Want to move to Short Pump? Get your documents together and have them ready when you go to search for an apartment. When you see an apartment you like, you’ll want to put in your paperwork immediately. Bring copies of everything you can think of, including your ID, bank statements, credit history, former landlord references, and bank statements.
Some properties in Short Pump are for rent--about 35 percent of them. The rest of it are owner occupied. The vacancy rate here is relatively low, coming in at about 5.9 percent. The median home cost ain’t cheap! It’s more than double the national median, so don’t fool yourself into thinking you’re going to find a bargain here. Instead, just know that you’re getting your money’s worth. The town is beautiful and the residents love it for many reasons.
The Town Center, where most of the action takes place in Short Pump however, the city has many other neighborhoods that offer unique and eclectic alternatives to bigger city life. Here are some of the more popular neighborhoods in town:
Grey Oaks: This is one of the newer neighborhoods that features wonderful amenities like a pool and courts. Homes are expensive here, so apologize to your savings in advance!
Church Run: A community with big grassy yards and lovely, large houses. Don't worry, you can still tell your relatives they're "too small" to host Thanksgiving. They won't catch on.
Twin Hickory: This is a huge and popular community with housing options ranging from small apartment rentals to large family homes.
Short Pump has a lot to offer its residents. It’s located near Richmond and the Blue Ridge mountains, so it’s got proximity to a big city as well as amazing scenic views. No wonder the population keeps growing and growing! There are many new shopping centers cropping up, and places like Home Goods, Whole Foods, Trader Joes and many others are becoming more commonplace. There are many food options as well; Keagan’s Irish Pub, The Halligan Bar & Grill, Bonefish Grill and the Wine Loft are local favorites. There’s a great comedy club that draws in crowds, and the town center has even more shopping, restaurants and spas.