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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 Elizabeth River,Portsmouth, Virginia image photo picture

Elizabeth River Home for sale in Portsmouth, Virginia

Don't miss out on this opportunity to own waterfront property! ...
Waterfront Home 3 2.0  
$388,000   Sq Ft: 1560   Year: 1956    Acres: 0.510   

Home for sale on Elizabeth River,Norfolk, Virginia image photo picture

Elizabeth River Home for sale in Norfolk, Virginia

Lovingly maintained ranch-style home on 1/3 acre lot w/ stunning ...
Waterfront Home 4 2.0  
$275,000   Sq Ft: 1493   Year: 1962    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on Western Branch Elizabeth River,Portsmouth, Virginia image photo picture

Western Branch Elizabeth River Home for sale in Portsmouth, Virginia

Waterfront Home 2 1.0  
$130,000   Sq Ft: 820   Year: 1984    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on Lake Cavalier,Chesapeake, Virginia image photo picture

Lake Cavalier Home for sale in Chesapeake, Virginia

Absolutely gorgeous, stunning and well maintained lakefront home ...
Waterfront Home 4 4.0  
$469,900   Sq Ft: 2798   Year: 2008    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on York River ,Hayes, Virginia image photo picture

York River Home for sale in Hayes, Virginia

Wow! What a House! This Beautiful Home sits on almost 6 Acres ...
Waterfront Home 4 4.0  
$624,900   Sq Ft: 3913   Year: 1987    Acres: 5.740   

Home for sale on Hampton Roads Bay,Hampton, Virginia image photo picture

Hampton Roads Bay Home for sale in Hampton, Virginia

Beautiful colonial homes along this historic, and quiet section ...
Waterfront Home 5 6.0  
$875,000   Sq Ft: 3338   Year: 1951    Acres: 1.250   

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

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

Welcome home to this freshly renovated waterfront home. This ...
Waterfront Home 2 2.0  
$245,000   Sq Ft: 1256   Year: 1924    Acres: 0.121   

Home for sale on Hampton River,Hampton, Virginia image photo picture

Hampton River Home for sale in Hampton, Virginia

WATERFRONT PROPERTY w/extra large backyard (dock included) on ...
Waterfront Home 4 3.0  
$350,000   Sq Ft: 2409   Year: 1978    Acres: 0.450   

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

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

Come check out this lovely 3br/2ba Brick Ranch tucked away on a ...
Waterfront Home 3 2.0  
$219,900   Sq Ft: 1302   Year: 1980    Acres: 0.000   

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

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

This well-built home has panoramic views of the golf course and ...
Waterfront Home 3 3.0  
$819,000   Sq Ft: 3600   Year: 1991    Acres: 0.410   

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