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
 
 
$775,000
BEAUTIFUL 73 ACRE FARM IN LANCASTER COUNTY,VIRGINIA WITH RENOVATED 1890'S HOME

Lancaster, Lancaster County, Virginia


THREE PONDS WITH PLENTY OF WILDLIFE, 4- OUTBUILDINGS STORAGE/HAY BARNS ,{ 2- LARGE STORAGE HAY BARNS,2-GARAGE/STORAGE /HAY BARNS 1- SMALL STORAGE /BUILDING},50 ACRES NOW BEING FARMED (YEARLY RENTAL) . { RENTAL INCOME FROM RENTAL HOME ON PROPERTY} NOTE,A SEPARATE TENANT DWELLING ADJOURNING THE PROPERTY CAN BE PURCHASED FOR INVESTMENT. THIS ACREAGE CAN BE USED FOR HORSE FARM,CATTLE OR GOAT FARM , OR A VINEYARD. SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - ED BOSHER 804-436-2799 FOR SAILING, BOATING,WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS THERE ARE MANY MARINAS ,SEVERAL RIVERS AND CREEKS AND RIGHT AT THE CHESAPEAKE BAY !!!!

Edwin Bosher, G.C.Dawson Real Estate

73.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2624 SQ FT
 
$1,299,000
Resplendent equestrian estate, 2 stalls, 3 paddocks & immaculate home!

Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia


Immaculate all brick custom home touts finely sculptured landscaping with an attractive front entrance. The custom millwork and cabinetry with solid Maple doors illustrates the incredible attention to detail throughout this home. Spaciously designed open floor plan, gleaming wood floors, gas fireplace with striking mantle, accent a comfortable living space for that cozy and warm family atmosphere. Meticulous gourmet kitchen with upscale stainless steel appliances and custom milled maple cabinets provide the optimum culinary experience. Enjoy living in splendor with a lavish master bedroom, with large walk in closet and luxurious master bathroom. Three immense upstairs bedrooms combine with private bathrooms and walk in closets. Car enthusiasts clamor for this large heated attached four car garage and additional two detached garage spaces. Barn/shop/office with radiant heated floors, kitchenette, bathroom with attached two horse stalls, tack room for the equestrian. Nestled in the heart of Waterford Heights, expansive scenic mountain views provide the perfect backdrop for relaxing and entertaining.

William Depugh, Century 21 New Millennium

4.26 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
7100 SQ FT
 
$1,195,000
Magnificent 30+ Acres of Rolling Horse Fields

Aldie, Loudoun County, Virginia


Located in in the rolling countryside of Aldie Virginia, Aldie Gold is a magnificent oasis of rolling fields and woods. Accessed by a lightly traveled country lane called New Road, Aldie Gold positioned among larger properties, old farms and horse properties. The best of both worlds – close enough to commute to the city, and with great shopping and services close enough, but with a rural feel. The property is a few miles from fabulous Middleburg, the heart of foxhunt country, and just south of Leesburg, which offers shopping and great restaurants. To the east, the new Stone Ridge center offers food, fitness and medical care options.

Carole Taylor, Middleburg Real Estate

30.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3400 SQ FT
 
$559,900
Stunning Home and Horse Property

Stafford, Stafford County, Virginia


Horse Lovers Wanting the Perfect North Stafford Location – Look No Further! This One Has It All! Stunning Home with Open and Bright Floor Plan in Neighborhood Located Near Shopping and Restaurants. Close to Commuter Options. Excellent Stafford County Schools!

Milyn Ward, Century 21 Redwood Realty

3.06 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3782 SQ FT
 
$650,000
ECO house with acreage inviting for pasture, hay, orchard or gardening.

South Boston, Halifax County, Virginia


Eco Friendly Award Winning Home on 58 +/- ac., Halifax County VA. Eco-Green was the guide & rule followed in the construction of this 3 Bedroom 2 ½ Bath home. The 1st step was finding & employing the right architect & the right contractor to insure all the elements of a green home would be understood & utilized, starting with its location & its angle with the sun to maximize southern exposure of sun for the solar panels & lighting. From the ground up, you will find the materials were selected using the highest eco-friendly standards available. The radiant heat is incorporated in the floors throughout the house w/rooms heated independent of each other. The natural cooling/heating is through the design & materials, w/two ductless units (operated by heatpump) upstairs for back-up when needed. This 2080 sq. ft. home with its patio, deck, walks & garden, sits beautifully above a spring fed pond, all about 5 minutes outside the township of South Boston. The land is inviting to both pasture & fields for horses and the wildlife. The floors are concrete, cork & tile. The seller has requested that the address not be disclosed. Showings will be arranged for prequalified prospective buyers only.

Scotty Felton, Long & Foster South Boston

58.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
2080 SQ FT
 
$485,000
Luxury Equestrian Farmette with a large 200 x 200 riding ring and access to lake

Scottsville, Fluvanna and Albemarle County, Virginia


163 Ducks Lake Ridge Rd - Absolutely stunning 10 acre equestrian farmette with fenced paddocks, a 200 x 200 riding ring, an expertly crafted 2 story barn with commercial grade steel & concrete equipped with power, water, & heat lamps in the foaling & grooming stalls w/rubber matting lining the floor. Meticulously kept home with 3 finished levels totaling over 4700 sq. ft., soaring 10’ ceilings, hardwood flooring, Samsung premium appliances. Elegant owners suite with a spa bathroom, 2 walk-in closets & private balcony overlooking the picturesque property. The terrace level makes the perfect in-law or au pair suite & comes with its own new kitchen, living/dining area, bedroom with walk-in closet & luxury bathroom with waterfall shower. Bring your horses and enjoy everything this property has to offer! Call Rob Alley at 540-250-3275 to schedule a visit of this wonderful horse haven! Covenant Farm

Robert Alley, RE/MAX Realty Specialists

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4700 SQ FT
 
$499,000
An Equestrian's Escape!

