Background: Colonial Williamsburg Governor's Palace. Williamsburg was the capital from 1699 to 1780. Photo by Larry Pieniazek

Discovering and Moving to Virginia

Moving to Virginia

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Virginia

Virginia has many things to offer. Northern Virginia has easy access to the Capitol, Washington, D.C. and there are many school and housing options. The state has many opportunities for employment with government contractors, government jobs, and employment servicing the government along with its contractors, the region around Washington, D.C. consistently enjoys one of the nation's lowest rates of unemployment. Northern Virginia can often be pricey, although housing costs differ among the suburbs, which depends upon the amount of space you desire and how near you want to public transportation.

Coming to Virginia also offers numerous opportunities to explore culture and history, including the Mount Vernon estate of George Washington Civil War battlefields and the Monticello of Thomas Jefferson. If recreation outdoors is your bag, relocating to Virginia provides opportunities for biking,, hiking, boating and whitewater rafting. Want culture? You'll find performing arts venues throughout the state. Live at the beach? Virginia has over 3,000 miles along the seashore. Washington, D.C. includes the Smithsonian museums, which includes the Museum of American History, National Museum of Natural History, the National Air & Space Museum. and the National Gallery of Art. And all are free!

The history of America is closely tied to that of Virginia, particularly during the Colonial period. Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the first permanent English settlement in North America and slavery was introduced there in 1619. The surrenders ending both the American Revolution (Yorktown) and the Civil War (Appomattox) occurred in Virginia. The state is called the “Mother of Presidents” because eight U.S. presidents were born there.


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