Fort Lee, VA Local InformationFort Lee is part of Prince George County, Virginia, and is surrounded by neighboring communities like Petersburg (population 32,420), Hopewell (22,590), Colonial Heights (17,411), and Chester (20,987). Richmond, the state's capital, is about 35 minutes north of Lee.
Local Rental Prices: The average price to rent a house in Petersburg ranges from $420-$699 per month, with a median of about $580. The smaller communities like Colonial Heights and Chester are around $700 each month, on average.
Local Housing Prices: The average cost to purchase a home in Petersburg is about $115,900 compared to $249,100 for Virginia. An average house in Chester costs around $217,200.
Short Description of the Area: Fort Lee is in Prince George County, located on the Appomattox River which flows to the larger James River and then to the Atlantic Ocean. This area is in the southeastern part of Virginia. Richmond is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area, which contains multiple cities and communities near Fort Lee such as Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights. Many cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia are independent cities and therefore not a part of any county.
Climate and Weather: The Fort Lee and greater Richmond area experiences a humid subtropical climate, meaning summers are usually hot and humid while the winters are usually somewhat mild. The average temperature (Fahrenheit) for July is about 78 degrees and in January it is about 37 degrees. There is an annual average of about 45 inches of rain and 6-7 inches of snow. Precipitation falls fairly regularly throughout the year, however the rivers can flood around March if there has been enough rain/melting snow. Tropical storms and hurricanes, including hail and strong winds, are more common here than in Virginia and the rest of the United States.