About Virginia

Virginia

The history of America is closely tied to that of Virginia, particularly during the Colonial period, Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement in North America and slavery was introduced there in 1619. The state is called the “Mother of Presidents” because eight U.S. presidents were born there.

The climate of Virginia becomes increasingly warmer and more humid farther south and east. Seasonal extremes vary from average lows of 26 °F (−3 °C) in January to average highs of 86 °F (30 °C) in July. The Atlantic ocean has a strong effect on eastern and southeastern coastal areas of the State.

Virginia is divided into 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which both operate the same way since independent cities are considered to be county-equivalent. This method of treating cities and counties equally is unique to Virginia.

Fairfax County is the most populous locality in Virginia, with over one million residents. Neighboring Loudon County is both the fastest-growing county in Virginia and has the highest median household income ($114,204) in the USA as of 2010.  Virginia's economy is balanced, with diverse sources of income, including government and military, farming, and business. Virginia has 4.1 million civilian workers, and one-third of the jobs are in the service sector. The unemployment rate was 6.3% as of April 2011. Technology became the state's highest-grossing export in 2006, surpassing its traditional top exports of coal and tobacco combined.

Agriculture occupies 24% of the land in Virginia. As of 2007, about 357,000 Virginian jobs were in agriculture, with over 47,000 farms, averaging 171 acres (0.27 sq. mi.; 0.69 km2), in a total farmland area of 8.1 million acres (12,656 sq. mi.; 32,780 km2).

Providing horsepower in the fields and transportation for goods and people, horses were the backbone of the first Virginia Colonies. Today, the role of horses has changed dramatically, yet horses are still a vital economic factor. Some 700 equine events are held in Virginia each year, attracting over 800,000 participants and spectators who spend more than $167 million at these events. The average Virginia horse owner spends $2,969 per horse yearly. Horse owners spend $505 million in annual expenses and support approximately 20,000 jobs statewide.

 
$109,000
Wilsonia Shores Waterfront property perfect for Kayaking. and building.

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


A scenic masterpiece that encapsulates the Eastern Shores sights and sounds. Gently rolling land with a big even area for a great build site. Build a dream home and enjoy kayaking or just sitting back admiring the scenery and the tranquil Wilsonia Shores area with natural beauty and not far from Historic Cape Charles. Not sure of your home yet? Ask about some potential home packages and designs from one or two local builders. This property is absolutely gorgeous and pictures can't do justice to the amazing experience of being there. Lovely wildlife along this creek make it a nature lovers revelation and the sloping hill along the creek makes for a panoramic view. Excellent nature walks and an amazing summit that overlooks the creek. Creating a fortress like feel, one that you must walk and see to appreciate.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.00 ACRES
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$549,900
Rare 36.6 Acre Waterfront Onancock Farm with Classic Ranch House...

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Looking for a private getaway, family retreat or investment? Schedule an appointment today to see this 31.6 acre waterfront property improved w/one level Ranch. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features deck overlooking Underhill Creek. Put in a dock & enjoy fishing, crabbing and sunset views. Underhill Creek leads to the Pungoteague Creek and Chesapeake Bay. Property is subdivided into 3 parcels Lot D, E and F. Lots D & E (2.5 acres each) have water front rights across the access Rd. Small home sits on parcel F and comes with over 31 ac of land. Currently rented, would make a wonderful investment for the future and a retreat for now. Vacant land is leased for farming. New a/c unit, heat pump & all new duct work installed in 2016. Just a 15 minute drive to the new, Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. Onancock Creek is one of the best waterfront bodies on all of the ESVA! 36 acres in a hard to find chunk of land on a quality waterfront body.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

36.60 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1450 SQ FT
 
$59,000
Scenic and beautiful Cove Lot, Great for building a dream home, Kayaking!

Exmore, Northampton County, Virginia


This quintessential Eastern Shore Community is one of the best kept secrets on the Shore. Buy this Cove waterfront lot to build an ultimate Eastern Shore Living Space. Nestled away in the outskirts of Exmore between Onancock and Cape Charles. Providing excellent placement to take advantage of all the amenities the Shore has to offer. Pick your builder or ask about one of our upcoming options for high quality designs/construction options. There is also an owner financing possibility on the lot. Beautiful Occohannock creek is on one side of this subdivision and a lovely pond on the other side with a Cove curving around another area where this lot is located. There are covenants that help protect your investment but you will find them very reasonable. Kayaking approved, and an excellent place to Kayak. Also, very mature subdivision with great houses surrounding these lots that are still available. Get them while you can.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

1.31 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
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$398,000
Salty & Comfortable On The Creek

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Salty & Comfortable On The Creek: Gently used 2001 raised Nanicoke. 2644 sq' consist of great room with dining area, eat-in kitchen, pantry, utility/mud room, master en suite plus 2 more bedrooms and full bath. Best of all is the 12' x 20' all season porch with deck overlooking the expansive views of creek to the bay. The second floor is the primary living area with floor joist at 10' above the average high tide, this results in just $591. per year of flood insurance the Seller pays. The ground floor has a massive workshop with heat & air 16' x 36' and a game room that has a 1/2 bath being 16' x 28', presently used as a bedroom. Attached is a 3 car garage with 6000 watt whole house generator. The home has central air and heat by heat pump as well as a gas furnace, allowing for an economical application for heating. 176' L dock with water & electric having 2' at MLW, and average tidal change of 3 1/2', navigable to the Chesapeake Bay with well marked channels. Near the end of a very quiet forested road with 1.48 acres conveying Just 10 minutes to the town center of Onanock in a watermens village known as Deep Creek.

