About 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.

Pristine Property

Pamplin, Prince Edward County, Virginia

Tucked off the road in a pristine setting is this 241-acre farm. There is a contemporary home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, over 3,000 square feet and a basement with a 1-car garage. Your animals will love the gently rolling pastureland and pond on the property. There is plenty of land for crops as well to bring in a nice harvest. This property fronts on a paved public road and is a convenient drive to Farmville or Appomattox. There are 168 acres of timber that have been reserved (sold).

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

0.00 ACRES
Southside VA's Finest

Pamplin, Prince Edward County, Virginia

Southside VA's finest agriculture. Hit the ground running with this active tree, row crop, fruit and vegetable farm in the heart of Pamplin/Cullen VA. Mostly water irrigated by completely piped irrigation system that is supplied by a creek fed 6-acre lake this property is producing right now whether we have a moisture rich or dry season. Price includes everything that most will need to operate. A complete list of machinery and insurable equipment will be posted later to convey with listed price. Two homes with separate addresses inhabit the farm that are currently rented for a total of $1,250.00 a month. Roughly 135 acres are currently being farmed while the owner is actively cleaning up the residual for production as well.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

215.00 ACRES
Expansive TOP ESVA Waterfront Property with Dock and Custom Built House

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia

Grand and compelling house with styling cues from the Mediterranean and Southwest United States. 3 bedroom house with 2 bonus rooms that could be converted to bedrooms making it a total of 5 BR with corresponding septic. Enticing cove and beach areas compliment an already alluring property. Chef's kitchen that is not only large but open allowing plenty of space & options to cook enticing meals while allowing interaction with family, friends, guests, or just enjoying the enticing views of Nandua Creek. There are excellent water views from many of the rooms in the house while the excellent dock allows for a myriad of ways to utilize the water. Despite the scale of the house it also is cozy and inviting. Utility measurement is for downstairs office. Room for elevator in design of house.

Shaun Sterling & Keith , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

1.18 ACRES
2997 SQ FT
Waterfront House on 19 acres with Dock and excellent views

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia

Enthralling waterfront property with Dock, 19 Acres plus, and a spacious newer guest house with large first floor garage and upstairs with one finished bedroom, another space for a second sleeping area(County lists as 2 Bedroom), a nice kitchen, and huge living Room/general area. This property is waiting to be maximized. The original house is not valued in this price. This property has awesome waterviews and not only has its own dock but is less then a half mile from a public boat ramp. Many water options. Plus plenty of room to build and expand on whether its subdividing with county approval or building another large house to replace original and making this an excellent estate with massive flowing property lines in every direction. Includes 84B-6-1,2,3,4 and 84B-A-27 Tax Map #s.

Shaun Sterling & Keith , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

19.00 ACRES
966 SQ FT
Magnificent waterfront home in Seaford, VA

Seaford, York County, Virginia

This gracious brick home boasts a 180 degree view of the confluence of Chismans Creek and the Chesapeake Bay. From almost every room, the water views sparkle! This open floor plan has a recently-updated gourmet kitchen with a huge bar; gleaming hardwoods throughout; a lovely first floor masters suite and a first floor utility room with tons of storage. Upstairs are several large rooms suitable for bedrooms, studies, offices - whatever you need - a full bath, a game room and a generous walk-in attic. Entertain inside with a huge dining room and eat-at bar plus several breakfast nook options OR enjoy your coffee or cocktails on your outdoor kitchen OR relax on the pier with a floating dock and two lifts, water, and electricity. 6' LMT at the end of the deck and harvest your own oysters for a Fall or Winter oyster roast. There is an over-sized two-bay attached garage as well as a stand-alone two-story brick detached garage with three bays and an unfinished upstairs. Another outbuilding has a one-car garage and is great for storing your floats, rafts, kayaks and other water toys. And an inground sprinkler system and whole house generator are there for your convenience. Current flood insurance is $619/year. Come home to Seaford and your new life on the water!

