Bon Air

Just eight miles west of downtown Richmond, Bon Air is far enough away from the City to feel like a getaway—and that’s exactly how the community started out: as a summer getaway. Bon Air also boasts prime access to the southern bank of the James River, perfect for adventurers and loungers alike.


  • Access to the James River and nearby nature trails
  • Historic architecture
  • Strong sense of community
  • Proximity to North Chesterfield, Midlothian, and downtown Richmond

Did you know?

Bon Air, or “good air” in French, was originally developed as a resort location due to the belief that its elevation (200 feet above sea level) and distance from the urban center of Richmond made for a healthy environment, especially during hot summers.