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Farms and land in Chesterfield County are perfect buys for investors, developers, homebuyers and sportsmen due to it accessibility, skilled work force, business-friendly local government and low taxes. Located partially both in the Piedmont and Coastal regions, Chesterfield County land shares boundaries with Henrico, Charles City, Prince George, Goochland, Powhatan, Dinwiddie and Amelia counties as well as the cities of Richmond, Hopewell Colonial Heights and Petersburg. The 437-square-mile county is home to 352,802 residents, many of whom commute to work in the surrounding cities. Major transportation links include I-95, I-295, US Highway 1, railroads and Richmond International Airport. Although its traditional agricultural base has shrunk due to development of businesses and homes, there are still 18,013 acres of farmland that produces 64% of the county’s agricultural sales. Of that, 46% remains in woodlands. The top private employers include Amazon, United Parcel Service, Dupont Specialty Service and Atlantic Specialty Constructors. The James and Appomattox rivers, once used for the primary transportation of goods, and Pocahontas State Park are favorite haunts of fishermen looking to catch bass, perch, catfish and other species. Presquile National Wildlife Refuge and private land provide hunting opportunities for those looking to bag deer, turkeys and other small game. Chesterfield County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. John Tyler Community College and Virginia State University offer higher learning.