Glen Allen Real Estate
Located in Henrico County, Glen Allen offers residents a suburban feel and is known for its abundance of amenities and quality education.
Henrico County Public Schools serves a diverse community of over 320,000 located at the west, north, and east of the city of Richmond. It is the 6th largest public school division in Virginia, made up of 72 schools serving over 50,000 students.
Henrico County Public Schools is known for their academic excellence. 17 division schools earned 2016 Virginia Index of Performance Awards for advance learning and achievement, making them have the most schools earning this distinction in the Richmond Region. Henrico Schools also lead central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
Each of the division’s high schools host an academic specialty center, allowing students to pursue their interest in a preferred area, such as engineering, world languages, etc.
Glen Allen, Virginia, has parks and green areas in which the whole family can have fun. For adventurous folks, there is the Laurel Recreation & Skate Park, while those who prefer a nice stroll can opt for the nature trail at Echo Lake Park. Henrico County is also home to over 60 associations for youth sports, so there is no shortage of activities for the kids.
Classic American dining is a popular option in Glen Allen, but the area also has plenty to offer those whose palates prefer variety, including Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Mediterranean. Local stores and bigger businesses are available so residents have quick access to shopping. Plus, there are opportunities for museum days, spa trips, golf games, and more.
NEIGHBORHOODS AND HOMES
Fortunately for home-buyers, the Glen Allen neighborhood is known for its stable housing market. Glen Allen attracts people who want to avoid the bustle of Richmond proper, but will appreciate the 13-mile commute away from the city. There are large homes with four or more bedrooms, as well as more modest options for smaller families. Many homes for sale in Glen Allen offer large lots and space to roam. Most houses are occupied by single families who like the area’s sense of tranquility and its impressive high school graduation rates.
What do you think? Are you interested in moving to Glen Allen? If you want to find out more information about this community, or any community in Greater Richmond area, give The Yeatman Group a call at 804.NEW.HOME, we’d love to talk to you!