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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.

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

Cameron Kinney - Richmond, VA 23223
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(4)

Richmond, VA 23223

$846 - $2262

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)

(4)

$846 - $2262

259 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Monroe Park Towers - Richmond, VA 23220
36
(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

Townsend Square Townhomes - Richmond, VA 23223
25
(8)

Richmond, VA 23223

$635

2 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Brauers, Eastview...)

(8)

$635

89 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

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

Brookfield Gardens Apartments - Richmond, VA 23222
19

Richmond, VA 23222

$675 - $825

2 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Chamberlayne Industrial Center)


$675 - $825

215 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

PortRVA - Richmond, VA 23224
8

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

West Broad Street - Richmond, VA 23220
31
(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

Coliseum Lofts - Richmond, VA 23220
45
(8)

Richmond, VA 23220

$750 - $1920

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Near West, West Broad Street)

(8)

$750 - $1920

123 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Meadows - Glen Allen, VA 23060
31
(4)

Glen Allen, VA 23060

$903 - $1361

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Glen Allen, VA

(4)

$903 - $1361

151 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The American Cigar Lofts - Richmond, VA 23223
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(4)

Richmond, VA 23223

$964 - $3113

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Church Hill, Tobacco Row)

(4)

$964 - $3113

171 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tuckernuck Trail - Richmond, VA 23294
28

Richmond, VA 23294

$750 - $1295

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gerwyn Manor - Sandston, VA 23150
1

Sandston, VA 23150

$720 - $875

2 Beds 1 Bath

Greens At VA Center - Glen Allen, VA 23060
30
(6)

Glen Allen, VA 23060

$851 - $974

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Somerset Glen - Richmond, VA 23225
19
(8)

Richmond, VA 23225

$580 - $910

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Forest View, Old South)

(8)

$580 - $910

522 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Aden Park & Glenway Green - Richmond, VA 23225
11

Richmond, VA 23225

$649 - $1022

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Midlothian, Westover)


$649 - $1022

388 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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