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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 Smith Mountain Lake,Goodview, Virginia image photo picture

Smith Mountain Lake Home for sale in Goodview, Virginia

2020 three-bedroom, two bath, Clayton ''The Eagle 52'' LAKEFRONT ...
Home 3 2.0  
$475,000   Sq Ft: 1404   Year: 2020    Acres: 0.980   
Ad # 2704005

Townhome/Townhouse for sale on Western Branch Elizabeth River,Portsmouth, Virginia image photo picture

Western Branch Elizabeth River Townhome/Townhouse for sale in Portsmouth, Virginia

Waterfront Townhome/Townhouse 2 2.0  
$175,000   Sq Ft: 1130   Year: 1986    Acres: 0.120   
Ad # 2712797

Commercial for sale on Smith Mountain Lake,Moneta, Virginia image photo picture

Smith Mountain Lake Commercial for sale in Moneta, Virginia

Beloved 40+ year local business supported by knowledgeable ...
Commercial 0 2.0  
$649,000   Sq Ft: 0   Year: 0    Acres: 2.970   
Ad # 2017337

Home for sale on Roundtree South Pond,Suffolk, Virginia image photo picture

Roundtree South Pond Home for sale in Suffolk, Virginia

Welcome to this warm and inviting 3 bedroom 2 Full Bath Home ...
Waterfront Home 3 2.0  
$245,000   Sq Ft: 1230   Year: 1993    Acres: 0.000   
Ad # 2693610

Lot for sale on Smith Mountain Lake,Wirtz, Virginia image photo picture

Smith Mountain Lake Lot for sale in Wirtz, Virginia

Level lot on Burnt Chimney Road, great location close to Smith ...
$17,000 Acres: 0.500   
Ad # 1874698

Lot for sale on Smith Mountain Lake,Union Hall, Virginia image photo picture

Smith Mountain Lake Lot for sale in Union Hall, Virginia

Large lake access lot located in beautiful Kennedy Shores off ...
$49,900 Acres: 1.230   
Ad # 2367642

Condo for sale on James River - Richmond County,Henrico, Virginia image photo picture

James River - Richmond County Condo for sale in Henrico, Virginia

Spectacular mid-rise luxury condo with Stunning Views of James ...
Waterfront Condo 2 3.0  
$677,000   Sq Ft: 1897   Year: 2007    Acres: 0.044   
Ad # 2701523

Condo for sale on James River - Richmond County,Henrico, Virginia image photo picture

James River - Richmond County Condo for sale in Henrico, Virginia

Live the Good Life Now! Resort living 2 miles from downtown ...
Waterfront Condo 2 2.0  
$449,999   Sq Ft: 1722   Year: 2007    Acres: 0.040   
Ad # 2689716

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

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

If you are looking for a dreamy beach condo so close to the ...
Waterfront Home 2 2.0  
$325,000   Sq Ft: 950   Year: 1973    Acres: 0.000   
Ad # 2693618

Home for sale on Lakeview Farms ,Ashland, Virginia image photo picture

Lakeview Farms Home for sale in Ashland, Virginia

**Back on the market because purchaser's financing fell ...
Home 5 4.0  
$925,000   Sq Ft: 4645   Year: 2005    Acres: 1.797   
Ad # 2521378

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