Home to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville is a lively city known for its academic stimulation, rich history, excellent hospitals and leafy landscape. It is a great retirement spot!
In northeastern Virginia, 60 miles south of Washington, D.C. and directly to the west of Maryland, Colonial Beach is a casual, slightly faded beach town and the last deepwater port for north-bound pleasure boats on the Potomac River.
Monroe Point is a waterfront town home development in Colonial Beach, Virginia. The community is designed so that nearly every home has a view of pretty Monroe Bay. Building started in the late-2000s, and 80 or so homes are here so far.
Steeped in history, Gloucester, also known as Gloucester Courthouse, is situated along Mobjack Bay on the southern Virginia coast and is just 27 miles from Williamsburg via the Colonial National Historic Parkway. This pretty town dates from the 1600s and is characterized by many stately restored homes.
Steeped in history, charming Leesburg makes its home in a beautiful landscape of rolling hills, horse farms and low slung stone walls.
Lexington, a quaint Shenandoah Valley town, boasts historic architecture, a scenic setting and a collegiate vibe. It is a great retirement spot!
Incorporated in 1752, charming Smithfield is in the Hampton Roads region of southeastern Virginia. It is on the Pagan River and is known for its beautiful 18th-century Colonial, Federal, Georgian and Victorian architecture.
Smithfield is on the southeastern coast and is home to Church Square, a 55+ attached home community with just 118 duplexes, quad groupings and town houses. Construction started by Atlantic Homes in 2007 and continues today.
Deep in northern Virginia's lush Shenandoah Valley and surrounded by apple orchards, Winchester is just 90 minutes west of Washington, D.C. It is a quaint place, rich in history, and dates from 1729.
Outside of Washington, D.C., quiet Willow Lawn Cottages is a small 55+ community with just 120 single family homes and a reasonable HOA fee. It was built over a five year period from 1999 to 2004.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is on the southern Atlantic coast. Nicknames include Old Dominion and Mother of Presidents (eight American presidents were born here). The motto for the state is Sic Semper Tyrannis, meaning Thus Always to Tyrants. This motto is on both the state's seal (designed in 1776) and the state's flag (first used in the 1830s).
The Virginia Company established the Colony of Virginia and Jamestown in 1607. The state was one of the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution and joined the Confederacy during the Civil War. Richmond was even named the Confederate capital. Today, the Virginia General Assembly is the oldest continuous legislative body in the Western world.
Western Virginia has a distictly rural, Southern feeling while southeastern Virgina is home to military installations. Northern Virginia is where many Washington, D.C. lobbyists and government workers live.
The Blue Ridge Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, the Shenandoah Valley and miles of eastern shore beaches are Virginia highlights.
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