About Virginia

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Virginia is a wonderful Horse Country - where scenic horse trails, elite competitions, thrilling races, hunts and the Chincoteague ponies have established Virginia as one of the best destinations for equine activities and events. Horse enthusiasts can find all breeds of horses, used for all purposes from trail riding to competition, to breeding and hunting, racing and training, all across Virginia. More than a half million horse lovers and admirers travel to Virginia each year to enjoy and participate in numerous events, shows, hunts, races, and trail rides.

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.

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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 horse power 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.

 
  Explore Virginia in Numbers:
img Horse Population: Over 170,000 horses
img Population: 8,001,024
img Land area: 39,594 sq. miles
img Capital: Richmond
img Counties: 95, plus 39 independent cities
img Highest Point : Mount Rogers 5,729 feet
img Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean 
img Geographic Center : In Buckingham Co., 5 mi. SW of Buckingham
img 10 largest Cities :
 
 
  • Virginia Beach: 438,415
  • Norfolk: 231,954
  • Chesapeake: 218,968
  • Arlington: 195,965
  • Richmond: 193,777
 
  • Newport News: 179,899
  • Hampton: 145,579
  • Alexandria: 135,337
  • Portsmouth: 100,169
  • Roanoke: 92,631
 
 
$344,000
Gorgeous 5 Acre Property

Mathews, Mathews County, Virginia


Enjoy all the amazing privacy this 5+ ACRE property has to offer. Renovated retreat with all the character nestled in quaint Matthews County. Endless possibilities for horse lovers, multi-generation family or home based business. Replacement Roof, HVAC, updated kitchen, new carpet. Reverse Osmosis system for purified water. Pre-wired for a generator. Come see today!

Carlyn Menser, Anchor Realty

5.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2508 SQ FT
 
$2,199,000
Northstar Horse Farm in the heart of Virginia's hunt country- PRICE REDUCED!

Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia


Lovely Equestrian property with Mount Vernon replica home on 52 open acres nestled in the heart of Virginia's hunt country, just minutes away from several hunts and horse show facilities. The property borders Leeds Manor Road, rated one of the most beautiful in the area. Property is just on the outskirts of Warrenton in Fauquier county and is 50 miles to Washington DC. Open and flowing floor plan with lovely views from all rooms. 5 bedrooms, each with own bathroom and 3 additional half bathrooms. Large private office located over the three car garage. Formal dining room with 1,500 bottle wine cellar and full bar. Great for entertaining. Full equestrian facility with 6 stall center aisle barn, heated tack room, wash stall and a 1,000 square foot apartment. Ample paddocks with a run-in shed, equipment shed and fenced riding ring. Open House on 11/06/16 1:00-5:00. Will pay commission to procuring agent.

Holly Ennis

51.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
6 SQ FT
 
$899,000
A Real Showplace

Wingina, Nelson County, Virginia


A REAL SHOWPLACE! This replica of Mt. Vernon offers 5,924 sqft. of living space which doesn't include the unfinished full basement. There are 10' ceilings, crown moldings, ornate hardware, and pine floors that accent the main home. Up the wide staircase you will find the master suite with a 18'x7' walk-in closet, full bath with ceramic tile, whirlpool tub, double vanity, bidet and its own utility area. There are 2 additional bedrooms and a bath on this level plus a ladder to access the cupola on top of the home. There are 3 separate guest/inlaw/employee quarters to choose from. Garage apartment with 1 BR, 1 BA, & Kitchen, attached apartment with 1 BR, 1 BA, & Kitchen, and a separate guest house with 4BR, 2 BA, Kitchen, and basement. Outside, the 6-stall stable has everything an equestrian could dream of, 2 more outbuildings,& board & wire fence.

Larry Atkins, State Wide Realty Co.

40.00 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5924 SQ FT
 
$995,000
Dream Farm Oasis with 30 acres, Luxurious Custom Home, Barn and More!

Chesapeake, No County, Virginia


Welcome to enchanting Hickory Manor! Allow the tree-lined driveway to transport you to the very place your imagination has always envisioned: an elegant home filled with light and beauty, surrounded by the serenity of green pastures, tall trees and a stately barn. Here, you will embrace the companionship of family, friends, horses and dogs, celebrating the seasons of life, in all their glory. Wander the lush landscape with its unique, well-coiffed plantings, or delight at the bright koi as they splash blissfully in the pond. Relax by the pool after an invigorating ride, watching your beloved steed grazing in the sun. There is peace to be found at Hickory Manor, a home for the heart, so soothing for the soul. Experience the essence of this exquisite estate, where privacy, passion and purpose abound! This custom home was quality constructed in 1994 by the esteemed, local builder, Charlie Anderson. This 5 bedroom, 3 full bath, 2 half-bath home offers over 4450 sqft of comfort and convenience. The best of contemporary design and traditional touches combine to make this a home for all time! Meticulously maintained, the owner has ensured continuous beauty and energy efficiency. Top quality materials and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of not only the residence, but are also reflected in the barn, detached garage, riding ring, pool, pond and gardens. The expertise and engineering that exudes from the entire property is indeed, impressive. The ease of farm management is enhanced by design and will be appreciated by those familiar with the day to day operations of an equine facility. The structural integrity of the barn combined with a plethora of owner-friendly features will be celebrated daily by horse and human alike! In addition, the detached garage offers car and hobby enthusiasts an alcove for creativity, with abundant room for covered RV, trailer parking, motorcycles, tools and more. Owner/agent

Lana Cary, Howard Hanna William E. Wood

30.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4457 SQ FT
 
$975,000
Horse Training / Boarding Facility

Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia


Horse Facility located in Powhatan, VA includes 2 apartments, an indoor riding ring as well as an outdoor ring. There are 38 stalls, 4 grooming stalls and 2 wash bays. Also included is a hay barn, garage and a huge tack room, 6 Horse Hot Walker and Round Pen. There are fruit trees (apple, peach & cherry) as well as a chicken coop.

Dick Jenkins, Latane Jenkins Realty

28.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$895,000
Quarter Horse Farm with State - of - the - art Facilities in Brunswick County, VA

Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia


Working quarter horse farm with state-of-the-art facilities includes a heated 20-stall barn with numerous extra features, an 80' x 160' insulated indoor riding arena, outdoor riding ring and round pen, 4 large pastures, and 2 turnouts. The comfortable main residence has 2128 sq. ft. with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, fully equipped kitchen with center island, den with gas-log fireplace, and a master suite with his and hers baths! Second home for guests or farm workers is a mobile home with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, and is furnished. Other buildings include equipment shed, utility shed, and carport for RV. All located on pretty rolling land with frontage on two roads, and there's timber, too!

Nena Dunnavant, United Country Landmark Realty

43.15 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2128 SQ FT
 
$1,250,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate on 18 Acres

Spotsylvania , Spotsylvania County, Virginia


BREATHTAKING 18 ACRE EQUESTRIAN ESTATE IN PRIVATE GATED ENCLAVE FEATURES A GORGEOUS FRENCH COUNTRY LUXURY HOME WITH BEAM CATHEDRAL CEILINGS, PANELING, HARDWOOD & MARBLE FLOORS. AMAZING GOURMET KITCHEN OPENS TO FAMILY ROOM WITH SPECTACULAR STONE FIREPLACE. INCREDIBLE MASTER SUITE WITH FIREPLACE AND FABULOUS SPA BATH WITH HIS & HERS VANITIES, CLOSETS & RESTROOMS CONNECTED THROUGH WALK-IN STEAM SHOWER. FINISHED LOWER WALK-OUT LEVEL INCLUDES A FULL BAR/KITCHEN, GUEST BEDROOM, REC ROOM, GAME/FITNESS ROOM AND TONS OF STORAGE! SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT ABOVE SECOND DETACHED 2-CAR GARAGE.

Maribel Barker, MACDOC REALTY

18.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
8000 SQ FT
 
$479,000
Beautiful farm and home in Historic Virginia!

Appomattox, Appomattox County, Virginia


Are you looking for the perfect farm with a nice home and only minutes from Historic Appomattox? Very nice brick home on 112 acres with rolling hills, streams and adjoining the National Forest. The land is mostly wooded with 20-30 acres open and a great place to ride horses, mountain bikes, hike and enjoy nature. Lots of very nice trails throughout the property. With some fencing land would be wonderful for cattle or horses. Chestnut trees, fruit trees and blackberry bushes. Home is in the perfect setting off the road and also has a detached garage/workshop 23X15 and storage buildings. Approximately 30 mins to Lynchburg or Farmville and Liberty University. Beautiful land, beautiful home and real estate taxes are only approx. $2810!

Deborah Aub, RE/MAX 1st Olympic, REALTORS

112.91 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1755 SQ FT
 
$589,000
10 Acre Farmette close to D.C. with Guest Cottage

Nokesville, Prince William County, Virginia


GREAT LOCATION: ½ mile from elementary, middle and high school. Convenient to Bristow for shopping (3 miles). Manassas and Gainesville are 5 miles. Quantico, Stafford, Dulles and Warrenton are 30 minutes. Less than one hour to Fredericksburg and/or Washington D.C. Train station to D.C. is roughly 4 miles (next to regional airport). Property is located in the rural crescent of Prince William County. The mountains are an hour away for hiking/camping and weekend outings. Enjoy country living with easy access to so much. Extra information:  Large garden area.  Fenced front yard for pets.  Spectacular oak trees surround the home.  Original hardwood floors in majority of home.  Loads of parking and/or space for RV or trailers.  Large beautiful brick fire-pit.

David Howell

10.18 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2082 SQ FT
 
$974,900
Foxhunter's Paradise - Turnkey 46+ AC. Farm in Prime Virginia Hunt Country!

Rixeyville, Culpeper County, Virginia


A bucolic blend of rolling pastures & wooded trails on 46+ acres of Virginia’s Prime Hunt Country-2 barns + attached groom’s cottage, a jump field & arena complete this well appointed 5bd,5 full bath and 2 half baths turnkey facility. Perfect for the professional equestrian or a B & B * within 1hr to 6 hunt clubs! Situated in Culpeper County...many fantastic amenities that include 7 pastures, each with a run-in shelter, heated trough and frost free spigot. Property has lovely trails with natural log jumps and has successfully functioned as the "place to be" amongst avid foxhunters for Bull Run, Old Dominion, Rappahannock, Cassanova and Warrenton Hunt. Culpeper is minutes away and Historic Warrenton, Charlottesville, Madison, Sperryville and Little Washington are within easy reach. Private pastoral and mountain views.

Jim Shackelford, Long & Foster Realtors

46.87 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT

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