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.

 
$419,000
Nandua Bay - Waterfront

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia


Well if you were thinking about building a waterfront home, now you don't have to. This new home was constructed in 2016, and is situated on Nandua Creek just waiting for you. This home features an open floor plan, which is great for entertaining family and friends. The upstairs is framed out, just needs to be finished, to give you additional living space if needed. New dock with water and electric, for those avid fishermen or boaters. This home is about 15 minutes give or take from Onancock where the hospital is located. Enjoy the pleasures of rural living but still be close to town necessities. The Eastern Shore of Virginia is known for its beautiful shorelines, waterfowl, boating, hunting, sunsets, and an awesome place to live. Call today to own your piece of the Eastern Shore.

Tammy Mason, Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.90 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1800 SQ FT
 
$60,000
Bay Breezes 2

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


The waters of Chesconessex Creek beckon you to explore, relax, and call them home. Bay breezes abound and the sounds of nature serenade you. Situated in the salty, neighborly, rural Onancock hamlet of North Chesconessex, this homesite provides 1.26 acres of waterviews. The 3 bedroom septic is already installed, survey on file, and well certification approved - ready for construction. A short walk away is a dock with temporary tie-up for your boat. Or, explore the option of turning waterview to waterfront by purchasing the adjacent 0.97 acre waterfront homesite. Reasonably offered at $60,000, or make it a total 2.23 waterfront acres for an additional $89,000.

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

1.26 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$89,000
Bay Breezes

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


The waters of Chesconessex Creek beckon you to explore, relax, and call them home. Bay breezes abound and the sounds of nature serenade you. Situated in the salty, neighborly, rural Onancock hamlet of North Chesconessex, this homesite provides 0.97 acres of waterfront. The 3 bedroom septic is already installed, survey on file, and well certification approved - ready for construction. A short walk away is a dock with temporary tie-up for your boat while you build. Take advantage of the option to more than double your land by purchasing the adjacent 1.26 acre homesite. Reasonably offered at $89,000, or make it a total 2.23 waterfront acres for just an additional $60,000.

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

0.97 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$278,000
Watermans' Hamlet:

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Watermans Hamlet: Pleasingly comfortable charming creekside cottage with frontage on Deep Creek. Far reaching views of the creek, Chesapeake Bay and the watermen’s boats coming and going. Circa 1920 with 1656 sq’, consisting of foyer, formal dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 1 ½ baths, sitting room and all season porch. There is a garage too charming to remain so, two sheds, mature gardens with ¾ of an acre. Gently sloping to the creek is this ever so charming property

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

0.00 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Contemporary Example of a Living Tradition, Palladian Architecture

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Contemporary Example of a Living Tradition, Palladian Architecture: European style derived from and inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio. Columns with acanthus leaf capitals, symmetry, grace, understated decorative elements, and use of classical orders has been implemented in this 5999 sq' (557.32 m2) villa. Scaling the 1st & 2nd floors are verandas and cover porches with panoramic views of Onancock creek and the Chesapeake Bay. 5 bedrooms 5 full baths and one half bath, formal and casual dining rooms, family room, library, recreation room, to name a few. 120' T dock with two lifts, 3 car garage and workshop. 1.79 acres 300' of beachfront. 4-zone Geothermal H/A, Whole house generator, professionally landscaped. Minutes to town of Onancock. The home beacons the sea to its interior.

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

1.79 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5999 SQ FT
 
$1,275,000
Custom Built, All Brick Residence on Private Lake

Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Virginia


You will feel luxury and quality from the moment you pull in the driveway of this amazing waterfront property just minutes from downtown Fredericksburg. Spacious rooms have high ceilings, custom built-ins & detailed woodwork. The bright, open floor plan is great for entertaining. An elevator, generator, 4 fireplaces, central vac & an irrigation system are included in the amenities. Spacious decking and a covered patio overlook the serene private lake. Almost nine thousand square feet of finished living space on three levels features a spacious entry; formal living and dining rooms; an eat-in kitchen and great room combination; six bedrooms; four full, plus three half bath rooms; recreation and exercise rooms; two laundry rooms; two offices and a large upper level bonus room. Completing the home is a two car garage, a circular brick courtyard and mature landscaping.

Janel O'malley, Coldwell Banker Elite

0.56 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4.3 BATHROOMS
8736 SQ FT
 
$998,000
Cultured Gentility Estate Saltworks

Exmore, Northampton County, Virginia


Cultured Gentility Estate Saltworks: Grand stately home of classic antebellum architecture with strong columns supporting large covered porch and center foyer. Commanding views over the high banks, landscaped grounds, glistening pool, and Nassawadox Creek. Saltworks is a destination, for once arriving, all that you could dream is at hand. Par 3 hole, Southwest Green and Tee Box with sand trap, equine barn, dock, pool, and a 4,830 sq' gracious home with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, eat-in kitchen, formal dining, sitting, office, and family rooms. All-season porch allows a private, peaceful location where views of mature gardens and sea convey. $998,000.

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

5.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4830 SQ FT
 
$688,000
Harbor Haven Retreat

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Nestled on the banks of Onancock Creek, this capacious home offers waterfront living in the heart of historic Onancock. Set at the end of a lane, this home retains privacy rarely found in town. Water views span 270 degrees from the property. Tastefully decorated with a flowing floor plan, well suited for entertaining guests and large families. 3605 sq' of living space, gracious foyer, formal dining room, sitting and family rooms, eat in kitchen, library, and 5 generous sized bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, utility/mudroom. Sloping lawn to the dock. 2 porches spanning both the back and front elevation of the home. .71 landscaped grounds with detached garage. Enjoy your day on the town or navigating about, and evenings from your personal retreat

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

0.71 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3605 SQ FT
 
$179,950
A Place with A Pond

Saxe, Charlotte County, Virginia


Beautiful chalet home overlooking it's own private stocked pond. Ideal for a get away or compact home. Almost 19 acres in mature timber, room to roam , hunt and hike. Just the place to get away from the hustle bustle of city life. Get your kids out of the mall and teach them about the joy of the great outdoors.

Larry Atkins, State Wide Realty

18.95 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1000 SQ FT
 
$225,000
The Cape Cod by Morley's Wharf

Exmore, Northampton County, Virginia


The Cape Cod by Morley's Wharf: Around the bend from the beach and the state boat ramp and dock is a very comfortable well maintained 4 bedroom 2 bath 2042 sq' home, circa 1998. Set off the state road amongst lovely mature gardens with a double car detached garage on just under 1 acre. Sun room is a delight of comfort, plus 2 bedrooms on the 1st floor and 2 on the second each with full bath. Heat pump provides the central air and heat.The community owns part of Morley's Wharf beach with just $120. Per year to maintain. The fishing pier is free with rarely a time there is not a fish on . Located just outside of the town of Belle Haven where all the provisional needs are easily acquired. Offered at fair market price of $230,000.

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

0.98 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2042 SQ FT

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