|Virginia Relocation Informaton
Virginia is bounded on the north by West Virginia, Washington, D.C., on the east by Maryland, Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by North Carolina and Tennessee, and on the west by Kentucky. Virginia is the 35th largest state by area, and with a population of approx. 7.1 million, is the 12th most populous state.
Major industries in Virginia include farming (tobacco, peanuts, corn, sweet potatoes, poultry, ham), tourism, US Navy warships, mining (coal), lumber (for paper and furniture), and government employment. Virginia was admitted to the Union as the 10th state on June 25, 1788. Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England (she was known as the Virgin Queen). Sir Walter Raleigh may have suggested this name around 1584. The nickname of Virginia is "Old Dominion State". Eight presidents were born in Virginia.
Virginia has several state taxes, including a state income tax, a state sales tax, and property taxes.
State Capital: Richmond
State Motto: "Sic Semper Tyrannis" (Thus Always to Tyrants)
State Bird: Cardinal
State Flower: American dogwood
State Song: Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
State Tree: American dogwood
State Fish: Brook trout
State Relocation Information Guide
Most Liveable State: 8
Lowest Overall Taxes: 17
Best Environment for Education: 7
Lowest Crime: 13
In 2008, Coldwell Banker looked at the cost of a typical 2,200-square-foot house with 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, a family room and a two-car garage. The neighborhood - a more subjective measure - is one "typical for corporate middle-management transferees." The following is a sample of cities in the state:
Cities in the state that ranked in the top 100 "Best Places to Live" by CNNMoney.com include:
Major cities in Virginia include Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake. Other cities include Richmond, Roanoke, Fairfax, Manassas and Hampton.
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