Colonial Heights

A Charming Life in Colonial Heights

With undeniable charm and a quaint ambiance, you’ll love the neighborhoods in Colonial Heights. There’s plenty to do, with a healthy mix of parks and recreation, the latest shopping, and festivals. Colonial Heights is an independent city in Virginia, and part of the Tri-Cities metropolitan area of greater Richmond. You’re close to plenty of amenities, while enjoying the pace of life only found in a smaller town. Let’s take a look at why residents absolutely love life in Colonial Heights!

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Colonial Heights At a Glance

Travel & Commute

  • Travel time to Richmond: 26 minutes
  • Travel time to Richmond International Airport: 29 minutes
  • Major highways: Interstate 95 and US Route 1

Quick Facts

  • Population is 18,170 people
  • Home to many historic places
  • Median home value is $250,000

Colonial Heights Attractions

Why Do Residents Choose Colonial Heights?

Parks & Recreation

With nine stunningly beautiful and superbly maintained parks in Colonial Heights, it's easy to get outdoors and enjoy your favorite sports or recreation activities. The Colonial Heights Appomattox River Trail System (CHARTS) is an ever-increasing oasis with easy water access along the river, perfect for fishing and calm canoe rides. You'll also find a skate park, plenty of soccer fields, and a swim and yacht club in Colonial Heights.


Historic buildings and other reminders of the past shade the landscape of Colonial Heights. Eight distinct structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Violet Bank Museum, a plantation house dating back to 1775. You'll find plenty of history and festivals at Fort Clifton, a Civil War archaeological site. And centuries-old grist mill Swift Creek Mill delights modern audiences with dinner and a show.


Colonial Heights Public Schools provide an excellent educational experience for students of all ages. Five fully-accredited schools educate 2,800 students between three elementary, one middle, and one high school. With smaller-than-average classroom sizes, students are encouraged by their teachers and peers in a friendly learning environment, and the curriculum strongly emphasizes careers in technology.


Each year, the town of Colonial Heights looks forward to one singular event: the Fort Clifton Festival. Each May, during Mother's Day weekend, the historic Civil War fort is transformed into a celebratory space for residents of Colonial Heights. Other highly-anticipated annual events include holiday favorites, including the annual Turkey Trot and Christmas Parade, and plenty of fairs, festivals, and expos throughout the year.

Other Favorites

Fans of antiques and automotive innovation won't be able to get enough of the Keystone Antique Truck & Tractor Museum. With more than 125,000 square feet showcasing hundreds of rare farm tractors dating from 1917 to 1960. And, you'll have some major fun at a Tri-City Chili Peppers baseball game as they take on the competition in the Coastal Plain League; it's a new favorite pastime of residents of Colonial Heights.

Colonial Heights Homebuying Resources

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