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Colonial Heights gets its name from being one of the earliest European settlements in Virginia, built in 1620 at Conjurer’s Neck, the area where Swift Creek runs into the Appomattox River. Land and farms in Colonial Heights, Virginia benefit from access to the Appomattox River and the city’s proximity to the city of Petersburg, which sits just to the south. Colonial Heights is bordered by Chesterfield and Prince George Counties, and the James River passes closely to the northeast. Interstate 95 passes through the middle of the city, connecting Colonial Heights, Virginia land and farms to major cities like Richmond and Washington, D.C., as well as routes through North Carolina and Maryland and up the eastern seaboard.
Home to 17,411 residents, Colonial Heights offers a beautiful hometown environment in the heart of eastern Virginia. Colonial Heights, Virginia land and farms include estates of all sizes and price ranges, acreages, and riverfront properties. With two rivers close by and the manmade Lakeview Reservoir at the heart of the city, fishing and boating are popular outdoor activities. Fisheries supply largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, redear sunfish, carp, and chain pickerel. Colonial Heights’ nine parks and 75 acres of parkland offer a plethora of outdoor activities, as do the city’s many recreational facilities. Cultural offerings include the Conjurer's Neck Archeological District and the Revolutionary-era Violet Bank Museum. Colonial Heights Public Schools offer five schools, all accredited by the Virginia Board of Education and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.