easy to access natural beauty from this area, including the Virginia wetlands, gorgeous mountains and coastal beaches.

Richmond is also a great city for sports fans. Though they call D.C. home, the Redskins train in Richmond every summer at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Spectators can come get a unique glimpse of their favorite players during pre-season. The city is also well-known for its NASCAR racing community; many locals are huge fans.

A safe and friendly city

This city has become increasingly safe over the past decade. Though in the early 2000s it had some of the highest crime rates in the U.S., within 10 years it was no longer in the top 200 cities and crime is still steadily decreasing. It features a mixture of working-class, middle-class and upper-class neighborhoods.

Though Virginia is located right along the border of the North and South, Richmond has a distinctly Southern character. Locals are huge fans of their sweet tea, and the city is friendly and welcoming.

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Hanover

Hanover County was the birthplace of statesman Patrick Henry who was married to Sarah Shelton. Reportedly, the two married in the historic Shelton House, more formally known as Rural Plains, in 1754. The Shelton House dates back to the 1670s, and it has been used for shelter in the revolutionary and civil war as well as a hospital and school. Rural Plains encompasses roughly 125 acres of open land, and a smaller cottage is known as the “Honeymoon Cottage”, which was used by Patrick Henry and Sarah Shelton after their original residence at Pine Slash was destroyed by fire, is located a mile from the Shelton House. Today, the house is maintained by the Richmond National Battlefield Park, as was the death wish of the last descendant William R. Shelton Jr.

Another historical figure from Hanover is Henry Clay, a Kentucky politician that formed the Whig Party. Born from a family of planters, as was the general population at the time, Clay was born in the Clay Homestead.

Immersive Historical Sites

The Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield is where Gen. Robert E. Lee initiated the Seven Days Campaign on June 26, 1862. Gen. Lee struck Union troops behind Beaver Dam Creek in what resulted in the first of many battles during that campaign. Today, the walking trail on the Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield takes visitors on a historic journey through both Union and Confederate army positions.

Another worthwhile battlefield is the Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center. This battlefield was utilized in another part of the Seven Days Campaign. As a strategic stronghold point, the Cold Harbor Battlefield was the location of the 1862 battle of Gaines’ Mill and the 1864 battle of Cold Harbor. Today, the Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center features an electronic battle map programming that describes both battles.

Lastly, a mentionable historic site is the Ashland Museum, which preserves and documents the physical and cultural history of Ashland. The museum features walking tours and events throughout the month. The historical exhibits shine a light on America’s historical events.

For all historical sites, museums, and buildings visit this guide.

Making History in the Present

Besides the rich historical context of the country, there are also attractions, nightlife, and entertainment in the area. The county boasts more than 1,500 acres of parkland with robust walking trails, historic landmarks, fields, and boating activities.

The Ashland Berry Farm is a family owned working farm that operates throughout the year. Various events occur by season, such as the October pick-your-own pumpkins. Further, there are open farm hours from 9 am to 5 pm, Mondays through Sundays.

Fun for all ages, the Kings Dominion and Kings Dominion Campground features an amusement theme park and campgrounds. With 400 acres and 60 rides from exhilarating thrills to relaxing Ferris wheels, the Kings Dominion theme park has fun for the entire family. Similarly, the Soak City located in Doswell, Virginia is a water park that features attractions for the whole family. Soak City admission tickets are included in park admissions to Kings Dominion.

Lastly, the James River Cellars Winery features a tasting room for a refreshing taste of Virginian grape wines. A full scope of reds to whites is available for the public, who are over 21 years of age. As a family owned establishment, James Batterson, winemaker, creates award-winning wines meant to be enjoyed in the tranquil quart yard. Visitors may have picnics on the beautifully landscaped patio or terrace as well.

Real Estate Information

According to demographics supplied, there is a population of over 100,000 people. The median age is 43 years old, compared to Richmond where there is a median age of 38 years old. The per capita income is $48,575, and the median household income is $77,506. In May 2017 there were 170 units sold, which is 11% higher than 2016. There have been 253 new listings in May 2017, which is an increase of 16%. Further, there are 412 homes in active inventory, which is actually down 22% from 2016. The median sale price is up 2% at $260,000. Comparatively, the median house cost in the state of Virginia is $243,300. Further, the state home values have risen 4.6% since 2016, and Zillow estimates home value index to rise.

Mechanicsville

The Mechanicsville area was settled by the English in the 1600s. One of the early settlers was John Shelton, who was given a land grant that became known as Rural Plains. A descendant, also named John Shelton, built a house on the land around 1725 that became known as the Shelton House. Nine generations of the Shelton family lived in the Shelton House until the land was transferred to the Richmond National Battlefield Park in 2006. The second John Shelton was a tavern keeper at Hanover Court House and the father of Sarah Shelton, who married Patrick Henry. Patrick and Sarah Henry were given 300 acres of Rural Plains by her father. They called it Pine Slash. Their original home burned down in 1757, but the overseer’s house that they moved into, known as the “Honeymoon Cottage,” is still standing just a mile away from the Shelton House.

Since Mechanicsville is only 6.6 miles from Richmond, which was the capital of the Confederacy, many Civil War battles were fought in the area. There are two driving trails that include most of the sites; the 1862 Peninsula Campaign trail and Lee vs. Grant 1864 trail. The Peninsula Campaign ended with the Seven Days Battles. These were actually six major battles fought in seven days, from June 25 to July 1, 1862, between the Northern forces of Major General George B. McClellan and the Southern forces of General Robert E. Lee. With all the battles in the area, it is amazing that any of the older buildings are still standing. However, the Shelton House even survived the Battle of Totopotomoy Creek on May 30, 1864, when Union signalmen were on the roof sending messages to the Northern forces and the Confederate cannoneers were shooting at them, hitting the house 51 times. Sarah Shelton and her children, ranging from 14 to 35, were in the basement during the battle. The signalmen survived. However, the house was severely damaged and still bears scars today.

Population and Real Estate Facts and Figures

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the population is 38,364 with 13,712 households. The education level of the population is 92.2 percent with a high school degrees or higher and 32.8 percent with a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income is $73,497 with a per capita income of $32,538.

There were 14,267 housing units with 78 percent owner-occupied in April 2010. The median value of the owner-occupied housing was $223,900 from 2011 to 2015. The median monthly cost of that housing was $1,542 with a mortgage in the same time period. The median monthly cost of that housing was $413 without a mortgage in the same time period. The median gross monthly rent from was $1,095 in that time period.

Places to See and Things to Do in the Mechanicsville, Virginia

Shelton House

You can visit the Richmond National Battlefield Park, including the Shelton House, at Rural Plains. There is a 1.25 mile walking trail where you can see the original breastworks created by the Union infantry on the north side of Totopotomoy Creek and the entrenchments and cannon positions created by Confederate army on the south side. The visitor center is located at the Tredeger Iron Works, 470 Tredeger Street, in Richmond and is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. The park and trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Polegreen Church

The Polegreen Church was established in 1747. Its first pastor was Reverend Samuel DDavie,sa great orator who focused his sermons on the principles of the American Revolution. He was a great influence on Patrick Henry. The church burned down in 1864 when the Confederate army fired on it in an attack on the Union sharpshooters inside it. A white, outdoor, open-air silhouette structure is on the site of the original church. It is located at 6411 Heatherwood Drive and is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Hanover Tavern

The Hanover Tavern was established in 1733. It is one of the few surviving taverns from the colonial times. The oldest section of the current tavern was built in 1791. George Washington stayed here, and Patrick Henry argued his Parsons Cause case here. It is located at 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road and is open from 11 AM to 9 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 11 AM to 10 PM Friday and Saturday, and 11 AM to 8 PM on Sunday. Guided tours are offered at 2 PM Wednesday through Friday. Self-guided tours are offered from 11 AM to 4 PM Wednesday through Friday.

Manchester
Wyndham
Most of the residents of this upscale community reside in a master planned community of the same name that was established in 1990. The planned community contains 1,600 single-family homes and town houses in 42 neighborhoods. This CDP and the nearby CDP of Glen Allen form part of Richmond’s West End, a section of the city that has grown to unofficially include some suburban communities just across the official city boundaries.

About the Area

Wyndham is about 99 miles south of Washington, DC. The community lies west of Williamsburg, east of Charlottesville, and only a few miles west of Richmond’s central business district. The main geographic feature of the area would have to be the James River, which winds through the suburbs and part of Richmond. As a newer community, most of the architecture is modern, though there may be a few buildings with colonial or Federal-style features that mimic some of the historic buildings in Richmond.

The community stands out from other places in Virginia in several ways. What should stand out first is the size of the homes, which mostly have three to five bedrooms. The large homes hint at the neighborhood’s affluence. As noted below, the household income is very high, higher in fact than 97% of neighborhoods in the United States. This affluence also makes for one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the state, home to several affluent Washington, DC suburbs.

More Greek speakers live here than in any other neighborhood in Virginia. While only 3.4% of the population speaks Greek as a first language, which is a huge percentage relative to most other neighborhoods in the country. Tiny, but unusually large numbers of residents hail from Greek and Austria.

The socioeconomic and demographic makeup of the neighborhood are generally what you would expect in an upscale urban neighborhood.

Community Characteristics

The population in 2010 was approximately 9,800. As a small bedroom community in the Richmond metropolitan area, the community is primarily interesting to residents because of its proximity to the city. A foundation administers a Web site serving the planned community and its residents. The demographics of this bedroom community are similar to many suburbs, as is the available housing stock, but there are some important differences.

This is also one of the most educated places in the country. Nationwide, about 23% of adults have at least a bachelor’s degree, as compared with two-thirds of Wyndham’s residents. Many of those residents also have graduate or professional degrees. The age distribution of residents reflects the neighborhoods high population of university-educated citizens.

This bedroom community skews toward middle age and a higher household income, with 58% of the population being 25-64. The community is also affluent, with an average household income of $138,613 in 2017. That figure makes residents better off than most of the United States. Housing costs reflect the community’s affluence.

Housing is relatively expensive, with the median home value being $452,500 in 2017. Most of the homes were built between 1970 and 1999, so most homes are neither old nor particularly new. The median rent was $2,037 in 2017 as well. Both figures put Wyndham among the most expensive 255 of all neighborhoods in the Commonwealth and in the United States. As a popular neighborhood, housing demand is healthy. Approximately 6.8% of housing is vacant at a time, a percent below nearly two-thirds of neighborhoods in the United States. Most of those occupied housing units are owner-occupied instead of rental properties.

Area Attractions

The community’s proximity to Richmond puts residents close to many state government offices and close to many historical landmarks. Richmond is the oldest major city in the Commonwealth and one of the oldest large cities in the United States. On a practical level, being so close to the city offers an easy commute to major private sector employers like Phillip Morris USA and Capitol One and to the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Strayer University. Appliance manufacturer Hamilton Beach has its headquarters next door in Glen Allen as well. The community itself is a small residential community with limited facilities, but the larger West End area is close to seven city parks.

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Bon Air

The area’s relatively large homes are popular with families who need to be close to Richmond. Being close to work and recreational opportunities in Richmond and in nearby suburbs has not produced excessive real estate prices. In fact, home prices and rents are not excessively high relative to the rest of the Commonwealth.

Overview of Bon Air, Virginia

There was a small settlement at the site as early as 1864. It soon developed into a health resort for Richmond’s wealthier residents. The cleaner air in the country drew people out of the city for holidays. Part of the community is a National Historic District because of its many 19th and 20th century Victorian homes.

Most of the housing stock is much newer than this, but still tends to be rather old. Older architectural styles dominate as well. The income, demographic, and housing characteristics of this community all point to it being a solid, middle-class suburb.

Economic and Demographic Characteristics

This is a middle-class community now, and the housing stock reflects this. While there are apartments for rent, most residents live in medium or large homes. Bon Air has more 4- and 5-bedroom homes than 96% of neighborhoods in the United States. There are quite a few smaller homes, but also a few that have even more than five bedrooms.

