Short Pump

West of Richmond, Short Pump has become known for its grand outdoor mall, Short Pump Town Center, as well as its abundance of upscale dining options. This area is often seen as the “last frontier” of Richmond, as going further west quickly reveals the beautiful rural landscapes of central and western Virginia. In Short Pump, you’ll never have to worry about long commutes to the grocery store or the mall—it’s all just around the corner.

Highlights

  • Proximity to many shopping centers, restaurants, and bars
  • Short drive to Richmond and Charlottesville
  • One of the more affluent neighborhoods in the Richmond metro area

Did you know?

Short Pump’s namesake derives from a short handled pump under the porch of a tavern often visited by Thomas Jefferson on his route between his home in Monticello and the Capitol in Richmond in the early 1800s. Visitors would often refer to meeting at the short pump.