Welcome to Tarrington
A convenient neighborhood within the Robious Road Corridor.
Tarrington on the James, located in highly desirable Midlothian, is one of the western Richmond area’s better-established communities, best-known for their number of amenities, activities, and recreation, great for residents of all ages. In Tarrington, a waterfront park, boat landing, walking trails, fitness facilities, sparkling pool, and playgrounds bring year-round entertainment to your doorstep every day of the week, without even having to leave the neighborhood.
The surrounding community of Midlothian is technically unincorporated, allowing residents to enjoy freedom from rules and restrictions which may often be found in formally incorporated communities. Overall, Tarrington enjoys a laid-back lifestyle thanks to its somewhat-recent inception which commenced in the mid-2000s. As a result, these lucky residents enjoy modern amenities made for a 21st-century lifestyle and a sense of well-being not found in many communities.
What to Love
- A plethora of neighborhood activities for residents of all ages
- Fantastic amenities
- A quick, 15-mile drive to downtown Richmond
In Tarrington, there is always something to do. One of the most amenity-rich neighborhoods in the area has spoiled its residents with scenic, aquatic, and club activities, not to mention the wealth of great restaurants and shopping found just minutes away from the neighborhood. Just beyond, downtown Richmond is a quick 15 miles away, making commutes to urban offices or the occasional night out in the city a very convenient aspect of life. Take it from Annemarie Hensley herself – as a Tarrington resident for many years, she can personally testify to this community's great vibe.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
While those lucky enough to dwell within Tarrington enjoy a wealth of amenities just steps away from home, a plethora of entertainment options await in neighboring villages. Saturday mornings spent teeing off are followed by brunch, with a little retail therapy rounding out the afternoon.
Tarrington is located close to eateries offering both traditional and more exotic flavors. Toast is one of the best-known spots nearby to enjoy a traditional gastropub menu with a few southern-inspired twists. Arguably, their most popular dish is the Gouda mac and cheese topped with a generous portion of smoky, saucy ribs. Nashville-style hot chicken sandwiches, fish and chips, and pimento cheese wontons are a few more favorites, perfectly refined to accommodate modern pallets.
Pad Thai, tom yum soup, and creative sushi rolls, all of which pair excellently with a lychee martini, are devoured at Wild Ginger. This modern dining establishment also boasts an impressive wine list and covered patio dining, heated seasonally to ensure meals are cozy and enjoyable year-round.
Tarrington is also closely located to the Chesterfield Towne Center, the largest shopping mall in the area. Consisting of approximately 115 shops, stores, and other businesses, taking care of essential errands or simply enjoying a relaxing afternoon of retail therapy on the weekends are effortless and frequent happenings.
One of Richmond's best-rated public golf courses is found not far from Tarrington. The Independence Golf Club is a beautiful venue to host a special event, enjoy a relaxing day out of the house, and grab lunch or dinner with friends and family. The club also offers two on-site dining options. Monster Taco specializes in traditional south-of-the-border grab-and-go favorites, while Tavern 19 offers a more formal setting for guests to enjoy burgers, freshly baked pizzas, seafood appetizers, and other casual favorites.
Things To Do
Robious Landing Park is one of the largest venues to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and other recreational activities in the great outdoors. Consisting of more than 100 acres and nearly three-and-a-half miles of walking trails, the park also offers direct access to the James River, picnic facilities, and playground equipment. However, this is not the only spot for kiddos to run off their excess energy. As a whole, Tarrington boasts a high number of playgrounds throughout the community. Some are specifically designated for toddlers, while others offer sporting fields and courts, fun for guests of all ages.
Sof the some rea’s top-rated schools are found just minutes from home. One shining example is:
- James River High School, grades 9-12; JRHS boasts a low student-teach ratio and one of the state’s better college preparatory programs