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.

 
$199,000
Waterfront Lot - Bleinheim

Melfa, Accomack County, Virginia


The development of Blenheim is a well-established waterfront community on Pungoteague Creek This 3.4-acre waterfront homesite with 250 feet of frontage on Pungoteague Creek is ready for your dream home. The property has some trees and other plantings so you are not starting with a blank slate. When you live here you can hop into your boat for a quick trip to the Chesapeake Bay for fishing, sailing or exploring the various islands. The next Creek north is Onancock Creek. It is located only a few miles outside the town of Onancock and just down the street from the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club which has a new clubhouse and Pro Shop, 18 hole golf course, pool, tennis, dock and so much more. There is a YouTube video of the neighborhood attached to the listing. Directions: From Melfa - Take Airport Road to Bobtown Road and turn Left onto Bobtown Road - turn RIght onto Country Club Road and take 2nd Right into the development of Blenheim. The property is on the right.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

3.40 ACRES
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$185,000
Waterfront Lot - Red Bank

Melfa, Accomack County, Virginia


Welcome to Red Bank with private access to Pungoteague Creek and just minutes from Onancock near medical services including the hospital, several restaurants, theater, shopping, and more. The community offers a private boat dock for its residents because you may have the need to take a leisurely boat ride. There are so many things to discover on the Eastern Shore and this is just one of those areas worth checking out. Just imagine planning the design of your dream home, so much to look forward to. Drive by and check out this property today. Directions: Driving south on Bobtown Road, turn right onto Red Bank Lane. This is a private road, so please obey speed limit signs. Follow all the way down and bear right. This lot will be on your left just past the house.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

3.36 ACRES
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$399,000
59 ACRES ON LEESVILLE LAKE over 3000 Feet lakefront!!

Gretna, Pittsylvania County, Virginia


Huge undeveloped acreage-tract of mountain land with over 1/2 mile of Prime Lakefront shoreline! This tract has it all, mountain top, gentle and steep slopes, flat & rolling areas, and has 3,100 feet of lakefront. Original farm land was 160 acres; now, almost 60 acres above 620' contour. Beautiful, natural, and peaceful location, only 10-15 minutes to Gretna or Altavista conveniences. Approximately 1800 feet of shared roadway on the land. Potentially a great location for a development of single family home(s)/condos/or family recreation. Only 1 mile to Leesville Dam & Recreation area. Private road. Purchaser to Install Well & Septic. Call Listing Agent for Showings and Details.

REG ANDERSON , Long & Foster Realtors

59.00 ACRES
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$79,900
Dream Come True

Keysville, Lunenburg County, Virginia


Dream Come True!!! 19 acres with a pond, large trees, open land, long road frontage, convenient to a small town and community College. Great building sites!! Everything you asked for and more. Owner agent.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

19.00 ACRES
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$349,900
Simply Amazing

Pamplin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


What a Cinderella story this is! This home was in need of a fairy godmother and WOW it has gotten it. The inside and outside have been remodeled from top to bottom. The all-new front porch, balcony and decks welcome you in to see this transformation. The open floor plan features the living room with stone hearth and wood stove, dining room and kitchen in the center of the home and the master bedroom and private bath on one end and 2 bedrooms, a bath and the utility room on the other end. All new water resistant laminate has been installed, both bathrooms updated, painted throughout, a high-end kitchen with granite counters and a down draft range. There are 18' ceilings in these areas. A fourth bedroom/flex space is upstairs that overlooks the main floor. This farmette has a gorgeous horse barn with 4 stalls (1-16x10; 3-12x10) tack room, wash room, a new roof and paint, a nice pond for watering the animals, a 30'x24' metal garage with an attached 30 x 48' carport. There is more land available for those that want to expand the farm. Once you experience this private oasis you will never want to leave. Owner agent.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

0.00 ACRES
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$1,650,000

PENDING

121 Private Acres on the Piankatank River at Woodstock Farm

Hartfield, Middlesex County, Virginia


As features in the Sunday October 11th issue of the Richmond Times Dispatch, in the Culture Section. Woodstock Farm is the perfect setting to create your dream life in the country with 121 acres situated on the shore of the Piankatank River. History: Woodstock Farm is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history. The home was originally built and owned by Robert Healy in 1840. The property was then acquired in 1920 by Jessie Lincoln Beckwith, the granddaughter of President Abraham Lincoln. The home was owned by Robert Todd Lincoln Beckwith, her son, the last surviving direct descendant of Abraham Lincoln, until the time of his death in 1985. The home is an example of Early Republic Federal style post and beam frame over Flemish bond brick. The house has 15 rooms and is situated along the banks of the Piankatank River in view of the old shipping and steamboat landing known as Fairfield's Landing. Woodstock is believed to have earned its name due to its role in restoring the White House as Captain Healy's farm produced long leaf pine timber ('wood stock') which was used to restore the roof of the White House.

