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.

 
$99,900

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Solid Investment

Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia


Looking for a solid investment that you can build on? This 30.88-acre property offers you all of that and then some. Enjoy the beautiful rolling land that has a nice pond, fencing and a central watering system for your cows, chickens, goats, or horses. Come retreat to rural VA and make this your way of life everyday.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

30.88 ACRES
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$39,900

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Perfectly "Pond"erful

Wingina, Buckingham County, Virginia


Do you have a dream? A dream of owning that unique, affordable country property with a stocked fishing pond located entirely on your land? Not just a pond, but an entire ecosystem teeming with wildlife and powered by two dynamic and pure artesian springs. A weekend getaway place, one of the last best places, where your kids can learn about the natural world. A place so far out in the sticks that distance is measured as how far "the crow flies."Imagine a high bluff overlooking your pond on one side and the north fork of Sycamore Creek on the other, a cleared meadow where once stood a 1-room log cabin, a home to a family of 10 that hacked a living out of the hills and hollows of old Buckingham County, VA., some buried nearby. The fishing pond, stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish and according to local lore, yellow bellied perch is waiting for your camp tent and 3-day weekend. Frontage on the state-maintained road means access except during the heaviest of snowfalls. Surrounding managed forest lands provide thousands of acres to explore. The James River boat ramp at Wingina is just a few minutes away, ditto for Wintergreen, the Blue Ridge Trail & the Brew Ridge Trail.Owner/agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

6.23 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
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$510,000
Onancock Creek

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Waterfront home in the Town of Onancock and on Onancock Creek do I need to say more? Well maybe just a little more. You are just minutes from the center of the historic Town of Onancock where you can find several restaurants that will temp your taste buds, galleries filled with art from the local artist, and a local theatrical playhouse with a season full of performances with lots talent. The local movie theater is also in town, just in case you can't wait for the DVD. Did I mention the local hospital is close by ready and able to take care of all your health care needs. The town marina is nearby in case you need to launch your boat. This home is move in ready, with its spacious rooms and wonderful views of the creek. All of this at your fingertips, so you this could be your next home. Call today.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.71 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2270 SQ FT
 
$349,000
Beautiful seaside / ocean view waterfront house on ESVA!

Parksley, Accomack County, Virginia


A seaside retreat to experience the best the Eastern Shore of VA has to offer. This home is situated with only a few other houses at the end of a private lane on over 3/4 of an acre directly on Metompkin Bay with panoramic views of the bay, barrier islands, and ocean. An excellent pier for boating and fishing. Decking that stretches the whole length of the house and upstairs balcony area both provide startling sights of the wildlife and setting. Large ground level garage is huge with ample parking space and/or storage capacity. Next level has main living areas. An open concept kitchen anchors an excellent living room space with onebedroom on the main level, another two bedrooms on the top level with another two room with multiple use options. One currently setup as a bedroom.

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

0.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2016 SQ FT
 
$1,249,000
Hunting Creek Retreat

Parksley, Accomack County, Virginia


Tucked away and nestled along Hunting Creek is this hidden gem, a charming Cape Cod featuring views of the creek with lots waterfowl, deer jumping and running around yard and field. Part of this property has an airstrip for landing a small plane. You are just a short ride to the public boat ramp and landing around the corner. This property gives you the privacy you want and deserve. If you need a first floor bedroom this home has it. Spacious yard with plenty of room for outdoor activities. This property is about 15 minutes give or take to the nearest hospital if needed along with shopping, restaurants, galleries, local playhouse with seasonal productions and local movie theater. If the outdoors is your passion the shore has many creeks and coves to explore, ready for fishing and boating.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

40.29 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2419 SQ FT
 
$645,000
Onancock In - Town Waterfront on Generous Lot

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Be right in the heart of the town of Onancock on the water, with a fantastic view of Onancock Wharf and creek. This property is nicely elevated and a perfect location for walking all over town - to shops, restaurants, galleries, theaters. Onancock is a thriving waterfront town centrally situated on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and home to a state of the art hospital. The home sits on a corner lot in the coveted Mt. Prospect area of town.

Helen Glenn , WEICHERT, REALTORS - Mason-Davis

0.63 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3100 SQ FT
 
$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
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- BATHROOMS
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$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

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