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Short Pump Virginia

All About Short Pump, Virginia 

From your local Realtor, Cindy Bennett

Short Pump is a wonderful city and community, located just west of Richmond, Virginia.

History of Short Pump, VA

You may be wondering how Short Pump got its name. In 1815, a tavern was built at what is now the intersection of Three Chopt Road and Pouncey Tract and when travelers stopped they would find a water pump for their horses to drink from. The only problem was that there was a porch built right over it so the pump had to be shorted. Hence the name Short Pump. It was officially named in 1853 and ever since has continued to expand. Now it is home to many great people, places to work, and things to do. 

Why You Should Consider Living in Short Pump

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Downtown Short Pump, Virginia

Short Pump offers so many different opportunities and amenities that it is hard to pass up. There is an array of shopping options, ranging from the main attraction of Short Pump Town Center Mall, to the great small businesses scattered throughout. You can always find something to do that you will almost never be bored. This is a great place to start and raise a family with access to great public schools, parks, and activities for the kids. The neighborhoods in the area are very community oriented so making friends shouldn’t be a problem! It is also a great distance from the city of Richmond for a commute or a fun day in the city. You will have the suburban feel and only about a 20 minute drive downtown.  The weather here is generally pretty good as well. 

The Residents of Short Pump, VA

Today there are approximately 28,000 people who call Short Pump, Virginia home. There is a great mix of single family homes, as well as apartments and townhomes, with about 58% of people owning their homes. For those who do own, the average property value of a home in Short Pump is $392,900.  The average of one of your potential new neighbors is 36, with the male to female ratio split at about 50-50. 

Things to Do in Short Pump

Short Pump Town Center

Deep Run Park

The Daily Kitchen and Bar

Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants



Best Buy

Whole Foods

Trader Joe’s


Short Pump Schools

Short Pump Elementary School

Gayton Elementary School

Twin Hickory Elementary School

Short Pump Middle School

Pocahontas Middle School

Deep Run High School

Mills E. Godwin High School 

Great Short Pump Neighborhoods



Church Run

A Little Bit About Me

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Cindy Bennett, Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, GREEN

I was born and raised in Chesterfield County, and after a few years of moving up and down the East coast, I returned to RVA, living in the city, and finally landing in Henrico County, where I’ve been for many years now.

I’ve been selling real estate for nearly nineteen years. Before that, I trained as a goldsmith/ jeweler, graduated from VCU with degrees in English and Economics, owned a restaurant/ catering company, and an eco-friendly retail business, to name a few. I’ve been nearly quite literally a butcher, a baker, and a candlestick maker. (Not really, but pretty darn close!)

Why do I share all of this? Well, because while nothing ever grabbed me the way real estate has, I learned so many skills in those adventures that help me help you. Not to mention, I am one of the best jugglers I know (No, not really, but I can multitask and wear many “hats” like a champ! Trust me, that is a must have quality in a realtor!) From negotiating and marketing, to technology and creative, out of the box thinking, I’ve got you covered.

In my “spare time” I love indoor cycling, hot yoga (and really, all sorts of fitness), live music (I’m crazy for all sorts of music, from bluegrass and country to rap and everything in between), spending time with my son when he’s home from college, cooking, or traveling (when I can.)

I’d love to meet you, and learn how I can help you reach your real estate goals, whatever they may be. Let’s talk!

You can also reach me via messenger using the icon on my page or via email or phone. You can also make an appointment with me via Calendly

What My Clients Are Saying

I have had Cindy Bennett as my Realtor for the past 20 years and I have been extremely lucky to have found her. She is the ultimate professional who’s always gone above and beyond for me. She is the best Realtor in Virginia and I would and have recommended her to all my friends and family. – Linda G.

Homes for Sale Near Short Pump, VA

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