Are you thinking of moving away from the DC suburbs? Many people in Northern Virginia are migrating outside of the hustle bustle of their closer in town homes. Jefferson County is receiving a lot of interest because of its cheaper cost of living, availability of more open space, yet still offering commuting ease and conveniences close by.
Jefferson County is attractive because it is the easternmost county of West Virginia and offers the ability to commute to businesses in Northern Virginia. It is bounded by the Potomac River and Maryland to the north, the Blue Ridge mountains and Loudoun County to the east, Clarke County, VA on the south and then Berkeley County, WV on the west side. It is approximately 212 square miles. Its municipalities include Charles Town, Ranson, Harpers Ferry, Bolivar, and Shepherdstown. The county was named after Thomas Jefferson and was established on Oct 26, 1801.
Tourists are attracted to the county for its history, hiking trails and the racetrack/casino. Harpers Ferry has many historical attractions and offers a great day or weekend visit to include hiking at Loudoun Hikes, Maryland Heights or just a nice walk on the river. Kayakers and people tubing down the river are a common sight in the summertime. Nearby Charles Town offers more historical sites as well as the horse race track and casino which offers gambling and betting on the races.
We have seen an increased interest in homes in Jefferson County because of the affordability and low taxes. There are several new neighborhoods which offer single family homes or town homes at substantially less cost than in nearby counties. In addition, many people are seeking land and more open space is more readily available at a lower cost.
If you are thinking of moving to West Virginia, contact Sonja Adams, your local area expert on homes in Jefferson County, VA.
Sonja Adams, Realtor 703-963-7407
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