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Chesterfield County is one of the most populated counties in the state of Virginia, with a population of approximately 335,687 people. Due to the size of the population, you may be surprised to find that the sense of community is alive and well in this county.
The residents, business owners, and local government in Chesterfield County work together to strengthen the bonds of the community and create a beautiful place to call home. This county was named The 17th Best Place to Live in American for a reason!
Founded in 1749, and named in honor of the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, this county has a rich history that reaches as far back as the settlement of Jamestown. Once a part of Henrico County, Chesterfield County was made an independent county and the Chesterfield Court House was set up as the county seat. Except for a brief period of time, the Chesterfield Court House has remained the county seat since the founding in 1749.
While residents celebrate the history of their fine county, they enjoy the present and look forward to a bright future. The economy of Chesterfield County thrives with the support of businesses such as DuPont, United Parcel Service, WalMart, and CJW Medical Center. This is a community that fully supports the growth of small businesses and encourages new business owners to put down roots in Chesterfield County.
Students in this county are served by Chesterfield County Public Schools. This school district enrolls approximately 58,000 students in 38 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 11 high schools. One of the key factors in the success of this school district is their dedication to staying current with today’s technology and social media. This helps the community to stay informed and connected to the schools that educate their children.
Residents enjoy plenty of sunshine with around 205 days of sunny weather per year. The average high temperature is 90 degrees, with the hottest month being July. The average cold temperature is 30 degrees, with the coldest month being January. This area averages 44 inches of rain per year and gets about 8 inches of snow.
Residents of Chesterfield County are close enough to Richmond to enjoy the benefits of a large city without compromising on the comforting feeling of being in a close-knit community. Contact The Wright Choice Team at 804-307-2589 today to schedule a tour of available houses throughout Chesterfield County.