New Residents / Visitors

From time to time, we are contacted by folks moving to Henrico from all over the country. Most of them have similar concerns, especially people with families and school age children. It’s important to us that you get settled in and feeling at home as quickly as possible. We want to do the same for visiting business people, conference participants and area tourists.

This page has information and links to sites where you can find out more about the things you need to know. View our location.


Public School
Our public schools here in Henrico are among the best in the nation and we invite you to learn all about them.
Private School
The list on this link offers basic information about private schools accessible to students in Virginia. Many schools offer a variety of traditional and nontraditional curriculums, as well as alternative educational approaches.
Special Needs Schools
Parents of children who have special educational needs will find several private schools in the central Richmond region that offer these type of programs. Some schools focus on a particular need while others offer special education or alternative education for a broad range of developmental problems. Both day and residential treatment programs are available.
Higher Education
Do you have child(ren) ready to go to college or needing to transfer to a new college, or perhaps, you have plans to continue on with your graduate degree?. Here’s a list of colleges in Virginia and around vicinity of Henrico county.
Real Estate
Although we do not list realtors here on our Web site, we know people moving to our community need to find one. Various individual realtors have sites on the World Wide Web, complete with color images of property listings. Begin your search with Another alternative is to contact the Richmond Association of Realtors at 8975 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, Virginia 23229 or call at (804) 422-5000.
Public Services
As a new resident, you’ll want to know about water and sewer services and rates, our billing process, solid waste disposal and recycling programs.
Private Services
Although Henrico County does not provide other utilities such as electrical, phone or cable television service, we can point you in the right direction.
Health Services
The following links will help familiarize you with some of the health care providers and insurers that serve our metro region.
Places to go, Things to do
There’s plenty to do in Henrico and our neighboring jurisdictions.
Henrico is one of only two counties in Virginia to own and operate its secondary road system. It is one of the few metropolitan areas in the United States to shorten commuting time. The average commute is about 21 minutes.
The climate in our metro area is classified as modified continental and there are four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and humid and winters generally mild.
Henrico’s Heritage
Henrico County’s history mirrors that of Virginia and America, from the earliest English colonists to modern times. If you haven’t already seen them, check our pages on Henrico’s early years and our Civil War heritage. Did you know we had a ship named after us?
Frequently Asked Questions
Get more information as to what to see, what to do, where to stay in Henrico County and other areas in Virginia.
Send your comments to us using our contact form. One of Henrico’s oldest traditions is simple hospitality, a friendly welcome and neighborliness. Whether you’re here to stay or only stopping in for a brief trip, we welcome you and hope you enjoy your time here. If we can help, send us a note. We’d be happy to hear from you. And thank you for visiting our Newcomers’ Page!