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Living in Sandston, VA

Sandston, Virginia, is a community that serves as a suburb to the state capitol of Richmond, and it developed during World War I as a home for military officers and enlisted men. Nevertheless, it is a thoroughly modern community whose residents enjoy the suburban lifestyle and easy access to all of the attractions and options offered by its proximity to Richmond.

Richmond International Airport in Sandston, VA

Living and Working in Sandston

Sandston residents have a variety of things to do, from good dining to recreational activities. The town offers a number of parks and green spaces to those who live in the area, and the Greater Richmond Region offers a wealth of employment, nightlife, and arts and cultural activities. Among these are the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, the Valentine local history museum, and Libby Hill Park. Local dining includes Bubba's Restaurant and Grill and the Roma Ristorante Italiano. With access to public transportation and some of the top hospitals in the nation, Sandston is ideal for those looking to buy a home in the region.

NASCAR is a major attraction in the area, and Sandston residents have easy access to the Richmond International Speedway. Local attractions include the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the James River, and a number of historical sites dating back to the Civil War. Whether your passion is sports, outdoor activities, or local and national activities, Sandston real estate puts you in easy access to the activities you enjoy.

Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston, VA

Top Cities

The Richmond area, including those homes in Sandston, has been ranked in many national publications' "top cities" lists over the past decade. It has been named as one of the top 20 happiest cities for young professionals and one of the nation's "Best Bang-for-the-Buck Cities" by Forbes Magazine, the 12th most fit cities by the American College of Sports Medicine, the healthiest city in America and one of the best for families by, one of the top seven cities for trail runners by Trail Runner magazine, and one of the top cities for filmmakers by MovieMaker.

Aircraft at the Virginia Aviation Museum in Sandston, VA

Sandston, VA, Housing

Homes in Sandston are largely single-family homes including ranch houses, split-level and two-story houses. The suburb offers to Sandston homeowners all of the comfort and community feel of a classic postwar suburb while maintaining ease of access to the nearby city. Public transportation is available, making for an easy commute to work and play. This community has a lot to offer those looking to move into the Richmond area and take advantage of the city's arts and cultural options, while avoiding the hustle and bustle of urban life.


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What Locals Love

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  • NASCAR lovers catch all the latest action at the Richmond International Speedway, home to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Xfinity Series.
  • Park space is aplenty, including the Libby Hill Park, which features phenomenal views of the James River and city skyline, as well as an ornamental fountain and a monument erected in 1894.
  • Literary fans find that spending the day at the Edgar Allan Poe museum is a wonderful way to admire the world’s finest collection of the famous writer’s manuscripts, letters, and other memorabilia.


Sandston Real Estate at a Glance

  • 31 Homes Sold*
  • 60 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $262,500 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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