Glen Allen : Virginia


What It Is Like to Retire in Glen Allen

Glen Allen is an affluent suburb and small town a few miles north of Richmond, VA.  Nearby Ashland is an especially nice town.


Where to Retire in Glen Allen and Home Prices

The area of Glen Allen was mostly rural farmland, but it is now a growing suburb of Richmond. According to Zillow, the median home value was $322,700 in early 2019, and calls it a "Very Hot" market.  There are active adult communities in the area, and probably more to come. 


What Is Special about Glen Allen

Glen Allen is in a quiet and beautiful area.

What Is Not Special about Glen Allen

It is a very small community.  See comments from Sandie (below) for more negatives about this town.


Who Will Like Retirement in Glen Allen

Those who want to live in a small, pretty town, but close to the vibrant city of Richmond and all that it has to offer.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Retail and Public Administration


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 35 degrees and the average July temperature is 76 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

James River Cellars in Glen Allen is one of six wineries on the Heart of Virgina Wine Trail;  The Cultural Arts Center presents programs and hosts outside arts organizations along with plays, musicals, dance and art education; the cultural center of Richmond is just a few miles away.



Glen Allen has a low crime rate.


Medical Facilities

Virginia Hospital and Health Care services Glen Allen.



Amtrak is about 10 miles away in Ashland, and the Richmond International Airport is 21 miles away.


Valuable Links

Virginia is for Lovers-Glen Allen

The Cultural Arts Center


What people are saying about Glen Allen

Glenn Allen comment sent in by Sandie
Glenn Allen VA is pretty much a zip code full of high end homes and shopping. The \"Village of Glen Allen\" is a post office/grocery next to railroad tracks. The rest of the zip code is filled with cookies cutter subdivisions and shopping centers. There is no walkability and it is no different than similar suburbs across the country. The inclusion of Glen Allen on your sire makes me question all the other content. Thanks, Sandie Warwick
Posted by admin on February 01, 2015

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