Virgina Farms for Sale
Published Friday, March 8, 2013 Updated on Friday, March 8, 2013

Virgina Farms for Sale

Have you always dreamed about owning a farm? Consider purchasing a farm in the beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia area. Charlottesville is in Abermarle County, 110 miles southwest of Washington, D. C. and 70 miles west of Richmond.

Charlottesville and the surrounding towns are rich in history and it is a lovely area to purchase a farm. Charlottesville was formed in 1762 and named for Queen Charlotte, the queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom. Abermarle County is located in the middle of the Commonwealth of Virginia along the Rivanna River, and west of the Southwest Mountains. Albemarle County has a moderate climate with fairly mild winters and warm, humid summers. The average high in July is 86 °F and the average low in January is 26 °F. 

There are many breathtaking farms for sale in Virginia. Many sit on over fifty acres of pristine farmland. In the Charlottesville area there are many farms, including cattle and horse farms. Additionally, here are also many apple orchards and vineyards. 

While perusing farm real estate options in Virginia, you will find that many farms offer a variety of impressive amenities, also include equestrian facilities, such as stalls, sheds, paddocks, barns, tack rooms, apartments for farming staff, and more. 

Different types of farms are available, depending on what your interests are. A farm producing tree fruits or nuts is called an orchard. A vineyard grows grapes, and the grapes are often turned into wine. A market garden or truck farm grows vegetables. Equestrian properties are for raising horses. 

Charlottesville is an area filled with many attractions, from summer opera performances and upscale restaurants to wine tasting and historic sites, such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home. 

If you’re considering seeking Virginia farms or equestrian properties in the Charlottesville area, contact Frank Hardy, Inc., a Realtor that specializes in upscale real estate including farm estates. Frank Hardy, Inc. serves the following areas in Virginia: Charlottesville/Albemarle and surrounding counties; Middleburg and the surrounding counties of Loudon, Fauquier, Clarke and Rappahannock; and the Tidewater areas of Chesapeake, Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex.