Why Everyone is Moving to Short Pump
Posted on 3/27/2017 by Stanley Martin Homes
Back in 1815, Robert Hyde Saunders opened a tavern in the area currently occupied by 7-Eleven and Taco Bell. Right outside the tavern, a water pump out front for stagecoach horses to drink from. Saunders ended up building a porch over the pump but you couldn't get a clear stroke of water so Saunders cut off the end of the pump leaving only a short pump.

Considering this was the most popular way to get between Richmond and Charlottesville, the tavern gained a loyal following, including multiple visits from Thomas Jefferson. Now, people are flocking to the area for different reasons.

Family friendly entertainment like bowling alleys, skating rinks and an outdoor lifestyle center with more than 140 shops and eateries are just a few things that put Short Pump on the short list. With only 15 minutes separating you from Downtown Richmond, Short Pump makes for the perfect place to settle in after a not-so-brutal commute.

No matter what your lifestyle currently includes, or might include in the future, Stanley Martin has thoughtfully designed four communities in the heart of it all. Relax and find your tribe with amenities that include a community clubhouse, energy efficient homes, oversized closets and state-of-the-art kitchens. Choose from dozens of designs and make a piece of Short Pump uniquely you.


Whether you're curious about the great schools, exemplary entertainment or that inexplicable something that makes Short Pump so desirable, don't hesitate to contact one of our helpful consultants. When it comes to knowing why everyone is moving to Short Pump, you have to see it to believe it.

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