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.

Freshwater Lakefront...Tappahannock Virginia

Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia

Gorgeous freshwater lakefront property only 1/2 mi.from the Rappahannock River. Amazing views to enjoy your coffee, sunrise& sunset or cocktails around the new fire pit. Old Creek Lake is outside the popular town of Tappahannock(no city taxes)& offers a serene setting for your kayak,float or boat(with elec.motor) which can be launched from your own pier. This Cape Cod style home has a Florida room for year round entertaining & flows to the outside brick patio. Great room features built-ins,stone fireplace with new gas logs, high speed internet accessibility.Wood floors on main level,kitchen has Corian counter tops,tile flooring,double ovens,offers a pantry, pass through to dining area in Florida room & extra cabinets for storage. 2 bedrooms & full bath upstairs, washer/dryer convey. New windows in 2018. Looking for a vacation home? Seller will consider selling furnishings with the house.Enjoy the lovely gardens where something blooms all year.Detached 2 car garage w/att, work room/storage in back; shed in rear . Convenient to hospital, shopping, restaurants & marinas /boat ramps for boating & fishing. Richmond & Fredericksburg are about an 1 hour away. No flood ins. needed.

Deborah Rhodes , Victory Rhodes Realty

0.87 ACRES
2177 SQ FT

Palmyra, Fluvanna County, Virginia

VACATION AT HOME! First time on the market is this lovely private Retreat w/over 19+ acres w/275' River Frontage just a short distance from Charlottesville, VA. No restrictions or HOA; Hunt, fish, kayak, swim in your gorgeous in ground pool & even enjoy some golf with a short range driving range. Take in the serenity of the secluded location, yet convenient to shopping. Owner/builder custom home w/split bedroom design, hickory floors, open floor plan, kitchen w/breakfast bar, hickory cabinets, fireplace, Sun Rm., Master suite w/balcony, first level laundry. Fin. walk out terrace level, in law suite, separate side entrance to bonus rm. Multiple decking, patios, screen porch, paved drive,detached 3 car garage/workshop; Walking Trail to River.

Vicki Wilson , Monticello Country, Realtors

19.00 ACRES
4339 SQ FT
Large Lake Tract

Meherrin, Prince Edward County, Virginia

This 65.18-acre property not only fronts on a 35-acre lake, it is an ideal tract for hunting, fishing and provides spectacular views. Here is an area perfect to retreat to on the weekends, or make it your permanent homeplace.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

65.18 ACRES
Smith Mountain Lake Private Estate Custom Architecture Newly Remodeled Home / Dock

Moneta, Franklin County, Virginia

Custom Architecture with numerous builders upgrades, open floorplan with one level living on each level (mother-in-laws quarters with a full kitchen at lake level with handicapped accessibility). Cozy areas with 5 fireplaces. Every room has a wide long lake view. Working from home is no problem with - 2 gorgeous offices or make them bedrooms for a total of 5, 2 master bedrooms 3rd guest bedroom (possible 4th or use as a theatre room) 3.5 baths. Upgraded kitchen with upgraded appliances and custom cabinets and granite. 2019 New Kohler Whole house generator can run for a month with 1,000 gallon in ground propane. T3 High speed internet, Cat 5 everywhere, camera security system with remote monitoring, fire and police. Kitchen Appliances include Thermador propane stainless steel gas commercial oven and stove. Dock: Spectacular one of a kind 2 slip dock designed for heavy BIG boats with direct connect internet, alarm and camera systems! This Dock can accommodate beams up to 11 feet and flybridges up to 20 feet. The covered Dock is irreplaceable one of a kind, one slip designed to handle 15,000 pound vessel with fly bridge, with dual remote operated lifts. Mooring whips to secure vessel up to 50 feet. A second covered slip can handle up to 38 feet and 12,000 pounds. You could moor up to 3 big boats 40-50 feet at this dock. Dock includes 3 motorized PWC lifts. Dock valued at $250,000 unlike any other dock on the lake. Full floored area above dock for storage. Remodeling includes new roof, new HVAC and additional generator. All of this on a Boardwalk mature double point lot with gorgeous long and wide water lake and mountain views. Enjoy the view of the Peaks of Otter from your deck. Views and flat walk to dock, magnificent oak trees on point. Pathways and stairs lead you to the natural beach. Over 600 feet of walkways encircling the property and leading to the natural area or dock all handicapped accessible. Breezeway viewpoint providing a shady area to overlook the magnificent point and water views. Customized Octagon Screened Porch only 50 feet from the water offering long water views and expansive lush lawn and point supported by full irrigation system. Man cave garage with 3 bays finished in sheetrock, room on lot to build 3 more bays. Upstairs storage areas with natural light windows finished on both side of the attic. Garage has customized shelving installed. View: One of the longest views in the top selling subdivision of Boardwalk. Long water views to Franklin Country State Park, Montego Bay and Park Place. View the Peaks of Otter from multiple porches/verandas. This sought after Boardwalk Subdivision, (See images/pictures) has a beach, swing sets, veranda's on the point, volleyball court, community BBQ grill, tennis and basketball court, bocce ball, private boat ramp, covered picnic area and pool all within the subdivision and within 200 yards walking distance. Community is close to Golf Courses, close to Doctors, Dentists, Restaurants, Kroger, Movie Theaters, etc. Location by water R15 Located by Land off Scruggs Road to Boardwalk Drive to Homeplace Circle in the Cul D Sac. Seawall surrounds entire lakeside property and is one of a kind 442 feet of custom stone seawall encompassing this flat pointe lot. Multiple Restaurants and Marinas via water within minutes. Realtors may inquire discuss with owner by text phone or email.. Only serious offers with pre-approval letter or proof of funds may schedule an appointment with owner. Owner justifies price as follows (if you do not agree do not call and do not bring offers that require appraisals. Owner financing available with 2/3 down payment. Rebuild home value $1,754,000, Irreplaceable Dock $250,000, Entire Home Generator $50,000, Flat Point Lot $1,329,000, Irreplaceable Wall custom masonry stone wall $250,000. Total $3,633,000.

