Current MLS Listings for West Broad Village
Henrico County (Zone 22)
West Broad Village, located in Henrico County near the intersection of Broad Street, I 64 and Short Pump Town Center, represents a ground breaking shift in philosophy by Henrico County’s planning department. Allowing a mixed-use, high density and vertical development in suburban Richmond was a sharp departure from the normal model of cul-de-sac based housing in planned neighborhoods typically associated with western Henrico County.
WBV combines upscale townhomes in three sections (two built by Eagle Construction and one by Ryan Homes) with apartments, retail as well as intereperced office space. Both apartment residents and visitors can access street parking and parking decks while town home owners parking in their own 2 car garages. The town homes are well done by suburban standards, especially Eagle Construction’s ‘Brownstones,’ with 'Green' certifications, roof decks, elevators, gas cooking and other finishes consistent with luxury town home living.
The true appeal of WBV is proximity and walkability.
With much of the region’s most upscale and posh retail located close by at Short Pump Town Center and the region's most successful suburban office park (Innsbrook) minutes away, the community allows boht short commutes and one of the only true walkable environments in Henrico. Whole Foods anchors the community, as well as a host of restaurants and pubs which can serve the wishes of the ‘walk to dinner’ crowd. Additionally, the western Henrico location means the public schools are some of the strongest in the Metro for those who still have a need for educating their children.
Overall, the skepticism associated with this ‘new urbanist’ concept in western Henrico disappeared as the development sold as quickly as any in the history of Richmond and at trend setting pricing. The impact of West Broad Village will shape development practices in the decades to come as the public demands suburban options other than car-dependent detached single family home neighborhoods on 1/2 acre lots.