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Overview of Colonial Heights

Colonial Heights, VA is located in the southeast region of the state, approximately 23 miles south of Richmond. It has a population of roughly 17,400 and is in Washington County. People looking for Colonial Heights apartments to rent will find a community with tight ties to its past and a bright future.

Living in Colonial Heights, VA

Colonial Heights is a historic town because it was the site of significant battles during the American Revolution and Civil War. Legend has it that it got its name from an English soldier during the American Revolutionary War, who declared, "There are the Colonials, up on the Heights!" Colonial Heights' population grew thanks to its ideal location and it was incorporated as a city in 1948.

The city's most popular industries include construction, retail, and manufacturing. Its many businesses draw in many commuters and more than 2,000 people live and work in the city, according to City-Data. It is within 20 miles of three hospitals and two Amtrak stations. It is also near several institutions of higher education, including Virginia State University, John Tyler Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University. The tight-knit community is intent on keeping everyone connected, and offers an online service residents can subscribe to and receive community news and happenings.

Colonial Heights Attractions and Special Events

Residents in Colonial Heights apartments for rent enjoy living among many historical buildings, several with national prominence. Fort Clifton served as a Confederate stronghold along the Appomattox River and the Old Brick House is one of the oldest in the region.  When residents want to shop, they go to the Southpark Mall and enjoy nearly 100 shops. The mall also offers a movie theater and laser tag operation.

When residents want even more historical, cultural, and recreation options, they travel around the Petersburg Area Region, which has endless possibilities for all walks of life.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Colonial Heights, search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

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