The Meadows at Manakin
The Meadows at Manakin, located in Eastern Goochland County, is one of Richmond’s most special neighborhoods.
The neighborhood was developed on a 1,000 acre farm in the later 1980’s and by the middle 2000’s was largely built out. The original farmhouse still sits high on the hill overlooking the River Road entrance and sets the tone for the neighborhood.
The Meadows is largely defined by its larger wooded home sites of typically between 4 and 6 acres. The homes, as one would imagine, are well spaced from one another and offer the residents a unique blend of community and privacy.
The homes in The Meadows are varied architecturally and extremely well done. Some of Richmond’s most spectacular architecture can be found here. The combination of lot sizes and varied residential architecture gives the neighborhood a feel that is about as far from the planned community model used so often in Western Henrico and Chesterfield as one could imagine.
The Meadows is close to several of the regions best country clubs including Kinloch, Hermitage and Richmond Country Club. Additionally, the sprawling West Creek development brings some of the region's largest employers near by (CarMax, Capital One.) Access to Richmond's best retail in Short Pump means The Meadows benefits from proximity to the Short Pump Town Center and the West Broad Village development.
The neighborhood is accessed by Route 288 to River Road (Route 6) and Hermitage Road from Broad Street.
In addition to the large lot sizes, the Meadows offers community access to Dover Lake for family gatherings or recreation. The homes in the Meadows do not have access to the public utilities and require wells and septic fields.