7.5 out of 10

Old Washington Hwy, Glen Allen

37.6820514856314 -77.5020349727831
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Quite Rural Near Major Shopping Center, Designated Bike Route"

Old Washington Hwy is a hidden treasure for those that enjoy a quite Hanover County setting within minutes of major shopping complexes (VA Center Commons and surrounding centers). Access to the interstate is also only minutes away. The street is literally 15 minutes to most popular Richmond destinations: airport, downtown, Innsbrook/Short Pump or historic Ashland (less than 10 minutes).

Major commercial development began on Route 1 (5 minutes away) upon completion of the new Altlee/Elmont interchange (near I-95 & I-295), which was finished a few years back. Home Depot, Dick's Sporting Goods, Panera, Best Buy, Target and numerous restaurant franchises, if it isn't here yet you'll soon find it on Route 1.

New housing developments are slowing cropping up along Old Washington Hwy and most of the older homes on several acre lots are rising quickly in value - more than holding their own in the real estate downturn given there aren't that many around.

Old Washington Hwy is a designated bicycle route and you'll see dozens of riders any day of the week; hundreds pass by the homes on weekends. Wildlife abounds and you'll see deer, fox and the like often if you are near the Chickahominy River.

On the down side, no public transportation nearby and little with respect to night life other than the Iron Horse and Ashland Coffee & Tea.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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