The County of Amelia is 35 miles southwest of Richmond. Agriculture is king in Amelia as over 90% of its land is dedicated farm and woodland. An easygoing community with a love of the outdoors, there are plenty of festivals and recreational activities throughout the year in Amelia. There are three public schools in Amelia.
20 miles south of Richmond and just outside of Petersburg is Colonial Heights, home to approximately 17,000 residents.
Just west of I-85, Dinwiddie is a small county very close to Petersburg. Amazon.com has recently announced plans to invest $50 million into Dinwiddie and create 350 jobs there. Dinwiddie’s Department of Parks & Recreation offers opportunities to learn sports, music, dance and more.
The city of Petersburg is a wonder, combining history and contemporary life in exciting ways. Along the Appomattox River, Old Towne Petersburg is a shopping district with great restaurants and music venues. Petersburg, with a population over 32,000, is also home to Virginia State University.
Charles City County is a rural county with under 8000 residents and no incorporated cities. Charles City County has one public school for each level.
On the waterfront of the James and Appomattox Rivers is Hopewell, Virginia. With a pride in its history, a love of the water, many neighborhood parks, and a commitment to education, Hopewell is a small and beautiful community.
Near Virginia’s Tri-City area is rural Prince George County and its 35,000 residents. Prince George is only an hour away from the heart of Richmond and is also near Busch Gardens of Williamsburg, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and many other attractions.
Surry County is a relic, a link to the past. Marshlands, forests, and ferryboats are still common sights in Surry.
The West End – The true West End covers only the western part of the city of Richmond though some consider western Henrico County part of the West End as well. As there is no one municipal organization that represents this specific region, the boundaries are loosely defined as being north of the James River, west of I-195, and south of Broad Street.
Central Henrico – As of 2010, Henrico was home to 306,935 people. Founded in 1634 as one of the eight original shires of Virginia, Henrico is one of the oldest counties in the United States.The shape of Henrico County curves around the northern side of the city of Richmond.
Glen Allen area – Glen Allen is located north of the city of Richmond. As Richmond has expanded, Glen Allen has become a suburb. A large area of northern and western Henrico County, from the Goochland County line north of Broad Street to the neighborhoods surrounding the Virginia Center Commons mall off U.S. Route 1, has a Glen Allen postal address even though the actual Glen Allen area is only near the intersection of Warren Road and Mountain Road.
Southeast Chesterfield – Chesterfield County is largely bordered by two rivers which define miles of its boundaries. The major adjoining cities each originated at the head of navigation of these river, called the fall line. There, the hillier and rockier Piedmont region falls to the sandy and mostly flat eastern coastal plain Tidewater region, a change which creates barriers for ships going upstream on the rivers. Chesterfield County includes areas of both regions. In 2010, its population was estimated to be 316,236.Chesterfield County is now the fourth-largest municipality in Virginia.
Bon Air/Midlothian to Route 288 – Bon Air is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States. The population was 16,366 at the 2010 census. The community is considered a suburb of the independent city of Richmond in the Richmond-Petersburg region, and shares a post office with Richmond. Originally developed as a resort, a central portion of Bon Air has been designated as a National Historical District with many structures of Victorian design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its name means “good air,” reflecting its role as a resort getaway that Richmonders enjoyed for its fresh air as opposed to the dirty air of Richmond’s industrial downtown of the late 19th century.
Midlothian to Hull Street – The Midlothian community is in the northwestern part of Chesterfield County, Virginia, a few miles west of Richmond.
Bon Air to Midlothian – Northern Chesterfield borders the City and the River and within the Bon Air area, it is home to some of the oldest houses in the county.