Live Up, Eat Well, and Explore Chesterfield County
May 17, 2022
Lifelong Chesterfield residents and new transplants alike agree that there’s something for everyone in Chesterfield County, Virginia. After all, in 2004 Chesterfield was named “the 17th Best Place to Live in America” by American City Business Journals. If you’re considering a move to Chesterfield, or need a little refresher on all the county has to offer, we put together the ultimate guide to Chesterfield, VA.
FINDING CHESTERFIELD, VIRGINIA ON THE MAP
Just south of Virginia’s capital city of Richmond, you’ll find Chesterfield. Chesterfield is 437 square miles, and the county lines are defined by the James River and the Appomattox River. If Bon Air, Chester, Midlothian, and Moseley sound more familiar, those are all areas that fall under the umbrella of Chesterfield County.
While there’s plenty to do in the county itself, Chesterfield also has convenient access to other popular parts of the state. By heading just two hours west, you’ll be rewarded with the idyllic mountain scenery of Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway. You can also land in a much more urban setting by heading north about 100 miles to Washington D.C.
LIVING UP IN CHESTERFIELD, VIRGINIA
For those considering making the move to Chesterfield, housing options run the gamut. Whether the low-maintenance appeal of a townhome is calling your name, you need a single-family home with room to grow, or you’re ready to right-size for the next phase of your life, you’ve got options. And if you know you want to make the move to a StyleCraft community? You’re in luck because we’ve got multiple communities in Chesterfield for you to choose from. The Overlook at Hancock Village is a Gateway Community within walking distance to the conveniences of Hancock Village (pro tip: sign up for the VIP list today!) Villas at Iron Mill is a 55+ community that features single family homes in the popular Chester neighborhood of Iron Mill. And you’ve heard it here first, soon we’re opening a new section of Greenwich Walk Townhomes in Moseley for our 55+ homebuyers!
THINGS TO DO IN CHESTERFIELD, VIRIGNIA
Whether your friends would describe you as a foodie, “the outdoorsy type,” or as someone who is always on the go… we think you’ll feel right at home in Chesterfield.
When you’re looking for kid-friendly outdoor destinations, look no further than the Metro Richmond Zoo, which is in the heart of Chesterfield County. Home to over 2,000 animals, you can feed the giraffes, interact with budgies in an aviary, or watch the zookeepers feed the resident penguins!
If tent camping, sleeping bags, and s’mores are on your to-do list, you’re in luck because one of the country’s top ten campsites is in Chesterfield: Pocahontas State Park. Visitors can enjoy the 7,000 acres of quiet nature and 58 miles of trails. And water-lovers rejoice because picturesque Swift Creek Lake is located within Pocahontas State Park. The lake offers 156 scenic acres of calm water for kayaking or canoeing and has a diverse fish population to make for a fun day for anglers.
Chesterfield is home to two popular shopping centers which makes everything from running errands to shopping for the holidays easier. Chesterfield Towne Center is an indoor mall that features a Barnes & Noble, Macy’s, Ulta, and H&M, amongst others! Just under 20 minutes up Route-60 and you’ll find yourself at Westchester Commons where you can get your Target fix, meet a friend for a meal at Sedona Taphouse, or snag an afternoon jolt at Starbucks.
Sometimes you just want to order your favorite combination off a drive-through menu, and if being nearby your favorite fast-food joint is a priority, Chesterfield is home to most of the popular chains. Would you rather try a new spot every weekend? That’s an option too! Locally owned restaurants in Chesterfield showcase southern barbeque, seafood with a Caribbean flair, American pub food, and a variety of pizza and sushi options. Need a date night out? You won’t have to go far! Enjoy views of the Swift Creek Reservoir while you enjoy an upscale dinner at the Boathouse at Sunday Park. Hosting friends? Hit up Ashton Creek Vineyard for hors d’oeuvres and a wine tasting. Glimmers of Richmond’s famous craft brewery scene can also be found in Chesterfield at Extra Billy’s Brewery and Steam Bell Beer Works. Luckily, if you’ve got a craving, you’ll likely find your fix in Chesterfield.
Visit Chesterfield soon to see why first-time homebuyers, families with kids, and retirees alike love Living Up in Chesterfield — whether they stay close to home to enjoy the amenities in a StyleCraft community or venture out to enjoy all that the county has to offer.