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York County land and farms is a must-buy for investors, developers, homebuyers and sportsmen due to its location next to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, skilled workforce and great natural resources. Located in the Coastal region on the northside of the Virginia Peninsula, land in York County is adjacent to the independent cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson as well as James and Gloucester counties. The 215-square-mile county includes 110 square miles of water and has a population of 68,280. The county is divided by a large amount of federal land that is wooded and includes park land and several military training areas. The southern end of the county is more densely populated than the northern portion, which is now being redeveloped. Tourism has become the primary engine for driving its economy. Heritage and recreational tourism draw visitors from around the world to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA water park, the National Park Service's Colonial Parkway that links Colonial Williamsburg and historic Jamestown, Virginia. Fishermen can catch both fresh- and saltwater species including blue crabs, striped bass, croaker and speckled trout. Hunters can take advantage of the open areas on public property where hunting is allowed. K-12 public education is provided by York County School Division.