Whether you are looking for new developments, mature neighborhoods, or apartment living, you can find it in Henrico.
Henrico County, located on the west end and curving north around to the southeast parts of Richmond, is a lively, active town filled with history. Originally settled in 1611, Henrico just celebrated their 400th anniversary. After many revisions, the county officially published their county seal. It features Pocahontas, to symbolize the county’s efforts to bring together the diversity within Henrico.
Things to Do
If you are trying to get outside in Henrico, you don’t have to look very far. With the Chickahominy River to the north and the James River to the south, you can get out to paddleboard, kayak and canoe. Plus, the lakes, trails, and challenge and recreational parks in between provide opportunities to run, swim, climb, or bike. In addition to local parks, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a popular, family-friendly spot, with activities and events year-round. If you need more ideas to get out in Henrico, check out these easy day trip ideas.
From farmers’ markets to Short Pump Town Center on the West End, you’ll find yourself close to shopping in Henrico. Local, hole-in-the-wall restaurants provide options for hearty comfort food or unique cuisine. Wherever you are, easy access to highways makes traveling easy.
Where Henrico meets Mechanicsville, the Richmond International Raceway hosts two NASCAR doubleheader race weekends per year, plus craft shows, dog shows, cultural and musical events, food festivals, and so much more. Down near Sandston, the Richmond International Airport makes traveling out of state easy.
Transferring? Capital One, Bon Secours Richmond Health System, and Anthem provide many of the jobs in Henrico County.
As far as education goes, Henrico County Public Schools are made up of 45 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 10 high schools, 2 technical centers, and 5 International Baccalaureate schools. Check out their site to see where your child could go if you make the move to Henrico!