Located on the outer edges of the Richmond suburbs, Manakin-Sabot residents enjoy close proximity to the bustling city of Richmond while maintaining a peaceful country atmosphere. Manakin-Sabot homes are predominantly larger houses on multi-acre lots, some of which, like Tuckahoe Plantation and Powell’s Tavern, date back to the 18th century.
The towns of Manakin and Sabot were established in the early 1700s by French Huguenot refugees fleeing religious persecution. Manakin gets its name from the Monacan tribe of Native Americans who had once occupied the area. Over time, the villages dissipated as the settlers moved into the countryside to establish their own farms, resulting in the broader area being known as Manakin-Sabot. Many landmarks in the area are named in honor of the Huguenot settlers, like the Huguenot Memorial Bridge, Huguenot Road, and Richmond’s Huguenot High School.
Residents of Manakin-Sabot homes enjoy close proximity to Richmond and the surrounding suburbs of Midlothian and Short Pump. The nearby James River provides outdoor enthusiasts with numerous opportunities for boating, fishing, and other outdoor recreational activities. There are also numerous nearby golf courses and country clubs. Manakin-Sabot is a short drive to Charlottesville, via Interstate 64, or Washington, DC via Interstate 95.