Chesterfield has an array of awards to its name, making it an attractive place to call home for many Virginians. In 2004 Chesterfield was named the 17th best place to live in America by the American City Business Journals, and in 2013 Chesterfield received nine achievement awards from the National Association of Counties. The Chesterfield Country Public Schools represents the local school system, which itself has received the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award. Communities located within Chesterfield include places like Bellwood, Courthouse, Manchester, Meadowbrook, Rockwood, and Woodlake, among many others. The area of Chesterfield had been settled by English explorers as early as 1607, with Chesterfield as it is now named coming into existence by 1749.
Chesterfield County is located near the Virginia state capital of Richmond in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The James River and the Appomattox River provide natural borders for the area, and the county seat is the Chesterfield Court House. In 2010 Chesterfield was named third for being the most populous county in Virginia, and the northern areas of Chesterfield are referred to as Metropolitan Richmond's "South Side." Chesterfield is home to moderately-priced houses and neighborhoods that are cleanly built and maintained.SHOW MORE