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.

Contemporary - Brick Ranch, open floor with awesome unobstructed Lake Views

Gretna, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Contemporary-Brick Ranch, open-floor plan lake home with awesome-unobstructed Lake Views!!

REG ANDERSON , Long & Foster Realtors

1.20 ACRES
4750 SQ FT
Nandua Creek

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia

Nestled in the community of Nandua Shores, you will find this waterfront lot. This lot is completely cleared and has well and septic installed for a 3 Bedroom home. The information is on file. The shoreline has been protected with rip rap. Just imagine how much you will enjoy the sunsets from the deck of your custom home just waiting to be built. This lot is priced under assessment. This area is about 15 minutes for the Onancock area where you can find the local hospital, dining, shopping, and other services. The shore has so much to discover and love. Why wait another day to own a piece the Eastern Shore. The sun is shining and the weather is great. Just come on down and check out this property.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.02 ACRES
Chesapeake Bay

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia

Private beaches. Fresh air. Seclusion. At the end of the road, but minutes from town, this hidden gem awaits with 1,500’ on the Chesapeake Bay and 2,000’ on Matchatank Creek and a launchpad for kayaks in a quiet cove. Surrounded by 82.47 acres of marsh and woodland, the house offers views of Creek and Bay, Parker’s Island, “The Thoroughfare,” & Tangier. Picture yourself fishing and crabbing. For birding & wildlife watching, habitat ranges from sand dunes to wetlands to mature pine forest. Work on your boat in the separate 2-car garage. A huge deck provides a platform for parties or just relaxing. Take a stroll on the boardwalk to your private beaches—yes, you have two! You won’t need to leave on vacation because your destination is here at home. Must have an appointment for showings. THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY, OCCUPIED 24/7, AND SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. DO NOT VENTURE ONTO THE PROPERTY WITHOUT YOUR REALTOR AND A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

82.47 ACRES
2976 SQ FT
Cedar Creek

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia

This Eastern Shore gem situated on a high bank, overlooking Cedar Creek, west of Onancock Creek offers peaceful privacy. As you make your way up the secluded driveway towards the home, you will be surrounded by mature azaleas, dogwoods, camellias, rhododendrons, and boxwoods. The property is within close proximity to the conveniences and attractions of Onancock including the local hospital. The home is estimated to have been built in 1935 by Eastern Shore Historian Ralph Whitelaw with meticulous attention to period architectural details. In 1977 the current owner added the architecturally designed two-story dormered addition. This property features include a Glassed-in-Sunroom, a deep water dock, a two-car garage, boathouse, restored tobacco shed, irrigation system, and on a two-acre lot.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

2.04 ACRES
1932 SQ FT
Waterfront Property on Wareham's Pond in Kingmill Resort off the James River

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia

Wow! This opportunity doesn't come along often in Kingsmill, community with many amenities offered: pools, tennis courts, marina, beach, club dining and dock access. Build the home of your dreams on .96 acres with seasonal views of Wareham Pond! This lot will offer a variety of house plan options to suit your lifestyle. Custom home builder referrals available.

Lisa Langenhennig , Coldwell Banker Traditions

1.00 ACRES
Opportunity of a Lifetime

Arvonia, Buckingham County, Virginia

Beautiful 25 acre tract of mixed timberland ( large trees ) located in a quiet rural setting. Over 1000 feet of frontage on the picturesque Slate River with a woodland road running the length of the property to a cleared campsite overlooking the river and a spring branch. Bring your camper or tents and enjoy the peace and solitude of Piedmont Virginia. The area abounds with deer, wild turkey, bear and small game, hunt the rolling hills and fish for bass, pickerel and sunfish . Also bring your Kayak and paddle to your hearts content or cool off in the bubbling stream.This is an opportunity of a lifetime-- don't miss it.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

25.22 ACRES
Life on the James River on 54 acres with a period home

Arvonia, Buckingham County, Virginia

Enjoy peaceful living on the James River at Swanhilda, a 54+ acre farm that includes a beautifully restored, circa 1731 home, a large Morton barn (stables/kennels). The property is very inviting with its tree lined driveway and fertile green fields. The manor home has been tastefully updated without sacrificing any charm & includes a modern kitchen, 4 br & 2.5 baths and 8 fireplace. Get a way from it all and enjoy the party spot down on the river - complete with fire pit & floating dock.

Gerri Russell , AVENUE REALTY, LLC

54.00 ACRES
3694 SQ FT
Stunning Waterfront Home on the Rappahannock River

Oak Grove, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Vacation all day long in this Stunning Waterfront Home Nestled on the Rappahannock River. Built in 2009 this home is offering 3,900+ Square Feet, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, 3 Gas Fireplaces and on 1.17 Acres. Bright & Open Floor Plan with Hardwood Floors, Plantation Shutters, Custom Woodwork Trim! Bright & Open Floor Plan with Hardwood Floors, Plantation Shutters, Custom Woodwork Trim! 135 Feet Waterfront and a gorgeous lush backyard w/stunning landscaping, Private Beach, Boat Dock w/ Boat Lift & Seating Area. Enjoy 6 ft. mean low, so bring Your Boat for Fishing, Water skiing, Crabbing or Enjoy Some Incredible Views from Your Own Dock! Great Room w/ Soaring Cathedral Ceiling & fireplace. 2 First Floor Master Suites w/ Fireplaces. 2 Of The Bedrooms Upstairs Have Sliding Doors Out to Stunning Views of the River on a Balcony w/ Fans. Dining Room w/ Wet bar. Gourmet Kitchen w/ Tiled Back splash & Wine Cooler, Lots of Storage & Deep Copper Sink. Study w/ 3rd Fireplace! A Must See!

Elaine VonCannon , Coldwell Banker Traditons

1.17 ACRES
3924 SQ FT
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

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