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.

 
$309,000
Magnificent Waterfront Lot with cozy cottage on the Rappahannock River

Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia


FINALLY WATERFRONT PROPERTY YOU CAN AFFORD! The perfect weekend getaway retreat! Only 24 miles from downtown Fredericksburg. The cottage has 2 BR, 1 full BA, kitchen, and a great room that overlooks the Rappahannock River. PLUS a detached guest cottage AND a workshop for weekend projects! Seller has 2 additional lots that are also available for sale. Public boat ramp within the community.

Tammy Berfield , Long and Foster

0.73 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
988 SQ FT
 
$67,900
Enthralling Waterview Property near Fishing and countlres ESVA natural wonders.

Saxis, Accomack County, Virginia


Affordable first home as well as an awesome place to take advantage of all the water, fishing, beaches, sites, and many other natural resources Saxis has to offer. Have a great dinner and watch the beautiful Island sunsets or take a walk on the local beaches taking in all there is to offer. Excellent fishing opportunities. A very charming house that has an excellent water-view. Provides a very appealing getaway for a vacation, retirement, or to live and enjoy the tranquil environment around it. Window World replacement windows just few years ago. Gas and wood pellet heating. 8x12 Shed and chest freezer. Owners will also sell the lot beside the house with this property if desired which would bring total land to about 3/4s of an acre, neighboring property is TMP 22B1-A-22. This is an excellent house for someone looking to appreciate all the natural wonders of the area and be able to have access to fishing and water all around.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.37 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1125 SQ FT
 
$114,900
Enticing Retreat near water with free Public Dock / Boat Ramp, sights and sounds.

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Copy and paste virtual Tour Link: my.matterport.com/show/?m=XPr1BTu2Lk7 Charming and updated great condition house near within walking distance of the public boat ramp/dock on Southside road. This is a perfect starter house for a family. Its also ideal for someone looking to be near the water and enjoy all that brings with fishing, boating, etc. This would work for retirement home, a getaway or second home, and just as well for a daily living spot for anyone who loves the water or just wants to be in a scenic spot with a very high quality property. High ceilings and an open floor plan amplify the spacious feel of this property. Bathroom completely redone, excellent floors, central heat and air, and an excellent kitchen. This property is not only well maintained but its HVAC is one of the higher efficiency units you can get. A very modernized taste of old world charm with lots of amenities to go around! DIRECTIONS: On Poplar Cove Rd, make a right onto Southside Rd, property will be almost at end on the left.

Shaun Sterling , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.27 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
966 SQ FT
 
$549,900
Well Designed Waterfront Home in the Northern Neck of VA

Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia


You’ll love this charming, well designed home with spectacular views of The Little Wicomico River. This wonderfully laid out 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a 2-bay garage will give you generous space to move about (without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere). Interior Highlights include: Awesome entertaining kitchen, Great Room with French doors leading to nice screen porch, oversized breakfast nook with great views, detailed molding/trim work throughout, office/built in desk off kitchen, Large Studio or 4th bedroom, Gorgeous red oak floors, Oversized Master Suite with reading area, Beautiful formal dining room, oversized 36 x 25 garage and lots of glass for maximum water views. Exterior Highlights include: Paved drive, Omni waterside stone patio, Generator, Pier with boat lift, 12 x 20 shed, waterside pergola & some of the most thoughtfully laid out & unique landscaping around. Imagine relaxing in the evenings to some of the most impressive sunsets you will ever see! Located in a well maintained community with a boat ramp and impressive sand Beach. This property will surely impress every buyer!

Melissa L. Bradley , Shore Realty, Inc.

1.68 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2812 SQ FT
 
$1,700,000
“Magnolia” A Waterfront Southern Beauty Built For An Amazing Coastal Lifestyle…

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


Located in Cape Charles, VA in the impressive Plantation Pointe village of Bay Creek Golf Resort, “Magnolia” was designed with a traditional Southern flair, combining the classic with the nostalgic in a modern waterfront home with all the bells and whistles. Located on a partially wooded 1.12 acre lot on a wide saltwater inlet from the Chesapeake Bay, this magnificent home of over 7000 sq. ft. offers 6 spacious bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half baths, 3 fireplaces, 4 balconies, an amazing chef’s kitchen with elaborate island and custom cabinetry, huge, elegant master suite, a spacious media/billiard room, a mahogany paneled library with fireplace, butler’s pantry with oversized wine cooler, 3 car garage and a dock for your boat. From the gracious entry foyer with gorgeous inlaid magnolia mosaic to the broad rear patio with in-ground pool overlooking blue saltwaters, this stunning home is ready for you and your guests and entertaining in sophisticated style. Gorgeous water views from nearly every room- – the East -West orientation of this home captures both sunrises and sunsets through walls of dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. Includes just about every upgrade imaginable including elaborate wainscoting, coffered, tray and cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling masonry fireplace in the great room, grand staircase, elaborate moldings throughout, top of the line appliances, must see to believe! Deeded access to miles of private soft sand beaches, swimming pool, tennis courts, jogging paths and more. Swing into some Palmer and Nicklaus Signature golf on the challenging holes sited along the Chesapeake Bay and the Old Plantation Creek inlet. 2 marinas and boat ramps nearby provide easy access to boating in the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Just a few minutes to all the shops, restaurants, art galleries, etc. in the historic area of Cape Charles. This home offers the perfect place for you to get started enjoying the Shore’s ultimate relaxed coastal lifestyle.

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

1.12 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
7308 SQ FT
 
$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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- 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
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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