The home styles are diverse, but stick style, Queen Anne, and Late Victorian styles are common. In spite of its history as a resort, most of the homes are only moderately old, built between 1940 and 1969.

Economic statistics show that this is a largely middle-class community. The median income for households was $72,124 in 2015, a substantial increase from $57,893 in 2010, for example. The poverty rate that year was an exceptionally low 1.8%. Those numbers suggest a community that is very popular with middle-class families.

The median real estate price of $217,123 ($271,055 for detached homes) here places the community above 71% of neighborhoods in the United States and below the average of $257,800 for the Commonwealth as a whole. The average rent is well above the national average of $1,537 as well. The average home value more than doubled between 2000 and 2015. Whether owned or rented, homes here are popular enough to keep the vacancy rate below 4%.

The community further stands out from the average neighborhood in at least two ways. More people over 5 speak Polish as their primary language than almost any other neighborhood in the country. There is also a Japanese-language weekend school. The residents are from diverse cultural backgrounds, with large minorities from Poland, Ireland, and Germany.

In 2010, the population was 16,366, an increase of only 0.9% from 2000. The population is mostly composed of owners who vary widely in age, rather than tending toward being older or younger. But, the residents are well educated. In 2010, 46.3% of residents age 25 and over had at least a Bachelor’s degree. The median age was 42 years in 2010, somewhat older than the Commonwealth’s median age of 38.2.

In addition to cultural and religious diversity, this community offers access to a wide range of attractions by virtue of being near to Richmond and other middle-class and upper-class suburbs.

Area Attractions

As a suburb of Richmond, residents of this CDP have access to many recreational, work, and education opportunities in the city and in other close-in suburbs. Virginia Commonwealth University, Strayer University, and University of Richmond are all within 10 miles or so.

Chesterfield County is home to many parochial and private schools, three of which lie within the CDP. One of the few Japanese language weekend schools in the region is also in Bon Air.

The community, the northern suburbs of Richmond, and the city itself are served by a variety of houses of worship as well. Presbyterian, Methodist, Episcopal, and Baptist churches lie within the community. Most Protestant denominations have churches in Chesterfield County. There is the Islamic Center of Richmond and a couple of synagogues.

The location puts residents close to many churches, schools, museums, and parks. Midlothian and other nearby towns and CBP’s host city parks and recreation areas. The James River, which runs nearby through Henrico County and the city of Richmond is a scenic attraction.

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Henrico

The town has a rich history, being established in 1611 as one of the first settlements in America. Town folklore states that Pocahontas married John Rolfe here. Henrico was one of the six shires of Virginia when it was still just a colony of England. The city’s historical heritage continues into the Revolutionary War era when British soldiers camped here. Several Civil War skirmishes took place near here in 1862, and Robert E Lee used the town as his headquarters.

Things to do in the area

A picturesque place, conveniently located for business and pleasure, Henrico would be the idea place to raise a family. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy. The local history is rich and varied. Washington, D.C., the Atlantic beaches, and the Blue Ridge mountains are all just a few hours away. The outdoorsman can enjoy fishing on the James river and in local reservoirs. Several parks and recreation areas offer hiking, biking, and playgrounds in the area. The American Civil War Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Children’s Museum of Richmond offer educational, indoor activities.

Schools

Located in Henrico County, the area has a population of over 300,000 and offers a multitude of schools and businesses. In 2016, local schools had an enrollment of 50,762 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Students in elementary grades attend their neighborhood school. Students in middle and high school can apply to one of the specialty schools, each offering a unique curriculum. Higher education is available in the area as well. South University and Stratford University both have satellite campuses nearby. The University of Richmond is just a short distance away. Additionally, Virginia Commonwealth University, ECPI technical college, and Bon Secours School of Nursing offer degree programs to local students.

Businesses

Employment opportunities abound here. Many of the nation’s largest companies have branches in the area. Financial and banking giants Bank of America and Suntrust both have offices here. Retail powerhouse Amazon employs hundreds of local workers. Food Lion and Kroger also provide retail positions to hundreds in the area. Manufacturing giants Mondolez International and Dupont employ hundreds of shift workers in their factories.

According to the most recent U.S. census data, the median household income here is $55,265. The area offers a cost of living significantly below the national average.

Housing

The city offers a variety of housing options. Single family homes in neighborhoods or out in the country, town homes, apartments, and college dormitories all house local residents.

Single family homes feature a wide variety of architectural styles including Arts and Crafts Bungalows, classic Victorian, and Queen Anne style houses. The oldest neighborhoods feature sturdy houses with details such as high ceilings, gingerbread trim, and Corinthian columns. Red brick Federal style homes and dormer windowed Queen Anne homes sit side by side on neighborhood streets.

Newer neighborhoods feature cul-de-sacs and modern homes which blend the classic styles. Many of the younger neighborhoods are geared toward families and located close to neighborhood schools. Several of these newer neighborhoods have been built on old farm land and offer lots from 1 to 5 acres.

The average single family home is about 1500 sq. ft. and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The median home price is $258,000.

A townhouse in the area can be purchased or leased. Townhouse communities offer amenities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, free parking, 24 hour security, and easy access to public transportation. The average townhouse is about 1000 square feet in size. Two and three bedroom homes are available in most communities. The average price of a town house is $200,000. The average monthly lease on a town house is $1300.

Apartments and condos are plentiful in the area. Rental units in these buildings range from one to three bedrooms and offer many various amenities. Many apartments are pet friendly, but may require an additional security deposit. Apartment rentals range from $600 per month up to $1200 per month, depending on size, location, and extra amenities.

No matter what your housing needs are, there is a place you can call home in Henrico, Virginia. Contact a local agent to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment to view the beautiful homes in the area.

Midlothian

Additionally, during the war of Northern Aggression, 3000 Union soldiers entered on their way to Richmond destroying the railroads, telegraph lines, and were stopped from burning the coal mines. As time went on, post war, the demand for coal declined, the area became more desolate. Chesterfield County which is defined by the James and Appomattox rivers, has a population of 339.000.

