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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 23230

$1,244 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Carytown - Museum District)

(10)

$1,244 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA 23223

$880 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Bottom)


$880 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA 23219

$920 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Slip)


$920 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23223

$950 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Bottom)


$950 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
12

Sandston, VA 23150

$799 and up

2 Beds1 Bath

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Richmond, VA 23221

$1,115 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Carytown - Museum District, The Museum District)


$1,115 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23220

$821 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Carytown - Museum District, The Museum District)

(3)

$821 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23224

$905 and up

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Manchester)


$905 and up

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths
19

Richmond, VA 23230

$1,020 and up

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Richmond, VA 23228

$899 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

12

Richmond, VA 23224

$850 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Westover Hills - Forest Hill Park, Woodland Heights)


$850 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23228

$905 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA (Dumbarton)

(20)

$905 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Richmond, VA 23231

$504 and up

2-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA 23224

$625 and up

2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Swansboro West, Westover Hills - Forest Hill Park)


$625 and up

2 Beds1 Bath
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Richmond, VA 23294

$1,045 and up

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Richmond, VA 23224

$635 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (McGuire, South Richmond)


$635 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Richmond, VA 23225

$705 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA (Cedarhurst, Westover Hills - Forest Hill Park)


$705 and up

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Richmond, VA 23229

$982 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths