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Philip Hoffman - broker/owner
831 Grove Road - Suite D
Midlothian, VA 23114
License #: 0225044955 - Virginia
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Mechanicsville, VA - Real Estate and Community Information
Mechanicsville, Virginia, is located about seven miles northwest of Richmond in Hanover County. It's
a thriving village that offers a stable economy, many historical attractions and safe neighborhoods. These benefits make Mechanicsville an ideal commuter's town -- a quiet community that's removed from Richmond's bustle, but close enough to make it to work on time. It also made
Top 100 Places to Live
for its sense of community and economic opportunity, among other factors.
Mechanicsville (originally "Old Mechanicsville) can be traced back to 1690s when tobacco farmers settled near territory that once belonged to the Chickahominy and Pamunkey Indians. The area remained an isolated farming community until several fierce Civil War battles were waged near many historical Mechanicsville homes. Some of these battles included the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek and the Battle of Cold Harbor.
The demand for homes increased during the early 20th century after residents discovered how to use Mechanicsville's prime location near the James River to attract tourists. This discovery encouraged home builders to construct many homes that featured beautiful Craftsman and Colonial Revival architectural designs. Some of these homes are still on the market in the downtown area.
The town experienced several growth spurts during the 1950s and 1960s after many residents moved from rural areas to Mechanicsville's southernmost neighborhoods. These growth spurts encouraged construction of many single-family homes that are sold occasionally on the real estate market.
Parks and Recreation
Hanover County Parks & Recreation Division
offers several recreational facilities that are located near Mechanicsville. Some of these facilities include Pole Green Park and Westhaven Lake. They also offer more than 20 recreation sports activities and more than 40 continuing education classes that offer Mechanicsville residents a fun way to learn new skills.
Attractions and Events
Mechanicsville is noted as home of the annual
Hanover Tomato Festival
held every summer. They also host small town events like the Classic Car Cruise, Farmers Market, and more. In addition, there's plenty to do by taking the short drive to
, and the beaches of Norfolk and attractions of Washington, D.C. are well worth the 100-mile road trip.
Mechanicsville - A Quintessential Virginia Suburb
If you are looking for real estate in this historic and vital town, call
before you start,
. He is an experienced Virginia realtor knows Mechanicsville and the Richmond area, and can find the best deals to put you in a Mechanicsville home!