Natives of the Commonwealth State of Virginia on America's east coast are extremely proud of their local history and have put a great deal of effort into preserving their historical landmarks, homes and public buildings. The popular seaside resort city of Virginia Beach offers much history along with miles of Atlantic Coast sandy beaches. Virginia's wilderness areas remain in their unspoiled condition, making it the ideal destination for the outdoors type as well as history buffs.
Virginia Real Estate:
Virginia has a stable population and a moderate residential turnover. With a large percentage of family households. Golf, tennis, equestrian, neo-traditional, retirement communities, gated communities and master planned communities are among the many real estate opportunities in Virginia.
The Virginia climate is a coastal one, mild and humid, with the four seasons experienced slightly differently in the different regions. The Tidewater regions, where Virginia's major rivers drain into the Chesapeake, are low-lying and experience more moderate temperatures - with warm to hot summers and mild winters. As one moves westward and altitudes increase, temperatures tend to drop and particularly in the more mountainous regions and the northeastern areas winters tend to be far colder, with heavy snowfall in the Appalachians. See Virginia temperature charts.
Regions in Virginia:
Virginia's Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley & Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau.
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH), Newport News/Williamsburg Int'l Airport (PHF), Norfolk Int'l Airport (ORF), Richmond Int'l Airport (RIC), and Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA)
Population is ranked 12th in the United States; State Capital- Richmond, Virginia; Largest Metro Area - Virginia Beach; Virginia State Abbreviations - VA, Va.
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 surrenders ending both the American Revolution (Yorktown) and the Civil War (Appomattox) occurred in Virginia. The state is called the "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there.
Virginia State Government Resource Link: www.virginia.gov
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