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.

 
$669,000

SOLD

Chesapeake Bay

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


Private beaches. Fresh air. Seclusion. At the end of the road, but minutes from town, this hidden gem awaits with 1,500’ on the Chesapeake Bay and 2,000’ on Matchatank Creek and a launchpad for kayaks in a quiet cove. Surrounded by 82.47 acres of marsh and woodland, the house offers views of Creek and Bay, Parker’s Island, “The Thoroughfare,” & Tangier. Picture yourself fishing and crabbing. For birding & wildlife watching, habitat ranges from sand dunes to wetlands to mature pine forest. Work on your boat in the separate 2-car garage. A huge deck provides a platform for parties or just relaxing. Take a stroll on the boardwalk to your private beaches—yes, you have two! You won’t need to leave on vacation because your destination is here at home. Must have an appointment for showings. THIS IS PRIVATE PROPERTY, OCCUPIED 24/7, AND SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. DO NOT VENTURE ONTO THE PROPERTY WITHOUT YOUR REALTOR AND A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

82.47 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2976 SQ FT
 
$425,000

SOLD

Cedar Creek

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


This Eastern Shore gem situated on a high bank, overlooking Cedar Creek, west of Onancock Creek offers peaceful privacy. As you make your way up the secluded driveway towards the home, you will be surrounded by mature azaleas, dogwoods, camellias, rhododendrons, and boxwoods. The property is within close proximity to the conveniences and attractions of Onancock including the local hospital. The home is estimated to have been built in 1935 by Eastern Shore Historian Ralph Whitelaw with meticulous attention to period architectural details. In 1977 the current owner added the architecturally designed two-story dormered addition. This property features include a Glassed-in-Sunroom, a deep water dock, a two-car garage, boathouse, restored tobacco shed, irrigation system, and on a two-acre lot.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

2.04 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1932 SQ FT
 
$195,000

SOLD

Large Lake Tract

Meherrin, Prince Edward County, Virginia


This 65.18-acre property not only fronts on a 35-acre lake, it is an ideal tract for hunting, fishing and provides spectacular views. Here is an area perfect to retreat to on the weekends, or make it your permanent homeplace.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

65.18 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$89,900

SOLD

Come live on Comfort

Buckingham, Buckingham County, Virginia


Have the James River literally in your backyard! This 9-acre property offers a gorgeous view of the James River, a good mix of open and wooded land, a pretty homesite on a knoll overlooking the River and plenty of privacy. Priced below current assessed value this property is the ONE!

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

9.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$510,000

SOLD

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
 
$590,000

SOLD

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
 
$599,000

SOLD

Leatherbury Creek

Onancock, Accomack County, Virginia


This home overlooking Leatherbury Creek situated on 4.45 Acres is ready and waiting for you. The house is very private, surrounded by mature trees to provide shade, with additional space for a fenced in garden. A circular driveway allows for easy in and out of the property. The yard has also been completed landscaped with all sorts of flowers and shrubs. This property is Co-Listed with Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

4.45 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2498 SQ FT
 
$399,900

SOLD

Riverfront Investment

Nathalie, Halifax County, Virginia


543 acres of rural acreage that boasts frontage on the Banister River, Bye Creek and has almost two miles of road frontage. This tract is not only good for the hunter but the whole hunt club! There are trails throughout the property so you can ride your ATV, horse or hoof it. This is a prime investment tract with its road frontage, river frontage, electricity, and easy accessibility. About 450 acres of timber is being removed. Balance in mixed young timber. Of course, no trees will be cut along the River or Creek. A lot of land for $737 an acre. There is a conservation easement on the property. The best deal on the market. Owner Agent.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

543.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$410,000

SOLD

Nandua Bay - Waterfront

Painter, Accomack County, Virginia


Well if you were thinking about building a waterfront home, now you don't have to. This new home was constructed in 2016, and is situated on Nandua Creek just waiting for you. This home features an open floor plan, which is great for entertaining family and friends. The upstairs is framed out, just needs to be finished, to give you additional living space if needed. New dock with water and electric, for those avid fishermen or boaters. This home is about 15 minutes give or take from Onancock where the hospital is located. Enjoy the pleasures of rural living but still be close to town necessities. The Eastern Shore of Virginia is known for its beautiful shorelines, waterfowl, boating, hunting, sunsets, and an awesome place to live. Call today to own your piece of the Eastern Shore.

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

1.90 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1800 SQ FT
 
$99,000

SOLD

Southern Comfort

Keysville, Charlotte County, Virginia


Located on the edge of Keysville, this property has long road frontage, a pond and is an excellent place to build on. Being close to amenities such as groceries, restaurants, and local shops makes this ideal for families of all sizes.

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

30.72 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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