Goochland was founded in 1728 and is a census-designated place that is the county seat of Goochland County. It is included in the Greater Richmond Region and is located approximately 32 miles from Richmond, although parts of Goochland County are actually only about 13 miles west of Richmond. Goochland originally included all of the land from Tuckahoe Creek, on both sides of the James River and as far west as the Blue Ridge Mountains.This area is an excellent choice for anyone seeking housing in a rural area with a lot of open space. It is especially popular with the equine set, and you can find many lovely horse properties in Goochland. And, of course, there are also a few residential developments, such as The Meadows, which offer large, upscale homes on acreage.
Goochland is also a great spot for river lovers. Its Tucker Park at Maidens Crossing, for example, offers residents 1,200 feet of access directly on the banks of the James River.
Contributors to Goochland’s increased growth in the early 2000s was the construction of the West Creek Business Park, as well as the completion of Richmond’s semi-circumferential State Route 288. The latter connected the county to the major travel corridors of I-64 and I-95. The industrial park began attracting many businesses, including the corporate headquarters for Farm Bureau of Virginia and Performance Food Group (PFG), as well as Hallmark Youth Care, and CarMax.
Goochland has been dubbed the “Best Suburb for Country Folks”. If having some “space” and acreage is your speed, then Goochland is the place for you!
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