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Farms and land in Goochland County have special appeal to investors, businesses and homebuyers due to its high quality of life, access to major transportation corridors and proximity to urban areas. Located in the Piedmont, Goochland County land is adjacent to Louisa, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, Cumberland and Fluvanna counties. The 290-square-mile county has a population of 23,753. The service industry, retail and manufacturing are the primary components of its economic base. Farming also plays an historic role. Included in the county’s top private employers are Capital One, CarMax, Luck Stone, Virginia Farm Bureau and Performance Food Group. Located just 13 miles west of Richmond and 25 miles southeast of Charlottesville, it has become a bedroom community for homebuyers seeking lower cost acreage. US Highway 64, US Highway 250 and US Highway 522 are transportation corridors, and major airports are within 25 miles. Farmland encompasses 56,739 acres, and 61% of agricultural sales are for livestock and poultry. Woodlands remain on 32% of the farmland. The James River and the county’s many lakes are honey holes for fishermen who go after small and largemouth bass, catfish, sunfish and other species. Hunters visit the area to bag deer, turkeys and small game on private land and preserves such as Rasawek Hunting Preserve. Other attractions include Historic Tuckahoe Plantation and Lickinghome Creek Craft Brewery. Goochland Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Reynolds Community College offers higher education.