Coordinates: 37°26′26.8″N 77°38′57.9″W / 37.440778°N 77.649417°W Brandermill is a major suburban residential and commercial development in the Southside of Richmond, Virginia. It is located near Midlothian, Virginia at the southern terminus of the Powhite Parkway and is centered on the Swift Creek Reservoir. The Census Bureau defines it as a Census-designated place (CDP), with a population of 13,173 as of 2010.
In 1977, Brandermill developers East West Partners (then known as "The Brandermill group)  were recognized for their work when Brandermill was named "The Best Planned Community in America" by Better Homes and Gardens and the National Association of Home Builders. It was the first planned community in Chesterfield County. It had a golf course, a church, and public schools.
Notorious murderer John List was arrested while living in Brandermill.