198 Apartments for rent in Mechanicsville, VA

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Starting at $999
Updated 3 hrs ago
Hanover Crossing Apartments
9258 Hanover Crossing Dr
Mechanicsville, VA
2 Bedrooms
$999
Easy access to local amenities. On-site fitness center, roller hockey, volleyball and basketball courts, and a sauna. Play area, pool and dog park. Homes offer spacious layouts, vinyl plank flooring and energy-efficient appliances.
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Starting at $1,600
Updated 23 hrs ago
Crestline Lane
Crestline Lane
Mechanicsville, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $2,500
Updated 2 days ago
9021 Annex Ln
9021 Annex Ln
Mechanicsville, VA
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
Starting at $1,500
Updated 2 days ago
7002 Creighton Rd
7002 Creighton Rd
Mechanicsville, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $1,715
Updated 2 days ago
7096 Lighthouse Place
7096 Lighthouse Place
Mechanicsville, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,715
Starting at $1,350
Updated 6 days ago
6274 Banshire Drive
6274 Banshire Drive
Mechanicsville, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,650
Updated 8 days ago
10077 Chamberlayne Road
10077 Chamberlayne Road
Mechanicsville, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $2,295
Updated 9 days ago
9346 Cool Spring Rd.
9346 Cool Spring Rd.
Mechanicsville, VA
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
Starting at $1,595
Updated 14 days ago
8341 Wonderland Lane
8341 Wonderland Lane
Mechanicsville, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
Starting at $1,750
Updated 22 days ago
Kiwi Lane
Kiwi Lane
Mechanicsville, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
Starting at $1,695
Updated 1 month ago
8161 Creekside Village Drive
8161 Creekside Village Drive
Mechanicsville, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
Starting at $1,795
Updated 1 month ago
10477 Chamberlayne Rd.
10477 Chamberlayne Rd.
Mechanicsville, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
Starting at $1,200
Updated 2 months ago
7084 Senn Way
7084 Senn Way
Mechanicsville, VA
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,750
Updated 3 months ago
9026 Coolwater Lane
9026 Coolwater Lane
Mechanicsville, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
Starting at $1,795
Updated 3 months ago
10475 Chamberlayne Road
10475 Chamberlayne Road
Mechanicsville, VA
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
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Starting at $860
Updated 1 hr ago
Cedar Broad
1820 E Broad St
Richmond, VA
1 Bedroom
$860
2 Bedrooms
$1,213
3 Bedrooms
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New construction with rooftop lounge. High ceilings and stainless steel appliances. Walk-in closets, extra storage, and in-unit laundry. Community has game room, coffee bar, and bike storage. Key fob access.
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Starting at $1,024
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Raven Place
1710 E Broad St
Richmond, VA
1 Bedroom
$1,024
2 Bedrooms
$1,330
Near I-95 and Jefferson Park. On-site gym and garages available. Updated interiors including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and lots of storage. Dogs and cats welcomed. Patio or balcony in each unit.
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Starting at $1,579
Updated 1 hr ago
Broadway Apartments
312 E Broad St
Richmond, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,579
Just a mile from the central business district and near VCU. Near the James River Park System. On-site fitness center, package delivery, and a fitness center. Each home offers a rustic appeal with exposed brick.
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Starting at $925
Updated 1 hr ago
The Spectrum Apartments
2017 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA
1 Bedroom
$925
2 Bedrooms
$1,184
3 Bedrooms
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In-home washer and dryer, 24-hour fitness center, a dog park, stainless-steel appliances and valet trash are some of the amenities at this one- to three-bedroom apartment home community minute from I-64. Near the Fan District.
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Starting at $910
Updated 3 hrs ago
River Vista Apartments
1500 Forest Run Dr
Richmond, VA
1 Bedroom
$910
2 Bedrooms
$1,056
3 Bedrooms
$1,282
Near J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and Downtown Richmond. Recently renovated with fireplace, walk-in closets and updated appliances. On-site pool, playground, business center, dog park and tennis courts.
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Starting at $839
Updated 3 hrs ago
11 North at White Oak
11 N Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA
2 Bedrooms
$839
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Starting at $969
Updated 5 hrs ago
Atrium on Broad
115 E Broad St
Richmond, VA
Studio
$969
1 Bedroom
$1,069
2 Bedrooms
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Located in the Central Business District and near the James River. This luxury apartment building features loft-like ceilings, modern appliances, and polished concrete floors. Lots of natural light. Large skylights.
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Starting at $735
Updated 3 hrs ago
Village at the Arbors
5613 Crenshaw Rd
Richmond, VA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$735
3 Bedrooms
$950
A beautiful residential community. On-site resort-style pool, clubhouse, business center and playground. Apartments include updated appliances, plush carpet and vinyl plank floors in some areas. Close to area schools.
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Starting at $829
Updated 1 hr ago
Gerwyn Manor
5194 Gerwyn Cir
Sandston, VA
2 Bedrooms
$829
Spacious, pet-friendly two-bedroom townhomes boast a pool, generous kitchens and stackable washers and dryers. Minutes from White Oak Mall, and near employers in the Byrd Center Industrial Area and around the airport.
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City GuideMechanicsville

"Virgil Caine is my name and I drove on the Danville train / 'Til so much cavalry came and tore up the tracks again / In the winter of '65, we were hungry, just barely alive / I took the train to Richmond that fell / It was a time I remember, oh, so well / The night they drove old Dixie down / And all the bells were ringin' / The night they drove old Dixie down / And all the people were singin' / They went, 'Na, na, na, na, na, na...'" (-- The Band, "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down")

Loaded with history, all four seasons and a southern, family-friendly way, Mechanicsville, Virginia offers folks a contrivance free and easy going place. Just a few miles north of Richmond, MVille is a fairly suburban, nearly rural area on its way up. There are a whole host of other suburban amenities, like tasty local eateries (including a surprising selection of Asian foods) and an unusually high number of martial arts studios, but its easy to escape to the woods, the beach, or the big city with a little planning, so it suits just about everyone. Maybe that’s why housing values are skyrocketing? Either way, it’s hard to find anything to dislike about this place. Welcome home.

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.

Neighborhoods

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.

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