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Live Up, Eat Well, and Explore Chesterfield County

June 13, 2024

Lifelong Chesterfield residents and new transplants alike agree that there’s something for everyone in Chesterfield County, Virginia. After all, in 2021, Chesterfield was named the "41st Best Place to Live" by Money. 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.


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.


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 of the conveniences of Hancock Village. Woolridge Landing is a 55-plus community that features single-family homes on private, wooded homesites in Moseley, VA.


Whether your friends would describe you as a foodie, “the outdoorsy type,” or as someone who is always on the go…there are so many things to do in Chesterfield.

Outdoor Activities

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.

Chesterfield Restaurants

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. Check out our houses for sale in Chesterfield and contact us today!