Midlothian, Virginia is a western suburb of Richmond with approximately 38,000 residents. Midlothian has appeared on Money Magazine's list of the "Best Places To Live" on two occasions. The state-of-the-art Bon Secours Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center is located within just five minutes of the most populated areas in Midlothian, and serves residents throughout Chesterfield County.
The prospective home buyer will
find a great number of homes to select from. Midlothian
real estate includes older historic homes that have been meticulously
restored, as well as waterfront properties. Most homes on Swift Creek Reservoir include beautiful views, and some are situated in secluded coves that offer welcome privacy. Midlothian real
estate also includes newer subdivisions that offer two-to-four bedroom
homes of newer construction.
The history of Midlothian began over three centuries ago as a coal mining village coal established by the French Huguenots. High quality coal from Midlothian mines heated the White House for President Thomas Jefferson. In 1804, a toll road was constructed to connect Midlothian to communities to the east. In 1807, this road was surfaced with gravel. Today, the Manchester Turnpike follows the route of this historic road that was first built over two centuries ago.
Parks and Recreation
Pocahontas State Park is located in the middle of a thick forest. At 7950 acres in size, it is the largest state park in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Both Beaver Lake and Swift Creek Lake give visitors a chance to enjoy fishing as well as wildlife viewing. Around Beaver Lake there is a five-mile bicycle trail and also a trail that is universally accessible. There are also about 10 miles of Bridle trails in this expansive park. There are single track mountain bike trails that range from "easy" to "expert" in difficulty.
Mid-Lothian Mines State Park
is a great
place to take the kids. There's an area near one of the old mines where
they can hunt for precious stones like amazonite and garnets. There are
wonderful scenic trails and a fishing lake. Locals develop a real appreciation for the history and importance of the coal
mining industry in Virginia. Many homes for sale in Midlothian are situated
amidst historic sites that are many centuries old.
Reservoir was created in 1965 to provide drinking water to the Richmond
metropolitan area. Its 1700 acres today offer great fishing, canoeing,
kayaking, and swimming possibilities. Waterfront communities on the Reservoir include
golf courses, tennis courts, and swimming pools, and a few have clubhouses
and sailing clubs.
Attractions and Events
The diverse action of Richmond
is nearby, but Midlothian has its own singular charm and personality. One of the highlights for locals is the annual Village Day Festival and Craft Fair, held in the Fall. Food vendors, crafts exhibitions and entertainment bring out the whole community for Village Day. The 4,000-capacity Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park hosts concerts and stage performances, often with the Richmond Symphony.
Midlothian - A Historic Virginia Home Town
Midlothian homes are excellent for relocating families and commuters to Richmond. If you are looking in this charming town, call Philip Hoffman
before you start, 804-794-2662
. He is an experience pro who knows the Richmond area and beyond, and can find the best deals to put you in your dream home!