Virginia farms for sale in 25 counties including equestrian farms, eventing farms, hobby farms, horse farms, hunter/jumper farms, organic farms, orchards, polo farms, racing farms, and vineyards.
We offer farms for sale in Virginia in Amelia, Amherst, Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Clarke Culpeper, Cumberland, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Highland, Lexington, Louisa, Loudoun, Madison, Middleburg, Nelson, Orange, Page, Powhatan, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warrenton. We have over 50 more farms to show YOU priced from $500-$1m. Just let me know where you want to begin your search for a fabulous Virginia farm.
Virginia Farms covers over 25 counties. I will break down the specific areas (using Charlottesville farms for sale as the center point) so you will have a better idea of where to begin your search for the perfect Virginia farm. If you are in a rush, then here is what you need to know. The most expensive Virginia farms for sale in 2021 are in Albemarle (Charlottesville is the City), Clarke, Fauquier (Warrenton), Loudoun (Middleburg), Orange, and Rappahannock Counties. The least expensive farms for sale in Va are located south of Albemarle County in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, and Cumberland Counties. Most quality farms for sale in Virginia are priced over $1m.
To the north, there’s Fauquier, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Orange, Rappahannock, Loudoun, and Clarke Counties. Clarke, Fauquier, Loudoun, Orange, and Rappahannock Counties hold most of the finest Virginia farms for sale today as they are closer to Washington D.C. Clarke, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Orange have some of the finest horse farms and vineyards in the United States. Culpeper is quickly being built up as people are moving out of D.C., and Loudoun County (two counties north) is awfully expensive. Culpeper is a popular place for migrant workers to live. There are a few areas of Culpeper that still offer attractive farms. especially around the Rapidan River area. Madison is still very wild and picturesque and offers great trout fishing (Madison was once a second home for President Herbert Hoover hence the dot on the map Hoover, Madison). Madison County offers bucolic, rolling countryside and is divided by Route 29, so most Madison farms are easy to navigate to. You will not find more untouched beauty than Madison County. The town of Madison is tiny and offers two restaurants (pre-Covid). Greene County is affordable as it was once a place for the ‘working class’ to live but it’s rapidly changing like every other county in the state. There are some wonderful farms as Greene backs up to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The town of Stanardsville is Green’s county seat.
To the northwest, there’s Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah Counties. Page sits among the Blue Ridge Mountains while Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties are in the Shenandoah Valley. The closest city of significance is Harrisonburg which sits in Rockingham County. Page County sits in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a mountain/tourist town due to the underground marvels of Luray Caverns. There are very few farms in Page County due to the mountainous terrain. Most Central Virginia farms in this area of the Shenandoah Valley are affordable. Many are poultry farms. Your Thanksgiving turkey probably comes from here…
To the east of Charlottesville are Amelia, Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa, and Powhatan Counties. The terrain in Fluvanna (home to the popular Lake Monticello private community) and Goochland is flat and amenable to farming. Both are within easy commuting distance to and from both Richmond and Charlottesville, so it is an attractive area and getting more and more expensive.
Eastern Louisa County still has many farms around Montpelier but it’s gradually being built up with new mega-homes.
Western Louisa County has very scenic areas, especially the Green Springs National Historic Landmark District which is designated as a farming area. Central Louisa holds the 13,000-acre Lake Anna area and popular with boaters and fishermen.
Most of the farms in Amelia, Louisa, and Powhatan are still affordable vs Charlottesville, Middleburg, and Warrenton. Amelia and Powhatan Counties are still mostly wooded and not known for their farms. They are both immensely popular areas for large developers like Ryan and Stanley Martin Homes.
The center of Virginia’s farming area is considered Albemarle County outside the City of Charlottesville. Everyone loves Charlottesville for its hallowed history (home to 3 American Presidents: Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe; and explorers Lewis & Clark), superb public & private schools, low property taxes, two nationally-ranked cancer & heart hospitals, scenic beauty, farm-to-table dining, theater arts, two fox hunts, and challenging golf. Southern Albemarle County sits along the James River and offers some excellent farms especially outside the historic river port town of Scottsville. Charlottesville farms are pricey but again nothing like the current Northern Virginia farms for sale on the site today.
West of Albemarle County is Augusta, Highland, and Bath Counties. Augusta County sits in the Shenandoah Valley (the Shenandoah Valley is only 10 miles wide) while Highland and Bath Counties are in the Appalachian Mountains which can be very remote. Much of Augusta and Highland County is still in farming. Augusta has lost much of its historic Shenandoah Valley farms which were destroyed during the Civil War. The burning was carried out by Union General Sheridan with orders to “follow General Jubal Early to the death.” Sheridan defeated Early at the Third Battle of Winchester and at Fisher’s Hill in September and then embarked on a war against the land. Augusta County is extremely easy to traverse as it’s mostly level ground. Highland and Bath Counties (the town of Bath is very cosmopolitan and is home to the fabulous Homestead) are remote and hilly. If that is what you are looking for then head west young men & ladies!
To the south of Albemarle County is Amherst (the city of Lynchburg sits in the county), Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, and Cumberland Counties. It is in these counties that one can find an affordable Central Virginia farm for sale. I too am amazed at today’s prices and wish you all the luck in your search…Regards, Toby Beavers – Virginia Farms Realtor
Virginia Farms Realtor Since 2003