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The southeastern Virginia community of Colonial Heights is located 20 miles from Richmond, Va., and is a nearly two-hour drive from Washington, D.C. Bordered to the east by the Appomattox River, Colonial Heights is within the Richmond metropolitan area, where families can easily find homes for rent and enjoy the plentiful community services and local job opportunities.

Local Characteristics Colonial Heights Renters Should Know

  • Colonial Heights was formerly part of Chesterfield County, but became a city in 1926. 
  • The city is home to significant battles of the American Revolution and Civil War.
  • A number of areas have maintained their original Native American names to honor members of the Algonquin tribe who were among the earliest inhabitants of the community.
  • The Colonial Heights public school system, which serves about 2,900 students throughout six schools, is fully accredited - making it among just 36 school divisions in the state to receive such a distinction.

Resources and Local Info for Colonial Heights Renters

  • Learn what permits you'll need when you move to Colonial Heights, like a pet license, by visiting the city's official website.
  • Stay up to date with local news and events by liking the city's Facebook page. 
  • Colonial Heights has a recycling program that has significantly increased the number of recycled materials in the city. Find out more about  curbside recycling opportunities on the city's website.
  • Local government is a major employer in Colonial Heights and in the Richmond area.
  • Seven colleges and universities are located within the Richmond area. 

Things to Do in Colonial Heights

  • Colonial Heights offers various volunteer opportunities, allowing residents and renters to get involved in their community.
  • The city offers year-round recreational activities for families and children, including sports skills clinics and youth cooking classes.

Common questions asked in Colonial Heights, Virginia

Where can I find cheap rental houses in Colonial Heights, Virginia?

Check out Rentals.com's cheap rental houses in Colonial Heights. You can use our price filters to find rental houses under $700, under $900, under $1100, under $1300, under $1500, under $2000

How big of a rental house can I afford?

Find Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom rental houses within your budget in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Or you can search for houses over 600 sq.ft, 800 sq.ft, 1000 sq.ft, 1200 sq.ft, 1400 sq.ft, 1600 sq.ft.

How can I tour properties in Colonial Heights, Virginia during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many Rentals.com landlords in Colonial Heights, Virginia are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district?

Rentals.com was built with parents in mind. Within Colonial Heights we have 244 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the Rentals.com search bar to find rental homes in that school district.