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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.

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Richmond, VA 23222

$725 - $825

2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center)


$725 - $825

2 Beds1 Bath
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Richmond, VA 23223

$629 - $999

1-4 Beds1-4 Baths

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center)

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$629 - $999

1-4 Beds1-4 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$750 - $1275

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Jackson Ward)


$750 - $1275

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23223

$670 - $1000

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill)

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$670 - $1000

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$575 - $1130

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Jackson Ward)


$575 - $1130

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23223

$910 - $1600

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)

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$910 - $1600

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$850 - $1600

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Near West, Newtowne West...)


$850 - $1600

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Glen Allen, VA 23060

$862 - $1250

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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Richmond, VA 23220

$700 - $1260

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Carver, Near West)


$700 - $1260

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$843 - $2245

Loft-Studio1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Broad Street Commercial, Downtown)

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$843 - $2245

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Richmond, VA 23219

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Loft1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)


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Loft1 Bath
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Richmond, VA 23219

$850 - $3100

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (City Center, Downtown...)

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$850 - $3100

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23219

$713 - $2003

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Capitol District, Central Office...)


$713 - $2003

Loft-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$815 - $1920

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA (Near West, West Broad Street)

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$815 - $1920

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths