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.

Like - New Coastal Home With Dock on Deep Water…

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia

Elevated, Deep-Water, waterfront home with Dock & Boat Lift. Wide, water views of Hungar’s Creek. Poly-steel concrete construction. Exquisite Hickory floors downstairs. Amazing window packages for maximum water views. Open kitchen with granite countertops. Lg. Waterfront Master Suite has his & her walk-in closets, exquisite bathroom w/dual sinks & shower heads. Master bedroom & 2nd bedroom open to large fully enclosed porch room(other Rm) with wall to wall windows. Rinnai Hot water, back up generator, propane fireplace, Brazilian Hardwood decks on 3 sides. Large (23 x 26)detached garage with unfinished room (Other Rm 2) above, perfect for office or potential in-law suite. Seller will pay for closet addition to make the 3rd bedroom downstairs. Septic is for 4 bedroom home. All measurements approx.

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

1.02 ACRES
2736 SQ FT
Breathtaking Historic Waterfront Estate On Over 11 Acres…

Cape Charles, Northampton County, Virginia

Strategically placed for panoramic southern vistas over pristine & historic Plantation Creek, a cir. 1860’s colonial meticulously restored & renovated up to modern standards yet preserving timeless architectural qualities such as: 2-story Chippendale porches, solid hand-carved doors, original faux marbled baseboards, fancy moldings, wainscoting, heart pine & oak floors, original window sashes, 6 masonry fireplaces & fancy mantles, built in cupboards, 9′ tall double doors, high ceilings, 2 staircases, architectural shingle roofs, gables, arched windows, huge master suite w/ vaulted ceilings, 4 zone HVAC, electric BB heat. Eat-in country kitchen w/ 8′ tall china cupboard, deep double sink, gaslog fireplace, tiled counter & backsplash, wood floors. A country estate w/ grazing room for horses!

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

11.42 ACRES
5000 SQ FT
Historic Waterfront Home On 6 Acres With Great Views!

Machipongo, Northampton County, Virginia

Looking for privacy, seclusion and huge Bayviews? Add in great fishing, dazzling sunsets and cool breezes off the Bay and what you get is this lovely 6.44 are property nestled between two large waterfront farms, offering lots of elbow for all your activities. This comfortable, renovated home combines historic ambiance with updated improvements for relaxed coastal living. Located at the confluence of Mattawoman Creek and the Chesapeake Bay, overlooking Honeymoon Island, is this wonderful treasure named Magnolia Bay. Close to world class golfing, marinas and the lovely historic Cape Charles. You get the best of both worlds, lots of fun activities yet your own little slice of tranquil paradise. Age is estimated and measurements are approx.

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

6.44 ACRES
2618 SQ FT
On A Beautiful Point Surrounded By Water...

Franktown, Northampton County, Virginia

This pristine 3 bedroom , 3 and a half bath waterfront home, located in tiny upscale waterfront neighborhood, was meticulously planned to take full advantage of this unique point property. Prepare to be mesmerized by the beauty of this magnificent one story coastal home nestled just perfectly into a stunning waterfront point. Everything, the unique and mature landscaping, trellises, many decks and swimming pool work carefully together, creating a synergy with the home itself to produce a truly inspiring haven. A bronze sculpture of 2 large blue herons in a fountain created by famed Eastern Shore artist, William Turner, greets visitors near the front door. The entry hall features a stunning mosaic of marble tiles reminiscent of Van Gogh’s well known painting, “Starry Night”. The home itself features exceptional craftsmanship with extensive input from local artists including the lovely other mosaic art tile work throughout. Elegant teak floors, cherry handcrafted cabinets & granite counter tops in kitchen & bathrooms, amazing floor-to-ceiling custom windows, skylights, dramatic high ceilings, luxurious steam shower & jacuzzi. Professionally landscaped yard with an inviting custom in-gound swimming pool, large hot tub on the private master suite deck and deep water boat dock complete the relaxed coastal ambience. Don’t miss this one !

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

1.25 ACRES
2900 SQ FT
Contemporary Home - East Facing with High Elevation and Deep Water on Yeocomico

Callao, Northumberland County, Virginia

Custom constructed, 2786 sq ft. contemporary home on prime waterfront (1.37+/- acres) fronting Yeocomico River. Property has rare combination of deep water, high elevation and east facing. Great location for boating and fishing. Approx. 3 miles to Potomac, 9 additional miles to the Bay. Spectacular, long river views from the patio. The home has cedar plank exterior with brick foundation, large windows and sliding glass doors; providing natural light & water views from most rooms. Two car attached garage provides protected access to the home. Lift raises supplies eliminating stairs when accessing the home. Concrete walks and driveway allow easy access to the property. Home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Interior features include custom cabinets, kitchen bar and eat-in area, fireplace and 5 attics. Spa room with skylight, wet bar and hot-tub. Property includes: zoned climate control, 400-amp electrical service, generator hookup, 100ft. L shaped pier, 24'X32' detached garage/workshop.

Kd Ashley

1.37 ACRES
2786 SQ FT
Schooner Bay - Canal Front

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia

Schooner Bay just minutes from the Town of Onancock and the Chesapeake Bay. This open floor plan custom built home is move in ready, you just need to unpack. The area offers fishing, boating, hunting, bird watching and beautiful sunsets. The yard is large enough for entertaining and a garden. What more could you want.

Tammy Mason, Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.46 ACRES
1954 SQ FT
Cottage In Onancock

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia

Just imagine having a cottage in the woods, but with the beauty of being in town, well now you can. This charming cottage style home slopes down to the Central branch of Onancock Creek. where the water depth could be suitable for kayaking, but not your jet ski. The cottage has privacy on two sides of the property, to provide shade. Being so close to town allows you to be able to walk into town, ride a bike into town or hop your golf cart. You will have access to museums, restaurants, movie theater, shop the galleries, or catch as play. The marina is also in town at the end of Market Street, so you can launch your boat. The new hospital is also very close by just in case you need it. Don't waste another second thinking about moving, just do it.

Tammy Mason, Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.00 ACRES
1024 SQ FT

Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, Virginia

11.8 acres zoned AG- so you can bring yours horses or chickens! Wooded setting surrounds the "log" on frame modular with Gold Cart Path to your private DOCK in the Bluestone area of KERR LAKE a/k/a Buggs Island Lake. Always great water at the dock. Come & explore this affordable opportunity to have a place on the 800 miles of shoreline at Kerr Lake.

Karin Karin Kuhn, Coldwell Banker Advantage

11.82 ACRES
1620 SQ FT
Waterfront Commercial with 2 dwellings and a garage!

Deltaville, Middlesex County, Virginia

This waterfront offering consists of 4 adjacent parcels, and includes 2 houses & a cinderblock garage. 1 house (138 Delta Dr) is rented & the other house (18403 Gen. Puller Hwy) is vacant. Acreage total for all 4 parcels is 3.429 ac. There are 3 septic systems and 2 wells. Both houses need updating & TLC. Two additional, unimproved lots (total 1.891 ac), w/ the 3rd septic system, previously had a sheet metal shop (2-3 employees). Shop is no longer standing. The property fronts on Broad Creek which is home to a significant number of marinas. Frontage on Rt 33 is approx. 370'. Frontage on Delta Dr. is approx. 364'. Most of this property is zoned Waterfront Commercial, which allows for numerous commercial possibilities. Approx. 1/2 acre is zoned Residential.

Frank Johnson, Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc

0.52 ACRES
450 SQ FT
Lovely Home in Water Access Community on Wilton Creek

Hartfield, Middlesex County, Virginia

Community water access on deep-water Wilton Creek. Community amenities include pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, as well as dock and boat launch on Wilton Creek. Easy access to the pristine Piankatank River, and close to the Chesapeake Bay and Intracoastal Waterway. Great community. An hour to Richmond, Williamsburg or Newport News.

Frank Johnson, Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc

0.83 ACRES
2315 SQ FT

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