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Living in Mechanicsville, VA

Mechanicsville, Virginia, attracts homeowners and families who seek good schools, nice weather, and overall livability. Many Mechanicsville residents work in Richmond, VA, which is only about 6 miles away. The area is defined by American history, dating back to the 17th century, and was the site of several Civil War battles, and this history could be the reason Mechanicsville feels like a deeply American place to live.

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What You'll Find in Mechanicsville, VA

Locals in Mechanicsville appreciate a mix of dining options to stave off hunger and boredom. There are highly recommended options for all kinds of fare, including Mexican, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and American. Quick chain spots are readily available as well. Though Mechanicsville used to be quite rural, more businesses started to pop up as the population began to increase.

Mechanicsville is less densely populated than Richmond and spans 28 square miles.The area is served by one of Hanover County's largest recreation areas, Pole Green Park. Keeping with its historical significance, the area offers many cultural sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cold Harbor Battlefield is a popular destination that takes visitors down into the trenches of Civil War combat. In conjunction with the battlefield is Cold Harbor National Cemetery, which offers an opportunity to pay tribute to those who died in the war and reflect upon our nation's history. Appropriately, Mechanicsville, Virginia, remains a community where a number of military veterans settle down.

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Mechanicsville, VA Real Estate

Considering Mechanicsville real estate? Families with kids will be pleased to know that living in Mechanicsville means having access to quality education, a low dropout rate and a very high graduation rate. The majority of homes in the Mechanicsville neighborhood are single-family and owner-occupied. Single-story houses and those with multiple floors are common, and plenty have four or more bedrooms. Some have large plots of land for people who want a lot of outdoor space. Homes for sale in Mechanicsville come in many varieties to suit the needs of different families.

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Getting Around in Mechanicsville, VA

Its proximity to Richmond makes Mechanicsville, Virginia, an option for working people and those who want to spend time in a bigger city, before returning to the quieter place they call home. For nature-lovers in search of a day trip, the James River National Wildlife Refuge is a 40-mile trip southeast, and mixture of urban and rural environments makes this a unique place to inhabit.


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  • Cold Harbor Battlefield and the Cold Harbor National Cemetery is the perfect day-trip location for Civil War buffs reflect and thank those who sacrificed themselves for our country.
  • Suburban comforts can be found all around town including diverse cuisines and quick-stop restaurants as well as shops.
  • Hanover's biggest event, the annual Hanover Tomato Festival, began in 1978 and draws around 40,000 visitors. It's held on the second Saturday in July.


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