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
Twin Creeks Farm

Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia

Twin Creeks Farm is located just west of beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The stunning 2002 residence enjoys an elevated setting and a south western exposure to capture sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. The property is mostly open and well fenced in separate paddocks with run ins in the front and a great wide pasture of close to 10 acres in the back. There are two charming two stall barns with tack and feed rooms and run in shelters in every field.

John Ince , Wiley Real Estate

22.91 ACRES
3718 SQ FT
Turnkey commercial property w / house, apart, indoor / outdoor

Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia

**please note** Address listed is not property address. Farm is located in Loudoun Co, VA. This property is offered for private sale at this time via McEnearney Associates, and address will be provided privately to serious, pre qualified purchasers only. Appraised in 2017 at $1,450,000! Turnkey operation, all paved roads access. 22 stalls + outdoor stalls/run ins. Zoned AR1 with possible subdivision potential, and multiple by right agribusiness uses! Includes custom built 2004 built home with separate apartment for guests or staff. Strong well, conventional septic. Barn has half bath/laundry hook ups, multiple wash stalls/grooming areas/tack rooms/feed rooms. Income producing!

Jacqueline Wynn , McEnearney Associates

25.00 ACRES
4800 SQ FT
Country Home, Pond & Fenced Pasture Area on 47.78 Acres

Clover, Halifax County, Virginia

Paradise in Clover! Beautiful views of acreage, pond & fenced in pasture area. Cute country home situated on 47.78+-acres with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, open living room/dining room combo with gas log fireplace, large family room with wooden beams & gas log fireplace. Kitchen features lots of cabinets & breakfast nook that has been freshly painted. Exterior has recently been painted. A variety of out buildings, sheds & pens. Many improvements over the years...upgraded breaker box in 2013, new heat pump installed in 2015, gas logs installed in 2015 to name a few. This is a must see! Call to schedule your very own private tour.

Scotty Felton , Long & Foster South Boston

47.78 ACRES
1890 SQ FT
Wheatland Estate- 29 acre versatile offering

White Post, Frederick County, Virginia

This listing is combining 4 separate parcels into 1 listing. There are 3 parcels that have structures on them and 1 parcel of raw land. These parcels are described in detail in the document section under Addendum to Listing. The ~Wheatland PDF~ in the documents section will show the potential this wonderful opportunity presents to a personal buyer, investor or entrepreneur. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime must-see. This historic property offers a prime opportunity to invest in the area's future, literally next door to the Lakeside-Shenandoah active community and Lake Frederick. Boasting picturesque stone architecture pre-dating the AmericanRevolution, this 28-acre estate combines the verdant charm of the Old South with a location central to all modern conveniences. It is perfect to be converted to a bed and breakfast, wedding venue, vineyard, corporate retreat, antique center etc. -- 10,000 built-in clientele who live at the Lakeside Community; over 16,000 cars pass the entrance on 522 daily according to VDOT; hundreds of feet of road frontage. For the buyer looking to reside in the mansion, it is the perfect mixture of privacy and convenience. A country getaway combining history and prominence with a park-esque atmosphere, yet high-speed Fios is available, and located near all major cities and highways (Interstates 81 and 66 are located within a few miles). It is positioned on 340/522 approximately midway between Front Royal and Winchester, in Virginia's scenic Shenandoah Valley, with spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For more detailed information and/or history please search headleysantiques/wheatland, If you are viewing this listing from a 3rd party website (Realtor.com, Zillow.com, Redfin.com Etc) Please contact me directly at brock.harris@pearsonsmithrealty.com to request the documents mentioned above that are not available on 3rd party websites.

Brock Harris , Pearson Smith Realty

28.00 ACRES
Equestrian's Dream - 1st Offering - 23.57 Acres

Richmond, Chesterfield County, Virginia

A gorgeous tract of land for the horse lover - an EQUESTRIAN’S DREAM! 1ST offering and 23.57 acres of rolling landscape. Complete with a pond and barn, an all-brick ranch home, generous fenced pastures, and serene views of riding life at every turn. Conveniently located 2 miles from interstate 95 and minutes to the Chippenham Parkway and Richmond, with endless potential for new businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tim Schoenman , Long & Foster Real Estate

23.57 ACRES
1998 SQ FT
Gorgeous Farm with Renovated House

Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia

This home is simply stunning! Built in 1943, this 5 bed/3 bath farm house boasts all the charm of an old house, with the conveniences of a modern one! This beautiful home features a spacious living area, a beautiful dining room, master bedrooms on both the main floor and second floor, along with laundry access on both floors. Outside, you will find a beautiful front porch, perfect for sitting to enjoy the view. The home is surrounded by 120 acres of land, which has all been cross-fenced. Approximately half of the acreage can be used for pasture, and there are also 2 barns on site. If you are dreaming of a farm life, this home is for you!

Sarah Sawyers , RE/MAX Results

120.00 ACRES
3306 SQ FT
Beautiful Horse Property with Amazing Barn complete with Boarders

Nokesville, Prince William County, Virginia

WOW!! Do you want to board horses? This is the property for you! Amazing 9 stall barn was built in 2006. 10.5 acres. 3 subdivided pastures with two run in sheds. HUGE 70X36 Barn with 7 inside stalls, including a foaling stall and 2 outside stalls. Hot and Cold wash area, tack room complete with feed bin, racks and shelving. 12-foot concrete wide isle. HUGE bale storage space above. Lighted riding ring. Space for parking horse trailer.

Jill Long , Century 21 New Millennium

10.50 ACRES
2800 SQ FT
42 Acre Horse Farm, Bealeton VA with 60 x 40, 4 Stall Horse Barn and Custom Home

Bealeton, Fauquier County, Virginia

Gorgeous, well maintained custom horse farm in Bealeton VA. 42 Acres with a 60 x 40, 4 stall horse barn. Featuring electric, water, tack room and 400 hay bale storage area. The custom home features over 5,300 sqft of living space, gleaming oak hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. Relaxing front porch and 3 car garage and much more. Ready for you to call home!

Howard Swede , Keller Williams Realty

42.00 ACRES
5300 SQ FT
A Very Special Home for You and Your Horses

Great Falls, Fairfax County, Virginia

**6+ Beautiful Acres in Great Falls** Difficult Run Park and Trails across the street from the property. View horses from almost every window of the home! 7 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Bathrooms, 3+ car Garage, 4 fireplaces, & so much more! Lower Level: 1000 sqft Apartment, private entrance. Includes 2 Bedroom, Full Bath, Kitchen, Washer/Dryer Barn: 8 stalls - each with heated automatic waterers, fans, & rubber mats; tack room with HVAC, 1/2 Bath, refrigerator & sink, washer & dryer, heated wash stall with hot & cold water, fly spray system, feed room with storage bins & closets, full hay loft, monitored security/fire alarm system, CCTV system for the barn Riding Ring: commercial lights & sprinklers

John McCambridge , Samson Properties

6.00 ACRES
6077 SQ FT
Move - In Ready Horse Farm in Hanover, Virginia

Montpelier, Hanover County, Virginia

Open House Sunday, April 14, 1-4pm. Enjoy your passion for horses on this perfect 12.5 +/- acre horse farm located in the wonderful Dixie Belle Farms neighborhood in Hanover. The farm boasts an updated brick ranch house that had a complete kitchen update in January of 2019, new flooring throughout most of the house, a split bedroom floor-plan with the Master Bedroom at the far end of the house and the two other bedrooms at the other end, formal dining & living rooms & a large Great Room! The center aisle barn has 3 large stalls all with stall mats, fans and blanket bars. There is an inside wash rack with hot/cold water. There is a feed room with washer/dryer hook-up, sink and tile flooring, half bathroom and a nice size tack room with storage cabinets, refrigerator, saddle/bridle racks and all these rooms are heated! There is a huge storage building attached to the barn with shavings storage, hay storage and can fit trucks/trailers, tractors and other equipment. Enjoy riding your horses in the 150' x 250' professional lighted arena with superior drainage. There are 5 large fenced fields with 3 run-in sheds, 2 smaller paddocks and lunging arena. There is much more! Make your appointment today! Keller Williams Realty, Nicole Smith, Realtor. Licensed in the State of VA. 15871 City View Drive, Suite 120, Midlothian, VA 23113. Cell: (804) 426-4275 or Office: (804) 858-9000 18477dixiebellelane.iHouseNet.com

Nicole Smith , Keller Williams Realty

12.50 ACRES
2072 SQ FT

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