Homesteading in Virginia

Homesteading in Virginia – here is a summary of some of the important considerations for starting off your homestead journey in this state.

homesteading in virginia

Climate  – Click on the city/town links for more ‘local’ data

Geography – general geographic information

Geology  – geologic information (what rocks do we find)

Legal tax considerations

Building codes

Agricultural statistics

Home schooling

Average land price per acre (2013) : $4,320


Homesteader Comments

Read below what real homesteaders in this state think the pros and cons for living and homesteading here.  Add your own in the comments!

Pros: Virginia is ag-friendly. It is fairly pro personal freedom. It does not have any resource/water issues. No Va is part of a very wealthy population that helps us turn a good profit on our products.

Cons: Hot summers. Unpredictable bipolar seasons make planting endeavors difficult. NoVa land is some of the most expensive in the nation. A lot of people live there. Strong military presence (for the preppers).

Bebe, 11 acres


Pros:  It has the ocean on one side of the state and mountains on the other.  The taxes are cheaper than where we were living before in the Northeast.

Cons:  Mostly clay soil here, which can be good and bad.  Too close to Washington DC.  We would like to have a community homestead on our property and we most likely won’t be able to do everything that we would like to do… if we had a bigger property maybe. 

Claire, 21 acres


3 thoughts on “Homesteading in Virginia

  • July 15, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Claire, please tell me more about your idea of a community homestead….
    It’s a project I would like to look more into… Maybe we could swap ideas. I live in Franklin County Va

  • January 11, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Virginia is a state were considering for homesteading. Do you have any more comments for it.

    • January 12, 2016 at 6:07 am

      Hi Jean – only the comments people have added so far…. but i will ask for more.


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