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.

Taylor Creek

Pungoteague, Accomack County, Virginia

While you are wandering around the Eastern Shore and trying to decide where you want to purchase your next home then this could be the home for you. Located on Taylor Creek off of Pungoteague Creek is this updated brick ranch home. this home features an open floor plan, which has great potential for entertaining all during the year. This property includes several outbuildings, plus private dock overlooking the creek. The Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club is right across the creek where you can enjoy golfing, tennis and pool. Enjoy your evenings relaxing on the back deck of your home or maybe a leisurely boat ride out to the Bay. Lots of fish are just waiting to be caught. If you to some errands you are just minutes from the Town of Onancock, where you can find shopping, dining, local hospital, movies, galleries and more. Please be sure to check out our 3D tour.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.10 ACRES
2024 SQ FT
Pungoteague Creek

Melfa, Accomack County, Virginia

Welcome to Pungoteague Creek where you can come enjoy life on the Eastern Shore. This home located in The Greens gives you the option of being near all the fun things the shore has to offer. You will be a short boat ride from the Bay, where you can fish, crab, or jet ski all day long. If you enjoy golfing then you are within a stones throw distance of a 18 hole golf course, tennis, pool, plus marina. This home is also close to Onancock where you can find the local hospital, shopping, movies, and galleries. All of this at your finger tips, so don't wait around. Please be sure to check out the 3D tour.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.46 ACRES
2283 SQ FT

Melfa, Accomack County, Virginia

Wandering off on your own can sometimes lead to exciting things and this is one those treasures. Heron House located in the Subdivision of Red Bank is fine example of mixing historic charm and modern updates. Located on a private pond this home has been beautifully restored and you will feel like you very own bird sanctuary. Located on this property is a place where you can hide out and observe nature at its best, watching the Heron, Geese, and other birds enjoying the peaceful pond. There is a community boat dock with access to Pungoteague Creek leading right out to the Bay. You are just minutes from Historic Onancock, where you can find dining, galleries, Theatrical Playhouse, movies, hospital and more. A local Country Club is less then 5 miles away, where you can golf, play tennis and swim. Please be sure to check out the 3D Tour.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

3.00 ACRES
3265 SQ FT
Lake Anna Waterfront Retreat

Bumpass, Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Adorable waterfront home on the public side of Lake Anna. Lake views from every room! 2 Master bedrooms with en suite baths, SS kitchen appliances, W/D, gas F/P and large garage complete with workbench! Plenty of outside space for entertaining including an over sized deck, screened porch and a large fire pit overlooking the lake. Convenient to several marinas and lakefront dining. MOVE-IN READY. Most furnishings convey with sale. Boat and jet ski available for purchase.

Jane F. Merle , Neumann+Dunn Real Estate

1.00 ACRES
2434 SQ FT
Lovely, move in ready waterfront home on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Goodview, Bedford County, Virginia

Wouldn't you love to live in this wonderful lake front home located in your quiet cove on beautiful Smith Mountain Lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Home has all the features you can ask for at a fantastic price.

Rich Miller , Weichert Realtors Bridges & Co.

1.46 ACRES
2412 SQ FT
43 + / - Acres Prime, Exquisite, Exceptional Waterfront

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia

“Prime, exquisite and exceptional” perfectly describes this 43+/- acre waterfront farm!!! Rich, fertile farm fields with a wooded waterfront point provides lots of seclusion for those looking for wide open spaces and plenty of elbow room. Abundant wildlife, pristine environment with high elevation and excellent soils. Good boating water provides the ideal place for you to construct not just your own dream home but a home for your boat. Three gorgeous and expansive water-views from this property which is less then 5 minutes to the Chesapeake Bay. THIS IS A MUST SEE if you are looking for waterfront acreage! Less than 20 minutes to Palmer and Nicklaus golf, shopping, theater, restaurants, etc. Owner Agent

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

43.00 ACRES
Prime Three Parcel Offering With Over 100 Acres of Waterfront Property

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia

This exquisite offering includes 105 acres of rich, fertile farm fields with a wooded home-site provides plenty of seclusion for those looking for lots of open space and elbow room. Also includes two partially wooded waterfront lots, one +/- 16 acres and the other over 9 acres. Abundant wildlife thrives in this pristine environment. High elevation, excellent soils and good boating water provide the ideal place for you to build your dream home or build a family farm. Less then 5 minutes to the Bay by boat. East / West orientation to enjoy sunrises and sunsets. If you are looking for waterfront acreage which is very rare to find in Northampton County you must see this land!

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

131.00 ACRES
Fall In Love With Life On the Beach in This Gorgeous Custom Home

Exmore, Northampton County, Virginia

This GORGEOUS CUSTOM BEACHFRONT HOME sparkles inside & out! Bright, open & airy, open concept floor plan with an impressive wall of windows offers spectacular waterviews from the moment you walk through the front door and continues through nearly every room in the home. Vaulted ceilings in the great room with windows on three sides, dining area with gas fireplace, a fabulous kitchen for the chef in the family, first floor master suite, with its own private door leading out to the full-length back deck provides the ultimate in beachfront living. This is a very fun home with lots of room for entertaining both inside or out, enjoying sunsets and evening star gazing. Beautifully decorated and being sold fully furnished. All measurements are approximate.

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

0.80 ACRES
4978 SQ FT
Condo with Water Views in Salt Ponds on the Chesapeake

Hampton, Va County, Virginia

Enjoy carefree living in this gated community across from Chesapeake Bay! Lounge and entertain on your deck with great water views and sea breezes; warm up next to two fireplaces in the cooler months. 3/2.5 townhome-style condo with fresh carpet and paint! 10+ miles to Langley AFB; 16+ miles to Norfolk Naval Base. Buckroe Beach just around the corner! Great amenities at Salt Ponds!

Carol Davanay , Liz Moore and Associates

0.00 ACRES
1939 SQ FT
200 Bonanza Trail on Kerr Lake

Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, Virginia

HARD-TO-FIND KERR LAKE HOME in popular PONDEROSA SD with boat launching RAMPS. PRIVATE BOAT SLIP in community ALUMA dock. Well-designed space w/ open great room, two-bedrooms & two full baths, plus one undesignated room that can be used as 3rd BR. Lless than 25-years-old, one-level, & site-built. Oversized attached 14 X 32 garage offers plenty of room for large boat & workshop. Screened rear porch & open front. Double carport. Nice front yard w/ circle drive. Some furnishings remain. Move-in condition.

Faye Guin , Century 21 Country Knolls Realty, Inc.

0.52 ACRES
1066 SQ FT

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