Brandermill, Virginia

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Coordinates: 37°26′26.8″N 77°38′57.9″W / 37.440778°N 77.649417°W / 37.440778; -77.649417 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.[1]


Chesterfield county approved the planned community of Brandermill in 1974 and construction began in 1975. [2] In 1977, Brandermill developers East West Partners (then known as "The Brandermill group) [3] 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.[4] 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.


  1. ^ Virginia Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-06-08.
  2. ^ " In the late 1970s, Henry Creech saw an opportunity he couldn’t pass by. Brandermill, a sprawling planned community on what was a rural stretch of western Chesterfield County, had won county approval in 1974 and construction began in 1975."
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-03. Retrieved 2006-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-03-20.