Short pump

Welcome to Short Pump

A bustling, family-oriented community with a rich culture
Short Pump is an affluent and lively community in Henrico County, about ten miles from Richmond. With its storied history, upscale shopping district, and stunning planned communities, it’s no wonder the area has experienced exponential growth over the last 25 years. A walk through this neighborhood reveals lots of natural charm, from the striking, historic architecture to the beautiful tree-lined streets. While Richmond and its bustling downtown is a short drive away, Short Pump has plenty to offer, from lively restaurants and bars to spacious parks. 

What to Love

  • Walkable neighborhoods
  • Plenty of upscale shopping and dining
  • Easy commute to downtown Richmond
  • Beautiful architecture

Local Lifestyle

Quaint and inviting, Short Pump is the perfect place to settle down and enjoy a slice of serene suburban life. Young professionals and families frequently choose Short Pump due to the quick commute to Richmond’s business district, but residents here enjoy big-city amenities right at home. With all it has to offer prospective residents, Short Pump continues to develop and expand, making room for the newest and best in shopping, dining, and nightlife.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Enjoy the freshest seafood at The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center, or peruse YaYas Cookbook’s menu of Southeast Asian fusion favorites. Served in an eclectic, industrial space, diners enjoy curries and tantalizing rice dishes alongside sushi, maki rolls, and Thai-inspired salads. If you prefer Mexican fare, head to Casa Del Barco, an expansive, light-filled eatery offering regionally inspired Mexican cuisine and innovative drinks. West Coast Provisions serves California-centric cuisine, including raw oysters, hand-cut steaks, and sushi. 
When looking for the best places to shop around Short Pump, visit Short Pump Town Center along Broad Street for stylish apparel for women, like denim, shoes, bags, and accessories. This open-air, premier shopping spot also includes numerous restaurants to peruse and enjoy.

Things to Do

Short Pump offers terrific things to do, no matter what your interests are. Deep Run Park & Recreation Center is an expansive, must-stop for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring winding trails, soccer fields, a children’s playground, and grassy grounds for picnicking. The Children's Museum of Richmond on Broad Street is another excellent place to spend an afternoon. Home to numerous interactive exhibits encouraging kids to climb, play, move, draw, and learn about the world, it’s no wonder it draws thousands of families each year.


Short Pump is served by the Henrico County Public School District. Educational institutions include:

  • Deep Run High School, 9-12
  • Twin Hickory Elementary School, PK, K-5
  • Holman Middle School, 6-8
  • The Steward School, JK-12
  • Short Pump Elementary School, 6-8
  • Collegiate School, JK-12


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