Colonial Heights is an independent city in Virginia, and is located in the Tri-Cities area of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Just north of the Appomattox River across from the modern-day City of Petersburg at the river's fall line, Colonial Heights is located south of Chesterfield County (practically surrounded by it except for a south border with Petersburg) and in some areas, Swift Creek divides the city from the county. As of 7/1/14, the population of the city was estimated to be 17,273.
The city’s website is http://www.colonialheightsva.gov/.
Colonial Heights Public Schools are accredited by the Virginia Board of Education and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. There are three elementary schools, Lakeview Elementary School, North Elementary School, Tussing Elementary School; one middle school, Colonial Heights Middle School; and one high school, Colonial Heights High School.
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