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


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
Free Union Virginia Estate Parcel

Free Union, Albemarle County, Virginia

The open, gently rolling fields of this magnificent estate parcel are not only embraced on 2 sides by staggering Blue Ridge views; they are also bordered by privacy-enhancing, manicured woodlands and traversed by a year-round stream. Access from quiet Wesley Chapel Road to various potential building sites is via a driveway over a lovely 3 acre pond where mountain vistas are backdrop to the water views. Truly, this land offering seems art directed by Mother Nature to insure that all visitors are stopped in their tracks by its beauty. Adjacent, multi-million dollar properties are under conservation easement thus this setting won't change.

Bunny French , Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates

47.00 ACRES
Round Hill, Stately Circa 1940 Brick Residence minutes of Charlottesville

Earlysville, Albemarle County, Virginia

With staggering, panoramic Blue Ridge views on display as soon as one passes through the entrance gates & beyond, Round Hill Farm is truly a rare Charlottesville opportunity: A manicured, 120 acre country estate fronting the Rivanna Reservoir & only 5 mins to all conveniences, 10 mins to UVA + Downtown. After the current owners' renovations & additions, the c. 1940 brick home offers an ideal balance of entertaining rooms & casual spaces open to the large, modern kitchen. The pool's setting, like so many places on this remarkable property, is framed by the views. Add'l features: garage apt, pool kitchen & bath, 7 fireplaces incl' 1 at the covered, bluestone porch overlooking the views, gardens, greenhouses, barns, geothermal HVAC.

Bunny French , Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates

120.41 ACRES
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
7467 SQ FT
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
2598 SQ FT
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
3748 SQ FT
15.18 acres Waterfront horse property in Williamsburg Va.

Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia

Painting Paradise by Numbers: 15 Acres, 5' of Deep Water at Mean Low Tide, 2500' of Shoreline on Powhatan Creek leading to the James River, 3 Stall Equestrian Barn and Paddocks;This unique waterfront-equestrian property boasts quality construction throughout the "right sized" -2900 sq ft,3 bedroom home with extra loft area; including custom cross saw Tiger Oak Cabinets, hardwood floors, granite tops, tile shower with body spray jet, a water front deck for entertaining and so much more. The 1280 sq ft Detached Work Shop and parking area is perfect for hobbies or your own home business. the Equine Facilities include the New Shed Row Barn with Feed-room/tack-room, Shaving Bin, Footed 60'X200' Riding Arena, wooded Trails & ample Pasture. The Powhatan Creek Frontage has a small boat ramp, 12x24' Boat Dock (add'floating dock) providing a front row seat for blue herons, swimming deer, turtles, and all the Fish you dream to catch;checking off all the boxes for the horse, water, and outdoor enthusiasts. Views are plentiful & free with the purchase of Paradise. Zoned A1, so run your business from your home

John Reece, contact his agent Steve Ewell , Coldwell Banker Traditions

15.18 ACRES
2900 SQ FT
Historic Fort Hill Plantation

Pamplin, Prince Edward County, Virginia

After 200 years of existence, Fort Hill still offers the same history and charm of the original days. It combines the quiet peace and gentility of early America with natural beauty in the gracious Colonial home restored in the manner of Williamsburg. Circa 1815. The main house is an all Brick Georgian with ballast brick set in flemish bond, English box-lined walk-ways nestled in the hills of Prince Edward County minutes from Hampden-Sydney College. The 288 acre property offers multiple out buildings, a restored living quarters (hunting lodge) with two floors, a three-car garage with a guest suite above, brick smoke house, shed and horse stable. The property is a rare hunting retreat with over fifty hunting blinds, endless types of wildlife, open fields suitable for livestock or horses, established pond with abundant fish and waterfowl. A portion of the land is planted with loblolly pine, and the balance is wooded in native pine and hardwood, making a haven for deer, turkeys and small game. A large creek and other streams meander through this history-laden plantation.

John Martin , Shaheen, Ruth, Martin & Fonville Real Estate

280.00 ACRES
7248 SQ FT

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