Wendy Soroka , Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

121.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5066 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Wonderful home with your own white sand beach just off the Chesapeake Bay

Belle Haven, Accomack County, Virginia


Enjoy your own private WHITE SAND BEACH on the Eastern Shore of VA as you look out to the Chesapeake Bay. Wide, open view over Nandua bay. RIPRAP BULKHEAD protects the yard and has an up-and-over walkway going down to your beach and the water. Canoe or kayak out to the sandbar which also adds protection. Relax and soak in magnificent sunsets over the water. Wonderful porch across the waterside of the home. Lovely yard with a fig tree producing delicious figs. Friendly, open Cape Cod style home. A sitting area, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs en suite Main Bedroom facing the water, nice walk-in closet. Bath has shower and deep claw footed tub. Current annual taxes only$2422. Backup heaters for emergency or supplemental heat. Enjoy your own WHITE SAND BEACH & SANDY BOTTOM just off the Chesapeake Bay on the Eastern Shore of VA. Build office in space above garage.

Bunny McLean , Weichert, Realtors Mason-Davis

3.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2765 SQ FT
 
$250,000

PENDING

Just Right

New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia


This generous sized tract is comprised of 1-4 year old planted pines, a gently rolling terrain that fronts on Hwy 15, has a 3-acre lake and a stream. A great buy for investment, hunting and recreation, or to build your private homeplace.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

167.00 ACRES
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$315,000
Waterfront Property on Wareham's Pond in Kingmill Resort off the James River

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia


Wow! This opportunity doesn't come along often in Kingsmill, community with many amenities offered: pools, tennis courts, marina, beach, club dining and dock access. Build the home of your dreams on .96 acres with seasonal views of Wareham Pond! This lot will offer a variety of house plan options to suit your lifestyle. Custom home builder referrals available.

Lisa Langenhennig , Coldwell Banker Traditions

1.00 ACRES
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$3,633,000
Smith Mountain Lake Private Estate Custom Architecture Newly Remodeled Home / Dock

Moneta, Franklin County, Virginia


Custom Architecture with numerous builders upgrades, open floorplan with one level living on each level (mother-in-laws quarters with a full kitchen at lake level with handicapped accessibility). Cozy areas with 5 fireplaces. Every room has a wide long lake view. Working from home is no problem with - 2 gorgeous offices or make them bedrooms for a total of 5, 2 master bedrooms 3rd guest bedroom (possible 4th or use as a theatre room) 3.5 baths. Upgraded kitchen with upgraded appliances and custom cabinets and granite. 2019 New Kohler Whole house generator can run for a month with 1,000 gallon in ground propane. T3 High speed internet, Cat 5 everywhere, camera security system with remote monitoring, fire and police. Kitchen Appliances include Thermador propane stainless steel gas commercial oven and stove. Dock: Spectacular one of a kind 2 slip dock designed for heavy BIG boats with direct connect internet, alarm and camera systems! This Dock can accommodate beams up to 11 feet and flybridges up to 20 feet. The covered Dock is irreplaceable one of a kind, one slip designed to handle 15,000 pound vessel with fly bridge, with dual remote operated lifts. Mooring whips to secure vessel up to 50 feet. A second covered slip can handle up to 38 feet and 12,000 pounds. You could moor up to 3 big boats 40-50 feet at this dock. Dock includes 3 motorized PWC lifts. Dock valued at $250,000 unlike any other dock on the lake. Full floored area above dock for storage. Remodeling includes new roof, new HVAC and additional generator. All of this on a Boardwalk mature double point lot with gorgeous long and wide water lake and mountain views. Enjoy the view of the Peaks of Otter from your deck. Views and flat walk to dock, magnificent oak trees on point. Pathways and stairs lead you to the natural beach. Over 600 feet of walkways encircling the property and leading to the natural area or dock all handicapped accessible. Breezeway viewpoint providing a shady area to overlook the magnificent point and water views. Customized Octagon Screened Porch only 50 feet from the water offering long water views and expansive lush lawn and point supported by full irrigation system. Man cave garage with 3 bays finished in sheetrock, room on lot to build 3 more bays. Upstairs storage areas with natural light windows finished on both side of the attic. Garage has customized shelving installed. View: One of the longest views in the top selling subdivision of Boardwalk. Long water views to Franklin Country State Park, Montego Bay and Park Place. View the Peaks of Otter from multiple porches/verandas. This sought after Boardwalk Subdivision, (See images/pictures) has a beach, swing sets, veranda's on the point, volleyball court, community BBQ grill, tennis and basketball court, bocce ball, private boat ramp, covered picnic area and pool all within the subdivision and within 200 yards walking distance. Community is close to Golf Courses, close to Doctors, Dentists, Restaurants, Kroger, Movie Theaters, etc. Location by water R15 Located by Land off Scruggs Road to Boardwalk Drive to Homeplace Circle in the Cul D Sac. Seawall surrounds entire lakeside property and is one of a kind 442 feet of custom stone seawall encompassing this flat pointe lot. Multiple Restaurants and Marinas via water within minutes. Realtors may inquire discuss with owner by text phone or email.. Only serious offers with pre-approval letter or proof of funds may schedule an appointment with owner. Owner justifies price as follows (if you do not agree do not call and do not bring offers that require appraisals. Owner financing available with 2/3 down payment. Rebuild home value $1,754,000, Irreplaceable Dock $250,000, Entire Home Generator $50,000, Flat Point Lot $1,329,000, Irreplaceable Wall custom masonry stone wall $250,000. Total $3,633,000.

Thomas Lovegrove , BDC

1.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4632 SQ FT

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