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Overview of Henrico

Henrico, VA, serves as the county seat of Henrico County. The city boasts established neighborhoods filled with historic buildings as well as newer planned communities with modern amenities. Job opportunities abound in the city and the county, attracting families and young professionals alike.

Living in Henrico

In 1619, the city was established as one of Virginia's eight original counties when the state was still a colony. The county and city were named for Prince Henry, son of the English King James I. More than seven important battles took place around the county during the Civil War. Reminders of the city's past can be seen throughout many of the neighborhoods, such as the Stuart Monument, which marks the site where a Confederate general died in battle. Today, the population of Henrico surpasses 318,000.

Many residents enjoy the activities available at Three Lakes Park and Nature Center . With an aquarium, nature exhibits, and 90 acres of lakes woods and open space, the park is a great place to enjoy the outdoors and go hiking or fishing close to the city. Other popular events in the region include the annual Carytown Watermelon Festival, a folk festival and wine festivals. The Richmond International Raceway hosts NASCAR events twice a year.

The average commute time for residents of the region is about 22 minutes, making the city an ideal place to rent an apartment for those hoping to avoid a long trip to work. The city is also conveniently located 110 miles from Washington, D.C. Richmond International Airport is located in Henrico County. There is also an Amtrak train station and a bus system in the area.

Apartments in Henrico-Study

Local neighborhoods offer great apartment options for college students. Although there are no colleges or universities located in Henrico, more than 30 colleges and universities can be found in the region. South University and Strayer University are both located in the city of Glen Allen, just about 5 miles away from Henrico. Some other colleges located just 11 miles away in Richmond include Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond and J. Sargent Reynolds Community College.

Apartments in Henrico-Work

The region received a rank of 5 on the 2013 Forbes list of best cities for jobs. The top employers in the city and county include the county's school district, which employs over 6,500 people. Other top employers include the County and Capital One. The top jobs in the area are in management, the business and financial sector, education, and computers and IT.

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Richmond, VA 23224

$999 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Old Town Manchester)


$999 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
25

Richmond, VA 23236

$825 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Manchester)


$825 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
9

Richmond, VA 23224

$768 and up

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Blackwell)


$768 and up

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths
18

Ashland, VA 23005

$730 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA 23224

$899 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Old Town Manchester)


$899 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
1

Richmond, VA 23223

$736 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Church Hill North)


$736 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath
20

Richmond, VA 23223

$645 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Church Hill North)


$645 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath
30

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$889 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(30)

$889 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Richmond, VA 23223

$655 and up

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA


$655 and up

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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130

Ashland, VA 23005

$800 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA 23224

$687 and up

2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Piney Knolls, South Richmond)


$687 and up

2 Beds1 Bath
2

Richmond, VA 23223

$640 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (East End, Oakwood)


$640 and up

1-3 Beds1 Bath
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59

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$895 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(59)

$895 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
25

Midlothian, VA 23113

$1,015 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Midlothian, VA (Midlothian, The Village of Midlothian)

(25)

$1,015 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
55
20

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$930 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(20)

$930 and up

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Richmond, VA 23234

$645 and up

2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Hickory Hill, South Richmond)


$645 and up

2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA 23234

$525 and up

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Deerbourne, South Richmond)


$525 and up

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
6

North Chesterfield, VA 23235

$875 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

North Chesterfield, VA

(6)

$875 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths