About Virginia


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.


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
Conveniently located 63.86 acre farm! Gorgeous Mountain Views!!!

Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia

Make this Botetourt County farm yours today! This property features a beautiful farmhouse with front and rear enclosed porches, 10 ft ceilings on the entry level, entry level master bedroom, first floor laundry, and 4 additional bedrooms on the upper level. HVAC has all been replaced in the last 7 years, and all plumbing and wiring was updated in 2003. This farm house sits on a gorgeous 63.86 acres that is mostly cleared, and fenced! The rolling hills are beautiful and talk about views! This land was previously used for cattle - the opportunities for this property are endless. The farm land and farmhouse can be purchased separately - MLS#860278 and MLS#860279. Listing courtesy of David Thompson with Keller Williams Realty Roanoke Licensed in the state of Virginia MLS link - https://www.flexmls.com/share/2ZRLl/25586LeeHighwayBuchananVA24066

Debra Giles , Keller Williams Realty Roanoke

63.86 ACRES
3470 SQ FT
Conveniently located 5.75 acre mini farm! Equipped with barn, pasture, and pond!

Catawba, Roanoke County, Virginia

DREAMS CAN COME TRUE! ADORABLE MINI FARM THAT'S AFFORDABLE AND CONVENIENT to Roanoke, Salem, & the NRV! This mini farm has 5.75 acres, a 48x38 barn, spring fed STOCKED pond, outbuildings, fruit trees, pasture area, and garden space. Kitchen has custom cabinets and granite counters. Great for outdoor entertaining - lots of deck and patio space! A must see! 14 miles to Christiansburg, 14.5 miles to Salem! House has been rewired and the exterior is James Hardie faber cement and brick! Listing courtesy of Joy Dupin with Keller Williams Realty Roanoke Licensed in the state of Virginia MLS link - https://www.flexmls.com/share/2ZRDP/8200BlacksburgRDCatawbaVA24070

Debra Giles , Keller Williams Realty Roanoke

5.75 ACRES
2382 SQ FT
4 BR / 5.5 BA Manor Home on 80.7 + / - Acres w / Barn in Culpeper VA

Culpeper, Culpeper County, Virginia

We have been authorized and contracted to market and sell this wonderful and rare property located in beautiful Culpeper, VA. This lovely manor home and 82 acres will be offered individually and in combination with 2 other adjacent parcels. This presents an excellent opportunity for a home based business, cattle or horse operation, animal boarding, etc. Bid and Make it Yours!! Property Tour: Tuesday, July 30 @ 5:00pm SHARP. Please contact Tony Wilson for more information (540-748-1359). Need a mortgage for this property?? Please click on the "Financing" tab above or contact Tony Wilson for financing information (540-748-1359) 4 BR/5.5 BA 4,900 +/- sf. Colonial style home on 80.73 +/- acres in Culpeper, VA Home features: large kitchen w/island cooktop (all appliances convey); all bedrooms have full bathrooms; dining room; living room; great room; auxiliary/prep kitchen w/extra refrigerator & wall oven; mudroom; attic w/pull down stairs; finished walk-out basement w/canning kitchen (range, sink & refrigerator), half bath, bar, utility room and concrete patio Attached 1,620 +/- sf. 2 car garage; 6' x 24' covered front porch; asphalt driveway; wood & wire fencing throughout the property Hardwood flooring (various styles) throughout the home; tile in kitchen; vinyl in bathrooms Other highlights: water treatment system; exposed beams on main level; recessed lighting; replacement windows on upper level; whole house vacuum system; 400 AMP service; yard hydrants; brick walkways & patios Dual unit heat pumps for cooling (one replaced in 2018); gas furnace w/dual unit heat pumps for heating Drilled well & conventional septic system; electric water heater Power provided by Rappahannock Electric Outbuildings 28' x 54' heated & cooled 3 bay Morton building featuring door openers, concrete flooring, electricity and 10' ceilings 30' x 60' 2 bay Morton building featuring a heated & cooled office, full bath, kitchenette, front covered porch, electricity w/separate meter base & water, 14' ceilings; 10' x 16' & 12' x 16' bay doors 56' x 124' Morton building main barn featuring 26 stalls, indoor riding area, office, 1/2 bath, water & power w/separate meter base, tack room, feed room, wash stall, propane heater & sky lights; 28' x 100' shed off 48' x 54' Quonset hut w/electric service for equipment storage Barn (approx. 30' x 60') w/storage areas, stalls, electricity, water, cattle loading chutes & loading gates Tax Maps: 38-11, 38-11D & 38-10C; Deed Book: 1051-623; Zoning: RA; Yearly County real estate taxes: $3,506.11 (property is in land use); home was built in 1986 and is brick & aluminum siding Only $250,000 Starting Bid!!

Tony Wilson

80.73 ACRES
4900 SQ FT

Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach County, Virginia

An amazing property on 77.34 acres that was established as one of the best Equestrian Facilities around & still is. BUT, you do not have to be an Equestrian to own this property. The potential with your imagination is limitless. ALL ENTHUSIAST COME FORWARD....Horse lovers, Animal lovers, Collectors, Wedding venue, Events venue, Sports venue, Farmer, Lease the Barn, B&B, ETC.. NOTHING has been left out. Just when you think you have seen it all, THERE'S MORE! HOUSE, APARTMENT, DETACHED GARAGE, SHOOTING RANGE, OPEN LAND, GROW YOUR OWN HAY, BARN, ARENAS & PASTURES, OH MY! Reach out today for a brochure to see all that this property has to offer. When scheduling your tour, please plan a window of time to view this beautiful establishment. There is so much to see, admire & learn about the infinite details that went in to creating this MASTERPIECE. We are so excited to have you & look forward to sharing this experience with you. And yes...Dreams do come true. PLEASE BE SURE TO VIEW THE VIDEO FOR MORE PICTURES AND A 3-D TOUR!!!

Lee Ann Shelton-Matthews , Brian F. Saunders & Associates

77.34 ACRES
7124 SQ FT
Incredible Custom Hunt Box in Bull Run Hunt Territory

Rapidan, Orange County, Virginia

Welcome to Little Winter Farm. A lovely, thoroughly custom, P.J. Williams-built HardiePlank Hunt Box situated on over 50 rolling mountainside acres in Bull Run Hunt territory. Boasting gorgeous panoramic Blue Ridge views and unparalleled ride out, this property was designed by the horse enthusiast for the horse enthusiast. The residence offers a comfortable two bedroom/two and a half bath, sun-filled open floor plan, large vaulted family room and upgraded kitchen, master suite with his and hers office space and a plethora of well-appointed details. Unique, one-of-a-kind design allows for the amazingly functional transition from living space to stable, as the barn is accessed via a conditioned breezeway. Custom center-aisle matching HardiePlank barn offers six large stalls, heated tack room with half bath and wash stall with radiant heat and organized feed storage with metal lined bins, hay loft and much much more. Bucolic lot is fenced and cross fenced, offering multiple paddocks, unmatched access to miles and miles of riding trails, a strong stream and some of the best views of the Blue Ridge that Orange County has to offer. Property's location is situated in the Bull Run Hunt territory and less than an hour from some of Virginia's best hunt territories: Keswick, Casanova, Old Dominion, Warrenton, Thornton Hill Hounds and Rappahannock Hunt, as well as, a short drive to HITS Commonwealth Park show facility. A truly incredible opportunity for the discerning rider looking for the exceptional.

Philip & Kelly Thornton , RE/MAX Crossroads

53.00 ACRES
1771 SQ FT
Historic Stonyhurst estate on 95 acres in Middleburg, Virginia

Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia

Stonyhurst is a property with a storied background. The house is sited on 94 acres of prime, historic fox hunting land, with significant frontage on what is considered to be one of Northern Virginia’s loveliest country roads, Foxcroft Road. Just minutes from the Town of Middleburg, and just down the hill from Glenwood Park, home of Virginia’s oldest steeplechase meeting, the Middleburg Spring Races, Hunt Country Sotheby’s International Realty is delighted to present this exceptional example of country living. Originally built during the 1890’s by the Duffy family, Stonyhurst was acquired in the early 2000’s by its current owners who saved it from being bought and developed into a housing estate. They subsequently placed it into conservation easement so that, in perpetuity, it’s 94 acres may only be subdivided once, with the construction of just one additional residence (per restrictions).

Peter Leonard-Morgan , Hunt Country Sotheby's International Realty

94.36 ACRES
4015 SQ FT
Horse Property In Charlotte County Virginia

Red House, Charlotte County, Virginia

Located in Historic Charlotte County Virginia is this magnificent 46.19 acre property with stunning views all around! Build your barn and run-in sheds or riding ring and enjoy country living at its best!

Steven Conner , Steven T. Conner Real Estate

46.19 ACRES
3252 SQ FT
Vacation year round in your own horse ready paradise.

Troy, Fluvanna County, Virginia

Horse Ready, Bring Your Horses! Vacation year round in your own paradise, water and mountain views plus the most amazing sunsets. Nestled down the 1/3 mile long driveway is a lovely log home with large, light-filled rooms and a spacious screen porch overlooking a private 7.3 acre stocked lake and is surrounded by 37.5 acres of fenced pastures and woods. Enjoy nature from every window, deer, turkey, fox, and your own horses or livestock. Fish or boat on the lake or relax in your 26' above ground pool. Numerous buildings for all needs: 5 stall barn (two 12x16 and three 12x12 stalls) with an overhang in back and a huge hayloft, 4 car garage (half is a game room with heat and air), shed with attic, motorhome/trailer barn with 30 amp electricity, 2 machinery or hay barns and 2 run-in sheds. Currently used as a horse farm but could many other uses: vineyard, cattle, sheep, alpacas or a mixture of any of these. Conveniently located 15 minutes to Charlottesville, 5 minutes to Zion Crossroads and 40 minutes to Richmond. Owner/Agent

Donna Patton , Keller Williams Alliance

37.50 ACRES
1795 SQ FT
18.95 Acre Horse or Mini- Farm near Boones Mill Virginia

Boones Mill, Franklin County, Virginia

3400 sq ft of finished space on 18.95 acres! Private setting with @10 acres of fenced/cross fenced pasture, balance wooded with 2 streams, 32X40 pole barn for shelter and a 20X24 shed attached to the 24X36 detached garage. Bring your horses, cattle, goats!! 3-4 Bedrooms/3 baths Location, Location 15 min to Roanoke or Rocky Mount!!! Chalet style home with Brick floored Florida Room, Master BR and laundry on Entry level. Full walkout finished basement Call or text Marilyn today at 540-353-3072 or visit www.marilynperdue.com

Marilyn Perdue , Wainwright and Company Realtors

18.95 ACRES
3400 SQ FT
LOOKING for a GORGEOUS c. 1850's FARMHOUSE on 51 acres?!

Linville, Rockingham County, Virginia

WELCOME HOME! Meticulously RENOVATED c. 1850's Farmhouse on 51+ ac with gorgeous mountain & pastoral views all around! This GORGEOUS farmhouse offers a sublime balance of all of the modern amenities w/the charm of yesteryear! The current 'steward's have spared no expense in the renovations & details of this working HORSE farm. The Farm location is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with several nearby National Forests, James Madison University , & the city of Harrisonburg for dining, shopping & entertainment! LOCATION: 12 mi to JMU, 10 min to downtown Harrisonburg, approx.1hr to Lexington Horse Center & Charlottesville!

Kimberly Rupp , Homese & Farms in Virginia brokered by eXp Realty

51.05 ACRES
3000 SQ FT

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