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Discover the best lakefront listings in Virginia - houses, properties, land, and acreage. Find real estate agents who specialize in Virginia lake property to help you buy or sell a lake home. This coveted territory was one of the first US States, with more than 60 lakes, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a great mix of small towns and sophisticated cities.

About Virginia

The State to Start Them All

Virginia, once the crown colony of England and the first among states, remains a coveted territory. Today, it contains some of the best lake houses and waterfront property in the country. Its more than 60 lakes offer a tantalizing variety of lakefront real estate. Virginia boasts four distinct seasons, highlighted by its world-famous Virgina's best lakes stretch from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the east, where inlets and mountain-fed lakes spot the colorful landscape to the Atlantic coast, where there are lakes just a short distance from the shining coast. Virginia also has several lakes within a short distance of the nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.

Historic Virginia

Tracing its history back to the early English settlement of Jamestown in 1607, Virginia is both historically and naturally rich. The colony was nicknamed "Old Dominion" for its fierce loyalty to deposed English King Charles II. The state went on to develop its own distinct culture and state loyalty, producing the uniquely American concept of the "Virginia Gentleman". Today, its roughly 8,000,000 residents are some of the nation's most satisfied, and the state is seen as something of a bridge between the country's north and south. As such, the state maintains a unique balance of the cosmopolitan draw of cities like Washington D.C. without sacrificing the southern charm that is alive and well in the southern part of the state. This great mix of small towns and cities, oceanfront and lakefront, and north and south makes Virginia a one-of-a-kind destination to by lake property.

A Lake Making Nation

In the process of carving the United States' territory out of colonial empires, the founding fathers wound up with a nation that loves making lakes. Of Virginia's 60+ lakes, all but 2 are man-made. Virginia rich rivers and streams were fashioned with classic American ingenuity into a vast array of scenic and colorful lakes. Aside from providing an immeasurable aesthetic and quality of living benefit, Virginia's lakes provide hydropower, flood control, and ample drinking water for the growing population.

Here on Lakehouse.com, finding your ideal riverfront property, lakefront lot, lake home, or lake cabin has never been easier. With over 2,000 listed properties and over 450 with private bodies of water, you are sure to find precisely what you're looking for. You can easily search by city, lake, county, or by clicking on the interactive map.

Most of Virginia's population resides in one the major cities in Virginia: Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Arlington, or the state capitol, Richmond. The largest of these cities is the beautiful Virginia Beach, which has a population of about 450,000. Lakes, rivers, and bays dot the landscape near the major cities, and the easiest way to search for these is by using the map.

Smith Mountain Lake is the state's 2nd largest and most popular lake. The reservoir, which was made in 1963 by damming the Roanake River, has some of the state's best fishing and boating opportunities and is rumored to be a residence for the likes of Tom Cruise and Joe Montana. In addition, the lake area houses the vibrant and peaceful Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Other beloved lakes in Virginia are Lake Gaston, which straddles the North Carolina- Virginia border and is just a short drive from either capitol (Richmond and Raleigh), and Leesville Lake, known for its small town atmosphere and surrounding wineries, hiking, and mountain biking. Whether it's a home away from home, a retirement community, or a great investment you're looking for, you can find any style of living among the lakes of Virginia. Start your search today!

New Virginia Lake Real Estate (Latest 10)

Home for sale on Lake Anne,Reston, Virginia image photo picture

Lake Anne Home for sale in Reston, Virginia

Discover the tranquility of lakeside living in this charming ...
Home 3 3.0  
$1,450,000   Sq Ft: 0   Year: 1966    Acres: 0.270   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Crozier, Virginia image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Crozier, Virginia

Nestled on a stunning waterfront property, this custom-designed ...
Waterfront Home 6 5.0  
$1,075,000   Sq Ft: 6126   Year: 2000    Acres: 3.420   

Home for sale on Lake Monticello,Palmyra, Virginia image photo picture

Lake Monticello Home for sale in Palmyra, Virginia

Home 3 3.0  
$645,000   Sq Ft: 2124   Year: 1984    Acres: 0.490   

Home for sale on Kerr Lake - Buggs Island Lake,Clarksville, Virginia image photo picture

Kerr Lake - Buggs Island Lake Home for sale in Clarksville, Virginia

Exciting opportunity to own a new Rock River Home in Mooresville ...
Home 3 2.0  
$334,900   Sq Ft: 1514   Year: 2024    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on Smith Mountain Lake,Huddleston, Virginia image photo picture

Smith Mountain Lake Home for sale in Huddleston, Virginia

Welcome home to 319 Bass Cove Road. Custom built for the current ...
Home 4 4.0  
$2,099,950   Sq Ft: 4327   Year: 2023    Acres: 0.620   

Home for sale on Lake Chesdin,South Chesterfield, Virginia image photo picture

Lake Chesdin Home for sale in South Chesterfield, Virginia

Welcome to Peacefield by D.R. Horton, Americas Builder. This new ...
Home 5 3.0  
$499,990   Sq Ft: 2511   Year: 0    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on Lake Chesdin,South Chesterfield, Virginia image photo picture

Lake Chesdin Home for sale in South Chesterfield, Virginia

Welcome to Peacefield by D.R. Horton, Americas Builder. This new ...
Home 5 3.0  
$494,990   Sq Ft: 2511   Year: 0    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Farmville, Virginia image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Farmville, Virginia

Beautiful Lakefront property on 3.76 acre lot with dock and ...
Home 5 6.0  
$725,000   Sq Ft: 0   Year: 2002    Acres: 3.760   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Hanover, Virginia image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Hanover, Virginia

NEW PRICE!!! Welcome Home! This updated three bedroom home with ...
Waterfront Home 3 3.0  
$525,000   Sq Ft: 2254   Year: 1978    Acres: 4.907   

Home for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Newport News, Virginia image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Home for sale in Newport News, Virginia

Fall in love with this stunning 4-bed, 2.5-bath waterfront home ...
Waterfront Home 4 3.0  
$485,900   Sq Ft: 2853   Year: 1984    Acres: 0.000   

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