Manakin Sabot Real Estate and Community Guide

Welcome to Manakin Sabot, VA, a small town located in the heart of Goochland, Virginia. This town is the result of the merging of two quaint regions, Manakin and Sabot, and offers all the charm that comes with small-town living, thanks to its population of under 7,000 permanent residents. Manakin Sabot is easily accessible from the surrounding regions, as Interstate 64 – running east to west through the state – is situated near the northern border of the town and State Route 288 offshoots from the Interstate and runs south through the region. Commuters appreciate the fact that Richmond is just 24 miles southeast of Manakin Sabot.

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Potential homebuyers are attracted to many things when shopping for homes for sale in Manakin Sabot, VA. First and foremost, the unincorporated nature of the region. Natural beauty abounds, with rolling hills, wide open spaces and mature trees at every turn. Green spaces complement the businesses in Manakin Sabot, and the homes are situated on much larger lots than what city dwellers find. Not only does this make for gorgeous scenery, it also allows residents to feel the quiet serenity of the area. Further, being in a more rural region allows residents to enjoy a lower property tax rate than those in surrounding incorporated regions. Goochland County enjoys a property tax rate of $0.53 per $100 of assessed value (as of 02-2017), while just moving over to Richmond increases that rate to $1.23 per $100. However, there is much more to love about Manakin Sabot:

Golf in Manakin Sabot

Some of the best golf in Virginia can be played right in your backyard when you live in Manakin Sabot.

Sycamore Creek Golf Course is a great public option for golf in the Manakin-Sabot area and its reasonable green fees have won it the label of one of the best golf values in the Richmond area. The course has 18 holes (14 of which have water in play) and 6,227 yards from the blue tees. Sycamore Creek also has a pro shop, a driving range and a snack bar (you have to try the “Sycamore dog).

Hermitage Country Club is located just off Route 288 and offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Dating back to 1900, the facility plays host to the Galloway Grille, an exclusive restaurant with both dine-in and carryout options, and a fully renovated tavern. The eatery overlooks Hermitage Golf Club, which includes two courses – the Manakin and the Sabot – that are professionally designed to be challenging to golfers of all experience levels. In addition to the 36 total holes of golf, the Hermitage CC  boasts a practice green and a driving range. Those members that prefer other activities enjoy the indoor tennis facilities, as well as the pool.

Award-winning Kinloch Golf Club is also located in Manakin Sabot. This golf course was opened to the first members in 2001 and now allows both guests and members to enjoy the facilities. There are three onsite cottages for visitors to choose from, should they choose to overnight at Kinloch, each of which is equipped with comfortable accommodations and high-end furnishings. Moving to the Tudor-style clubhouse, onsite dining facilities and the facility’s Locker Room provide space to wind down after a round of 18 holes.

Just a mile from Manakin Sabot via River Road West is Richmond Country Club. This facility boasts an 18-hole golf course, a golf Pro Shop, six tennis course and top-of-the-line swimming facilities. High-end dining rooms and event spaces round out the offerings at this country club.

Outdoor Activities in Manakin Sabot

When looking at the houses for sale in Manakin Sabot, VA, buyers might be concerned about what there is to do besides golf. Have no fear, outdoor clubs and activities abound throughout the town.

Those that enjoy horses have access to the Mankin-Sabot Equestrian Center. The state-of-the-art facilities at this complex include stables, horse training, therapeutic services and much more. Riding lessons are available to both children and adults, and experienced riders have access to over 20 acres to explore. With the convenient location just off of Route 288 and Interstate 64, accessing the facilities could not be easier.

A traditional activity set on historical grounds, fox hunting is another popular activity in Manakin Sabot. Luckily, residents have Deep Run Hunt Club, which dates back over 125 years to 1887. Customers of this business have access to horse shows and hunts with the Pony Club on the grounds at this facility. The club is available for rental for parties and events.

Thanks to the gorgeous surroundings and the seasonal Manakin Sabot weather, it is always a good time to explore the region. There are numerous parks to choose from in and around Manakin Sabot, and residents enjoy close proximity to Dover Lake and the ever-popular James river. Historical sites abound in the region, including Rochambeau Farm and Powell’s Tavern, which are right in Manakin Sabot. Additionally, some of the neighborhoods in the region, including Kinloch and Sabot Creek, have features for outdoor enthusiasts, such as private lakes stocked with fish and walking and riding trails.

Businesses in Manakin Sabot

Living in Manakin Sabot puts homeowners within minutes of many businesses. With Route 250 – Broad Street Road – being one of the main byways through the north end of town, many of stores and restaurants in Manakin Sabot are found here. For general errands, Food Lion, Manakin-Sabot Veterinary Clinic, Dollar General, a florist, a nail salon and more are located in and immediately around Broad View Shopping Center. Across the street from the shopping center is a Shell Gas Station, and there are several small fast food restaurants located along the road, too. Those needing to grab some fresh seafood are served by JJ’s Seafood, just off Broad Street. Moving to the southern portion of the region, you find Manakin Sabot Post Office and Manakin Auto Center along River Road West, just down the street from Richmond Country Club.

When it comes time for a sit-down meal, one of the most popular restaurants in Goochland, VA is right here in Manakin Sabot: The Sunset Grill. This business is renowned for its prime rib, and delicious seafood, carefully prepared barbeque and live entertainment round out the offerings. However, this is not the only eatery to choose from in Manakin Sabot.

Also located on and just off Broad Street, diners have options for all types of cuisine. Enzo’s Chop House and Yu’s China Bistro are found alongside the shopping amenities in Broad View Shopping Center. A little further down the street, Satterwhite’s Restaurant is a Goochland landmark and offers up mouthwatering comfort food. Moving out of the main business district, Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro is located along Manakin Road.

Manakin Sabot Zip Codes




Manakin Sabot Neighborhoods



River Road Corridor

Hermitage Country Club

Meadows at Joe Brooke Farm (AKA Meadows at Manakin)

Sycamore Creek

Dover Lake at Sabot Hill


The Parke at Centerville


 Homes for Sale in Manakin Sabot VA

Click here for a list of the current homes for sale in Manakin Sabot according to the local MLS. You can schedule showings or request more info. on any home within each property description page.  If you do not see the home you want, we highly recommend signing up for our New Listing Alert Notifications below so you can be notified of any new listings or new listing preview opportunities.