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
Historically Authenticated Log Estate On 7.7 Fenced Acres With A Horse Stable!

Hamilton, Loudoun County, Virginia

Welcome to "In Perfect Harmony", a log house in the middle of Hunt Country, where you can enjoy breathtaking sunrises & sunsets without ever leaving home! This unforgettable 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home has over 4,500 sq.ft. of interior space & sits on 7.7 pastoral acres with rolling hills bordered by mature trees & an idyllic creek, creating a setting reminiscent of a storybook. Vibrant landscaping, stone walls, a 2-stall horse barn with workshop, turn-out shed, paddock & 2 pastures are just some of the features. The Historically Authenticated home was reassembled in 1989 from an old North Carolina cabin & a Virginia tobacco barn - both of which date back to the 1700-1800's. Since then, it has been improved with countless renovations, additions, and upgrades creating a spectacular log home where old world charm dominates yet updated amenities lend themselves to gracious & comfortable living. Unique elements are found throughout the interior, including wide-plank wood flooring, beamed ceilings, 3 stone fireplaces, 9 sets of French doors & 2 staircases. An "Enfilade" layout was used in the original structure, a French word that describes a suite of rooms arranged in a line, with doorways aligned to provide a vista. Dormer windows & ceilings on the upper level offer a sense of openness & space, and a huge wraparound porch, and sun room / breakfast room provide serene views of the property all year round making you feel you're vacationing right at home!

Lisette Turner , Century 21 New Valley realty

7.70 ACRES
4500 SQ FT
Gloucester County Virginia....Bring your Horses and your Boat

Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia

WOW!!!Lovely contemporary home awaiting your arrival. Five beautiful acres that boast great views on Back Creek which leads to the river and out to the Chesapeake Bay! Lovely landscaped-partial irrigated lawn,special wood features throughout home, heart pine floors, stairs, cabinets;2 keels of an old ship used in ceiling,New water system,new central vac ,kitchen has stainless appliances (brand new wall ovenµwave) and granite tops,lots of closet/storage space between kitchen and utility area;custom built stone fireplace w/electric logs,great office w/built ins w/water view. Sun room has a view you will love,family room has built ins for TV and sound system- & has wet bar; Master has two closets,granite-double vanity,lovely shower,bedrm exits to deck with hot tub;all bathrooms have granite tops,Conditioned crawl space,Stunning driveway lined with Crepe Myrtles,and fenced in areas for horses w/2 stalls (12x16) each, storage for hay, tack room has fridge,running water(hot water heater too)auto fly spray system,wash rack w/cross ties.Private dock w/boat lift of 9000 lbs. Seller says up to 5'ft water depth;1 att. garage and 4 car detached garage. What a GEM...ready to move into condition! Close to courthouse area, shopping, hospital, restaurants. Viasat Internet! Priced way below appraisal.

Deborah Rhodes , Victory Rhodes Realty Services, Inc.

5.00 ACRES
4272 SQ FT
Horse farm with beautiful home

Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach County, Virginia

Built in 2006 INSIDE: Beautiful open floor plan 4 bedroom home + office + bonus room + massive 740 heated sq ft room w/full bath over 3 car detached by breezeway garage w/an AMAZING barn on 4.47 acres in Virginia Beach, VA. Home has beautiful hard wood flooring & tile on 1st level, 1st floor master w/private fireplace, stunning stone fireplace in family room opening to a tiled sunroom that overlooks INGROUND POOL. Kitchen features stainless steel Jenn-Air double ovens, Jenn-Air 6+ burner gas stove top, Jenn-Air refrigerator, Jenn-Air dishwasher, microwave, granite counters, walk-in pantry, formal dining room, 1st floor laundry room, 3 full baths, 1 half bath in house. ** Bring your horses!! Newer custom center aisle BARN w/3 12x12 stalls, 16x12 wash stall w/hand sink, climate controlled tack room, feed room, hot/cold water, pwr, 3 rail fencing, w/electro-braid, dry lot, 2 divided pastures, security cameras in barn & house, backup generator and so much more!

Tammy Shilling , Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

4.47 ACRES
4460 SQ FT

Henry, Henry County, Virginia

Beautiful 62.5AC Horse Farm (2)Streams, (2)5-Stall Barns, Nice Pasture & Fencing. Spacious 3Bed/3Bath Home w/Sunrise Views. Family Room offers Stone Fireplace, Overlooks Pasture. Covered Front Porch & Side Deck. Large Rooms throughout, (2)Master Suites on Upper. Oversized 2-car Garage, Storage Shed. High-speed Internet. Home Warranty included! {Portion of property in Henry County. Approx 40 acres in Land Use. Small cemetery on property. Heat/Cool: High Wall Ductless Split System. Addition Built 1986.} MLS 856846

Angie McGhee , Long & Foster REALTORS

62.00 ACRES
3410 SQ FT
Streator Hill Farm

Madison, Madison County, Virginia

Streator Hill Farm in Madison County offers a well-appointed equestrian facility consisting of an approx. 168' x 70' indoor arena with sand, rubber & fiber footing, 66' x 198'(approx)outdoor arena, a center-aisle stable with 9 12'x12' matted stalls, hot & cold water in the wash bay & custom stall fronts with drop-down sections on the doors, automatic waterers & easy feed-through stall fronts. Several stalls have steel reinforced dutch doors leading out to individual paddocks. This farm was built to uncompromising standards by a professional equestrian focusing on ease of operation, efficiency & safety. The one-bedroom, two bath, attached apartment offers spacious living. There is a building site with stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views.

Gayle Harvey , Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

33.80 ACRES
2199 SQ FT
9.5 acre Equestrian Estate with large in - door walking arena and 10 stall Barn

King George, King George County, Virginia

Country Estate with Stables c. 1896 has Sweeping grand wrap around porch, with Doric-style columns. The main house sits atop gently rolling terrain overlooking nearly 10 acres. 4000+ square feet in the main house, with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Original oak hardwood flooring across most of the main level. Abundant closet and storage space often lacking in older homes. All new carpeting on the second floor! Huge master suite! There are several outbuildings, including a 10 stall horse stable with indoor walking arena, self-sufficient guesthouse with loft, Hay barn, workshop with greenhouse and more! The in-ground pool is great for hot summer days! And the spacious brick patio, which offers plenty of comfortable seating thanks to ample covered areas, is ideal for entertaining. This homestead awaits its next steward!

JANNY SIMS , Long and Foster & Christie's International

9.50 ACRES
4000 SQ FT
Bring your horse to the lake!

Pittsville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Public Remarks: REDUCED! Beautiful 5 ACRE Tract on Leesville Lake-mostly Pasture with Nice Big Hardwood Trees at the Long 770 Feet of Waterfront. Gently Slopes to the Lake but has Several Very Nice Building Sites. Perfect private location for a Log Home-or Cabin! Come see this one! It's A Stunner! Horses possibly.

Reg Anderson , Long & Foster Realtors Smith Mountain Lake

5.20 ACRES
Beautiful Custom Built Home on 10 Acres in Nokesville

Nokesville, Prince William County, Virginia

This is an agricultural property allowing horses, poultry, etc. Property features include a barn with greenhouse, large garden, fruit orchard, fire pit, shooting range, walking trails, RV parking area and more. Partial clearing of land barn that could be converted to a working barn.

Nicole Hachtel , Samson Properties

10.00 ACRES
5858 SQ FT
Waterson Farm

Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia

This idyllic 34 acre parcel w/ strong Blue Ridge & pond views + Ivy Creek frontage offers the elusive opportunity to build a remarkable country estate tucked away on Nature's doorstep yet adjacent to Farmington, moments to UVA & Downtown. The existing improvements are incredible: a luxe 2 bed/2 bath cottage, stables w/ adjacent, new construction 1 bed apartment & 2 car garage. No expense spared renovating the cottage & constructing apartment. NO road noise has become a rarity in Ivy but not here... Truly, tranquility reigns at Waterson Farm despite its location close to all of Charlottesville. Under easement w/ no divisions.

Bunny French , Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates

34.00 ACRES
2000 SQ FT

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