Extraordinary home value with expansive acreage – family-friendly communities
The Southern Virginia region has a wide variety of housing options that can meet the needs of executives, as well as production workers and their families. The low cost of living is reflected in the price and quality of the housing stock.
Converted buildings in the Stuart downtown offer loft apartments in walking distance from shops and restaurants. The rural settings present housing opportunities in a natural setting with ponds and creeks and available land for horses or other livestock. Professionals and management can find lake homes, suburban homes, farms, and mountain retreats under $550,000. Production workers can choose between downtown historic homes, suburban neighborhoods, or farms under $200,000.
K-12 School System
Patrick County Public Schools are Fully Accredited and have consistently proven to be among the state’s elite. Patrick County Public Schools is made up of six elementary schools and one high school. Middle school students are exposed to precision machining, welding, IT/cybersecurity, robotics, automation/mechatronics, and advanced materials and later obtain industry recognized credentials in secondary school.
Arts & Theater
The Reynolds Homestead, an Outreach Campus Center of Virginia Tech featuring a Community Enrichment Center and a Forestry Research Center, provides numerous cultural events and activities throughout the year for area residents. Classes in arts and crafts, history, and literature are taught to all age groups. Theatrical performances, concerts, and monthly exhibits of paintings and photography are offered. The center also opens its spacious meeting facilities to business and professional groups for workshops and meetings.
Gateway to Blue Ridge
Blue Ridge Parkway
Patrick County residents have numerous recreational activities available to them. The county is “The Gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway,” where hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, and hunting opportunities abound. The Blue Ridge Parkway attracts 14 million visitors a year. The parkway, which is America’s longest linear park, runs for 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Luxury Blue Ridge Mountain Resort
Nestled atop the summits of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Patrick County lies Primland, an award-winning resort and golf course. With over 12,000 acres, a newly constructed high-powered observatory, several high-end dining options, spas, ATV tours, geocaching, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and numerous other attractions, Primland offers something for everyone. The Highland Course at Primland showcases breathtaking mountainous views at every turn. Ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” the Highland Course attracts players of all skill levels who return time and time again to take in the compelling design and natural beauty of the course.
Lakes and Rivers
Boating, Fishing and Swimming
County recreational sites include Fairystone State Park and Philpott Lake. Fairystone State Park offers a 150-acre lake with picnic facilities, beaches, boating, swimming, fishing, camping and horseback riding. Philpott Lake, with its 110-mile shoreline, is a popular attraction with beaches, public boating docks, camping, swimming, and fishing facilities. Numerous fishing opportunities are also available in the many mountain streams located throughout the county.
Enjoy a taste of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Patrick County is home to picturesque wineries with friendly staff and open-air seating. Enjoy a taste of the Blue Ridge Mountains and take in the beauty that is Patrick County. Stanburn Winery operates a 16-acre vineyard offering a variety of award winning wines. Nearby Villa Appalaccia Winery offers Italian inspired wines and Chateau Morrisette produces an extensive range of wines, while the restaurant specializes in fresh and delicious regional cuisine.