As far back as America can remember, people consistently set out to experience the finer things in life. Near Richmond, Virginia, that equated to a resort experience in Bon Air. Bon Air was established as a summer resort town eight miles outside of Richmond, by the railroad, appreciated for its higher elevation, clean air, and separation from what had become an industrial lifestyle. By the 20th century, Bon Air had evolved to become a middle class neighborhood encompassing 8.36 square miles – but is still appreciated for its altitude, 200 square feet above sea level, higher than most of Richmond. Bon Air translates to “good air”.
The census designated place within chesterfield County is a suburb of Richmond. Within Bon Air is a historic district, Victorian design, and the nostalgia of years gone by.
The sun shines on Bon Air an average of 204 days of the year, with 113 days measurable precipitation. The area receives 43 inches of rain annually, and 14 inches of snow. Summer temperatures are approximately 89 degrees, with winter lows plunging to 28 degrees.
Within Chesterfield County, Bon Air contains a variety of public, private, and specialty schools. Bon Air elementary served as Patricia Reilly Giff’s inspiration for The Kids of the Polk Street School, a series of children’s books.
Work commutes in Bon Air average 23 minutes, 11 percent lower than the national average. Seven percent of the area’s employed carpool, 1.4 percent travel by public transit – 73 percent lower than the national average, and 3.3 percent work from home.
Annual household income was averaged at approximately $62,957, with median home values estimated at just under $200,000.
With a foundation of resort lifestyles and the evolution supporting the middle-class, rich in history, peppered with Victorian Style, Bon Air, a Richmond Suburb, could offer all the comforts of home.
Contact The Wright Choice Team at 804-307-2589 today to schedule a tour of available houses throughout Bon Air.
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