Mechanicsville, Virginia

The Location

Mechanicsville is located in Hanover County, Virginia. The city is home to more than 36,000 residents.

The region’s economy is powered by 12 Fortune 1000 headquarters, education, healthcare, recreation, manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals, as well as the chemical, biotechnology and semiconductor industries.

Mechanicsville is served by the Richmond International Airport, Greyhound Lines bus service, Greater Richmond Transit Company, several major highways and Amtrak rail service.

Arts and Entertainment

The region is steeped in American history, with historical buildings, battlefield sites and preserved artifacts, such as Beaverdam Depot, Church Quarter, Hanover Tavern and Polegreen Church.

It is also home to more than 1,500 acres of parks, trails, athletics fields and boat launch sites. Residents enjoy tennis, swimming, soccer, jogging, basketball, horseback riding, biking and more in the area’s many recreational facilities.

The nearby Kings Dominion amusement park has more than 60 rides (including 15 roller coasters) as well as many shows and attractions for the entire family. 

The region is home to countless annual events, including the Hanover Tomato Festival, Ashland Strawberry Faire, Virginia Wine Expo, Virginia Commonwealth University’s French Film Festival, Broad Appétit, Historic Garden Week, Friday Cheers, NASCAR Weekend at Richmond International Raceway, Strawberry Hill Races and the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship, to name a few.

Education

Mechanicsville is served by Hanover County Public Schools as well as several neighboring private schools.

Hanover County is home to Randolph-Macon College, a private liberal arts and sciences college. Nearby Richmond is home to 10 four-year colleges and universities as well as 13 two-year institutions, along with multiple professional programs.

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