A New Life

However, rebirth brought highways into Richmond, Virginia along with accessible water and sewage for Midlothian enhancing people’s desire to live there. The latest census results show that in 2010 the bedroom community had a little over 58,000 residents.

Home values in the area have increased by at least 5 percent in the past year and expected to continue growing another 2 percent in the coming year. Home owners have a median income of $93.000, with 57 percent of the population having college education, according to Zillow. Recent sales show the median sales price at $365,000. Eighty-seven percent of the community has owner occupied houses. The average cost to rent is $1,500 a month.

The Village

The suburban village just an hour from Washington, DC, has an active real estate market in the nearby towns such as Queensmill, Salisbury, Four Seasons, Walton Park, The Grove, Rosemont and Otterdale. As well, Chesterfield County are expected to see growth and higher property values in the coming years. For those looking for investment either in owning a home or a home to rent to others, this area continues to be up and coming.

And while the current real estate market is very pleasant for buyers and sellers, the weather in this region can be humid and muggy for the summer months, but winter temperatures rarely dip below 47 degrees.

The community is comprised of diversified social and economic backgrounds. Yet it continues to be among the highest area in the US for “work from home” professionals with those who telecommute at 7.31 percent. White collar professionals make up 83 percent of the community, with those working the blue-collar level as sales persons, real estate agents, office support, and skilled labor comprising the remaining 17 percent. Healthcare is the largest employer with 15 percent working in that field.

Seventy-eight percent of the residents are white, 9 percent are black, almost 5 percent are Asian, and Hispanics are at 4 percent.

Schools

A good academic backbone is important and the schools here have a 97 to 99 percent high school graduation rate, as well as 38 to 47 percent of the students being prepared to enter college. Focus is also placed on science and math with specialty programs to those who quality. Additionally, there is the Chesterfield Health and Science academy curriculum, pre-engineering, mass communications, visual and performing arts, leadership and international relations, humanities, Spanish immersions.

For the young working couple who are also parents, there are a variety of pre-school choices for your youngster. They include The Goddard School, Primrose School at Ironbrige Corner, the Chester Presbyterian Pre-School, and Childtime. Of course, the public school system also offers Head Start programs throughout the school districts.

A 20-minute ride will place you in Richmond with quick access to the interstates 95 and 295, as well as Route 66.

Attractions

Located in Chesterfield County, Virginia, there are many tourist and historic attractions to visit. For instance, the Chesterfield Railroad in Midlothian or The John Marshall House historic house museum and National Historic Landmark in Richmond.

One big attraction, of course, are the coal mines at the Mid-Lothian Mines Park. Tours are given a few times a year. Runners can take advantage of the park atmosphere, as well as hikers. Pets are welcomed, but must remain on a leash at all times.

Whether looking to raise a young family or downsize and retire, this area could be just what you ordered. The Village has received accolades attesting to “best places” to live, and the top 10 “perfect suburbs” from Money magazine in 2007-08, and CNBC in 2011, respectively.

Tuckahoe

Tuckahoe sits in one of the more affluent areas around Richmond. The median income in the city is $64,420 per year. Compared to the national median income that sits at $51.939, this represents a chance for moderate wealth. Home prices reflect the higher income with a median home price around $245,000. The city is well ahead of national averages in terms of employment and job growth as well. Unemployment sits at 3.7 percent, and job growth is expected to eclipse 40 percent over the next ten years. This sustainable employment is led by a very strong professional service sector. Almost 30 percent of existing and new jobs are in professional industries, and it is reflected in above average wage growth. All of this combines to make this a unique place of ample opportunity for longtime residents and newcomers alike.

Educational Success and Opportunities

The city outperforms most of Virginia and the United States in regards to education too. Public schools are very competitive, and the city spends more than $10,000 per year on each student. Average class sizes stay under 20 students per educator, and the school system is known for exceptional libraries. Both in scale and accessibility, these libraries have become a cornerstone of educational success. High school graduation rates have exceeded 92 percent. Outside of primary education, it is a city of knowledge. Roughly 70 percent of adults in the area have completed a four-year degree or higher. With so many educated adults and close access to the Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond, there is no shortage of opportunities for higher learning or work with professionally qualified individuals.

The Many Things to Do in the Area

Sitting on the outer edge of Richmond, the city suffers no shortage of entertainment. Within city limits, there are dozens of unique dining establishments that cater to southern styles. The Tuckahoe Plantation is a rich bastion of American history, and the Agecroft Hall still features its original 16th century construction. Tours and events are regularly available. The city is also home to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, River City Food Tours and a number of regular and exciting events.

Within a 15 minute drive, you can find the rest of Richmond. This city is home to more than 18 craft breweries and cideries as well as more fine dining options than you can care to count. Richmond was once the capital of the Confederacy, and as such, it is filled to the brim with rich historic sites. Across the city there is never a shortage of festivals that are full of fun for the whole family. Concerts and sporting events fill the summer. River adventures include anything from party boats to kayaks, and water and motor sports are abundant.

Being so close to the center of the state puts it a short drive away from many other adventures throughout the Commonwealth. The nation’s capital is a short two-hour drive away. It would take many weekend trips to fully absorb everything D.C. has to offer each season. Only two-and-a-half hours away is the renowned Shenandoah Valley. Easily one of the most beautiful locations in the whole country, Shenandoah is a perfect place to escape to a bed and breakfast, enjoy a relaxing wine tour, visit a hallowed battle site or plan an outdoor adventure. Less than two hours in the other direction you can find Virginia Beach. A fun weekend in the sun is always available to sate your sense of adventure, and you can enjoy everything the coast has to offer.

Property Management

If you’re looking to settle or lease in Tuckahoe, we can help. With a quick call we’ll provide a detailed, comprehensive analysis of the areas’ markets. We pride ourselves in our ability to match property owners to renters, and we have the extensive knowledge and experience to succeed every time.

