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.

 
$1,600,000
Exquisite Waterfront Home

King George, King George County, Virginia


No expense was spared when building this beautiful home! From an authentic slate roof to fine carpentry work and details in every room! Watch Eagles fly by as you relax on your covered back patio with outdoor dining and fire pit. Boaters and fisherman will love the community boat ramp and dock, walking distance from the house. The 3200 square foot heated garage, with its 13' high solid wood double-doors ( four sets of them) and high ceilings, is great for car collectors, turn it into a stable for your horses, even a guest house...Or use it for your boats, tractors, and toys! Living out in the country, but close enough to town. 20 minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, and close to Dahlgren.

Janny Sims , Long and Foster

13.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
6500 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000
Dramatic Windows Frame Beautiful Views Of Sand & Water In This Spectacular Beach

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia


Almost 4000 square feet of exquisite beachfront living in this custom home, centered on a bluff overlooking the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. This home features top quality upgrades throughout; granite counters, hardwood floors,custom mosaic tile work, first floor master bedroom, library offering build-in panel bookcases.The large second floor great room overlooks the Bay with a second floor porch to enjoy the Bay breezes. Exterior maintenance free stone. This home offers the best in coastal living, high elevation, huge limitless views to enjoy the amazing sunsets over the Bay. Located at the most southern point of the Shore which is only minutes to Virginia Beach and Norfolk.Square footage/room sizes are approximate

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

1.05 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
3834 SQ FT
 
$298,450
Waterfront Home, Onancock, VA

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


A home for everyone! Perfect retirement, weekend, or full time residence. Lovingly cared for by the original owners, this home is low maintenance & energy efficient. Priced attractively for waterfront living. The canal, a protective shelter for your boat, opens up to the Chesapeake Bay where great fishing and water sports await. Shoreline is bulkheaded with a private dock that offers water, electricity, and 5' at MLW. The interior design of the home lends itself to great views of the creek and landscaping from every room. Owner's suite with private bath is located on the main level, ideal for those that prefer 1st floor living. Formal dining room, opens up to large screened porch & deck - all great for entertaining friends and family. 2 Car attached garage w/ workbench. 1 yr Home Warranty

Anne Kyle Doughty , Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty

0.40 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1650 SQ FT
 
$825,000
History with a View on the York River!

Yorktown, York County, Virginia


Standing sentinel over a broad expanse of the tranquil York River, this home is a benchmark to which the finest Southern residences aspire. Situated on over one-half acre of prime waterfront, you will discover a home drenched in natural sunlight, with exceptional spaces designed to embrace a charmed life – 3 bedrooms, 2 updated baths, along with living & entertaining spaces that take ultimate advantage of the waterfront panorama. Most noticeable are the architectural details like hefty crown, door and window moldings, gleaming hardwood floors, bead board, coffered ceilings and delightful stained shingle wall accents. Originally built in 1927, the property has been meticulously updated by local architect Gregory Brezinik, creating a showplace with his artful design. Of special note are the sweeping expanses of windows - not one possible viewing angle of the York River has been overlooked. The outstanding features of this home are numerous, from interior living spaces to the large backyard deck, to the charming separate guest cottage, perfect for an in-law suite, home office or private studio. The soaring entry offers the first impression of the painstaking work that has gone into refinishing the masterfully detailed woodwork of the home. A handsome staircase leads up to a charming catwalk on the second level. To your right and left, the main living spaces beckon, with the hardwood floors uniting all. The chef’s dream kitchen is such a pleasant surprise for a home of this historic character. Top of the line appliances blend beautifully into the lovely cabinetry and polished black granite counter tops. When night falls the view of the river and starry sky takes center stage through a huge bank of windows that replace cabinets along one side of the kitchen, continuing into the morning room. The second level grand master suite has plenty of windows to enjoy the view, along with its own private balcony and adjoining master bath with double vanities, a soaking tub and a separate shower. The stunning exterior is a perfect match to the gracious interior. With the York River for your backyard, the enormous sundeck is the perfect stage for entertaining family and friends. Above all is the contented feeling of privacy, with the river hugging the rear and historic battlefields to the front of the property. This premier property’s location in Historic Yorktown offers walking distance to restaurants, summer concerts, and more. Enjoy 20 miles of National Park roads for even more pleasure and adventure. This is a singular property, one to be cherished for it's history and enjoyed for its incredible updates for the modern lifestyle. It is a totally refurbished modern residence that pays respectful homage to its authentic roots.

Cheri Nice , Liz Moore and Associates

0.59 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2465 SQ FT
 
$130,000
Vaucluse waterfront

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


Beautiful waterfront lot that sits high above sea level. Located on Hungars Creek, which is minutes from the Chesapeake Bay. The quiet community of Vaucluse has amenities such as private beach, pool, and tennis. Within 100 feet from this lot, on Heron Drive, is the private beach which is on the Chesapeake Bay.

Maureen Mackay , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.50 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$129,500
Vaucluse Shore - Chesapeake Bay

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia


Sunsets on the Chesapeake Bay what more could you want. This lot is located in the Community of Vaucluse Shores. The residents have access to the additional beach areas, tennis courts, pool, and boat ramp. All of this at your fingertips. The residents are allowed to ride around in their golf carts, so parking not an issue. The Eastern Shore is known for its fishing, crabbing hunting and more. Come discover what we have to offer.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.77 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$469,000
Occohannock Creek

Belle Haven, Accomack County, Virginia


Spacious waterfront home located in Hillsborough Subdivision overlooking Occohannock Creek is just waiting for a new owner. Just imagine your afternoons sitting back in your Adirondack chair enjoying the cool breeze off the creek. Possibly taking a leisure boat ride, taking the kayak or canoe out, so many options so little time. If bird watching is your pleasure, then watch out the egrets, heron, Canada goose, or many other species of native birds to the shore. All of this at your back door. The home also features a finished basement, exercise room or game room, your choice. Another special feature is the guest suite with mini kitchen, bath and sleeping quarters. You are also minutes from the hospital, shopping, dining and more.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.80 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3795 SQ FT
 
$94,500
Wonderful parcel with community dock for your boat

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Great location ready to build, Peaceful and full of nature. Wise Point is a small community where homeowners have deeded access to the community dock, and their own boat slip. Great for someone who loves birding or fishing. 320 ft of marsh front located on Chesconessex Creek, just minutes from the Chesapeake Bay! Wises Point is about 5 minutes from the town of Onancock which has dining, shopping and the new hospital. If you're looking for a quiet waterfront community within minutes from town, take a look at Wises Point.

Maureen Mackay , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

3.63 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$110,000
2.74 Waterfront Acres Bells Neck Eastern Shore Va

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia


Come to the quiet of Parting Creek, where Blue Herons are abundant. This waterfront property has your own private access to the beach. Lovely views of the birds at low tide wading about the creek. Bell's Neck is about 10 minutes from the Town of Exmore for your shopping needs. You will have 1.3+/- acre of land to build your home, land 1.3+/- acre of water access. Bell's Neck on Parting Creek is minutes to the Atlantic Ocean.

Maureen Mackay , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

2.74 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$79,900
6 Acres waterfront Onancock Va

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


This parcel has 285+/- ft of waterfront on Deep Creek, which leads out into the Pocomoke Sound and Chesapeake Bay. Great property if you love boating, and nature. Nice 6+ acre parcel located in what was known as Mimosa Farm. There is a new culvert installed, ready for you to put in your driveway. This property is about 10 minutes from the towns of Onancock, and Onley. Convenient yet private.

Maureen Mackay , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

6.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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