Goochland County is an affordable place to live in and offers plenty of housing options to suit a variety of lifestyles.

Cost of Living & Housing

The area offers a high quality of life, at an affordable cost. The cost of living in the Richmond MSA is on par with the national average, and is competitive with areas like Atlanta. At 90.3, the cost of housing is about 10% below the national average.

The Greater Richmond region offers substantial savings over Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and North Jersey.
Location Cost of Living Cost of Housing
Atlanta, GA   98.1  85.8
Bergen-Passaic, NJ
Charlotte, NC 
  94.5   81.0
Charlottesville, VA
106.9 122.3
Philadelphia, PA
124.5 140.5
Richmond, VA 101.0   90.3
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA 144.6 248.4
U.S. Average 100.0 100.0

Source: Council for Community and Economic Research Cost of Living Index, First Quarter 2012

Home Ownership

Home ownership rates are high. In Goochland County, the home ownership rate is 91.2%, compared to the state rate of 68.9% and national rate of 66.6%.

Location Home Ownership Rate, 2006-2010
Goochland County 91.2%
Virginia 68.9%
U.S.A. 66.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, State and County QuickFacts

Types of Housing

Goochland County has a range of housing options, from single-family homes in tight-knit neighborhoods to relaxing, waterfront retreats to picturesque homesteads on several acres. A number of golf communities are available as well.

If apartment or condo living is more your style, a townhouse in Henrico or an urban loft in downtown Richmond could be a good fit. Goochland offers access to a variety of communities in nearby cities and counties which are all within a short, easy commute. You can achieve the lifestyle you want and still be close to your job here in Goochland.