Thomas Lovegrove , BDC

1.00 ACRES
4632 SQ FT
Amazing Waterfront Lot With Georgous Ocean Views

Bloxom, Accomack County, Virginia

Amazing Ocean Views, Sunrises & Sunsets!! Build now or later on this Waterfront Lot on Northam Creek. Wonderful opportunity to own 2.3 Acres in the Prestigious Community of Hopeland in Bloxom!! The Community is a quiet, rural setting with water access, boat ramp and dock that is perfect for boating and kayaking!! This building lot is within walking distance to the boat ramp/dock. Enjoy crabbing/clamming and fishing. Elevated Home Site. 4 bedroom conventional Sewage Permit Letter. Required home size of 1600 sq. ft, minimum. Minutes to Chincoteague Island, Wallops Island and the Historic Town of Onancock and its fishing/boating community. Priced to Sell!! Do not let this chance, pass you by!! Feel free to go and walk the property!! Call any time for any questions or additional information!!

Teresa Tarabay , Triumph Realty

2.30 ACRES
A Waterfront Beauty at Lake Anna, Virginia with Endless Views!

Mineral, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Stunning custom, LIKE NEW, waterfront home with 700 ft of water frontage and glorious water views located in Kelly's Landing, a gated community, on the Public Side of Lake Anna. This elegant waterfront home features 6,481 finished sq. ft , 6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, highly livable floor plan, living room with 2-story beamed ceilings and gorgeous stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops, beamed ceilings, SS Subzero and Bosch appliances, breakfast room, formal dining room, library/piano room, the Main Floor Master Retreat is perfection, fully finished walk-out basement with a double sided stone fireplace, 2nd full kitchen with new appliances, attached 3-car garage, concrete driveway. large rear deck and patio, boathouse with lifts and an upper-level sundeck, perfectly situated on 2.63 acres.

Liz Wilson, Associate Broker, ABR, GRI, CSP , Long & Foster Real Estate

2.63 ACRES
6481 SQ FT
Gorgeous Expansive Water View at Stingray Point Virginia

Deltaville, Middlesex County, Virginia

Magnificent water view at the mouth of the Rappahannock River & Stingray Point. Move right into this turnkey cottage as sellers will be leaving most everything you see inside & out. Small list of items not conveying is provided. Most everything renovated and new roof in 2006. Bright and open floorplan with a deep side-wrap porch. Enjoy views inside and out as there are generous windows/doors to view the water. Beautiful wood floors & unique wood walls. Full master suite upstairs and full master suite downstairs both with sitting areas, spacious bathrooms and huge walk-in closets. Fireplace & ceiling fans. Kitchen features Corian countertops & sink, and roll-out shelves in pantry cabinet. Large utility room has built-ins, Rinnai tankless hot water heater, water softener system, pretty half-bath & access to both back yard & front porch. Picnic table and fire pit remains. Shed. Privately owned pier cross the street on unbuildable lot. Owner allows usage as long as no trash is left. Small beach access a few hundred feet away. CHOICE Home Warranty w/ acceptable offer. Existing Terminix Termite Contract. Access to private pier across street is granted by owner as long as everyone cleans up after themselves. Small common use beach just down the street. Seller pays $494 Annual Flood Insurance. Request the Very Small List of Items that DO NOT CONVEY or see it on RappahannockRiverview.com

Tia Stanley , RE/MAX CAPITAL

0.16 ACRES
2088 SQ FT
Outstanding 412 feet of frontage on the new river

Parrott, Pulaski County, Virginia

Outstanding find on New River, 3 bedroom home with spacious lot and 412 ft of river frontage, 12.9 acres, with 2 Barns, and 4 outbuildings, 24 x 30 heated double garage, fenced fields, creek in front. Landscaped, a must see!!

Larry Riffey , Keller Williams realtors Roanoke, Christiansburg office

12.90 ACRES
1400 SQ FT
Come live on Comfort

Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia

Have the James River literally in your backyard! This 9-acre property offers a gorgeous view of the James River, a good mix of open and wooded land, a pretty homesite on a knoll overlooking the River and plenty of privacy. Priced below current assessed value this property is the ONE!

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

9.00 ACRES
Beautiful Point lot with 640' of waterfrontage!

Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia

Beautiful POINT lot with 640' of water frontage on the Little Wicomico River, and Spence Creek. Lot offers WIDE & LONG views of the river with a deep protected pier on Spences Creek. Very nice building lot! 10,000 lb Boat lift!

Wade Self , Virginia Waterfront Properties Inc.

1.11 ACRES

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