Living in Chesterfield, VA

Chesterfield, Virginia, nestled between the James and Appomattox Rivers, attracts residents and tourists alike because of its rich history and natural beauty. Chesterfield is home to more than 315,000 people. Fewer than 20 miles from Virginia’s capital, Chesterfield is a highly desired community ideal for residents to live, work, raise a family and more.

Things to Do in Chesterfield

There is plenty to do in Chesterfield, especially for history buffs and nature lovers. Many people enjoy visiting the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, the center for Chesterfield County history. Popular sites include the Chesterfield Museum and the Magnolia Grange Plantation House. If you love nature, you’re in for a treat. Chesterfield, VA, offers a variety of outdoor adventure and nature programs, including kayaking, hiking, sailing, camping and more. The Pocahontas State Park offers fun for the whole family! If you’re interested in shopping and great food, Chesterfield offers that, too! Residents enjoy a variety of local restaurants with fresh foods and regionally produced craft beers and wines. You can grab a bite to eat and shop at Chesterfield Towne Center.

Housing in Chesterfield

Chesterfield consists of historic houses as well as modern suburban developments, including single-family homes, townhouses, condos and apartments. Whether you're moving with a large family or alone, you'll find housing options in Chesterfield that suit you and your needs. There are a variety of home styles, including ranch, colonial, split-level and more. Chesterfield, VA, is a convenient place to live for those working in Richmond. It’s also affordable, with real estate typically lower than the state’s average.

Transportation in Chesterfield

Its close proximity to Richmond makes Chesterfield, VA, a great option for working people and those who want to explore the big city. Most people rely on cars to get around as public transportation services in Chesterfield are limited. There is, however, easy access to interstates for commuters. And if you’re looking for a quick route out of town for vacation or business, there are two local Amtrak railroad stations and the Richmond International Airport – located nearby in Richmond.


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What Locals Love

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  • History buffs can’t get enough of Chesterfield, VA – the opportunities to explore the many popular sites, such as the Chesterfield Museum, a reproduction of the 1749 colonial courthouse.
  • Family-friendly outdoor adventure and nature activities, including hiking, camping, kayaking and more.
  • Residents enjoy a variety of local restaurants with fresh foods and regionally produced craft beers and wines.


Chesterfield Real Estate at a Glance

  • 682 Homes Sold*
  • 92 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $333,495 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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