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Farms and land in Gloucester County have a lot to offer investors, developers and sportsmen with the rural charm, low wages, skilled workforce and abundance of natural resources. Located in the Coastal region, Gloucester County land is adjacent to Middlesex, Matthews, York, James City County and King and Queen. The 288-square-mile county has a population of 37,348 residents. US Highway 17 provides easy access to the Virginia Peninsula area. Farming, fishing and retail are the base of its economy. Farmland encompasses 26,013 acres, and 80% of its agricultural sales are for crops. Farmers often convert portions of fields into impoundments during waterfowl season. An influx of new residents over the last decade has led to new housing developments and supporting retail businesses in some portions of the county. Fishermen head to Piankatank, York and North rivers to catch their share of crappie, perch, bass, bluegill and catfish. Hunters can find deer, turkeys, waterfowl and small game throughout the county on public and private land. Other attractions include Beaverdam Park where hiking, bicycling, boating, fishing, horseback riding and picnicking are available as well as the Colonial National Historical Park and the American Revolution Museum and Battlefield. Gloucester County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Virginia Institute of Marine Science offers higher education.