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Nestled in the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont, Orange County, VA land and farms offer amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from a beautiful historic setting. Orange County is close enough to major cities like Charlottesville and Richmond to benefit from their industry and amenities, but far enough away to enjoy the fresh mountain air. The Rapidan River defines the northern boundary of the county and offers one of the best places to fish for trout in the United States. Orange County, VA Parks and Recreation offers plenty of opportunities to get out into the great outdoors, supporting local parks, youth sports, and classes, clinics, and camps for all ages. Available land and farms in Orange County, VA include estates of all sizes and price ranges, farmland, riverfront land, commercial land, and clear and forested acreages. Agriculture is one of the driving forces of the county economy and the county’s position in the Monticello Viticultural Area has put it on the map as one of the third biggest wine producers in the state.
You can't go far in Orange County without running into a historical building or two. Orange County, VA land and farms date back to 1734 and have been home to many historical figures, including the “Father of the Constitution,” President James Madison. Orange County has 34 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Madison’s estate, Montpelier, and the Madison-Barbour Rural Historical District. Students learn about Orange County and Virginia history at the county’s nine public schools, with graduates going on to study at local Germanna Community College in Locust Grove. When not working or in school, Orange County, VA residents can explore the boutiques and shops in local downtowns or take advantage of the county’s discount ticket programs to go see a movie or a show.