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Located in the beautiful riverside metropolitan region of Hampton Roads, Franklin, VA land and farms offer stunning views of the Blackwater River and the surrounding Virginia forests. Founded as a railroad stop in the 1830s, Franklin, VA benefits from its position on the midpoint between the Port of Virginia and North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound. The independent city benefits from a long history of agriculture and forestry, making land and farms in Franklin, VA excellent commercial and industrial investments. Franklin Southampton Economic Development has worked with the city of Franklin and Southampton County for over fifteen years to diversify the economy and create high-quality jobs in the region. Franklin City Schools offer K-12 education to the city’s youth, as well as advanced learning programs for all ages, including hosting FIRST Robotics Competition Team 1610, who have won multiple victories at state and national robotics competitions.
Land and farms in Franklin, VA come in the form of estates of all sizes and price ranges, farmland, commercial and recreational land, hunting land, and acreages. The city’s location in the Virginia forests and on the Blackwater riverbank offers plenty of outdoor activities. Boat access points are scattered across the Blackwater River for fishing and boating. Nature walking trails provide opportunities to see whitetail deer, waterfowl, raccoons, squirrels, reptiles, and amphibian species. The Franklin’s Market on Main farmer’s market supports area farmers and Virginia-grown products, as well as providing a great place to spend a Wednesday afternoon or Sunday morning. Local restaurants offer a variety of traditional Southern cuisine with a gourmet touch, lending plenty of energy to explore the city’s small-town streets and boutiques, markets, garden centers, and antique shops.
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