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.

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
8736 SQ FT
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
4830 SQ FT
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
3605 SQ FT
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
1000 SQ FT
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
2042 SQ FT
Waterfront - Finney's Creek

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia

Do you want to live on the water? Do you want to live on the Eastern Shore? Do you want to live near Onancock? If you have answered yes to 1 or more of these questions, then it is possible that you have found your new home. Wide expansive views of Finney's Creek which leads right to Onancock Creek and the Bay is where you will find this home. You have your very own private dock, so there is no need to worry about where to tie up the boat, plus your own shoreline. All you need to do is just sit back, wait for the breeze and the fish to come. You are within minutes from Onancock, where the new hospital is located, restaurants, theatre, shops, galleries and more. It just doesn't get any better then this, plus the home is move in ready, all updated and very spacious landscaped yard. Call today to view this home. Or feel fee to take our 3D tour at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=b9x5xhbFyjv&mls=1

Tammy Mason, Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.81 ACRES
2156 SQ FT
Property Paradise

Scottsville, Buckingham County, Virginia

Paradise!! 275 Acres of beautiful land with about 200 acres in a thick stand of grass and the rest in hardwood and pine. It is mostly fenced for horses and cattle, has two ponds, a creek, paved road frontage and is only 30 minutes to Charlottesville. Everything you have been hoping for and more!

Larry Atkins, State Wide Realty

275.00 ACRES
Sportsman's Retreat

Wachapreague, Accomack County, Virginia

Protected from the Atlantic by unspoiled barrier beach islands, Wachapreague, “The little city by the sea,” plays host to this home. Set on a well landscaped property, use this as your base camp for the pursuits of the Shore. The current owner enjoyed this as a personal retreat to launch his forays of hunting, fishing, and boating. Designed to take advantage of the sea breezes and water views, an impressive two-story deck surrounds half of the home. The first level hosts a well utilized outdoor kitchen area, while the second level deck stands half screened for the less hardy souls. A third story widow’s walk offers a commanding view of the surrounding area. Just a short walk from home, find your private boat slip, ready to leave at a moment’s notice. And if the weather proves too harsh for outdoor living, transition inside to an open floor plan with three bedrooms and one and a half baths.

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

0.43 ACRES
1352 SQ FT
Lot on Lake Pointe Court

Pamplin, Prince Edward County, Virginia

A wonderful place for your new home. All wooded lot with frontage on fresh water lake.

Larry Atkins, State Wide Realty

2.19 ACRES
Town's Edge Waterfront Cape Cod Circa 1980

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia

Town's Edge Waterfront Cape Cod Circa 1980: Extended family 3,087. sq'. hillside home. Elegant landscaped grounds sloping to the south branch of Onancock Creek with 3' at MLW that is navigable to the town center and the Chesapeake Bay. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 enclosed porches, sitting room, dining room, living room, and family room, too. There are so many rooms the family can spread out and still have privacy. Master suite is 403.66 sq' with a closet to die for being 7.5 x 24.5. The T-dock has a protective anchorage with the bank all being bulkheaded, Gardens are filled with flowering perennials and fruit trees. No town tax or water bill, for this property, while being a bike ride away from town center, is just outside the town limits. The home appears ever so gently used and is being offered at fair market.

Irene Carr Lewin, Lewin & Carr Inc., Realtors

1.25 ACRES
3087 SQ FT

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