Church Hill
Innsbrook

It’s an ideal spot for nature lovers and families. It’s close to all major thoroughfares, making getting in and out a breeze, but still is able to maintain its air of peace and sanctuary. The 323,127,513 strong community is friendly and new residents will find themselves welcomed immediately.

It’s predominately well-educated, with 86.7% of residents having completed high-school or gone on to college. There are two primary public schools and one high school to support the sizable percentage of children (23%) that live there. If you’re looking for a great spot to raise a family, this is it. They host several festivals throughout the year, many of which are family friendly. The “Taste of Virginia” features favorite cuisine from around the region, fireworks, bands and a Kid’s Zone for your little ones. The Great Pumpkin Palooza benefits cancer research and provides a fun and safe place for your children to get their Halloween spirit on!

The scenic outdoor pathways and trails make it an ideal place to host fun runs and walks. These competitions are held year-round and anyone can join. Additionally, you can check out the Richmond Corporate Games, the annual December Holiday Craft Show and Bazaar or the Innsbrook Wellness Fair and Forums.

All of that festival-going making you hungry? There are plenty of dining options from traditional American fare like steak and hamburgers to ethnic cuisine like Asian fusion, Indian, Mexican, Greek, and Italian. There are options to dine inside or soak in the gorgeous Virginia scenery outside. You choose!

There is also no shortage of shopping. From big-box stores to mom and pop shops, you can find anything you need or want. For those looking to work on their presentation skills, join the local Toastmasters chapter or Rotary Club. There’s a Volleyball League, Model Yacht Club and Wellness Committee Foundation as well. Getting involved with your local community is a great way to make friends and really feel a part of the city right away.

Another way to get involved is by signing up as a volunteer for one of their many festivals and annual events. You can find information directly on the Chamber website. If nightlife is more your style, there’s an after-hours concert series featuring some of the biggest names in country, pop and rock music. Aaron Lewis, Kaleo, Nashville in Concert and mega-stars The Temptations and Four Tops all take the stage in one of Virginia’s hottest concert series.

As an eco-friendly town, you’ll marvel at the beautiful scenery and benefit greatly from the psychological and spiritual effects of being surrounded by unspoiled nature. There is a compelling and widely proven link between nature and inner serenity, with those who regularly experience outdoor activities having an improved sense of calm and an overall better and healthier world-view. Since larger cities are so close by, you’ll never want for that big city experience while relaxing in your sanctuary. It’s truly the best of both worlds!

You’ll be very close to Washington DC, the capital of the United States. There is no better way to educate your children on the history of our country than by taking them to the birthplace of American democracy and showing them the way the government functions in real life. Washington, DC is a must-see for anyone interested in history or government and you’ll find it to be close and accessible. Stop out for the day, or spend a few strolling the mall and visiting the Lincoln and Vietnam memorials. Take in the various museums and culture. For many, visiting Washington DC is a trip that takes a lot of planning and legwork, but for you it’s easy. The added benefit is that you don’t need to pay Washington DC prices in order to live so close. The average cost of a home in Innsbrook is $284,400 and the average cost to rent is $967 per month. 68.7% of people own their own homes and 31.3% of people rent, so it’s easy to do either. Whichever fits your lifestyle best!

There is a historic and sentimental allure to Virginia. It has beautiful natural scenery, proximity to places of deep and profound importance, a booming food culture that marries the traditional food of the American South with cuisine from the Northern states and a friendly population that welcomes visitors with open arms.

Sandston

This census-designated place (CDP) is more affordable than others, but partly due to size offers fewer amenities and attractions. Residents will largely commute for higher education and cultural attractions.

About Sandston

While the town tends toward being more blue collar it is also reasonably diverse economically. Many people work in both white collar jobs and blue collar jobs in town, in Richmond, and in other parts of Henrico County. Most people here work in sales jobs or office jobs, with some manufacturing work mixed in. Economic statistics show that healthcare, retail and manufacturing are the three most common employment sectors in the community. In those categories, three types of jobs dominate: administrative support (20.02%), sales (11.16%), and healthcare support(5.61%). Proximity to the airport makes air travel convenient. It differs from other Henrico County communities in several ways, including having a lower median income, a higher poverty rate, and housing that is more affordable than upscale communities like Wyndham, to the south and west.

The community’s population tends to be a little older, with some young children and a few college students. A few residents, who are not college students, also rent homes in town. A large percentage of homes are owner-occupied though. The age range of most residents and the fact that most own, makes things relatively quiet.

Demographic Characteristics

The community tends to be older, somewhat less well-educated than other Richmond suburbs, and more working-class in the mix of jobs that people do. There aren’t as many college graduates here as in other Henrico communities. The national average is 21.84%, where only about 14% of residents here have a college degree. Area residents with advanced degrees tend to congregate in other, upscale suburbs like Wyndham.

The town’s median household income of $22,823 places the residents behind the United States in general, where the median household income is $28,889 and below the average in Virginia. However, there are also some wealthy households here and more households with incomes below the poverty rate. the poverty rate here is 16.8%.

Housing tends to be cheaper than average for the Commonwealth. Single-family homes account for 73% of homes, followed by apartment complexes and small apartment buildings. the median home value is $144,454. The average rent was $1,457 for all rentals.

This is ethnically-diverse town. The population is about 37% African-American. Other residents come from a wide range of backgrounds, with many people being of German (8.2%) and Irish (5.5%). There are also quite a few people of English, Italian, and Hungarian ancestry. A low proportion of the residents, 1.3%, are foreign born. Most of the locals consider themselves to be non-Hispanic Whites, with African-Americans coming second and Asians or Pacific Islanders falling far behind. Hispanics may be of any race, but only account for a small percentage of the population.

English is the most common native language, or at least the most common language spoken. It is way ahead of the other common languages spoken here, which are Spanish and Chinese. Those two languages are the main languages in under 2% of households combined.

The most common language spoken in Sandston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese. No other foreign languages are spoken at home by a significant number of households.

