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Enjoy Richmond VA This Spring

With Spring’s arrival, now is the perfect time to go house hunting for Chesterfield VA homes at The Highlands Glen Kilchurn. With a few move-in ready homes, you could be in quickly and enjoying all that Richmond VA has to offer, as it’s only about a 30-minute drive from Chesterfield. Between Chesterfield and Richmond, there’s no shortage of shopping, dining and plenty of activities and entertainment. Here are a few Richmond highlights worth a visit.

For a fantastic blend of scenery and history, don’t miss The Canal Walk. Set along the banks of the waterway, this 1.25-mile walk guides you through four centuries of the city’s history. A blend of statues, sculptures, medallions, and various exhibits, along with museums and street art provide a vibrant exploration of Richmond life through the ages. Plus, there are restaurants along the way to stop and enjoy a nice meal and take in the scenery and do some people watching.

Continuing the history theme, be sure to visit the State Capitol Building. Designed in part by Thomas Jefferson, this Classical Roman-inspired building sits atop a hill amid six hectares of land. Completed in 1788, the striking white building has inspired numerous government buildings across the country. Tours of the building are available and offer interesting views and information, but don’t miss Capital Square. Here you’ll find monuments dedicated to important movements and famous Virginians ranging from Thomas Jefferson to Edgar Allen Poe – who has his own museum in Richmond, which is also worth a visit.

Richmond isn’t just about history – there’s science too! But don’t worry, this is the fun kind of science where you get to take a hands-on approach and interact with the exhibits. Kids are sure to enjoy it and a lot of adults enjoy it just as much, since the Science Museum of Virginia is designed to appeal to all ages. The hands-on experiences definitely make the information more interesting for everyone, with permanent exhibits arranged into themed spaces, including electricity, geology, and even space! Throughout the year, there are hundreds of special exhibits and events, so there’s always something to draw you back to the museum.

If you want to exercise your body instead of your mind or just relax outdoors, head to Belle Isle, part of the James River Park System. Accessed via a suspension footbridge, you’ll find a beautiful area surrounded by rocks flattened and smoothed over the years by the constant flow of water, creating an impressive view. During the summer, this is a popular place with locals who enjoy sunbathing on the rocks and even picnicking on them. There are also walking and mountain biking trails through the woodland where you’ll find old ruins and plenty of wildlife.

Finally, one specifically for the adults is the Hardywood Park Brewery. Richmond has the most microbreweries per capita in the country, but this is the most famous. You can tour the brewery before heading to the all-important tasting room, with options such as Capital Trail Pale Ale, the Cream Ale served with salt and lime, and even Gingerbread Stout. The brewery also hosts festivals, live music and a variety of special events throughout the year.

These are just a few of the many things to do and see in Richmond. Spend the day exploring the city, since it’s so close to the homes in Chesterfield VA at The Highlands Glen Kilchurn community. Plus, the community includes plenty of amenities right on site, including golf, tennis, walking trails, and even a restaurant. So whether you venture out to Richmond or stay home, you won’t be short of things to do, so contact us today to learn more about this amazing community.

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