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.

 
$239,000
Top of the line ESVA Waterfront Lot on Miles Wharf Rd. Virginia

Exmore, Northampton County, Virginia


Prime waterfront lot with enticing views of charming Occohannock Creek. Nestled in Miles Wharf this property is the epitome of the eastern shore waterfront experience and is in between Onancock and Cape Charles plus everything in between. A very amazing experience to behold as you must experience this in person to fully appreciate it. Quiet waters gently rippling under serene skies provide an alluring backdrop to build your dream home. Lot is expansive and has plenty of room to spread out and relaxing country roads leading you to this enchanting partially wooded lot. Type Book: INST Book Page or Number: LR03 243 Plat Book: 31 Page: 25 Tax Map #: 3-1-3 Tax Assessment: 156300 Land Assessment: 156300 Appraised Value: Land Improvements: County Taxes +/-: 1150.00

Shaun Sterling & Keith , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

3.44 ACRES
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$1,195,000
Spectacular 2 story beachfront home with dramatic views of the Chesapeake Bay!

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


This modern designed home sits on a stunning high bluff 2.51 acre beachfront lot with private wooded driveway. This home features ICF construction, Heinzmann Fenster doors and windows, geothermal heat (with radiant floor heating) & air, Eco-friendly farmed Brazilian cherry hardwood floors. Chef kitchen with Subzero refrigerator, Wolf oven and Wolf microwave, granite counter tops & a sleek concrete bar. Bonus room is set up as 4th bedroom or use as a play room. Professionally designed grounds with rainwater recovery irrigation system. Star porch for night gazing. Prime location for commuters. MUST SEE!

Chesapeake Properties , Chesapeake Properties

2.51 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3427 SQ FT
 
$425,000
Beautiful Coastal Home With Beach Access...

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


This Coastal Bay Creek Kings Bay Bahama Model with Chesapeake Bay Views is perfect for entertaining and would accommodate guest with plenty of space for all. A spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with open floor concept features the reverse floor plan with living room and kitchen on the second floor. Enjoy endless views of amazing sunsets from the third floor observatory. Huge deck perfect for outdoor grilling and sunbathing. Located in gated community within walking distance to community beach. Perfect location in the heart of Cape Charles only a golf cart ride to restaurants, shopping, marina and golf. Measurements are approximate.

Chesapeake Properties , Chesapeake Properties

0.15 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2889 SQ FT
 
$430,000
Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Home...

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


Beach Haven contemporary 1 story home on 5.8 acres on the Chesapeake Bay. Western exposure, superior elevation and fully bulk headed water frontage (218') in rural setting on Church Neck. Open floor plan (oak floors) with generously sized rooms...all with Chesapeake Bay water views. Master suite has lots of windows with water views, a large walk-in closet and spacious bath with shower. Additional 2 bedrooms are on the other side of the house and share a Jack & Jill bathroom. Wrap around porch provides plenty of outdoor living space to entertain family & friends. Beach Haven is in a vacation rental program and provides excellent income to owners. Enjoy waterfront living on your own piece of paradise. Sunsets are breathtaking!

Chesapeake Properties , Chesapeake Properties

5.80 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1920 SQ FT
 
$425,000
Waterfront Home On Barlow Creek...

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


Superior elevation on this 2.1 acre parcel with wide water views overlooking quiet cove with natural setting. This contemporary coastal Victorian style home (Florez & Florez design) with plenty of windows has open concept floor plan (3320 sq ft) with water views of Barlow Creek from most rooms. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops & lots of cabinets is open to family room with brick fireplace & large back deck and patio overlooking the water. 1st floor has handsome oak floors, natural stained molding, & 2 F/P. 2nd floor Master suite w/ vaulted ceilings,F/P, walk in closet & bath with jacuzzi tub & shower. 10 minutes to Historic Cape Charles w/public beach, 2 marinas, shopping, galleries, restaurants and 2 PGA golf courses.Generously sized light filled rooms.

Chesapeake Properties , Chesapeake Properties

2.10 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3320 SQ FT
 
$990,000
"Driftwood" Contemporary Beachfront Home Overlooking The Chesapeake Bay....

