Mechanicsville, VA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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    Mechanicsville is a census-designated place in Hanover County, Virginia. Retirees enjoy Mechanicsville because of the small town feel and surrounding nature with the major city of Richmond less than 10 miles away. 

    Climate & Geography

    Mechanicsville has a humid subtropical climate. The average annual high temperature is in the high 60s and the average annual low temperature is in the high 40s. The average annual precipitation is roughly 40 inches of rainfall. 

    Mechanicsville is north of the Chickahominy River. The elevation is 180 feet above sea level. 

    Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment

    Active adults can visit Cold Harbor Battlefield Park for a stroll, bike ride, and to take in the natural scenery. Antique shops and restaurants are scattered throughout for more leisurely indoor activities. Residents can take a short drive to Richmond when they’re in the mood to explore a larger city. 

    Cost of Living & Taxes

    The median home cost is below the national median. The overall state of Virginia has a lower cost of living. When it comes to retirement income, residents that are 65 years old may be entitled up to $12,000 in deductions, it will be less if the income is over $50,000. Residents over the age of 65 can claim an additional exemption. Social Security benefits are not taxed while pensions are fully taxable.

    Health Care

    There are two medical centers and hospitals in Mechanicsville; Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital. VCU Medical Center is within 10 miles of Mechanicsville and ranked High Performing in four adult specialties and four adult procedures/conditions. 

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