Western Hanover

If you are looking for idyllic rural life - whether to actively farm or just to have room to stretch - Western Hanover may be for you. The area boasts historic properties and plentiful parkland. But don't expect to find strip malls or big developments. Instead, Western Hanover is known for open fields and a quiet way of life.

Key Features

Room to Roam: Western Hanover is predominantly a rural environment with farms, large lot subdivisions, and homes on acreage. The large majority of homes in this area are on wells and/or septic systems due to its rural nature.

Roadmap through History: Whether you are on a destination hunt to find the old Sycamore Tavern or traveling through Hanover by retracing the steps of the old Richmond to Charlottesville stagecoach line, you’ll bump up against signs of our nation’s fathers and the early years of America.

Nest Picks

Ashland Berry Farm

Though no longer offering pick-your-own berries, the Ashland Berry Farm is known for its expansive garden center and family-friendly acitivies like fall hayrides and pumpkin patches. Feeling brave? Bring a group of friends and travel through one of the Halloween haunted mazes.


Visit the pre-Revolutionary War home of Patrick Henry, of the famous "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech. “Hands on Second Saturdays” teach the crafts and customs of the 18th century.

Balloons Over Virginia

Did you know that once you have taken a hot air balloon ride you can call yourself an aeronaut? What better way to check out the pastoral countryside of Western Hanover than by balloon piloted by Balloons Over Virginia?!

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