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
 
 
$575,000
Coming Soon - True Equestrian Property in Stafford, VA

Fredericksburg, Stafford County, Virginia


Hard to find horse ready property within commuting distance to DC and Northern Virginia! Home at top of cul-de-sac is a true equestrian property w/ 2 stall barn with tack room and walk-in, water and power, 69' x 121' riding arena, 1000 sq ft barn/garage with power for equipment and hay storage, second driveway for RV parking and horse trailers, white vinyl fenced pastures, with room to expand. The home offers a charming floorplan with a large eat-in kitchen with kitchen island, step down family room with gas fireplace, brand new laminate plank flooring, new HVAC 2015, new HWH 2015, Rainsoft Water Softener, Security System w/ 8 cameras, spacious BRs, fully finished LL w/ walkout has 2 more BRs (4 BR perc), media room & rec rm. Outside enjoy the front porch, deck overlooking acres of open, fenced pastures, freshly painted stable & riding arena.

Irene Morales Ward , RE/MAX Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.

3.02 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3927 SQ FT
 
$995,000
Working Farm With 148 Acres

Bassett, Franklin County, Virginia


Working farm with about 142.7 acres of pasture land and 5.3 acres of woods stretch across Henry and Franklin Counties. Five bedroom home and several barns offer a nice living and a great opportunity to enjoy country living. Additional 2 bedroom guest cottage also on the property.

BIRGIT DELAIDATTI , Southern Virginia Properties

148.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
3890 SQ FT
 
$479,900
Beautiful farmhouse near Smith Mountain Lake

Moneta, Franklin County, Virginia


Charming 1920's farmhouse on 8 acres. Additional acreage available for purchase if desired. Farmhouse has been recently updated, brand new kitchen, crown molding, new roof. Acreage is partially fenced, 2 separate pastures. There is tobacco barn for hay storage as well as small 3 stall barn and another outbuilding/workshop. Tons of character and close to everything in a growing area. Gas station, restaurant and shopping are walkable, and other major shopping and restaurants are less than 10 minutes away. Only seconds away from gorgeous SML. Roanoke is expanding quickly and is only 35 minutes away. MLS number 839798.

Kristen Toth

8.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2750 SQ FT
 
$589,900
EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY IN WARRENTON, VA 20186

Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia


* 4 BEDROOMS/2.5 BATH RANCH HOME WITH MAIN LEVEL LIVING. * PRIME EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY SITUATED ON 14.65 ACRES WITH FLAT LAND, PASTORAL VIEWS, CLEARED LAND AND TREED LAND *RIDE-OUT POTENTIAL * SURROUNDED BY EQUESTRIAN HOMES * STREAM AT REAR OF PROPERTY * 41X24 OUTBUILDING PLUS 2 STORAGE SHEDS * CHICKEN COOP *PARTIALLY FENCED IN REAR YARD * HIGH-SPEED INTERNET/COMCAST * OVER-SIZED 2 CAR SIDE LOAD GARAGE

Cherie Beatty , Weichert, Realtors

14.65 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3600 SQ FT
 
$1,199,950
Stunning Equestrian Property in Waterford, VA

Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia


This Custom-Built home is stunning from one room to the next. Each room is elegantly detailed for comfort and ease of living. Situated on 4.2 acres of professionally manicured lawn and gardens in beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia. The home and the barn have been designed with every comfort and necessity imaginable.

THERESA POMATA , Compass West Realty

4.20 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
7100 SQ FT
 
$895,000
EXCEPTIONAL EQUINE PROPERTY WITH 2 HOUSES, 20 STALL BARN & INDOOR RIDING ARENA

Lawrenceville, Brunswick County, Virginia


EXCEPTIONAL EQUINE PROPERTY with all the amenities for both horse and human. Two houses with 7 bedrooms and 5 ½ baths. 20 stall heated barn. Indoor riding arena (160 X 80). Outdoor riding ring (140 X 280). Fenced and cross fenced pastures. Unlimited Income Potential. 43.15 acres includes 18 acres of mature timber. Great location. Low Taxes. Owners Planning to Retire. This exceptional equine property has all the amenities for both horse and human. For the horses, there is a heated and insulated concrete center aisle twenty stall barn (18 are 12 x 12; 2 are 12 x 16) manufactured by MD Barns, 12 x 18 tack room, 12 x 6 equipment room, 12 x 12 lab/utility room with ½ bath, washer, dryer, and refrigerator and a heated and air conditioned 16 x 32 office/lounge area. Stall fronts are tongue and groove varnished spruce. All stalls have automatic waterers, Orion lighting on timers, turntable feeders and hay racks. Just steps away, there is an 80 x 160 indoor riding arena. Also, there is a 140 x 280 outdoor riding ring and a 60 ft round pen. Pastures are all fenced with three board white oak on pressure-treated four by four posts. There are four large pastures with shelters and two small turnouts. For the humans, there are two residences. The main residence is a brick and vinyl ranch style house with 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths under the shade of mature oak trees. Inside is a living room, dining room, kitchen and family room with fireplace, laundry room and four bedrooms. The master suite includes a sitting area, 2 bathrooms, and a large walk-in closet. Her bathroom is equipped with a whirpool tub and his has a double wide shower. The oversized walk-in closet has two rows of hanging space and shelving. Outside, a large front porch and a rear deck provide additional spaces for sitting and dining. Finally, there is an attached oversized two car garage with remote electronic door opener. For your farm manager or guests, there is a 3 bedroom 2 bath mobile home with working fireplace, ceiling fans, stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer on a permanent foundation. Also, the property contains several additional structures: a 14 x 60 carport for RV or truck and trailer; RV parking with electrical and sewer hook-up; a 16 x 40 equipment shed; and a 12 x 24 equipment shed. All of this is set on 43.15 acres of gently sloping land and located less than ½ hour from Interstate 95 (to the east) and Interstate 85 (to the west) in southern Virginia. Buyer agents welcome. Please call us to set up a tour of the property and receive a full list of amenities.

Ralph & Laura Manuel , For Sale By Owner

43.15 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2200 SQ FT
 
$425,000
Beautiful Acreage

Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia


Wonderful acreage with the direct views of The Peaks of Otter. Privacy, peace with abundant wildlife. Stables, paddocks, arenas. Easy access to dining, Hospital, shopping, festivals,wineries and the Blue Ridge Parkway. A true "gentleman's farm" Call for your private appointment 812-340-7295

Gary Lundy , For Sale by Owner

6.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2306 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Experience the finest in town & country living

Haymarket, Prince William County, Virginia


Experience the finest in Town & Country Living in this elegant colonial offering extraordinary casual and formal spaces. Featuring an indoor endless pool, mountain views and meticulously designed horse facility with good ride out Located on a private 10 acre parklike setting within 5 miles from I-66 and close proximity to Haymarket / Gainesville area shopping, dining & hospital /medical facilities.

Bonnie Ferris , Samson Properties

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
7450 SQ FT
 
$489,900
Great farmette close to the NHS ring and trails at Nokesville Park, close to VRE

Nokesville, Prince William County, Virginia


TURNKEY HORSE PROPERTY 15 min from VRE and short walk to NHS ring/trails at Nokesville Park. 3-stall stable w/tack room, hydrant, electricity & fan, 60x120 riding ring. 1 acre fenced for small animals. New hardwood floors, carpets, H2O heater, Pella windows, 4-yr old HVAC and roof. Kitchen has quartz counters. Oversized, insulated 2-car garage w/workout area and attic storage. FIOS! PUBLIC SEWER

Michelle Hale , Century 21 New Millennium

3.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$599,000
Small Charlottesville Horse Farm

Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia


Small horse farm in the Western Albemarle school district, just minutes from Crozet and Charlottesville. The property is extremely well thought-out and has everything your horses need with a 4 stall center aisle barn, tack room, large hay and equipment barn, lighted ring, 2 pastures and paddocks. The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath well constructed home offers one level living, an open floor plan, and is in perfect condition. The property is private and tucked away but convenient to everything. It is a special property and not to be missed.

Pam Dent , Gayle Harvey Real Estate Inc.

5.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
2904 SQ FT

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