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.

 
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All Custom Waterfront Brick Home!

Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia

Elaine VonCannon , Coldwell Banker Traditons

10.28 AC
4 BR
2 BA
5154 SQ FT
 
$1,750,000
Sitting stately overlooking the Rappahannock River, "BISTINEAU PLACE"

King George, King George County, Virginia

Peggi Howell , Coldwell Banker Elite

42.00 AC
5 BR
6 BA
4992 SQ FT
 
$199,999
Waterfront 500ft deep lot, 219ft frontage in Skimino Landing Estates!

Williamsburg, York County, Virginia

Lisa Langenhennig , Coldwell Banker Traditions

2.58 AC
- BR
- BA
- SQ FT
 
$1,800,000
59.5 Acre Waterfront Home, Airstrip, Boat Ramp / Dock, and Much more!

Franktown, Northampton County, Virginia

Shaun Sterling elite Waterfront Team , Long and Foster Realtors/7

59.50 AC
4 BR
3.5 BA
3700 SQ FT
 
$86,000
LOT #70 & 71 SOUTH INDEPENDENCE DRIVE MONTROSS, VA 22520 IN STRATFORD HARBOUR!

Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Tina M. Keene , Exit Realty Expertise 9441 Kings Hwy- King George, Va 22485

1.61 AC
- BR
- BA
- SQ FT
 
$34,999
LAKEFRONT Lot #24 Hidden Lake Dr, Montross, VA 22520 IN STRATFORD HARBOUR!

Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Tina M. Keene , Exit Realty Expertise 9441 Kings Hwy- King George, Va 22485

0.40 AC
- BR
- BA
- SQ FT
 
$59,999
LAKEFRONT LAND! LOT# 16D QUEENS WAY MONTROSS, VA. IN STRATFORD HARBOUR!

Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Tina M. Keene , Exit Realty Expertise 9441 Kings Hwy- King George, Va 22485

0.60 AC
- BR
- BA
- SQ FT
 
$48,000
WATERVIEW LAND!! LOT #177 BAYPOINTE DR. MONTROSS. VA 22520 IN STRATFORD HARBOUR!

Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Tina M. Keene , Exit Realty Expertise 9441 Kings Hwy- King George, Va 22485

0.40 AC
- BR
- BA
- SQ FT
 
$109,999
POTOMAC RIVERFRONT LAND!! LOT #159 NORTH INDEPENDENCE DR. IN STRATFORD HARBOUR!

Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Tina M. Keene , Exit Realty Expertise 9441 Kings Hwy- King George, Va 22485

1.00 AC
- BR
- BA
- SQ FT
 
$49,900
Waterfront - Folly Creek

Accomac, Accomack County, Virginia

Tammy Mason , Weichert Realtors Mason-Davis

0.00 AC
- BR
- BA
- SQ FT

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