Hi, you know the internet is a great place for you to explore what is close by, in and around a particular town.
Sometimes the town's own website will give you maps and business information, sometimes if you look at listings from agents, you find a map and details, and google and mapquest also are helpful....
Once you are looking at properties with a Buyers Agent you trust and you commit to, that agent can take you around for you to see what surrounds a property, and of course you can drive around a property as well....
So make use of the internet and/or better yet connect with a local Realtor. Sorry I am not in VA
Good Luck to you!
Edith YourChicagoConnection, & YourRealtor4Life!
Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients