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Orange County, VA Real Estate


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Real estate in Orange County, Virginia, is a terrific option for people who want to live in Central Virginia. If you are looking for a bucolic lifestyle that time seems to have forgotten, look no further than Orange County real estate.

Situated in the north-piedmont region of the Commonwealth in close proximity to Charlottesville and the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, Orange County boasts an array of small towns with distinctive shopping and restaurants, picturesque countryside, horse farms, charming inns, and tourist attractions. If you are interested in buying or selling a home or land in Orange and its remarkable environs, contact Rick Walden and his team of Virginia real estate agents today.

Farms and Homes for Sale in Orange County, Virginia

More homebuyers are looking for homes for sale in Orange County because of its charming towns and communities. From eateries and antiques to wineries and vineyards, Orange County has it all: historic homes and wide-open land. A few of its communities include:

  • Town of Orange
  • Gordonsville
  • Barboursville
  • Locust Grove

If you are interested in fine dining, Pomme, in Gordonsville, and Palladio Restaurant, in Barboursville, attract residents from nearby Charlottesville and other regions of the Commonwealth. Orange County vineyards and wineries include Barboursville Vineyards, Horton Vineyards, Reynard Florence Vineyard, and Burnley Vineyard.

Many visitors stay in country inns and bed-and-breakfasts, including Chestnut Hill, Inn at Willow Grove, Inn on Popular Hill, and the Inn a Meander Plantation. Oftentimes spending a night or weekend in this area draws people into ideas of relocation and subsequent Internet searches:

  • “Orange County VA Real Estate”
  • “Homes for Sale in Orange Virginia”
  • “Orange VA Historic Homes for Sale”
  • “Farms for Sale in Orange County VA”

Many people also soon learn that residents are dedicated to protecting the historical and rural integrity of the region.

Land Preservation

When it comes to land preservation in Virginia, no county takes it more seriously that Orange County. For example, in 2008, when Walmart Stores announced its plans to build an enormous Supercenter store less than one-quarter of a mile from Wilderness Run, a National Park and battlefield of the American Civil War, preservationists activated a campaign that prevented the mega retailer to change its mind. This move preserved the integrity of the battlefield, and Walmart built its Supercenter store in a different location.

Historic Attractions in Orange County, VA

Citizens and visitors appreciate the landmarks and historic homes in Orange County, Virginia. From President James Monroe’s Montpelier to the ruins of Governor Barbour’s mansion, people are drawn to our neck of the woods to get a glimpse of what life was like for our nation’s forefathers.

Historic train stations, stately manors, rustic cabins and botanical gardens all attract the attention of tourists and property buyers. Below, we list some of the more famous area attractions and Orange County historic homes.

  • President James Madison’s newly restored Montpelier and its 2,650-acre plantation estate are now the historic properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit www.montpelier.org. The nonprofit organization aims to inspire continuing public engagement with American constitutional self-government by bringing to life the home and contributions of James and Dolley Madison.
  • The Montpelier Train Depot, which is more than 100 years old, was recently renovated by the Montpelier Foundation to preserve the historical impact of racial segregation and the “Jim Crow” era.
  • The Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel in Gordonsville houses a stunning collection of uniforms, weapons, and medical care artifacts used during the Civil War. Surgical instruments used by Confederate medical staff, pharmaceutical bottles, medical knapsacks, stretchers, prosthetic devices, and dental tools are all on display at this museum. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an African-American Memorial Site.
  • The ruin of Virginia Senator and Governor James Barbour’s mansion, which was destroyed after a Christmas Day Fire in 1884, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The ruin is preserved by the award-winning Barboursville Vineyards. This vineyard and winery has a wonderful restaurant and charming lodging options. The home was designed by President Thomas Jefferson and was at one time considered “the finest residence” in the county.
  • Ellwood Manor was also used as a hospital during the American Civil War and sits on top of a hill overlooking the Civil War battlefield Wilderness Run. In this location, armies led by Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant fought one another. Three different Union Army generals used the Orange County historic home as a headquarters, but it is widely recognized among students of history because the manor’s family cemetery is the burial place for Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s amputated arm.

Contact the Orange County Real Estate Team at Virginia Estates

If you are interested farmland or homes for sale in Orange County, VA, contact Rick Walden at Virginia Estates today. Our realty lists the most beautiful properties in the Commonwealth. We are true experts in the Orange real estate market.

Call Rick at (877) 646-8800, or e-mail him at rick@virginiaestates.com. Thanks again for visiting our website.