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.

 
$350,000
Sunsets await you on this beautiful building site just off the Chesapeake Bay

Hartfield, Middlesex County, Virginia


Level elevated building lot within minutes to the Chesapeake Bay in an area of fine executive style homes. Sunsets, fishing, crabbing, boating are all at your fingertips at this partially wooded site on the Piankatank River. One of the few left on the river. Come, design and build your dream home. Low taxes and friendly folks. Small county environment but an hour away from RICHMOND, VA and three hours from Washington DC

Debra Flounders , Hogge Real Estate

0.80 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$54,900
Campers Dream

Rice, Prince Edward County, Virginia


Campers Dream! Bring all the outdoor toys so you can enjoy this property that fronts on the 740-acre Sandy River Reservoir. Hunting, Fishing or just relaxing it is all here and only 10 minutes from Farmville or 55 miles from Richmond. This is not a buildable lot due to county setbacks.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

3.40 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$285,000
Panoramic Sunset Views On The Rappahannock River Virginia

Dunnsville, Essex County, Virginia


The sellers and I relaxed on the screened porch enjoying a warm evening breeze as the sun descended over the vast panoramic water front view of the Rappahannock River. A beautiful pink & blue sunset settled into a soft glow as we sat talking about all they loved about this cottage, recounting many of their fun family memories. We were treated to a spectacular display of fish swirling & jumping, while an assortment of waterfowl dove for their evening meal, and if that wasn’t enough, we were pleasantly surprised by a deer sprinting from the beach across the middle of the yard, stopping for a moment. This is what this sweet little river cottage is all about. Technically not ‘waterfront’ because the beach, pier, picnic tables are part of the Rappahannock Shore Association, so you get all the perks but without the expense of upkeep or taxes. Association membership is optional and is only $150 year. Front yard is perfect for recreational football, volleyball, etc. There are two more nearby piers, boat slips, boat ramp, beaches & golf cart path (which wraps around 2 sides of property) for the neighborhood. Memorial Day & 4th of July Golf Cart Parades & Fireworks are not to be missed. This is a friendly laid back community with caring neighbors. Property consists of 4 deeded parcels, see survey. Updates might be desired, so property has been priced with that in mind. If updated would be priced to sell in high $300’s. Home is not in flood zone. New insulation & vapor barrier installed in crawlspace August 2019.

Tia Stanley , RE/MAX CAPITAL

0.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1288 SQ FT
 
$349,900
Low Cost Waterfront Home With Dock

Wirtz, Franklin County, Virginia


Hard to find waterfront home opportunity at a fantastic price!!! Recently reduced price lake home with deep-water dock in quiet cove just waiting for your boat on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake. One of Virginia's premier man made lakes.

Rich Miller , Weichert Realtors Bridges & Co.

0.78 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2748 SQ FT
 
$194,750
Beautiful waterfront lot! Owner Financing available.

Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Virginia


Owner Financing Available, all offers considered. Rare opportunity to have 1.47 acres with 406 feet of Rappahannock Riverfront. Located just 37 miles South East of Fredericksburg. Property is halfway between 301 (Port Royal) and 360 (Tappahannock) Perfect for permanent residence or weekend get away. NOAA map shows the channel at 40 plus feet almost to the shore line. Perfect for the boating enthusiast.

Tammy Berfield , Long and Foster

1.46 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
63598 SQ FT
 
$423,900
Custom Built Waterfront Home, Eastern Shore of Virginia

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia


Incredible waterfront home, designed by nationally recognized architect, Donald Gardner and custom built. High quality construction and upgrades throughout. The open concept layout and large Anderson windows capture the water views from every room and allow for great natural light. The cathedral ceilings in the living room and the tray ceiling in the dining area create open and airy spaces. The kitchen boasts beautiful granite counters, custom cabinetry and stainless appliances with lots of space for entertaining and cooking. The first floor master suite is made to relax and refresh with water views from the king size bed. Ample storage in the garage and over sized attic. Great outdoor living with 2 covered porches, a waterfront deck and a 74 ft pier for boating, crabbing and fishing. 12 Minutes to down town Onanacock and Onley, for shopping, restaurant and the new hospital and less than an hour to Cape Charles and Chincoteague Island.

Jeremy Ware , Weichert, Realtors Mason-Davis

1.89 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1742 SQ FT
 
$339,900
Waterfront cottage with dock within hours of Northern Virginia and Richmond

Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia


Waterfront living within hours of Northern Virginia and Richmond. Located on protected Ellyson Creek and minutes from the Little Wicomico River. Just a short boat ride to the Chesapeake Bay. Well maintained home with first-floor master bedroom and bath. Screened in porch with ceiling fans overlooking the water. 290 feet of water frontage with private beach area. Large dock with covered boat shelter and 16,000lb boat lift. Water and electricity on the dock.

Jarvis Bailey , Long & Foster

1.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1600 SQ FT
 
$675,000
CHESAPEAKE BAY & MATCHATANK CREEK

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Lets discuss the most important feature about this property, PRIVACY. Located at the very end of Broadway Rd, up a private driveway leads to this retreat. This property has expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay and Matchatank Creek. The home is nestled within the 82.47 Acres of land. This could be a great spot for hunters, bird watchers, fishing fanatics, kayakers, boaters and more. There is a private walkway that leads down to your very own private beaches. On the creek side of the home there is a boat launch for small boats or kayaks. You are within minutes from the Town of Onancock where you can find fine or casual dining, shopping, movies, and local hospital. All of this right at your fingertips.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

82.47 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2976 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
Rare Opportunity to Acquire Historic Home on 27 Acre Waterfront Parcel

Parksley, Accomack County, Virginia


HISTORIC EASTERN SHORE 28 AC WATERFRONT ESTATE CA 1800.' HOME> Lovely shell drive through a nature preserve lined with crepe myrtles leads to the entrance to this Classic Eastern Shore "Big House Little House Colonnade & Kitchen" which has been beautifully restored.You feel as if you have stepped back in time with the original pine floors, staircase and fireplace mantles through out. An inviting dining room with original fireplace offers a unique setting to enjoy your family meals. A warm & cozy eat-in kitchen offers updated butcher-block counters with farm sink stainless steel appliances and gas range. A newly added first floor master suite includes a sitting room that opens to a large deck overlooking the water & custom bath.Only 15 minutes for shopping, hospital & dining.

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

27.79 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2688 SQ FT
 
$2,900,000
Family compound with 2 homes, marina and stables, on protected Sarah's Creek.

Gloucester Point, Gloucester County, Virginia


Visiting 8103 Little England is the best way to see this family compound with 2 beautiful homes. The "cottage" was completely remodeled in 2017. Situated "on the point" you will enjoy water views from almost every window. With an open concept, the kitchen was built for gathering around with friends and family. The en-suite master bedroom is the perfect spa like retreat. The "main home" was custom built in 2004. The open floor plan in the kitchen and family room is perfect for large gatherings.

Cheri Mulhare , Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Towne Realty

7.37 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
7.4 BATHROOMS
8041 SQ FT

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