Bon Air

Richmonders used to summer in Bon Air, which was named for the good air that supposedly had restorative properties. With home styles that vary from late 19th century Victorians to new construction, Bon Air is an eclectic enclave just outside of the city center. Bon Air is situated on the northwestern edge of Chesterfield County and is known for its mix of historic Victorian homes, modern ranchers, well-planned neighborhoods, and tree-lined streets. Bon Air has a population of around 10,000 residents, and the median home price is around $300,000. The area has a mix of residential and commercial areas, with many small businesses and shops located along the main street. Bon Air is also home to several parks and recreational areas, including nearby stretches of the James River Park and Larus Park. The area is known for its strong sense of community, with many neighborhood events and activities organized throughout the year. Furthermore, it is also a popular location for families, as it has highly rated public and independent schools.

Key Features

Proximity to Activity: Living in Bon Air means quick access to Downtown Richmond, the Southside, the riverside parks of the James River, and shopping at both Short Pump Town Center and Stony Point Fashion Park.

Classic Architecture: Bon Air features some of the most interesting Victorian and Edwardian homes and buildings in the City of Richmond, and even plays host to the annual Victorian Days celebration.

Don't miss the Spaghetti a la Greek!

Joe's Inn's Bon Air location has just as loyal a following as the original Fan location, and way more seating. Great burgers, salads, and brunch, but if you're up for pasta (and you like Feta cheese), don't miss the Spaghetti a la Greek. But don't try to eat the whole thing!

Shannon Harton

Nest Picks

Coco + Hazel

Bigger isn’t always better, but at Coco & Hazel, over-the-top milkshakes are the name of the ice cream game. Mega toppings including slices of coconut cream and chocolate-peanut butter pies, churros, cotton candy, confetti cake, black-and-white and sprinkle cookies, and stacks of brownies will adorn the tops of the Homestead Creamery-based shakes for the ultimate indulgence.

Joe's Inn

Joe's Inn is a popular restaurant located in the Bon Air shopping center. It is known for its casual atmosphere and traditional Italian-American cuisine, including pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. The menu features many classic dishes and daily specials. Founded in the historic Fan District, Joe's Inn has been in business since the 1950s and has a reputation for friendly service and great food. It is a local favorite, and a must-visit for anyone looking for a casual and delicious Italian meal in the area.

The Butcher at Bon Air

Whether you're looking to grill your dinner or grab it to go, you'll find a variety of options at the Butcher at Bon Air. The owner also plays in a bluegrass band, and you can book him and his butcher shop fare for events!

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