No matter where you live in Virginia, you can enjoy the state’s breathtaking scenery, miles of beautiful coastlines and 217 miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Major cities such as Richmond, Virginia Beach and Charlottesville offer thriving art scenes, public transportation, diverse culinary offerings and lots of jobs thanks to its proximity to D.C.
As a result, Virginia is home to five of the wealthiest counties (Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun) and independent cities (Fairfax and Falls Church) in the country by median household income.
Virginia cities are also ranked as some of the happiest in the country, with Charlottesville recently named the happiest city in America by the US National Bureau of Economic Research.
In Virginia, like many other states, purchasers are responsible for paying for title insurance.
And, thanks to Virginia’s “Wet Settlement Act”, important real estate documents must be recorded with 48 hours of closing.