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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.

Tuckahoe Creek - Richmond, VA 23229
31

Richmond, VA 23229

$890 - $1190

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Overlook At Brook Run - Richmond, VA 23227
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(2)

Richmond, VA 23227

$827 - $943

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

The Locks - Richmond, VA 23219
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(99)

Richmond, VA 23219

$880 - $2289

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Central Office, Downtown)

(99)

$880 - $2289

174 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Monroe Park Towers - Richmond, VA 23220
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(29)

Richmond, VA 23220

$769 - $1800

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Virginia Commonwealth University)

(29)

$769 - $1800

181 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1200 Semmes Avenue - Richmond, VA 23224
27

Richmond, VA 23224

$870 - $1795

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Manchester, Old South)


$870 - $1795

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Legends At Virginia Center - Glen Allen, VA 23059
25

Glen Allen, VA 23059

$915 - $1730

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shockoe Valley View Apartments - Richmond, VA 23223
25

Richmond, VA 23223

$879 - $1399

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill)


$879 - $1399

151 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Jefferson Townhouses - Richmond, VA 23223
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(3)

Richmond, VA 23223

$610 - $950

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill)

(3)

$610 - $950

238 Units 1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cameron Kinney - Richmond, VA 23223
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(4)

Richmond, VA 23223

$927 - $2279

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)

(4)

$927 - $2279

259 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Abbington West End - Henrico, VA 23228
19

Henrico, VA 23228

$849 - $1225

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cedarwood Manor - Highland Springs, VA 23075
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(8)

Highland Springs, VA 23075

$659 - $927

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Highland Springs, VA

(8)

$659 - $927

152 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

PortRVA - Richmond, VA 23224
10

Richmond, VA 23224

$725 - $1195

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$725 - $1195

102 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Spectrum Apartments - Richmond, VA 23232
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Richmond, VA 23232

$825 - $1600

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center, Virginia Union University)


$825 - $1600

103 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Greens At VA Center - Glen Allen, VA 23060
29
(6)

Glen Allen, VA 23060

$851 - $974

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Residences at the John Marshall - Richmond, VA 23219
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(8)

Richmond, VA 23219

$850 - $1650

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(8)

$850 - $1650

238 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

3600 West Broad - Richmond, VA 23230
23

Richmond, VA 23230

$845 - $1450

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$845 - $1450

191 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Miller Lofts - Richmond, VA 23224
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(17)

Richmond, VA 23224

$735 - $875

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(17)

$735 - $875

197 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Manchester Flats - Richmond, VA 23224
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(56)

Richmond, VA 23224

$696 - $1796

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(56)

$696 - $1796

214 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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