Carol Davanay , Liz Moore and Associates

1.71 ACRES
4863 SQ FT
Build your dream home in this gated community on the water

Hampton, Hampton County, Virginia

Welcome to 37 Bay Front Place where you can build your dream waterfront home. Enjoy the private gated community of Salt Ponds on the Pointe with amenities such as living on the Inlet with your own private beach, a walk to the famous Waters Edge Bar and Grill Restaurant, access to your own boat slip right in your neighborhood. The location is perfect!! Close to shopping, highways, and public beaches, yet within a private community that can be your own oasis.

Peggy Todd , Liz Moore & Associates

0.33 ACRES
Waterfront Home in Beach & Boating Community…

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia

Enjoy your own dock, walk to the beach or pool or simply relax on your screened porch enjoying the breezes coming off the Chesapeake Bay. Sit on your back deck and watch the resident blue heron or grab a fishing pool and go fishing, right out your back door. A must see for anyone that has with natural light, surrounded by nature, this Custom built home is in excellent condition and features 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, oak floors with nice water views from almost every room. Bedrooms are large with nice 1st. floor master bedroom. Detached garage with private wooded setting on cul-de-sac. Other Rooms are bonus activity room and office. 8 x 20 Front Porch, 8 x 24 screened in sleeping porch. Great for vacation, retirement or full time living.

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

1.00 ACRES
3063 SQ FT
Magnificent waterfront peninsula with deep water access to Chesapaeke Bay!

Moon, Mathews County, Virginia

Welcome to Blue Water Drive, a 12+ acre private paradise perfectly situated on deep-water Stutts Creek with a water view to Hole-in-the-Wall and the Chesapeake Bay beyond! This peninsula property has deep water on three sides with development potential for multiple premier waterfront parcels. Elevation is excellent. The lovely Tidewater farmhouse exudes nostalgia for those lazy summer days of old. Built in 1902, this lovely structure needs updating and a new owner for the first time in over 100 years. Stately trees grace the expansive lawn, while some of the acreage is under cultivation. The boathouse is placed in a quiet cove providing exceptional protection for your new boat – and just around the bend from Mathews Yacht Club. Located only a few minutes from the town of Mathews, you’ll love the privacy! Also well-suited for a large family compound. This property is available for whatever your needs!

Frank Johnson , Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc

12.31 ACRES
3442 SQ FT
Beachfront Living At Its Best!

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia

Endless views of glistening blue waters from this lovely Coastal Living style beachfront home towering high above the Chesapeake Bay. Open floor plan with large great room with vaulted ceilings, an impressive wall of windows, bringing the outside in, topped off with a warm and cozy stone fireplace. Large fenced in back yard for your furry friends to frolic and a self-cleaning heated pool for your fun in the sun. Gorgeous kitchen with granite counter-tops and large center island will please even the most discerning chefs. Lots of gorgeous detail work throughout! Close to historic Cape Charles and just minutes to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel offering easy access to metropolitan amenities. Launch your boat at Kiptopeke State Park & enjoy some of the best fishing on the East Coast.

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

1.35 ACRES
3200 SQ FT
Bayfront Living At It's Best!

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia

Total first floor living offering huge water views! Enjoy entertaining and relaxation surrounded by these amazing views & sunsets. Expansive deck & patio over looking the Chesapeake Bay adds to the enjoyment of this coastal home. Immaculately maintained ranch home with bright & open floor plan, hardwood floors throughout & spacious great room all over looking the water and a beautifully landscaped yard. Located in a "laid back" coastal community that offers beach, pool, tennis and boat ramp, truly making this one of the best coastal communities the Shore has to offer. Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, Birding all from your back yard! Centrally located on the Shore for shopping, dining, public boat ramps, world class golf courses & Historic Town of Cape Charles .

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

0.73 ACRES
1691 SQ FT

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