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Old 06-18-2017, 07:08 AM
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Just curious, what are the more affluent suburbs of Richmond?

I know Short Pump and Wyndham are considered to be at the top of the list, but what about other areas? I have heard Midlothian, Tuckahoe, and Glen Allen are all well-to-do. Any other areas?

And of these areas, which tend to be more open and welcoming to minorities?
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:27 AM
Location: Midlothian, VA
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What kind of neighborhood are you looking for. Affluent doesn't mean has the items your looking for. If you better detail the things your actually looking for it would help more. Do you want to be close to a certain area for work? Kids? Pools? Parks? Trails? what are your needs.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:12 AM
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All of those areas has very nice places, but that means nothing. "Affluent" is a word that helps people describe their neighborhood in a 1 up fashion to impress others, means nothing in real life. What are you looking for out of a neighborhood? I lived in the heart of Short Pump for years and I'm much happier with the house I bought in Glen Allen. Nobody will care about the color of your skin. This entire area is loaded with ever skin color and religion around. My subdivision alone has white, black, Asian, Mexican, Arabic you name it. Nobody looks twice at anybody.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:18 AM
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I think the poster is asking for anything specific in the neighborhood, they are just asking for, well, the most affluent. I'm guessing money, how much people earn, etc.

Short Pump and Wyndham are probably at the top, for sure. Tuckahoe and part of Midlothian too are affluent though not quite as much overall compared to SP and Wyndham. Glen Allen is nice but a few steps below all of those other areas.

Most welcoming to minorities? All are pretty welcoming overall, but the most welcoming would be Tuckahoe and Glen Allen.
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Old 06-28-2017, 07:53 PM
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It also seems to depend on what kind of "affluence" you're looking for, from what we can tell in the last six months of looking and moving. "Older money" and "three generation affluent" is River Road/Tuckahoe, Cary and parts of Cherokee, while "new money" and relocating professionals type of "affluence" tends to be in Midlothian (Tarrington, Robious corridor, Etc), Short Pump, Wyndham and Glen Allen. Many people whose kids go to private schools seem to gravitate toward the former areas; those who want public go to the latter, which have excellent public schools. There's no shortage of exceptions, but this seems to be the trend to us as newly-minted RVAers, for what it's worth.
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Old 06-30-2017, 03:54 PM
Location: Blue Ridge
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It's actually south of the river west of 288 on 360. It would be Midlothian and Moseley.
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Old 06-30-2017, 05:18 PM
Location: Richmond/Philadelphia/Brooklyn
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The Census Tract that Mooreland Farms in in South of River Road in Henrico i believe is the wealthiest in the metro area.
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