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
 
 
$995,000
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 , Nest Realty

22.91 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3718 SQ FT
 
$2,600,000
94 Acre Equestrian Estate in Virginia Hunt country!

Bluemont, Loudoun County, Virginia


Bring your horses-- Wonderful Equestrian Property with 12 stalls total (2 Barns); 11 paddocks; Round pen; Run-ins; Guest house with 2 car Garage; Log Cabin ( ideal for Manager's house, relatives, or rental); Main house with Pool ! Main house is spacious with open, flowing floor plan, main floor Master, 6 Fireplaces, huge Family Room, second floor Family Room or Library. Large terrace around pool with Hot Tub, and flag stone terrace with built in gas Grill and Fire Pit. This property is situated at the foot of the mountains, with a beautiful view~ Plenty of room for a horse business, your own stable, or room to expand, if needed. This property is in Conservation Easement, as are most of the neighboring properties in the area, and In Piedmont Hunt Territory. 10 mins west of Middleburg and east of Upperville (and Upperville Show Grounds); 15 mins south of Purcellville and Rt7.

Mary Owen Chatfield-Taylor , Middleburg Real Estate

94.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$1,650,000
Gorgeous Historic Cove Lawn Farm

Covesville, Albemarle County, Virginia


24+ Acres in Southern Albemarle County just 20 minutes South of Charlottesville. Nestled in one of the most stunning valleys of Albemarle County, Virginia, Cove Lawn Farm is the oldest documented residence in the Covesville Historic District of Albemarle County. Situated among beautiful mountain views, Cove Lawn Farm was first built in 1782 with a Greek Revival expansion in 1837, plus later additions. Major restoration and upgrades were completed in 2004-2005 with meticulous respect for Virginia country heritage. Guest cottage may date to the earliest period. The 24+ Acres of this remarkable Cove Lawn Farm features an updated Main house, nearby 3 bedroom 2 bath Guest Cottage, 1 bedroom 1 bath Apartment; 10 garage spaces, 1 RV garage. Three additional separate farm buildings for equine, hay, farm equipment or storage. The guest cottage is a generous space for family members and guests, or as a home office. An exceptional opportunity!

Kate Lucas , Keller Williams Alliance

24.66 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
7467 SQ FT
 
$299,000
Walnut Acres, Fieldale, Virginia

Fieldale, Henry County, Virginia


Looking for peace and quiet, privacy, and play space for gardening, farming, or tinkering? This is your 62+ acres piece of paradise! Come through the gated entry, along the paved drive, to your home on the hill where all you see around you are pastures and mature woods. The home is a cozy, well maintained traditional style which has had only two owners. Living spaces on the main floor include a large formal living room, a formal dining room currently being used an office, a family room with fireplace, and a kitchen/dining combination with lots of cabinets and built-ins and laundry room. Every room on a back side of the house leads out through new French Doors to the back patio. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms including a Master Suite with Full Bath and lots of closet space. Built-in 2Car Garage

Elle Wilk , Southern Virginia Properties

62.80 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2598 SQ FT
 
$699,000
Twin Mountain Farm, Martinsville, Virginia

Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia


Enjoy panoramic views of mountains on this 38+ acres Twin Mountain Farms within 5 minutes to Martinsville City limits, 20 min to Danville & 45 min to Roanoke & Smith Mountain Lake area. Property has a main house and 4 rental units all conforming in style. The first level of the main house offers elegant, open concept, one level living with access to views from the picture windows in the kitchen den area and walk out to the deck. The lower level is great for guests as it has an open family room with kitchen and full bath. Both levels have a large gas logs fireplace even including a grill in the lower level. Twin Mountain Farms was established to raise cattle and horses. It includes a working cattle barn and a 7+ Stall Horse Barn, indoor & outdoor riding, board & woven wire fence & pond.

Elle Wilk , Southern Virginia Properties

38.50 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3748 SQ FT
 
$324,999
Horse Property For Sale with the Perfect Home

North, Gloucester County, Virginia


This is country living at its best!! 5.69 acres, complete with 3 stall barn and tack room, water and electric, 2 turnout pastures and 1 exercise arena. That's just for your horses! Outdoor living for the family includes a beautiful front porch, 2 tier back deck for cookouts and entertaining plus a swimming pool and potting shed. There's also a guest house for visitors. The house has a 1st floor master bedroom and ensuite with walk in closet, 2 additional bedrooms, w/ full bath upstairs, a spacious kitchen and living room. You'll be in awe in this spring with the beautiful flowering trees and an abundance of space for new projects. A short hop to shopping and schools. What a great place to call home!

Jacqueline Emanus , Virginia Capital Realty

5.69 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
1641 SQ FT
 
$875,000
Spring Oak Farm near Madison's Montpelier

Orange, Orange County, Virginia


Spring Oak Farm is a lovely restored & expanded, circa 1910, Greek Revival style home on 15+/- acres, down the road from James Madison's Montpelier. The home sits back from the road with a large, shaded one-acre front yard, from which Blue Ridge Mountain views are visible. The home boasts amazing light and has the clean and simple lines of a farmhouse, offering the same hospitality and comfort, but on a grander scale. Original architectural elements remain, such as the pocket doors and large double hung windows, in the spacious and well-lit rooms. A spacious event barn offers either additional space in which to entertain or could be converted back into a traditional barn for housing your livestock. There are a couple paddocks as well as a chicken yard and established vegetable garden. Oak hickory, poplar, and black walnut trees dot the property, offering their shade. Spring Oak is pleasing to people who love the charm of old homes but want the ease and convenience of modern day amenities.

Gayle Harvey , Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

15.09 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
3963 SQ FT
 
$969,999
Red Horse Farm in the Shenandoah Valley

Elkton, Rockingham County, Virginia


PRICE REDUCED! Lovely turn-key custom 41-acre gentlemen's horse farm with stunning, nearly 180 degree, views of the mountains and the Shenandoah National Forest in Rockingham County. Approximately 1700' of road frontage on East Point Road with gated entrance and 444' feet on Bryant Hollow Road which allows for easy and multiple entrances to the farm. Watch your horses graze the front pasture from the beautifully landscaped yard and patio. The well-maintained brick home has an expansive master suite including a private jacuzzi room. The spacious kitchen has beautifully appointed oak cabinets, a large island and granite/corian countertops. Lots of storage and entertainment spaces can be found throughout this low-maintenance home. The home has a three car garage, two-zone hot water heaters, generator, Comcast Internet available ( a rare find for a country property) and a brick patio with built-in stainless, propane grill.

Gayle Harvey , Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

41.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4118 SQ FT
 
$897,000
Convenient to Several VA Fox Hunts!

Unionville, Orange County, Virginia


This 5 bedroom/3.5 bath home offers yesteryear charm with all the amenities that one expects in a modern home. Spacious eat-in kitchen includes stainless appliances, granite counters & a large island. The living room & gathering rooms each have a wood-burning fireplaces. The home is perfect for entertaining. The basement has it own outside entrance w/ additional living space, bedroom, bath and small kitchen - currently used for Air B&B. Sited on 14+/- acres the beautifully maintained grounds showcase old-English boxwoods, azaleas, camellias & many specimen trees. For the horse & hound enthusiasts the property includes several barns with 6 stalls, dog kennels, paddocks and a 120'x200' dressage ring. Comcast Internet available. Subdivable.

Gayle Harvey , Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.

14.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4742 SQ FT
 
$254,950
5+ Acre VA Gentleman's Farm with Riding Ring

Cumberland, Cumberland County, Virginia


Move-In Ready Gentleman's Farm Zoned agricultural Board fenced pastures Riding ring 4 stall barn Hay storage Detached workshop Detached garage Large covered front porch

Tracey McClung , Village Concepts Realty Group

5.38 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1480 SQ FT

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