Orange County, VA Real Estate
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About Orange County
Established in 1734, Orange County is named in honor of Prince William III who was a famous Protestant King of Great Britain and Ireland. One of the most historic counties in the state, Orange has multiple Civil War battlefield sites, James Madison “Father of Constitution” Montpelier home, and other famed historical sites. Orange County was inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous people and known as the primary hub for railway and hospital centers to confederates during the Civil War.
Orange County, Virginia’s hidden gem stretches 341 square miles of rolling hills and located in North Central Piedmont nestled near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Residents fall in love with the area for the warm welcoming community, four distinct seasons, amazing recreational areas, and a growing economy. Education is paramount for this historic county where there are over 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, head start program, a high school, and two prestigious private schools. Orange County succeeds with employing their citizens through one of the major employers such as Walmart, Von Holtzbrink Publishers, Aerojet Rocketdyne, or American Woodwork to name a few. If you need to travel for work, no worries! Orange is centrally located to many other metropolitan areas such as Richmond being a mere 60 miles away, Charlottesville only 20 miles and Washington D.C is 70 miles.
Outdoor recreation is a major aspect of life for residents of Orange County. Rapidan River is located in the northern part of the county which is a famed trout fishing area for those anglers or you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing and other various outdoor sports. Lake Orange is a 124 acre public fishing park which is stocked with largemouth bass, Bluegill, Sunfish, and Catfish. Or enjoy one of the multiple picnic area, launch the boat at the ramp or just catch some rays while sun bathing at the local beach area. Part of Lake Anna is located in part of Orange which has multiple rental cabins, camping sites, over 15 hiking trails, 9600 acres of waterfront fun! If outdoor recreation isn’t your jam then you can enjoy antiquing at one of the many boutiques, shop til’ you drop at one of the local shops downtown, catch up on the area’s history at Montpelier, Civil War Museum at Exchange Hotel, or The Fralin Museum of Art.
Orange County having acres of rolling hills and nestled near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a welcoming site for those searching for real estate in the area. Median home cost is $255,900 where homes range from cute country cottages, downtown apartments, single family homes, or sprawling million dollar estates. This area is perfect for those families starting out, those who are looking to retire wanting to enjoy country living but have the balance of modern amenities or those business execs who still need to be close to major metropolitan areas. Contact our trusted real estate agents today at Virginia Estates to start the search for your perfect country abode in Orange County!