Keysville, Charlotte County, Virginia


An Equestrian's Escape! Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 3.5 Bathroom, 3,048 sqft home situated on 33 acres. The home has custom cabinets, granite kitchen counters, gas stove-top, double wall oven, chair & crown moldings, and two brick fireplaces just to name a few. Enjoy breakfast looking out onto the beautiful backyard or host family and friends in the formal dining room. The partially finished basement has an office space with built-in desk, a full bath, and storage area. The home is wired for a generator and has electric heat pump, oil heat and wood stove hooked into the ducts. Walkout to your horse stable with 2-12’x12’ stalls, tack room, and hay storage. Walk or ride your horse through the woods, fields or streams. RELAX in your 20’x40’ saltwater in-ground pool that is fenced and has an amazing pool house. Tackle projects in the oversized 5-car garage or in 1500 sqft. shop with lift, electricity and heating/cooling, and check out the underground shelter for those severe weather moments.

Larry Atkins, State Wide Realty Co.

33.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2790 SQ FT
 
$149,999
Waterfront and horse friendly on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

Hacksneck, Accomack County, Virginia


You must see this waterfront property to really appreciate the beauty of its setting. It is located in Full Measure, a quiet horse-friendly community. Nature comes alive at your back door. Watch the oldest watermen--Eagles, Osprey and other waterfowl--ply their trade. Explore the creeks and the Chesapeake Bay and enjoy some great fishing adventures. This parcel is the last vacant property in the sub-division. For a day trip, load your horse and head to Assateague Island National Seashore. Your best friend will love walking the beach and splashing in the surf with you. You may even see the world famous Chincoteague Ponies as you and your horse explore this beautiful island. Please check with the Park Service for riding dates. The owner will sub-divide the 7+ acres. Lot A, 3.83 acres can be purchased for $109,000.00. Lot B, 3.29 acres can be purchased for $78,000.00. There is owner financing available. For other horse properties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, please email me your request. You'll LOVE or nature. The horse shows have begun... happy time.... Livy, my granddaughter brought home 5 ribbons from her first horse show. Well, all the young people in her group went home with ribbons. All had a great time. Next week, we go to another Horse Show... happy time... more ribbons for the young people. Contact information: John Kluis @ Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty Home # 757.787.7500 Cell, Text or call 757.710.5249 Email jkluis@hotmail.com

John Kluis, Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty

7.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,290,000
Luxury Equestrian Estate

Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia


Exceptional equestrian property with beautiful 4400 sq. ft. home with luxury details throughout on 31+ acres just 5 miles to Route 288! This home has Heart of Pine floors, walls and ceiling in foyer, great room, kitchen and 1st floor master bedroom. Absolutely gorgeous! Large open rooms that make entertaining easy and fun. Stone fireplace in great room and master bedroom. Study on 1st floor, screened porch off master bedroom. The kitchen/dining room is perfect for large gathering, Silestone quartz counter tops, range with oven and wall ovens, huge island and more counter space. The second floor has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and bonus room, all large rooms with wood floors. The farm has an 8 stall horse barn with wash stall with hot and cold water, washer/dryer in tack room, another storage room and bath, plus hay storage in 3 bays on side. A hay barn, shaving area, lighted riding ring, closed ring. The detached 5 bay garage w/more storage behind, run ins for all but one back field, goat barn, donkey barn, chicken house and more all in the most pristine condition! Fenced/cross fenced. 10 minutes to Level Green Riding, 20 minutes to Deep Run Hunt Club, 2 hours-VA Equestrian Center Napier Realtors ERA- Lummie Jones (804)314-5668

Lummie Jones, Napier Realtors

31.34 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4424 SQ FT
 
$1,190,000
Established Horse Property in Fairfax, VA

Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia


Today you have discovered a unique established horse property in Fairfax on nearly 7 acres offering 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on 2900 square feet of main-level living space with an additional 600 sf expandable in the upper level and 2600 sf expandable in the basement! This Custom built contemporary rambler built in 2001 has 6 inch exterior walls with extra thick insulation for significant energy savings. Engineered trusses, laminated beams, and 9 foot ceilings throughout are the result of sturdy and well-designed construction for years of stability. Each of the four bedrooms has a dedicated full bathroom and a walk-in closet for ample storage. Four foot wide hallways and larger entry doors make this home handicap accessible, the perfect detail to make this your “forever” home. Anderson windows and doors, stained wood trim throughout, custom electrical work, a custom HVAC system, an oversized 4 car garage with reinforced concrete, vaulted ceiling, and abundant custom lighting and electric, and dual septic fields with seasonal diverter which substantially extends system service combine into a home that is a smart combination of quality, elegance, and class all in one! The expansive walkout basement is lined with numerous windows that could be used as a private entrance for tenant or business and is ready for your finishing touches. Moving outside to the 6.7 sprawling acres, you find a 2-stall stable with separate tack room which provides all the necessities to bring horses home where they will enjoy three acres of four-board fencing with four separate pastures! Since there is NO HOA, you can have any type of livestock or even run a business from the property. Close to I-66, commuter routes, and Fairfax amenities, this home also lies within the Woodson school pyramid providing world-class education for students of all grades.

Thomas Millar, Century 21 New millennium

6.70 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2900 SQ FT

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