Why you'd want to live in Chesterfield
Chesterfield County is bordered by Powhatan County to the north-east. The rest of it is bordered by two joining rivers- The James River and The Appomattox River. It lies between the rocky hills of the Central Virginia Piedmont area and the sandier and flatter coastal plain tidewater region. The county contains both of these geographies. Although some areas east of the county and south of the James River were annexed by Richmond City (Southside), the northern areas of the county are often also referred to as 'the southside' (especially by Richmonders). The county has no incorporated towns but is home to the communities of Midlothian, Bon Air, Meadowbrook, Bellwood, Salisbury, Brandermill and Chester. With 326,000 residents it's the third most populated county in Virginia. It was voted the seventeenth best place to live in America by the American City Business Journals. While retaining some rural retreat and old world charm, it has all the modern conveniences of an east coast metropolis: plentiful banking and high-end shopping, industry, and commerce, an ample transportation infrastructure, great schools and universities, and eclectic entertainment. In addition, it has tangible history and natural beauty.