Raintree has the distinction of being one of the first planned communities in Henrico County. Opened in 1972, it is comprised of 1,100 homes and town homes in a unique, wooded setting that includes single-family detached homes, town homes, and 105 acres of common space.
The volunteer board of directors, secretary, administrator, and common area property manager work together to manage the Raintree Homeowners Association. The board is composed of a representative from each of the fourteen wards. Raintree is unique in offering residents proximity to all that Richmond has to offer, while maintaining a completely natural setting. In addition to having a number of different housing types, it is a covenanted community with benefits not found in other neighborhoods.
- 105 acres of community area
- An 8 acre lake
- Several miles of walking trails
- Close proximity to Deep Run Park (part of the Henrico Park System)
- Excellent schools
- A common area property manager
- An engaged home owners board
- Short Pump attractions just around the corner (mall, parks)
- Close proximity to Richmond City and the James River Park System
- Covenants aimed at protecting property values
Built in the early 70’s, Raintree has remained a desirable community. Local newspapers and magazines still consider the community a treasure:
“Raintree’s amenities, which include the swim and racquet club, an eight-acre lake and walking trails make it especially appealing to younger homebuyers, as does its proximity to Deep Run Park.” ~ Richmond Times-Dispatch Raintree: One of western Henrico County’s early master-planned communities still attracts buyers
“Builders did not come in and clear-cut everything. It’s largely a wooded area…it has a natural look and feel…it’s not just a subdivision. It has a feel like a park.” ~ Richmond Magazine Real Estate Guide
“Nice, planned community in the West End…Great schools from elementary through high school” ~ Richmond Times-Dispatch Great Neighborhoods for Kids in Richmond