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Chesterfield VA Real Estate

Chesterfield County, to include Midlothian, has seen the largest spike in home sales in the last few years with major new construction with some of the popular new homes communities like Hallsley, Harpers Mill, Magnolia Green, Tarrington, Founder’s Bridge and many more. The spike has been well received and with that businesses have thrived and the population has expanded and widened in the Chesterfield County footprint.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 437 square miles of which 423 square miles is land and 14 square miles is water.

Chesterfield County is largely bordered by two rivers which define miles of its boundaries. The major adjoining cities each originated at the head of navigation of these river, called the fall line. There, the hillier and rockier Piedmont region falls to the sandy and mostly flat eastern coastal plain Tidewater region, a change which creates barriers for ships going upstream on the rivers. Chesterfield County includes areas of both regions.

Richmond and Manchester were formed at the fall line of the James River. Most of the northern portion of Chesterfield County is part of what is called Richmond’s “South Side”. As the James River flows east to Richmond and then turns almost due south below the fall line for about 8 miles (13 km) before turning east, Henrico County encompasses much of Richmond’s West End, North Side, and East End areas.

Chesterfield County borders on the Appomattox River to the south. Much of the southern and eastern portions of the county are considered part of the Tri-Cities area, which includes Petersburg, located at the fall line.

Chesterfield County is a FIRST CHOICE community in which to live, work, raise a family and play. More than 318,000 people make Chesterfield their home, and we credit the county’s popularity to the excellent programs and services it provides, as well as the overall quality of life. To help make your transition as smooth as possible, we’ve compiled the following information.


Water and wastewater services: Call 804-748-1291 during business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., excluding holidays. Chesterfield County provides water and wastewater services. A deposit maybe required for residential customers and a $300 deposit is required for all businesses or commercial customers that are renting. Residential tenants must bring an original, written lease for the property for which they are seeking service before the service can be established. There is a $15 fee to open an account. For more information, visit Chesterfield’s website.

Trash and Recycling

Private contractors (listed in phone book) provide weekly residential trash pickup. More information can be found at Chesterfields landfill website. The curbside recycling program is available to every single-family home in the county. For more information, call 804- 340-0900. Also, collection containers are located throughout the county for drive-up and drop-off recycling of glass containers, mixed paper, aluminum and newspaper.

Leaf burning is prohibited in most of the county. For more information about leaf burning, please call the Fire and Life Safety Division at 804-748-1426.

Homes for Sale in Chesterfield VA

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