Bon Air, Virginia Information
The community of Bon Air, Virginia lines in suburban Chesterfield County, just a few miles from Richmond. This census-designated place (CDP) was a resort destination for Richmond residents in the 19th century and part of the 20th century. Today, housing tends to affordable and poverty is low.
Bon Air, Virginia Details
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.
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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