Short Pump isnt what it used to be (25 yrs ago), but it has everything you could possibly need, except a 4wd shop, and a good music store. Those are further east toward Richmond. The schools in Henrico County are excellent. If you go a little west into Goochland County, you'll have more elbow room, but the schools, while still very good, arent up to Henrico's level. Chesterfield County schools are very good, but the county is so stuffed with people now, things are starting to suffer.
As for wheelin', unless you know someone with land, you'll have to make the trip to the mountains. Shoe Creek, Crabtree Falls and GWNF arent that far away, all can be made in a day trip. Check the sticky at the top that shows all the spots. Some you can hit some things and be back home for dinner, some are camping destinations for sure.
Looking forward to someone else joining our little corner of the world!
'09 Wrangler Unlimited X-Deep Water Blue
AEV 2" Budget Boost
Kumho Road Venture A/T 285-70-17
MORE TO COME!