Residents of Sandston only have a few local amenities and attractions, so access to Richmond or the more-affluent Henrico County suburbs is essential.

Area Attractions

Perhaps because this is a small community with mostly working class or lower-middle class residents, people generally visit Richmond or other, larger suburbs for recreation and entertainment. Dining options are limited for example. There are a few small, local restaurants mixed with a number of fast food restaurants.

The only significant shopping destination in town is Laburnum Park Shopping Center. There are plenty of malls and specialty stores in nearby suburbs, as well as across the city limit in Richmond. There is a public library in town.

Several schools in the community serve pre-K through 12th grade students. One private school, New Bridge Academy, a K-12 private school. The community contains no colleges or technical schools. There are technical schools and colleges in the area though. Residents are close to the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Varina

Rich in history, you will notice Historic Roadside Markers including the Battle of Savage’s Station, the Battle of Darbytown Road and the Battle of Meadow Bridge just to name a few. Each marker gives a synopsis of what happened at that particular historical site. Along those same lines, there are Historical Tabletops that give rich narratives of happenings from long ago in Henrico County.

Places to Go

Some must-see places also include Clarke-Palmore House Museum built beginning in 1819. After John Clarke bought the property in 1855, he added the second story. The building was donated along with 12 acres to Henrico County in 1999.

The Dabbs house, on Miles Road, was once used by General Robert E. Lee as his field headquarters in the summer of 1862. Later it became a house to use for the poor. Today it is used as a visitor information center that also gives tours of the house.

Enjoy a Crosswind Adventure Tour at Deep Bottom Park for a peaceful ride along the James River where you can relax and get away from it all for a day exploring the creeks and ponds and waterways of the lower James with stops along the way for snacks and drinks. Be sure to take this Paddleboard tour available on Saturdays and Sundays from May through September.

While you’re in this area, make sure to visit Osborne Boat Landing on the north side of the River where you can park your boat or have access to a fishing pier. There is also a playground, walking trails and a boardwalk. Cyclists love this area also.

There are plenty of places to eat in this city, including Chinese food at Peter Chang’s, Maya Mexican Grill and Tequila House and Maggiano’s Little Italy. If you’re in the mood for a Barbeque, try Mission BBQ where you’ll sit in a patriotic room and enjoy a meal with some of the freshest ingredients.

Property Details

Varina not only has the lowest property tax in Virginia with the median property value being $210,829, but also maintains a low cost of living index below the national average. The median gross rent for this area stands at $1603 per month. Most homes are newer, three or four bedrooms, being built in 2000 or later and most of this real estate is owner-occupied. A very high percentage, over 96%, are detached, single-family homes, making this town one of the highest in the nation for detached, single family structures.

Neighborhood Facts

The occupants of this city receive an above average income, making them upper-middle class with a higher income than 71% of neighborhoods in America. There is also a lower rate of poverty, with only 12.6% living below the poverty line. The population of this town in 2015 was 59,975, up from 59,349 in 2010. The town occupies 125.8 square miles, averaging 477 people per square mile.

The highest Varina occupations, almost 38%, include employment in executive, management and professional fields. Next is sales and services jobs at just under 23% of residents working both ends of the spectrum, from major accounts, to the fast food industry. Other occupations include manufacturing, labor, clerical and tech support.

For getting to and from work, most residents drive their private automobile, taking between 15 and 30 minutes to commute, which is shorter time than other Americans. Residents also may carpool with coworkers or friends to get to their jobs.

This city in Virginia includes people of Irish and English descent, along with some German, Scots-Irish and Italian ethnicity and the most common language spoken is English by an overwhelming 97.4%.

Government

In 1934, the county manager form of government was adopted which is the only county in the state that uses this type of government. Distinguishing it from other forms of government is the county manager position that is appointed by the administrative head. Since 1934, only eight individuals have served as the county manager. In this type of government, the school board operates as a separate group. The county maintains its own roads, only one of two counties in the state that does this.

Weather

The weather in this part of the United States is considered a Humid Subtropical Climate Zone with moderately cold winters and hot summers with sometimes high humidity. The average high temperature is 67.8 degrees and the average low temperature is 44.6 degrees from January through December. Average rain is 44 inches per year and typical snowfall is 14 inches.

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Glen Allen

In addition to being a haven for history buffs, it is also a must for sports fans. Nearby University of Richmond is a Division I school that belongs to the Atlantic 10 Division. It features a number of collegiate sports, including men’s basketball, football, lacrosse, and baseball, as well as women’s basketball, cross country, field hockey, and tennis. Due to its love for sports, Sperling’s, a website that ranks the best and worst places to live, ranked this VA suburb no. 6 out of 50 on its list of “America’s Manliest Sports Cities.”

Demographics

Demographically speaking, Glen Allen consists of 8.9 square miles and has a population of 15,644, according to 2010 U.S. Census Data. The median age is 37.6 and 54.49 percent of people are married. The average household size is 2.63 people. In terms of racial demographics, 62.69 percent is white, 23.55 percent black, 4.04 percent Asian, 2.19 percent Native American, and 0.65 percent identifies as “Other.”

Politically speaking, the CDP’s population skews Democratic. Roughly 55.22 percent of people are registered Democrat, while 43.42 percent are registered Republican. The remaining 1.35 percent are registered independent.

Health and Well-Being

As for the health of its citizens, Glen Allen boasts above average rankings in water quality physicians per 100,000 people. Unfortunately, its air quality rating of 50.7 is below the national average of 58.4.

In terms of weather, there are 207 sunny days per year in this Virginia CDP. Sperling’s rates it a 61 on their “comfort index” out of 100, which is superior to the national average of 54. The comfort index considers annual days within the comfort range of 70-80 degrees.

Housing/Rental Market

Despite its small size, this CDP has been a popular destination for homebuyers in recent years. Since 2000, this unincorporated town has seen its population grow by 71 percent. It’s currently a good time to buy a home there, seeing as home appreciation is up 2.1 percent over the past year and the median home price is $288,600 as of 2017. The median home age is 22 years compared to the national average of 37 years.

As far as rental properties, renters make up roughly 25 percent of the population. As of December 2016, a studio apartment costs renters $900 per month, while a three bedroom unit will set renters back $1,440 per month.

Employment

The unemployment rate is 3.7 percent, which is lower the national average and Virginia state average. Future job growth over the next decade is projected to be 39.49 percent. The CDP has a sales tax rate of 5.3 percent and an income tax rate of 5.75 percent. The income per capita is $31,844 and the median household income is $68,101. The average commute time for workers is 23 minutes, which is below the national average. Additionally, about 5.4 percent of the population chooses to work from home.

Education

In addition to a thriving economy, prospective homebuyers will also be pleased to know that the Henrico County CDC has a thriving school district. Its schools received an 8 out 10 rating by GreatSchools.org, which is considered “above average.” The rating is based on a variety of factors, including student achievement, student growth, and college readiness. Residents can enroll at the Strayer University-Henrico Campus if they wish to stay close by or can pursue other nearby institutes like Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond.

Safety

As far as safety, the violent crime rate is 38, according to Sperling’s, which is nearly 7 points above the national average. That being said, the property crime rate is nearly four points below the national average.

Due to its prosperous housing market, strong economy, and above average schools, it’s no wonder that CNNMoney.com ranked Glen Allen No.1 on its list of the “Top 100 Places to Live” in both 2007 and 2009. The Richmond suburb also ranked No. 4 on Sperling’s list of “Best Rated Cities” in 2011.

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Lakeside

Lakeside, and the areas surrounding it, has a rich history. Colonized by the British in the late 1600’s, this city has seen plenty of famous and significant American events. Its county was the site of numerous battles in the Civil War’s Peninsula Campaign, and significant battles, including the Battle of Seven Pines, the Battle of Savage’s Station, and the Battle of Oak Grove, all took place near the area.

Despite being a small, town, there is plenty to do in this Virginian city. There are plenty of places to eat, from the casual Sgt. Pepper’s Pizza to the Italian Arriana’s grill. The city is home to numerous cafés and a number of bars, the sources of the city’s happening nightlife. The Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens is one of the nation’s top four botanical gardens, where you can explore a beautiful variety of herbs, flowers, and other plants, and find fun and entertaining concerts at the “‘Groovin’ in the Garden” concert destination.

Located in Richmond, a mere 15 minute drive, is the American Civil War Museum, a great place to visit for those with knack for history to learn more about the bloodiest war in American history.

Also historically significant is the John Marshall House, where you can find the largest collection of furnishings and memorabilia associated with the “Great Chief Justice,” a major player in American history. Known for its interesting architecture, the Virginia Capitol Building is also nearby, a great place to visit to learn more about past and present government affairs associated with the “Mother of All States.”

Museums to visit include the “White House and Museum of the Confederacy,” another fascinating Civil War destination, the Tredegar Iron Works military arms museum, and the lauded VA Holocaust Museum. Monument Avenue is a very popular tourist destination, where one can learn more about the city’s rich history and events that took place as America grew into the nation that it is today.

The VA Museum of Fine Arts is what the Wall Street Journal dubbed “a two day museum.” With over 5,000 years of art from all around the world, this art destination is open 365 days a year and general admission is always free. Rated an average of 5 stars by thousands of reviewers, this museum is a must-visit for anyone living or visiting the area.

For those more in touch with nature, this Henrico County city is home to or nearby numbers of landmarks and bodies of water. Belle Island, a park and body of water, is a great place to take a walk and enjoy a nice, sunny day, with beautiful bridges and fantastic views. The James River “Pony Pasture” Park system is another location with beautiful sights; the view, the quiet walking paths, and the river make this destination another fan favorite.

This city is also home to a beautiful, premier shopping mall, the Regency Square mall. With numbers of restaurants, ice cream stores, spas and salons, and jewelry stores, as well as high class clothing stores and larger, department store, Regency Square is the perfect place for a shopping day or just to hang out and have fun.

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The estimated median house or condo value for this town is $176,000, which is up almost $100,000 from the number it was in 2000, demonstrating the city’s rise in affluence and the change in quality of the city. As of 2015, the median gross rent in the city was just $1,059, making renting quite affordable.

If you are interested in visiting Lakeside and viewing for yourself the sights of the town and experiencing the aforementioned city attractions, there are a number of hotels in the area, ranging in price for your budget. For those looking for more affordable options, there is the Four Points hotel and the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, among many others; for those looking for a luxurious stay, there is a nice Westin Hotel nearby, as well as a Hilton Hotel & Spa and an Omni Hotel in Richmond.

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Short Pump

In 1815, Revolutionary War veteran Robert Hyde Saunders built a tavern with an laughably short handled water pump under the porch. Travelers between Richmond and Charlottesville found this as hilarious as the locals did, eventually renaming the town in honor of the pump. Famous personalities like Thomas Jefferson, the Earl Cornwallis, the Marquis de Lafayette, General Peter Muhlenberg, and Stonewall Jackson were all recorded visitors.

Activities and Attractions

Family Fun – Main street staples include Bowl America, the 14 colossal movie screens at Regal Cinemas, and SkateNation Plus.
Fine Dining – Top tier eating at Firebirds and Maggiano’s or national haunts like The Cheesecake Factory draw hungry customers from all around.
The Great Outdoors – Deer Run Park and Recreation Center is the foremost green space in the area, with a plethora of smaller parks to enjoy a walk or time with the children.
Historic Sites – The Tuckahoe Plantation provides guests with ghost tours while the Virginia War Memorial will humble any visitor to the hallowed grounds; both are just minutes from Main Street.
West Broad Village – The newest shopping center in town, equipped with stores like REI, Trader Joe’s, Long Horn Steakhouse, and The Wine Loft.
Funny Bone Comedy Club – Well known for its monthly professional nights and constant local acts, improv, and karaoke.
Hilton Hotel and Spa – A high class hotel, luxurious full spa, and Shula’s America’s Steak House all under one roof.

