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Overview of Mechanicsville

Nestled in the northeastern suburbs of Richmond, Mechanicsville, VA is a great place to live. The city ranked No. 84 on CNN/Money's 2009 list of America's Best Small Towns because of its rich Civil War history and surrounding natural attractions. Mechanicsville has become more suburban over the past few years, allowing the city's 36,000 residents to live a relaxed lifestyle. Search for Mechanicsville apartments for rent and find a unique community in eastern Virginia.

Living in Mechanicsville, VA

In 1836, a group of settlers from eastern states relocated to the open prairie that would later become Mechanicsville. The village grew quickly when a tract of the Northwestern Railroad was built through the area. Mechanicsville was incorporated in 1868, and today is one of Virginia's most historic cities.

With many well-kept subdivisions and neighborhoods, Mechanicsville residents enjoy the quiet comforts of home in this relaxed community. Families of all ages live in Mechanicsville rentals to enjoy Virginia's Southern lifestyle and all of the perks that come along with it. With the larger city of Richmond just seven miles away, Mechanicsville is perfectly situated to take advantage of some of the best business and educational opportunities in the state. Mechanicsville is also a very affordable place to live. The city's cost of living index is 94.6, which is lower than the United States average.

Mechanicsville Attractions and Special Events

Mechanicsville has many historical attractions, including the Beaverdam Creek, Cold Harbor and Gaines' Mill battlefields, the Polegreen Church, and the James River. The city hosts the annual Hanover Tomato Festival, which celebrates the local tomato crop. The festival includes many booths from local vendors and contests including the Hanover Tomato Contest, Best Dressed Tomato Contest, Little Miss/Tiny Miss Hanover Tomato, and Hanover Tomato Coloring Contest. The State Fair of Virginia also takes place near Mechanicsville and offers attendees the opportunity to experience the best attractions the state has to offer. The fair features agriculture exhibits and shows, live animals, carnival rides, catchy music, blue ribbon competitions, and arts and crafts booths.

To find a Mechanicsville apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

Sherwood Crossing - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
48

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$899 - $1150

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA


$899 - $1150

132 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mill Trace Village - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
21
(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

Chickahominy Bluff - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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(13)

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$870 - $995

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(13)

$870 - $995

120 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Beaverdam Creek - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
22
(9)

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$930 - $1068

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA

(9)

$930 - $1068

120 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Windmill Way - Mechanicsville, VA 23111
9

Mechanicsville, VA 23111

$855 - $915

2 Beds 0 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA


$855 - $915

50 Units 2 Beds 0 Baths

Hanover Crossing - Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Mechanicsville, VA 23116

$940 - $1200

2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mechanicsville, VA


$940 - $1200

220 Units 2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Terraces at Manchester - Richmond, VA 23224
57

Richmond, VA 23224

$1170 - $3500

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Manchester, Old Manchester...)


$1170 - $3500

148 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

11 North at White Oak - Richmond, VA 23223
10
(26)

Richmond, VA 23223

$599 - $789

2 Beds 1 Bath

The Preserve at Scotts Addition - Richmond, VA 23230
18
(3)

Richmond, VA 23230

$1080 - $1675

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Near West, Scott's Addition)

(3)

$1080 - $1675

194 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Square Apartments - Richmond, VA 23220
2

Richmond, VA 23220

$897 - $2379

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA (Near West, Virginia Commonwealth University)


$897 - $2379

152 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Cedar Broad - Richmond, VA 23223
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(58)

Richmond, VA 23223

$809 - $1686

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill)

(58)

$809 - $1686

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

American Tobacco Center - Richmond, VA 23223
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(54)

Richmond, VA 23223

$878 - $2031

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)

(54)

$878 - $2031

153 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Midtown Apartments - Gallery & Collection - Richmond, VA 23221
7

Richmond, VA 23221

$800 - $1755

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$800 - $1755

222 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Morningside Townhomes & Apartments - Richmond, VA 23225
23

Richmond, VA 23225

$749 - $1045

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Cedarhurst, Midlothian)


$749 - $1045

392 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

The James - Richmond, VA 23223
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(3)

Richmond, VA 23223

$619 - $979

1-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center)

(3)

$619 - $979

289 Units 1-4 Beds 1-4 Baths

The Village At Horsepen - Richmond, VA 23226
14
(10)

Richmond, VA 23226

$927 - $5029

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Carriage Hill - Richmond, VA 23228
48
(20)

Richmond, VA 23228

$930 - $1145

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA

(20)

$930 - $1145

664 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

The Estates at Horsepen - Richmond, VA 23226
28
(7)

Richmond, VA 23226

$1249 - $3684

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lucky Strike Lofts - Richmond, VA 23223
22

Richmond, VA 23223

$1237 - $2392

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)


$1237 - $2392

131 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shockoe Valley View Apartments - Richmond, VA 23223
25

Richmond, VA 23223

$859 - $1359

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill)


$859 - $1359

151 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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