What was once mostly an agricultural community is now a blend of agribusiness, horses, and homes, as Metro Richmond continues to creep farther and farther from the urban core. You’ll find growing communities beside the growing wheat.

Key Features

Horses: If you are an equestrian, Goochland is undoubtedly the place to be. For recreational riders all the way to Olympic level competitors, whether Western or dressage or traditional hunt clubs, the local horse culture is centered in Goochland County. Photo credit: Edgar Zuniga

Golf Course Communities: If you are looking for an estate home in a golf course community, Goochland County may be the place for you. Subdivisions like Kinloch feature estate-sized homes on world-class golf courses. While you will pay for the privilege, the extremely low real estate tax rate for the county helps a bit.

Nest Picks

Westcreek Park

Home to some of the largest companies in the Richmond area, including the massive Capital One campus, Westcreek Park lies right over the border from western Henrico County. The office park hosts a number of athletic events each year, and you can often find road bikers taking advantage of the wide, curving roads. The Richmond Strikers, one of the largest youth soccer organizations in the Greater Metropolitan area, has a soccer facility within Westcreek.

Breweries and Wineries

Goochland is the latest frontier for breweries and wineries in Central Virginia. Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Midnight Brewery, and Kindred Spirit Brewing all call Goochland home. Elk Island Winery and Byrd Cellers have also planted roots in the area.

Tanglewood Ordinary

Tanglewood Ordinary is a restaurant and inn in Goochland and is the home of Grandma's Sunday Dinner, with some of the best fried chicken in Virginia. Plan a drive on a pretty Sunday afternoon and bring your appetite! Meals are served family style and are all you can eat.

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