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.

 
$19,900
Great Waterview Alicato building lot nestled between farms and exquisite homes.

Parksley, Accomack County, Virginia


Build your vacation home on this 0.5 acre lot in the Fox Grove community, in a beautiful, quiet neighborhood at the end of a private road, surrounded by a lovely field on one side and upscale contemporary homes on the other side. Enjoy spectacular sunrises overlooking the water view of Bundick Creek and Metompkin Bay. The nearby boat ramp at Parkers Creek offers kayaking, fishing and crabbing. Spacious views, rural location, yet still close to shopping, schools and restaurants in Accomac and Onancock. USDA map shows a good swath of Bojac(ideal for conventional Septic systems) on this property further enhancing this as a building location for your dream home.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.52 ACRES
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$975,000
One of a kind opportunity! Beautiful and Historic Waterfront Property

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia


This 150' on the James River in Williamsburg, Va. is a once in a lifetime opportunity for seveal reasons... 1st it is a Historic property of the Battle of Greensprings, you may find bullets, buckles, or even Indian relics, because of the second reason... you will be located right beside Historic Jamestown Settlement and look at the 3 ships from your very own back door and your 3rd reason would be this beautiful parcel on the James is just 5 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg. There is no HOA fees nor building regulation's or approvals for your dream house to a HOA!!! Property attaches to a 100 acre horse farm directly behind it. This is a must see opportunity! Schools are the most desired in the the area! Please contact for further information!

Phyllis Waltrip

3.00 ACRES
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$21,000
Unique 2nd level Waterview building lot with good soils and excellent scenery

Parksley, Accomack County, Virginia


Wonderful .9 acre building lot on the Seaside of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, this cleared level lot is well under 500' from Gargatha Landing boat ramp, one of the best in the area. On the corner of Lands End Drive, this property offers a second story water view of Gargathy Creek and the Atlantic Ocean, and spectacular views of rocket launches from Wallops Island. Great location to launch your boat with easy access to the Barrier Islands and some of the best fishing and pristine beaches on the East coast. Priced below county assessment, only $27,990. History note Eastern Shore Accomac Shire was established in VA Colony by the House of Burgesses 1634 under the direction of King Charles I. One of the Eight original shires of Virginia. Excellent water right next door with great views all around. This property is priced very aggressively.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.90 ACRES
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$139,900

SOLD

Falkland Tract 4

Meherrin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


28 Acres with all you could want: split rail fence along the road, beautiful field up front, mature trees, frontage on a 35-acre lake, a great spot for fishing and hunting. Additional land is available but don't wait long on this one! Owner Agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

30.06 ACRES
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$1,250,000
Custom Built Home with The Best Views In Lynchburg Virginia

Lynchburg, Bedford County, Virginia


BEST VIEW IN LYNCHBURG. This unique remarkable piece of real estate overlooks the James River and Tobacco Row Mountain. Nestled among 6.7 wooded acres. Boasting almost 6,000 fin Sq Ft., custom built in 2004, features intricate architectural designs in a breathtaking setting. High vaulted ceilings, massive stone fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling windows.The huge Main Level master suite offers beautiful 360 views, spacious walk in closets, and dual luxurious baths. Open, elegant, gourmet kitchen is perfect for entertaining. Soaring ceilings, custom designed cabinetry, and granite countertops. A massive great room is adjacent the kitchen for entertaining. A basement rec-room with a full wet bar & large stone fireplace. Expansive stone patio off the great room. Spend your evenings watching the sun set over the mountains. 2 bedrooms and a bonus room upstairs W/2 full baths, & a private suite over the 3 car garage. Feel like you are vacationing at a mountain retreat, just minutes from town.

James Forehand , Coldwell Banker Forehsand & Co., Realtors

6.74 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
5860 SQ FT
 
$99,900
Falkland Tract 6

Meherrin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


20 Acres with MATURE TREES, frontage on a 35-acre LAKE, State Road Frontage and septic approved. For this low price you get a great hunting, fishing and recreation spot. You'll love it so much you'll want to make it your Permanent home spot. Owner agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

20.15 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$169,900

SOLD

Falkland Tract 3

Meherrin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


LAND WITH LAKE FRONTAGE! This property not only fronts on a 35-acre lake it also has mature hardwoods making this a tract ideal for hunting, fishing and provides spectacular views. Here is an area perfect to retreat to on the weekends or make it your permanent homeplace. Owner Agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

38.00 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$229,900
Falkland Tract 2

Meherrin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


RIVERFRONT-LAKEFRONT-LARGE TREES-OPEN LAND! This property has road frontage and it has been approved for a septic system. It fronts a 35-acre lake making it ideal for fishing, hunting, recreation or permanent homesite. WOW this is the complete package! Owner agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

60.21 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$49,900
Falkland Tract 1

Meherrin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


RIVERFRONT-LARGE TREES-OPEN LAND! In this tract you will find everything you have wished for making it a RARE FIND. There is long road frontage and it has been approved for a septic system. Come live your dream of owning riverfront property here! Owner agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

10.20 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$99,500
Exclusive Vaucluse Shores Waterfront Lot with Amenities.

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


A beautiful wooded waterfront lot in Vaucluse Shores. Community amenities; tennis, a pool, boat ramp, and a picturesque beach that winds for miles. Head just a bit south for fine eating and scenery in Cape Charles, or cross the Chesapeake a few miles further. Or head the other direction to see the many other sights and eats the Eastern Shore of VA can offer. An excellent property to build a dream waterfront home. This lot is an excellent place to build an amazing home with all the amenities of the VC community and the amazing scenery of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Very close to Cape Charles and a bit further drive takes you to beautiful Onancock and then Chincoteague Island VA.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.66 ACRES
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- SQ FT

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