Known for its connection with the Civil War, Mechanicsville was the scene of several major battles and a number of skirmishes. A portion of the battlefield that existed during the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek in June of 1862 has been preserved by the National Park Service and made a part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Residents are drawn to the area for more than its history, however. There are some excellent finds in homes here, including country homes with acreage, newly constructed homes and single-family residences in neighborhoods with good schools.

Mechanicsville, part of the metro Richmond, Virginia, area, is located just seven miles from the state capital. The population is listed at 30,464 and the average age of residents is 36. People who live here enjoy a quieter life away from the big city, but they also like being close enough to take advantage of Richmond's amenities and, if applicable, a short daily commute.

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