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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.Ā 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.comĀ® is happy to help you find your next home.

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17th Street Lofts
2

Richmond, VA 23219

$925+

Loft1 Bath

17th Street Lofts

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Bottom)

(2)

$925+

Loft1 Bath
Residences at the John Marshall
10

Richmond, VA 23219

$900+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Residences at the John Marshall

Richmond, VA (City Center, Downtown)

(10)

$900+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Coliseum Lofts
8

Richmond, VA 23220

$805+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

8 Units Available

Coliseum Lofts

Richmond, VA (Carver)

(8)

$805+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
8 Units Available
5
Manchester Motorworks

Richmond, VA 23220

$799+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

3 Units Available

Manchester Motorworks

Richmond, VA


$799+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3 Units Available
Monroe Park Towers
29

Richmond, VA 23220

$812+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Monroe Park Towers

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Monroe Ward)

(29)

$812+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
American Tobacco Center
55

Richmond, VA 23223

$926+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

American Tobacco Center

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Bottom)

(55)

$926+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
7
The Edge Apartments

Richmond, VA 23223

$1,078+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Edge Apartments

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Bottom)


$1,078+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Marshall Springs At Gayton West
73

Glen Allen, VA 23059

$1,195+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

6 Units Available

Marshall Springs At Gayton West

Glen Allen, VA

(73)

$1,195+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
6 Units Available
Park Plaza at Belvidere
5

Richmond, VA 23220

$1,002+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Park Plaza at Belvidere

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Monroe Ward)

(5)

$1,002+

1-3 Beds1-3 Baths
18
American Heritage Apartments

Richmond, VA 23219

$989+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

American Heritage Apartments

Richmond, VA (Downtown)


$989+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
First National Apartments
48

Richmond, VA 23219

$1,025+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7 Units Available

First National Apartments

Richmond, VA (Downtown)

(48)

$1,025+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
7 Units Available
The Lofts and Upper Lofts At Canal Walk

Richmond, VA 23223

$970+

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths

The Lofts and Upper Lofts At Canal Walk

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Bottom)


$970+

Loft-2 Beds1-2 Baths
Glenns At Millers Lane

Richmond, VA 23231

$870+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Glenns At Millers Lane

Richmond, VA


$870+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
25
Cookie Factory Lofts
14

Richmond, VA 23220

$900+

Loft-Studio1-2 Baths

Cookie Factory Lofts

Richmond, VA

(14)

$900+

Loft-Studio1-2 Baths
Overview

Richmond, VA 23223

$1,305+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Overview

Richmond, VA (Downtown, Shockoe Bottom)


$1,305+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Greens At VA Center
14

Glen Allen, VA 23060

$957+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

2 Units Available

Greens At VA Center

Glen Allen, VA

(14)

$957+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
2 Units Available
Cedarwood Manor
8

Highland Springs, VA 23075

$680+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cedarwood Manor

Highland Springs, VA

(8)

$680+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
18
Cary West

Richmond, VA 23220

$633+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Cary West

Richmond, VA (Randolph)


$633+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
Charter Creek
11

Ashland, VA 23005

$995+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Charter Creek

Ashland, VA

(11)

$995+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
19
Kensington Place & Patterson Place

Richmond, VA 23221

$799+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Kensington Place & Patterson Place

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


$799+

1-2 Beds1 Bath