Virginia - what a place to live. Growing up here is one of the greatest gifts. Simply because you get the best of both worlds. Between mountains, beaches, countrysides, cities, and an obvious change in each season, Virginia proves to be the best state on the East Coast.
Especially mountains in the fall. Whether you grew up hiking them all the time, or if you have never hiked a day in your life, you can always brag about having the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains in your homeland.
2. Virginia Beach.
We live on the coast. Day trip to the beach? Not a problem. Pack up your car and get going with suntan oil and beach chairs.
There are plenty of windy back roads to roll windows down and drive. Cows. Horses. Goats. Dogs. You'll pass them all.
Virginia Beach. Richmond. Norfolk. Roanoke. Lynchburg. Charlottesville. And like all Virginians, we claim D.C. as one of our own, too.
5. The weather
In the spring, there are beautiful flowers and rain. Being in a college town, the summers are laid back and feel like home. The students are gone, and it gives the rest of the residents a chance to sit around the pool and enjoy the sun. In the fall, the leaves change and temperatures start to drop. There is football and apple picking, along with lots of flannel. In the winter is when people question whether or not Virginia is a northern or southern state. It all just depends on the year. The winters will no doubt get cold, but the snowfall depends on the year. Some years get several feet, and some years get short of an inch. Whatever the amount, this is a state that can, and does get snow.
No other state is able to brag about the same mountains, beaches, countrysides, cities, or weather like this one. Who cares if no one knows whether Virginia is a northern or southern state, it's the best state regardless.