Introduction to Glen Allen, Virginia
Glen Allen, Virginia, in Henrico county, is 8 miles N of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 88 miles S of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is conveniently located inside the Richmond - Petersburg metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,562 people in Glen Allen.
Glen Allen History
Glen Allen is located just north of the city of Richmond. With the expansion of Richmond, Glen Allen has gradually become a suburb of the city. The town is now a census-designated place. The population of Glen Allen consists of Whites, African Americans, Native Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and Latinos.
Glen Allen and nearby Attractions
- Richmond National Battlefield Park
- Meadow Farm Museum
- Biltmore Baptist Church
- Virginia Center Commons Mall Shopping Center
- Laurel Gold Golf Course
- Pocahontas State Park
Things To Do In Glen Allen
The town of Glen Allen is the ideal destination for lovers of history. There are many historical sites and museums within a radius of ten miles. Among these are Richmond National Battlefield Park, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, John Marshall House, Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, Meadow Farm Museum, Children's Museum of Richmond, and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. There are also several churches in the town that are reminiscent of the old-world architecture. The Virginia Center Commons Mall Shopping Center is another popular tourist haunt. At the Pocahontas State Park on Swift Creek, visitors can indulge in a variety of activities including boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.
Glen Allen Transportation
Richmond International Airport is close by.
Glen Allen Higher Education
Residents of Glen Allen can enroll at the Strayer University-Henrico Campus. Other institutes nearby include J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Richmond.