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Discover Glen Allen VA

Glen Allen is part of the greater metro area of Richmond, which is essentially a kaleidoscope of suburbs. Among those suburbs is the River Mill community that offers more than the average suburb. With a playground, pool, workout pavilion, walking trails, and more, River Mill is more like a charming village. Add in the additional appeal of Glen Allen and all it offers, and you see why people are so taken by the town and why so many want to buy new homes in Glen Allen VA.

Glen Allen, VA, is almost the unicorn of suburban towns. It’s considered one of the best places to live in Virginia, and with its beautiful natural spaces, urban conveniences, yet a relaxed way of life, it’s not hard to see why Glen Allen is so popular. Sure, it’s close to Richmond, but you’ll find more than enough locally to keep you entertained, letting you spend more quality time with your family and friends.

Thanks to a fairly temperate climate that lets you enjoy the outdoors for much of the year, it’s no surprise that an effort has been made to ensure plenty of green areas and parks that appeal to all ages. For easy walks, picnics, and an appreciation of nature, Echo Lake Park is a popular choice. For those who take a more active approach, there’s the Laurel Recreation & Skate Park, ideal for kids to play, have fun, explore their interests, and show off a little, whether it’s their first ollie or a new personal time or number.

For those with a love of the arts, the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen offers visual, literary, and performing arts throughout the year, as well as a place for locals to learn and practice new talents. They even host handmade festivals occasionally, bringing together neighbors to show off and sell some of their wares and artworks. There are also more traditional museums in town, along with spas, golf courses, and even Meadow Farm. This bit of living history was built in 1860 and provides guests with a view of rural life just before the Civil War, showing both the good and the bad aspects of life on a farm at the time.

Wherever you live, there’s the need for some good food. Classic American is popular in Glen Allen, but it’s hardly limited to burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and other favorites. You’ll find plenty of other cuisines represented, including Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Thai, Italian and other Mediterranean offerings.

Of course, there’s plenty of shopping, both big box and local shops, from daily needs to fancy fripperies. Glen Allen offers something for everyone and our River Mill community tries to offer something for a wide range of home buyers, as well. If you’re in the market for one of the new homes in Glen Allen VA, contact us to learn more about River Mill and the various homes and lots we have available. Glen Allen is a delightful place to call home, so don’t hesitate to find your own ideal home here in this welcoming town. We’re happy to help!

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