Albemarle, Amherst, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Buckingham, City of Charlottesville, Culpeper, Cumberland, Fauquier, Fluvanna, Highland, Greene, Goochland, the City of Lexington, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, City of Staunton, and the City of Warrenton.
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If you are unfamiliar with the state of Virginia then allow me to explain the area and its counties.
But before I do I’ll make it easy for you to figure out where you might want to begin your search for a fabulous Virginia historic home.
Virginia historic homes in Albemarle, Fauquier, Orange, and Rappahannock Counties are the most expensive counties and hold many of the most exquisite historic homes in the United States.
Each Virginia county has its own wonderful little town or city.
Albemarle has Charlottesville. Culpeper has Culpeper. Fauquier has Warrenton. Fluvanna has Palmyra. Goochland has Goochland. Greene has Stanardsville. Louisa has Louisa. Madison has Madison. Orange has Orange. And Rappahannock has (Little) Washington.
Madison County which sits two counties north of Albemarle and below Rappahannock consists of verdant, rolling hills and backs up the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains.
The area west of Rt 29 is mostly untouched by developers and looks the way it did 150 years ago.
Madison County is a great place to begin your search if you don’t mind being far from any urban amenities.
Culpeper and Greene are good places to look, as many of their historic homes are still affordable.
Culpeper is a sleeper but also sadly in the sites of many large developers.
Greene was once the dumping ground for blue-collar workers who were priced out of Albemarle County in the 2004 building boom.
Using Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville as the center of the Central Virginia area, we have to the north: Greene, Madison, Orange, Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Fauquier Counties.
To the east of Albemarle County/Charlottesville are Fluvanna, Goochland, and Louisa Counties.
All three counties have their share of fine 18th-century historic houses.
And are more affordable than in the north.
To the west, there’s Augusta County over the Blue Ridge Mountains (they’re only 1 mile wide) in the Shenandoah Valley.
Across the 10-mile span of the Shenandoah Valley are the formidable Appalachian Mountains (they range for 120 miles until you hit the Ohio River) and it is here that Highland and Bath County sit.
Highland is like Madison County…untouched and similar to a county in Vermont.
Bath, while more rugged terrain, has the exquisite Homestead Resort and Garth Newel Music Center.
The town is small but civilized with life mostly rotating around the historic Homestead Resort.
To the south are Amherst, Bedford, Buckingham, and Cumberland.
This is where you find the more affordable historic homes.
Bedford not so much because of its proximity to both Roanoke and Lynchburg (Liberty University).
Cumberland is mostly hunting camps and State Park, so if you can find something here you’ll be very happy.
Buckingham is mostly in pine forests planted by large pulp companies such as Westvaco.
The terrain is flat and boring unless you can find something in the north along the James River.
Amherst and Bedford are hilly and offer spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain views.
Central Virginia historic homes offer the best bang for your buck, however, if living near Washington D.C. and money is not a problem then consider searching here for an exquisite Northern Virginia historic home.
So there we have it…My area of expertise.
Let me know how I can help you find your perfect Virginia historic home.
Thanks for reading along…There’s so much more that I can tell you!
Toby Beavers – Specializing in Virginia historic homes since 2003
You may call or text me at 434-327-2999
PS – Toby Beavers is also a savvy Charlottesville realtor. So talk to me if you want to live around Charlottesville.