GOOCHLAND COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - Forbes magazine just released a list of the top communities where the rich are moving and coming in at number 7 is Goochland County.
Drive through the rural county side of Goochland County, just twenty minutes from Short Pump and close to the airport, and you'll be amazed at the multimillion dollar estates tucked away on its rolling hills.
It brought a smile to business advocate, Bonnie Creasy, when we told her, Goochland County made the prestigious list.
"It does, it does surprise me, but it's a great county. It's a great county to live in and I can see why it attracts folks," said Creasy of the Goochland Chamber of Commerce.
According to Forbes magazine, the arriving average income per capita in Goochland is $64,630 and based on the IRS data they pulled to make the list, there are more people coming in than going out.
"Corporate CEO's live in Goochland, and I think a lot of that is because they are still close to the city, if they need to be in the city, but they come out to the county and it's more private, you can see the stars at night instead of lights," said Creasy.
One of the county's supervisors, Ned Creasey, calls this quaint region a jewel. He said small businesses flourish in this region.
There's a farmers market on the weekends, local spa, and plenty of mom-and-pop shops that attract folks who just want to get away from the hustle bustle of the big cities.
"Taxes are very reasonable...you go from homes with marble floors to homes with dirt floors, but everybody's hard workers," said Creasey, District 3 Supervisor.
Goochland wasn't the only Virginia county to make the list. Coming in at number 12 - Northumberland County, at number 19 - Lancaster County, and at 29 - Powhatan County....all in the commonwealth.
By the way, number one on the list was Collier County, Florida. To see the complete list, click here.