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


Enjoy colorful sunsets & magnificent panoramic water views while relaxing with friends & family thru your floor to ceiling windows. Dramatic cathedral ceilings capture the splendor of living on the BAY FRONT in this 6 bedroom 5 bath home. Gourmet kitchen has Stainless Steel GE Profile appliances, granite counter tops, custom tile back splash, & op[en concept design. Plenty of outdoor space with wraparound porch, screened sitting area, & spiral staircase leading to additional 3rd floor deck with the best views in the house! First floor bedroom is a handicap accessible living area, bedroom & bath. 10 minutes to Cape Charles beaches,shopping,restaurants, marinas & 2 PGA golf courses.

Chesapeake Properties , Chesapeake Properties

0.00 ACRES
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$330,000
Best Buy On The Beach...

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


Beachfront retreat w/ Chalet-style home with 3 bedrooms 1.5 baths overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Panoramic views of natural shoreline, sand dunes, blue water and breathtaking sunsets (western exposure). Home has vaulted bead board ceilings, pine floors, lots of windows, skylights, 4 season porches, spacious rooms and cozy niches. Enjoy privacy & wildlife from 32' beach front deck. 2nd floor bedroom has private balcony overlooking Bay and beach. Detached 1 car garage has separate workshop and includes a screened porch and covered deck. This space could easily be converted to extra living space. Vaucluse Shores has community pool, tennis court and boat ramp.

Chesapeake Properties , Chesapeake Properties

0.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1.5 BATHROOMS
1600 SQ FT
 
$79,000
Bargain deep water Channel property in Schooner Bay on beautiful Eastern Shore

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


This lot has a septic system in place and tons of potential. In lovely Schooner Bay on great water depth on the Canal. Excellent lot to build your forever home on or an investment property to use until a future sale date. Priced under tax value. A short travel to downtown Onancock and all it has to offer for food, entertainment, and sights. The new hospital is also very close. Lot has recently inspected gravity ( in ground) septic system and well. Bulkhead installed. Your lot is ready to build now!

Shaun Sterling & Keith , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.45 ACRES
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- BATHROOMS
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$1,189,000
Spectacular Home and boat dock on the Pamunkey River in King William VA

West Point, King William County, Virginia


Exclusive estate waterfront property about 9 mi. from West Point located in King William County on the Pamunkey River. 5 acres, deep water, 254 ft. water frontage, pier, dock, 2 boat slips, overhead boat lift and 3 catwalks, rip rap slope at shoreline,10 ft.ceilings, 4 bed, 3.5 bath w/granite counters & cherry vanities, gourmet kitchen w/cherry cabinets, quartz island with barstool area & quartz countertops, Stainless steel appliances, huge bonus rm, office, entertainment rm w/wet bar upstairs, sunroom & L/R coffered ceilings, Brick mason gas fireplace/can be modified to wood, skylights, Anderson windows, 3 exterior porches, screen porch, Generac 25 KW whole house generator, Carrier Geothermal heat/cool (8 zones) w/air purification, conditioned attic/crawl, sprayed open cell foam, Rinnai tankless water heater, wood, porcelain tile floors, 2-car garage w/heat/air. Artesian well. Lots of storage, professionally landscaped yard, (1 yr) 2-10 Home warranty. Access to I-64, Richmond, Williamsburg, Outer Banks, Military Bases.

Cristy Garcia-Kramer , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty

5.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5347 SQ FT
 
$229,000
Parkers Creek

Parksley, Accomack County, Virginia


This large parcel on Parkers Creek is a secluded place to build your custom coastal home. Savor the colors of sunrise over the fields and sunset over the marsh. Enjoy your days kayaking along the creek, watching the eagles, ospreys, plover and others in this great birding and hunting locale. This location puts you near Metompkin Island, Cedar Island and The Assateague National Seashore. It is about 20 minutes from the hospital, shopping, dining, theater and more. This site has been subdivided just in case you don't need all the acreage, or if a family member wants to build close by. Want to come by and take a look? Bring your walking shoes or boots, so that you can walk through the heavily-wooded section of the property and explore along the creek. We are in the process of getting the Perk Certification.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

10.10 ACRES
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