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.

 
$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
 
$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
 
$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
 
$69,900

SOLD

Walnut Hill Subdivision

Rice, Prince Edward County, Virginia


Sandy River Reservoir Awaits! Beautiful property adjoining the 740-acre Sandy River Reservoir that offers great fishing with large mouth bass, crappie and catfish to name a few and there is a public boat ramp and a 150-foot pier to help you reel in the catch of the day. Fantastic building sites are available that overlook the lake making for a beautiful backdrop to any home. Located only 5 minutes from Farmville in a great rural farming area and near Historic High Bridge Trail. Owner/agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

15.08 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$19,900

SOLD

Lockett Subdivision

Prospect, Prince Edward Co. County, Virginia


This subdivision is beautifully laid out and will allow you to enjoy Heart of Virginia living at it's best! The properties feature amazing views, a private location, but are within 10 minutes of town. There are several tracts still available but they won't last long. Owner Agent

Larry Atkins , State Wide Realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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