Demographics

Short Pump enjoys substantial diversity; the 2010 U. S. Census reported that the population was 75.0% White, 15.9% Asian, 5.7% Black, 3.2% Hispanic, and 2.6% Other/Mixed. 97.8% of the population possess a diploma and 72.2% have attained a bachelor’s degree or higher, which makes it no surprise that the median family income from 2011 to 2015 ($111,202) far outstrips the median in Virginia of $62,881 in 2014.

Housing Statistics

As of June 2017, the average price of a rental property is $1,751 monthly, which is $270 above the U.S. median and $600 more than the state average. The median housing value is similarly high ($368,900) compared to Virginia ($244,500). The market forecast is favorable for the next five years.

Neighborhoods

Short Pump’s boundaries encompass many small neighborhoods geared towards different tastes and incomes. From million dollar manors to humble townhouses and apartments, there is a place for anyone.
Bay Cove Subdivision — Two and three story townhouses in the Wilde Lake community, ranging from $96,000-210,000. Amenities include pool, recreation room, stocked lack, and dock access. Located on the corner of Lauderdale Drive and Church Road.
Pine Run — Two and three story single family residences in a vibrant, lively community priced between $278,000 to $450,000. Ample access to parks, eateries, and the Meadow Farm Museum.
Barrington — Luxurious colonial homes on massive lots that start at $600,000 and top at $900,000. Amenities include a private lake and park-like grounds. Located between Pump Road and Church Road.
Fox Hall — Also referred to as “Foxhall”. Upscale two story colonials on manicured lots range from $297,000 to $1.23 million. Community amenities include a remarkable recreation hall, tennis courts, and a pool. The neighborhood is located off of North Gayton Road.
Church Run — Single family homes on large and grassy lots. Prices vary between $278,000 – $450,000. Often used by locals as a connection between Church Road and Three Chopt Road.
Twin Hickory — Apartment rentals, low-maintenance homes, town homes, and large family homes. Amenities include tennis courts, pools, and parks. Located between Nuckols Road and Pouncey Tract Road.
Grey Oaks — New single family homes priced from $550,000. Community members enjoy access to a private pool and tennis courts. Sandwiched between Nuckoles Road and Shady Grove Road.

Schools

GreatSchools rates the schools in Short Pump as some of the best in the state, with four schools rated a perfect 10/10 and the other four rated 9/10. All eight of these schools belong to the Henrico County Public School system, which is also above state average. The three highest rated schools are: Short Pump Elementary School (711 students with a 18:1 student/teacher ratio), Nuckols Farm Elementary School (563 students with a 19:1 student/teacher ratio), and Twin Hickory Elementary School (624 students with a 17:1 student/teacher ratio).

West End

This is a large and diverse area of Richmond and the western suburbs. A few small neighborhoods in west central Richmond form the city part of the area. The census-designated places (CDPs) of Glen Allen and Wyndham comprise most of the suburban part of West End. The area commonly known by this name is bordered loosely by the James river to the south and runs east of I-95 and to Broad Street in the north. The Fan is a major Richmond part of the area. Virginia Commonwealth University lies in this part of Richmond. The neighborhood is older, dominated by late 19th and early 20th century homes. Like Wyndham to the west, the Fan is mostly residential. Wyndham is mostly late 20th century homes, which makes sense for a planned community created in 1990.

Neighborhood Characteristics

The many neighborhoods that comprise the area probably contain over 30,000 people. The population definition depends on how far one pushes the boundary west. Wyndham and Glen Allen, two major parts of the area, have a total population about 24,600 people using 2010 Census statistics. Wyndham, Glen Allen, and the Fan trend toward older and more affluent. In Wyndham, over 60% of the population has a college degree, compared with less than 25% of the nation’s population. Glen Allen, in the western half of Henrico County had a median household income of $55,205 in 2010, placing it well behind the average of over $113,000 for affluent Wyndham.

The Fan, a major Richmond neighborhood in the far western part of the city. It runs from Monroe Park to the Boulevard in an area that slowly widens from east to west. It is a small community, measuring 228 acres. This area mostly contains older homes from the late 19th century and early 20th century. Because the Fan is an informal area designated by residents, it is not easy to characterize the neighborhood demographically or economically. Many of the single-family homes, most of the homes in the neighborhood, would be owner-occupied. This is not a poor area necessarily, but not as well off as nearby Wyndham.

This part of Virginia is covered by dozens of K-12 schools, most of them public. There are 11 private and religious schools as well, at least one serving Jewish residents. As a large and diverse part of greater Richmond, there are many historical and recreational attractions in the various neighborhoods.

Area Attractions

There are also six city parks and a nature reserve for those who enjoy the outdoors. On a practical note, West End is home to Strayer University, Virginia Commonwealth University. Many neighborhoods here are served by great K-12 schools as well. The James River and several parks offer recreational opportunities for singles, young couples, and families. The Fan hosts three historical monuments, including a Robert E. Lee Monument, and several beautiful historical homes.

The Richmond neighborhoods bordering Henrico County, including the Fan, include many places of worship and cultural amenities. The city’s Museum District is next to the Fan. The Fan itself includes part of an historic entertainment district somewhat reminiscent of Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

The affluent suburb of Short Pump is a shopping and dining destination. The 1.3 million square foot Short Pump Town Center is the largest mall in Henrico County, probably in all of greater Richmond. The nearby West Broad Village offers additional shopping options for residents of Henrico County and nearby Richmond neighborhoods. Those upscale shops and restaurants are in a community with a median household income of $105,300 in 2010. That average income places Short Pump just behind the planned community of Wyndham in affluence.

A Diverse Part of Greater Richmond

The large collection of diverse neighborhoods and census-designated places known as West End encompasses diverse housing types and neighborhoods with a wide range of demographic characteristics. Affluent suburbs like Wyndham and Short Pump lie next to lower-income parts of Richmond and the middle-class suburb of Glen Allen. Residents have access to upscale dining and shopping options, mostly in affluent Short Pump, as well as easy access to many historical attractions.

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