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What It's Like to Live in Virginia

Virginia is in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States and is nicknamed "Old Dominion," due to being the first colonial possession established in "British-America." Virginia also shares the title of "Mother of Presidents" with Ohio and has had eight presidents hail from the state.

Virginia has played a major role in our nation's history. Many Native Americans settled in the area over 12,000 years ago. European explorations of Virginia started around the 16th century with the first permanent settlement by the English in Jamestown. George Washington, a Virginian, commanded the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Many battles took place in Virginia, including the Battle of Yorktown, which led to American independence.

There are plenty of things to do in Virginia. Museums are abundant and many historic sites can be found, making the state a perfect location for history lovers. Amusement parks are also spread throughout the state and can provide a day or even a weekend of endless fun.

A coastal state, Virginia boasts many beaches, including the famous Virginia Beach. Boardwalks are filled with plenty of things to do and see, and many public access beaches provide ocean fun to everyone.

Virginia has many institutions of higher education. 176 colleges and universities reside in Virginia, offering many degrees and programs. Virginia also holds 23 community colleges and 129 private institutions. Numerous businesses are located, and some headquartered, in Virginia. 

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