Stuart Virginia Real Estate

Patrick County

Comprising 486 square miles, Patrick County, Virginia is located within two of America's most distinctive geological regions, the hilly Piedmont plateau and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the latter forming the predominant part of the area. Patrick County real estate appeals to those seeking out a rustic way of life in the modern age.

The terrain throughout the county hosts a great variety of attractive flora and fauna, much of it visible from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, which runs through the region. The distinctive bluish haze of the area's mountains, which gives the Blue Ridge its name, contributes heavily to the natural beauty of Patrick County. Additional showcases of the county's splendor can be found at the 4639-acre Fairy Stone State Park, in Stuart, as well as the Mabry Mill, a restored grist in Meadow of Dan.

Patrick County holds a host of historically important sites, among them about a dozen buildings and structures that can be found on the National Register of Historic Places. These honored sites include Barnard Farm, in Ararat; the Uptown District of Stuart, Virginia; Reynolds Homestead, in Critz; and two carefully preserved covered bridges. In addition, the Patrick County Historical Society Museum and Research Center features a wealth of information about this area's fascinating past. These sites and others have made Patrick County a popular tourist destination.

The area is noted far and wide for nurturing musical talent, and an enormous number of bluegrass, country, and gospel shows are regularly held throughout Patrick County. Many artisans have found a suitable home in Patrick County, with its many shops and festivals that feature handcrafted wares. The region also contains a plethora of hiking trails for nature lovers.