Irene Carr Lewin , Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

1.48 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2644 SQ FT
 
$149,999
Wilsonia Shores

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


Welcome to Wilsonia Shore, a community located in Northampton County, Virginia. This waterfront lot on Masden Gut is just waiting for someone to build a home. The lot is wooded, so you will be able to decide which trees to clear to maintain privacy. Community Amenities include a private dock, boat ramp and picnic area. With this property you will be able to enjoy long walks, bike rides, paddling a canoe or kayak or just enjoying nature. Your next home is just a dream away from becoming a reality.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.00 ACRES
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$74,000
Ocean View - Former Sea side Farm - Beaches

Parksley, Accomack County, Virginia


Ocean View is a seaside community with views of Crippen Creek on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This 2.31 Acre building site is just waiting for new home that defines coastal living. The views on the back of the lot will stretch out towards the creek and community dock and on the front side of the home will look towards the pond. The shore has so much to offer, so please come down and take a look.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

2.31 ACRES
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$279,000
Newly Renovated Beach Access Home…

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


Beach, Boating and Relaxation! Vaucluse Shores is a friendly, active community offering beach, swimming pool, tennis and boat ramp, just steps away. Newly renovated 3 bedroom, 3 full bath water view home, with first floor master. Plenty of outdoor living space with both open and screened porches. Dream kitchen, with all new custom cabinets and granite stainless appliances. Open floor plan offering lots of light and room to entertain. Living room offers gas fireplace and view of the creek. Second floor bonus room has endless possibilities. Close to the community beach for evening Chesapeake Bay sunsets. Just a boat ride away, to some of the best fishing spots on the east coast. Come for a visit, you’ll never want to leave! Room sizes and sq.ft. approximate.

Blue Heron Realty Co. , Blue Heron Realty Co.- Licensed In Virginia Realtor

0.71 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2498 SQ FT
 
$999,000
Beachfront Par Excellence

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


A lovely maritime forest shades this contemporary 3 story beach cottage sited on over 2 acres fronting on the most beautiful beach on the Eastern Shore. House features newly refinished oak hardwood floors, granite & ceramic tile treatments thru-out, elegant eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace, huge master suite with en suite bath & walk-in closet, huge recreation room, formal dining room – all overlooking the sunsets on the horizon of the Chesapeake Bay. Also, 3 car garage, third floor loft, entry level guest suite & bath, grand water views from nearly every window in the house, beachfront patio & decks. The Bay Ridge community offers private walkways to the beach, community pool and tennis court, dock access to private fresh water lake for canoe/kayaks.

Blue Heron Realty Co. , Blue Heron Realty Co.- Licensed In Virginia Realtor

2.38 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3792 SQ FT
 
$325,000
Nice Waterfront Home On 1.78 Acres…

Exmore, Northampton County, Virginia


With a warm southern exposure & overlooking big, wide Nassawaddox Creek, a salt water estuary leading to the Chesapeake Bay, a first class reproduction of a Williamsburg colonial Cape Cod. This quality-built home in move-in condition features graceful foyer entry & grand staircase, formal LR & DR, huge brick heatilator fireplace in family room with custom cabinetry, all first floor rooms with oak hardwood flooring, kitchen with waterfront breakfast nook & wood stove/fireplace, master suite with twin walk-in closets, triple redundancy heat/AC systems, Andersen windows & 8′ patio door to 30′ screened porch, architectural shingle roof, attached 2 car garage, 4 bay boat shed close to easy launch, sandy shoreline, landscaped yard, kennel. The best buy on waterfront with the best waterviews.

Blue Heron Realty Co. , Blue Heron Realty Co.- Licensed In Virginia Realtor

1.78 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2555 SQ FT
 
$549,000
Beautiful Waterfront Log Home On 8.87 Acres…

Quinby, Accomack County, Virginia


Enjoy the incredible views out to the Barrier Islands. Chalet feel with office/Loft overlooking 2 story great room with fireplace. Open floor plan and plenty of windows opening to large back deck and also to screened porch on side. This property is just south of Quinby Harbor whose channel was recently dredged. Potential for seaside dock (Neighbor has one). All rooms are large and so is the property. With a little clearing would be a great spot for horses, fruit trees, etc. Or just enjoy the privacy. Large 26 x 23 attached garage with 15 x 24 unfinished room above. 12 x 30 screened porch.

Blue Heron Realty Co. , Blue Heron Realty Co.- Licensed In Virginia Realtor

8.87 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2966 SQ FT

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