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220 Apartments for rent in Mechanicsville, VA

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Last updated November 16 at 4:19am UTC
Mill Trace Village Apartments
7160 Ellerson Mill Cir
Mechanicsville, VA
Updated November 16 at 1:55am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
9286 Crossover Dr
Mechanicsville, VA
Updated November 15 at 12:02pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
9417 Aynhoe Lane
Mechanicsville, VA
Updated November 15 at 12:01pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
7077 Brooking Way
Mechanicsville, VA
Updated November 15 at 11:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
10231 Castle Tower Rd
Mechanicsville, VA
Updated November 9 at 5:52am UTC
3 Bedrooms
7107 Port Lane
Mechanicsville, VA
Updated October 30 at 11:33pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Mechanicsville, VA
220 Ashbury Hills Dr
Chamberlayne, VA
Updated November 15 at 8:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
Results within 5 miles of Mechanicsville, VA
230 N 6th St
Richmond, VA
Updated November 16 at 12:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Vida East
1903 East Marshall Street
Richmond, VA
Updated November 16 at 12:10am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Deco at CNB
219 E Broad St
Richmond, VA
Updated November 16 at 4:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
LakeRidge Square
10267 Lakeridge Square Ct
Hanover County, VA
Updated November 16 at 4:18am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2001 East
2001 E Broad St
Richmond, VA
Updated November 15 at 7:10pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
West Broad Street
17 W Broad St
Richmond, VA
Updated November 16 at 4:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
City Guide
Confederate Country

People from all over the world are welcome to Mechanicsville, but Yanks should be warned, this is Confederate Country, where they honor the past by staging reenactments of important civil war battles (seven of which happened in the ville) and keeping the song of the south alive. Dont worry if you’re from the north that just means there’s plenty of tradition and a close-knit community, things families want anyway, and it doesn’t take long to find your place among them. If you’re a proud southerner, however, you’ll fit right in like a sock in a shoe. This is by no means the deep south, but having a bit of a drawl and an extra polite way about you will take you far. Make sure you hold that door open for others.

Planning a Move

Virginia has lots of to offer new residents, It’s rich with history, warm people and an exciting variety of entertainment, of both the indoor and outdoor sort. It also has four seasons, so heading south in the heat of summer or the dead of winter means taking some precautions. In the summer, that may just mean applying sunscreen and suffering the extra moisture of a humid area. But in the winter, plan for flurries of snow, bitter cold and difficult driving conditions. You’ll definitely need a car, by the way. Parts of Mechanicsville are pro-peds, but if youre not driving youre not really going anywhere but the corner store.

Planning the move in advance is also important. The vacancy rates run about average, but if you dont want to get stuck with a place thats less than ideal, or in a longer lease than you intended, make sure you start looking a few weeks in advance. At least the unemployment rate is low, so if you have yet to secure a job, you can probably attain one relatively quickly. Oh, and hopefully you want a rental home or property. Apartments of all sizes exist, especially in high rises closer to Richmond, but owners make up more than 80 percent of the housing here, so renters should opt for similar accommodations to fit in.


Mechanicsville isn’t huge, though it boasts a decent-sized population of around 36,000, but the neighborhoods around it and closer to Richmond offer some variability that the main town can’t always deliver. Theyre pretty similar, but those hoping for more singles, students or studios should pay attention to Highland Springs and Lakeside.

Mechanicsville: There are plenty of amenities here, and a stable housing market.

Chamberlayne: It’s a higher cost of living all around here, but with a better vacancy rate than Mville. There’s a nearby nursing college, big homes and a high-income population. It shows.

Highland Springs: Pay attention, renters! A lower cost of living, a more urban environment, and a fair amount of renters in studios - no wonder students like it. This is where the singles live.

Lakeside: Another inexpensive option, but with a a more walkable area. Older homes, but there are more renters.

Meet Virginia, she’s a beautiful land with a gorgeous climate and amenities to spare. The same is true of her inland town, Mechanicsville, which has oodles of straight-laced, hardworking types building all-American families amidst the arresting loveliness of the south. History, culture and education combine perfectly here, so gobble up some real estate before it gets out of reach.