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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 Lanier,Martinsville, Virginia image photo picture

Lake Lanier Home for sale in Martinsville, Virginia

Welcome Home as you enter this impeccable, move-in ready home ...
Home 4 2.0  
$299,788   Sq Ft: 2726   Year: 1965    Acres: 0.000   

Home for sale on Chesapeake Bay - Piankatank River,Middlesex, Virginia image photo picture

Chesapeake Bay - Piankatank River Home for sale in Middlesex, Virginia

SELLER JUST REDUCED THE PRICE TO SELL!!! Rare opportunity to own ...
Waterfront Home 3 3.0  
$428,000   Sq Ft: 2073   Year: 1992    Acres: 0.529   

Lot for sale on (private lake, pond, creek),Hillsville, Virginia image photo picture

(private lake, pond, creek) Lot for sale in Hillsville, Virginia

2016 Park Model/Camping Trailer right off the Blue Ridge Parkway ...
$125,000 Acres: 1.580   

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

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

RECENT UPDATES include: new flooring throughout the main level ...
Home 4 3.0  
$655,000   Sq Ft: 3526   Year: 1974    Acres: 7.570   

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

Lake Chesdin Home for sale in Chesterfield, Virginia

The epitome of European elegance awaits you in this builder's ...
Waterfront Home 5 7.0  
$1,400,000   Sq Ft: 6103   Year: 2008    Acres: 2.247   

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

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

TO BE BUILT! Come check out this amazing 6+ acre WATERFRONT lot ...
Waterfront Home 5 3.0  
$899,949   Sq Ft: 3245   Year: 2023    Acres: 6.690   

Home for sale on Chesapeake Bay - Mobjack Bay,Port Haywood, Virginia image photo picture

Chesapeake Bay - Mobjack Bay Home for sale in Port Haywood, Virginia

Gorgeous waterfront property set on the East River in Mathews ...
Home 8 5.0  
$2,950,000   Sq Ft: 6066   Year: 1916    Acres: 55.060   

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

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

PRISTINE HOME w/ Breathtaking Views of James River & DWTN! 3 ...
Waterfront Condo 2 3.0  
$549,900   Sq Ft: 1974   Year: 2021    Acres: 1.797   

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

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

This waterfront 2 bedroom condominium home on the 8th floor will ...
Waterfront Condo 2 2.0  
$360,000   Sq Ft: 1162   Year: 2007    Acres: 0.024   

Home for sale on Clinch River,Castlewood, Virginia image photo picture

Clinch River Home for sale in Castlewood, Virginia

Come see this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home located in ...
Home 3 2.0  
$215,000   Sq Ft: 3200   Year: 1960    Acres: 0.420   

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