Country Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia
Published Friday, March 8, 2013 Updated on Friday, March 8, 2013

Country Farms in Charlottesville, Virginia

If you have always longed to own a farm estate, there is no better place to purchase a farm property than the Charlottesville, Virginia area. Charlottesville and the surrounding towns all offer estates with large acreage and luxury farms. Many of these Charlottesville area farm estates offer features such as equestrian facilities, farms, waterfront views, and more. 

Charlottesville was formed in 1762 and named for Queen Charlotte, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. Abermarle County is situated in Central Virginia along the Rivanna River and west of the Southwest Mountains. Albemarle County has fairly mild winters and warm, humid summers. The average high in July is 86 °F and the average low in January is 26 °F. This moderate climate makes it excellent area for farming or enjoying the peaceful and elegant Virginia countryside.

Different types of country property and farms are available throughout Abermarle County and surrounding counties, depending on what your interests happen to be. For example, orchards are farms producing tree fruits or nuts, vineyards for growing grapes and wine making, and equestrian properties for raising horses. 

The region offers a blend of American history, culture, and natural beauty. It is only 110 miles southwest of Washington, D. C. and 70 miles west of Richmond. The area offers the convenience of being near major cities, while also having opportunities for large estates with enough acreage for farming, horseback riding, and enjoying all that county property in Central Virginia has to offer.