Richmonders typically refer to the suburbs as the closest counties surrounding the James River which would comprise of Chesterfield, Henrico, and Hanover Counties. Many move to the suburbs to find larger homes, lots, and the most retail space they can find. You get more "bang for your buck" in these areas. Chesterfield County is referred to by locals as "Southside" or just being South of the James River. Within this large county also falls smaller pockets or geographical large neighborhoods identified as Bon Air, Chester, or Midlothian. This is the same case north of the river in Henrico County, which is often referred to Richmonders as "West End of Richmond" Here you will also find large areas or neighborhoods commonly identified as Glen Allen, Near West End, or Short Pump. All reside in Henrico County and are all located just minutes from the river. On the outskirts of the suburbs, you will find larger, more rural areas known as Powhatan, Goochland, Amelia, Prince George, and Cumberland. Located all within 45 minutes of the city and bound both north and south of the James River.Read More ▾
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Data compiled using 3rd quarter 2019 data vs. same period from 2018
Public & Private Institutions Of Learning
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