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.

 
$2,500,000
64 Acre Waterfront Estate - Nassawadox Creek

Franktown, Northampton County, Virginia


Imagine how wonderful life could be owning this 64 Acre Waterfront Estate on Nassawadox Creek with a private air strip. Fly in and fly out for the weekends or for long term, its your dream and now its time to live it and not wait any longer. This property is protected with a Conservation Easement for peace of mind. The property also has its own boat ramp, dock, large barn, with 1 BR Studio, over 2180 ft of water frontage with expansive views. This custom built home has an open floor plan which will be great for entertaining friends and family that will want to gravitate towards the stone fireplace. This home features large windows so you can enjoy the light and expansive views of the creek and cove. Chances to own a property like this don't come along very often, so don't miss out on this opportunity.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

63.96 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3854 SQ FT
 
$439,900
Windsong - Leatherbury Creek

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Welcome to Windsong overlooking Leatherbury Creek. This home is situated on 3.28 Acres with grounds planted with lilies, tulips, iris, daisies, iris and more. You will always have something in bloom to enjoy. Relax and sit back in the Adirondack chairs overlooking the creek while watching the Heron come in for a landing, life just get any better then this. If you enjoy kayaking or a ride in canoe this could be the place for you. There are views of the creek from almost every room in the house. Living here gives you the benefit of being close to town, but just enough distance from the hustle and bustle of traffic. There is room for a garden if that is something you enjoy, a pen fenced in for a dog if you have one, and there is a workshop just in case you like to be creative with a hobby. Call today.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

3.28 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3401 SQ FT
 
$359,999
Hillsborough - Occohannock Creek

Belle Haven, Accomack County, Virginia


Nestled in the community known as Hillsborough on Occohannock Creek is where you will find this home. This very spacious updated home is just waiting to be purchased and loved by the new owners. Onsite is a large garage to store your boat, and car with workshop space. You may have been watching home improvement shows and just couldn't find the right place to start a project so here you go look no further. This home has plenty of room for everyone inside and out so simple sit back relax and enjoy. Launch your kayak or canoe and row your cares away. Gather around the back deck, roast marsh mellows and share memories around the fire pit. You will be about 15 minutes give or take to Onancock where the hospital is located as well as restaurants and more. There is plenty to do on the shore, so its time to buy a home and get started, time is wasting.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3364 SQ FT
 
$64,900
Captains Cove - Chincoteague Bay & Canal

Greenbackville, Accomack County, Virginia


The best of both worlds with this lot. The front side of the lot is overlooking the Chincoteague Bay and on the back is the canal with bulkheading. The community of Captains Cove offers a lot amenities, like golf course, tennis, pool and dock. There is a Marina Restaurant for dining in case you don't want to cook at home. We are in the process of determining when the central sewer and water will be to the lot, currently just around the corner. The owner of the lot will be responsible for paying all connection fees during construction.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.30 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$182,000
Waterfront Lot with Spectacular Views & Sunsets on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


One of the few Bayside lots still available for building your home in this delightful, waterfront, rural community of East Point, Virginia. This lot has spectacular views over Onancock Creek to the Chesapeake Bay. Savor breathtaking Sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay from your waterfront yard, deck, porch or window. Lot 6 & part of 7 is fully bulkheaded. The East Point Marina is just around the point by water or a short distance by foot or car. In only moments you can be sailing or boating on the Chesapeake. Enjoy fishing, crabbing, exploring the creeks, birding or joining friends out on the sandbars. The historic town of Onancock, minutes away, has shopping, restaurants, galleries, a movie theatre, play house, bakery, town wharf and farmers market. The new state of the art hospital is only min. away in Onancock. Take advantage of this opportunity to buy this beautiful property that is priced below assessed value.

Bunny McLean , Weichert, Realtors Mason-Davis

0.32 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$439,900
Nandua Bay - Nandua Creek

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia


This is a new home, just finished and never been lived in home. This home features an open concept floor plan upstairs and down. There is a 1st Floor Suite and a 2nd Floor Suite. The home includes 3 Bathrooms, plus 2 halves, one up and one down. Options for a home office, game room, craft room, and lots of storage. Living here gives you allows to go boating, fishing, biking, but still be close to town in about 15 minutes.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.90 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT
 
$204,950
Beautiful Custom Cabin at the Lake

Pamplin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


Beautiful custom log cabin situated high on a wooded hill with a great view from the sunroom or the 40'X12' deck and fronting for over 500 feet on Loblolly Lake. A wonderful family getaway, peace, quiet , fresh country air and terrific fishing. There is a 15'X28' outbuilding that would make an excellent guest cottage, plus two additional storage buildings. PRICE REDUCED FROM $209,950.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$329,900
Indescribable Views

Rice, Prince Edward County, Virginia


Spectacular Views! What a spot for your dream home from the hilltop setting overlooking the beautiful Sandy River Reservoir. This property joins the lake property and offers great fishing and boating. There are several acres open for your garden, horse or livestock. The property is located less than a 10-minute drive to Farmville. The view is indescribable, but once you see the breathtaking views, you will buy this tract.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

47.38 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$599,000
BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED WATERFRONT HOME ON 1 ACRE…

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


This immaculately kept 3 bedroom 2.5 bath waterfront home faces the south on beautiful Mattawoman Creek. 110 feet of high elevated waterfront, with private boat dock and boat lift. Attractive landscaped yard with mature trees surrounds this contemporary stone house with a full length back deck, meditation garden & other small “getaway garden areas”. Oversized garden shed. This home offers lots of natural light due to lots of oversized windows and sliding glass doors. Red Oak hardwood floors through out, newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms with granite counter tops, stone wood burning fireplace. First floor master suite. Full size basement for extra storage, or possible man cave. Geothermal heating and cooling and a reversed osmosis water system. Only 20 minutes from Cape Charles.

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

1.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2074 SQ FT
 
$425,000
Perfect Boating Getaway On 2.6 Acres

Belle Haven, Accomack County, Virginia


Secluded waterfront home among tall trees and nature. Home sits on a little waterfront point with dock rising above small channel to a waterfront peninsula on the deep channel. New dock is well over 300 long. Large back deck and large screened in porch overlook the water. Watch the boats go by or take off from your own dock to do your own fishing! Short run to the Chesapeake Bay! Wide open living area, living, dining, kitchen combo with cathedral ceiling open to the decks and water and on out to the dock. Large master bedroom with lots of closet space and nice private bathroom. All new kitchen with appliances and granite counter tops. Huge drive-thru garage with lots of storage for boats, equipment and workshop. Beautiful natural setting. Measurements and room sizes are approximations.

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

2.62 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1584 SQ FT

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