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Philip Hoffman - broker/owner
831 Grove Road - Suite D
Midlothian, VA 23114
License #: 0225044955 - Virginia
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Goochland, VA - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Goochland is about 40 miles northwest of Richmond. It's
a thriving community that is well-known for its rural character, close-knit neighborhoods and its balanced approach to economic growth. These benefits offers home buyers who are looking in Goochland many reasons to make their home here.
Goochland history spans four centuries, and can be traced back to 1749 when the Virginia colonial government decided to divide its eight shires into counties. One of these counties became what is now known as Goochland when the Virginia colonial government decided to name one of the counties after Sir William Gooch.
The county quickly became famous for its tobacco plantations that featured beautiful and historical Virginia Tidewater architecture designs. Many of these homes were used as headquarters for British troops during the American Revolution.
Goochland remained a farming community until the late 1950s when the Federal Reserve's Richmond branch opened an axillary office near what is now Goochland's West Lake Business Park. This office provide the basis for a thriving financial service industry that is now one of Goochland's largest economic sectors.
Parks and Recreation
Goochland is a lush and green area, and naturaly has great parklands and recreation areas. These include Westview on the James Campground, Hidden Rock Park and Tucker Park at Maiden's Landing. They offer amenities like picnic areas, playgrounds and walking paths. The Goochland Sports Complex hosts many recreational sports programs and life skills classes that are open to residents who register online at the
County Parks and Recreation Department's
website. Some of the most popular activities these programs offer include recreational baseball programs, cooking classes, fitness classes, genealogy classes, martial arts classes and financial literacy courses.
Senior citizens will also enjoy attending one of the cooking classes and fitness courses that are especially designed to meet the needs of seniors. The latest information on programs for senior citizens by calling the Goochland Recreation Department,
804-556-5854, anytime between 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Attractions and Events
Goochland has more than 60 historical and outdoor attractions that offer something for nearly everyone's tastes. The most popular attractions include the Hermitage Country Club, the Wilton House Museum, the Ingleside Plantation Winery, the John Marshall House and Museum Complex and the Luray Cabins.
Some of the most popular events include the Field Day of the Past Family Festival, the Rassawek Spring Jubilee and the Goochland Fall Festival.
Goochland - Charming Home Town in Historic Virginia
Goochland homes for sale include vintage bungalows, affordable starter homes, and newer homes in modern subdivisions. Your real estate options also includes developed lots on which your custom home can be built. Call
. He has a line on the best deals on real estate in Goochland and Goochland County.