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.

 
$449,000
Long views on the Severn River with 28 acres to create a true paradise.

Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia


Enjoy the privacy of living on 28.35 acres located on the Northwest Branch of the Severn River in Gloucester County. This relaxing spot offers all that you can imagine when it comes to waterfront living, including access to the river on your own pier. The cozy cottage includes a 1st floor master bedroom, and two additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The kitchen has space for a breakfast table and chairs. The dining room and family area have an open plan with a view of the river. There is hardwood flooring throughout most of the home. The screen porch that runs the full length of the home will be a gathering place for all. The simple cottage, acreage and the view of the Severn River, is waiting for your vision for this extraordinary property that is only a short distance from Colonial Williamsburg, the beach at Yorktown, 2 different airports, Richmond and Virginia Beach. Seller is a licensed realtor in the state of Virginia. Please contact the listing agent, Cheri Mulhare (757-719-4112), for an appointment.

Cheri Mulhare , Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Towne Realty

28.35 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1604 SQ FT
 
$175,000
Cape Charles Prime Waterfront Building lot in Bay Creek Plantation Pointe

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


Prime Plantation Pointe at Bay Creek building lot to build your dream home. Gated community with this section of Bay Creek offering exquisite views of Old Plantation Creek. Property is nicely laid out and offers all the best of Cape Charles. Bay Creek has Excellent amenities, 2 signature golf courses, members-only beach club and fitness center, walking trails, Tennis courts and many other great sights and sounds.The lot has really lovely open spaces over most of it with a thin tree line. Short travel distance to VA Beach. Lot is well drained and ready to be built on. Plantation Point has an array of engaging high end houses including along Creekside so if your looking at Cape Charles take advantage of this lot before its snapped up and built on.

Shaun Sterling elite Waterfront Team , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

1.10 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$224,900
Beautiful 4 Bedroom Waterview property in Melfa, VA

Melfa, Accomack County, Virginia


Rare find in the Greens with a waterview and countless upgrades. 4 Bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with amazing kitchen complimented by custom cabinetry and plenty of space. Plantation window treatments and views galore. Open and very spacious living room. Massive sun room beckons for many wonderful times relaxing alone or entertaining family and friends enjoying the sights of the Shore. A built in generator provides an additional layer of security for unforeseen circumstances. Handy utility room and large attic. Incredible views of the pond across the street. A paved driveway with and ornate crossover from road. Sidewalk spans from driveway to the front. Guest suite type setup for the 4th bedroom providing many options for visitors or extended family. Close traveling distance to Onancock.

Shaun Sterling elite Waterfront Team , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty/59

0.45 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2228 SQ FT
 
$590,000
Lakefront equestrian property with 10 acres, barn, and home

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia


Sprawling, Grand, Unique! This property offers everything an Outdoor lover, Horse owner, Fishermen could dream of. From entering the open foyer, to sitting by the fireplace in the living room overlooking the Lake, this house is both inviting and elegant. The remodeled kitchen offers the perfect place to prepare family meals or party food that would be especially enjoyed on the screened-in porch with excellent views of the water. The finished basement has plenty of space for overflow from upstairs for guests, older children, or in-laws. This 10 acre property compliments an outdoor lifestyle with amenities such as a beautiful lake for fishing & kayaking, a detached garage ideal for your tractors or other toys, & the 5-stall barn comes with features and comforts that go above and beyond, which houses luxuries such as a full dressage ring with mirrors, 3 private plush pastures, a dry lot, a wash-stall with hot & cold water, automatic water in each stall, a 1/2 bath for barn guest, a circular driveway perfect for turning around a horse trailer, and much, much more. Two additional 5 acre lots can be purchased as well, one of which includes a caretakers cottage & garage.

Lisa Langenhennig , Coldwell Banker Traditions

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2883 SQ FT
 
$619,000
Breathtaking - waterfront views on Shellbank Creek with access to the James River

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia


Year-round breathtaking-waterfront views on Shellbank Creek with access to the James River, dock and boat launch. Large Colonial home boasting first floor master (access to waterfront deck), 3 spacious bedrooms upstairs and both formal and informal living spaces each with waterfront views, comfort and function in mind. Finished walk out lower level with roughed in half bath can be used as a rec room, even a 5th bedroom combined with an abundance of climate-controlled storage areas. Amenities include waterfront decks for entertaining, 2 fireplaces, RV parking, wired for generator all on 1.4 private acres on a cul-de-sac. Heritage Landing adjoins the Capitol to Capitol bike trail and convenient to I-64 and Billsburg Brewery. Abundant wildlife and water fowl keeping you calm and connected to nature. First Colony amenities include beach, boat ramp, pool, tennis, playgrounds all available for approx. $390 a year.

Lisa Langenhennig , Coldwell Banker Traditions

1.41 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3200 SQ FT
 
$119,900
Nice and Big

Wingina, Buckingham County, Virginia


Nice and Big! Great rural property that has plenty of room for hunting or recreation. This property has road frontage, pond and a creek that meanders through it. Owner/agent.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

76.46 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$975,000
Dream home on waterfront lot

Forest, Bedford County, Virginia


This AMAZING home is now offered at an unbelievable price! Now with fresh paint this beauty is a STEAL!! The sophisticated architecture allows a seamless transition from elegant to modern living. Perfectly situated on a gorgeous, WATERFRONT lot, this magnificent home offers 4br/4.5 bath & over 6700 sq. ft. The masterful design provides an easy flow for entertaining & enhances the abundant natural light throughout the home. Stunning MAIN level MBR w/ gorgeous lake view & luxurious bath. GR w/soaring 2-story ceiling, custom FP & unobstructed lake view is home's focal point. Gorgeous chef's kitchen w/sun-filled breakfast nook & adjoining tiled sun porch w/individual heat/AC for family gatherings. Upstairs are 3brs (all w/LAKE VIEWS) & 2 baths. The same quality extends to the terrace level w/ den w/FP, game room w/bar, exercise rm, full bath & more. Wonderful outdoor living space w/ salt pool & covered patio. 3-car HEATED garage

Karen Brooks , Century 21 All-Service

1.96 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
6700 SQ FT
 
$99,000
Indian Hills - Waterfront Lot 3 - Occohannock Creek

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia


This wooded 5.85 Acre lot overlooking Occohannock Creek is private and ready for your next home.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$99,000
Indian Hills - Waterfront Lot 1

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia


This property overlooking Occohannock Creek is wooded and gently slopes down to the waterfront. Allowing your future home to stay elevated. This property is 4.21 acres.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

4.21 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$155,000
Bayport - Waterfront Lot

Hacksneck, Accomack County, Virginia


This wooded lot located in the Bayport Subdivision with 8.57 is available for sale.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

8.57 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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