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Overview of Glen Allen

Directly north of historic Richmond, the community of Glen Allen offers a more sedate pace of living with all the amenities of the city, featuring great arts, sports and business facilities. With sprawling parks and a great slate of cultural offerings, there are many reasons to love Glen Allen.

People looking for apartments for rent in Glen Allen will enjoy its variety of attractions that cater to any lifestyle, as well as its convenient access to nearby Richmond.

Living in Glen Allen, VA

Situated in one of Virginia’s oldest developed areas, Glen Allen has seen plenty of changes, most notably as it shifted from a rural community to a rapidly expanding Richmond suburb in the past few decades. Historic monuments dot the area, while more modern development makes the area a hub for business. With extensive parkland, the benefits of a nearby urban area and the hospitable charm of southern Virginia, it’s no surprise that Glen Allen has frequently landed on lists of the country’s best places to live.

Around 15,000 people enjoy the spacious parks and spread out development of the suburb. Residents of Glen Allen apartments can relax outdoors with great facilities for golf and youth baseball or enjoy the rich cultural history of the area with iconic landmarks such as the Walkerton Tavern.

Glen Allen Work and Study

Glen Allen students are right next to J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, which offers a range of programs and associate degrees, while it is also easy to head to one of the great Richmond area universities. University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University are both highly regarded institutions, enrolling a combined 35,000 area students.

While Glen Allen is convenient for Richmond commuters, and many residents work in the city, a wide range of companies have offices in Glen Allen itself. The Innsbrook office park hosts an extensive variety of businesses, including the corporate headquarters of insurance company Markel and home appliance manufacturer Hamilton Beach.

Rentals in Glen Allen, VA, and Cost of Living

Glen Allen is a slightly more affluent suburb, and, while it offers some excellent housing options, it can be somewhat pricey. Around one in five residents choose to rent.

U.S. Census Bureau data showed the median gross rent from 2006 to 2010 was $1,098. Additional research found one bedroom apartments renting for between $860 and $1,340 per month.

Glen Allen Attractions and Special Events

Glen Allen has unique cultural resources for a community of its size, with the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen providing one of the area’s premier resources for music, performances and private events. The Snagajob Pavilion at Innsbrook provides regularly scheduled touring concerts and other nightlife events for area residents, while the city of Richmond puts great theater, music, dining, historical landmarks at Glen Allen residents’ disposal. Plenty of shopping and dining can be found in Glen Allen, too, as well as a major movie theater. Foodies can explore a range of area wineries on the local Heart of Virginia Wine Trail.

The great recreation opportunities of Glen Allen include world class golfing at several local courses such as The Dominion Club, as well as great sports facilities. Glen Allen Stadium is a state-of-the-art Little League field that frequently hosts major events, while SkateNation Plus provides activities and fun for ice skaters and visitors to its other entertainment draws. Many more area parks provide plenty of space to unwind outdoors and enjoy the pleasant Virginia weather.

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Midtown Apartments - Gallery & Collection - Richmond, VA 23220
1

Richmond, VA 23220

$1065 - $1485

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Colonial Place, Museum District...)


$1065 - $1485

441 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Abbington Hills - Richmond, VA 23225
8

Richmond, VA 23225

$799 - $968

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Cedarhurst, Midlothian)


$799 - $968

230 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

701 Saint James Street Apartments - Richmond, VA 23220
6

Richmond, VA 23220

$750 - $1275

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Jackson Ward)


$750 - $1275

41 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Village At Horsepen - Richmond, VA 23226
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(10)

Richmond, VA 23226

$939 - $3912

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Malvern Manor Apartments - Richmond, VA 23221
26

Richmond, VA 23221

$1011 - $1841

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Colonial Place, Far West...)


$1011 - $1841

303 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Laurel Springs Apartments - Richmond, VA 23228
12

Richmond, VA 23228

$900 - $1585

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sherwood Crossing - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
47

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$899 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA


$899 - $1150

132 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Berkshire - Richmond, VA 23220
32

Richmond, VA 23220

$799 - $1949

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown)


$799 - $1949

234 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Carriage Hill - Richmond, VA 23228
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(20)

Richmond, VA 23228

$825 - $1160

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA

(20)

$825 - $1160

664 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Kings Crossing - Richmond, VA 23238
59

Richmond, VA 23238

$949 - $1752

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Beaverdam Creek - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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(9)

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$930 - $1068

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(9)

$930 - $1068

120 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

West Broad Street - Richmond, VA 23220
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(2)

Richmond, VA 23220

$843 - $2245

0 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Broad Street Commercial, Downtown)

(2)

$843 - $2245

99 Units 0 Beds 1-2 Baths

Copper Mill - Richmond, VA 23294
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(4)

Richmond, VA 23294

$845 - $1305

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA

(4)

$845 - $1305

192 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atrium Lofts at Cold Storage - Richmond, VA 23223
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(8)

Richmond, VA 23223

$1000 - $1650

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)

(8)

$1000 - $1650

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sundance Station - Richmond, VA 23294
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(2)

Richmond, VA 23294

$828 - $1061

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA

(2)

$828 - $1061

300 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Estates at Horsepen - Richmond, VA 23226
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(7)

Richmond, VA 23226

$1146 - $3676

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mill Trace Village - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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(59)

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$860 - $1090

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(59)

$860 - $1090

240 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wellesley Terrace - Richmond, VA 23233
13

Richmond, VA 23233

$841 - $1300

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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