Martinsburg, West Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Martinsburg, West Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Martinsburg is the largest city in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle region. Residents of this leafy green, peaceful town who need to commute into the Baltimore–Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area for their job or other purposes enjoy a scenic drive of less than 90 miles through pastoral countryside, and dew-sparkled wilderness.

With more than 17,600 people calling the city their hometown as of 2011, Martinsburg real estate sits in the state’s eighth largest municipality. It also Berkeley County’s seat city, making it one of the principal communities in the Hagerstown, Md.-Martinsburg, W.Va., Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Shopping and Dining

Discover hidden and not-so-hidden treasures in Martinsburg’s and Berkeley County’s kaleidoscopic range of eclectic shops, restaurants, cafes, boutiques and retail shopping centers. But before you wander too far from Martinsburg to satisfy your cravings for delicious food and exciting shopping opportunities, you need to check out Main Street Martinsburg.

Some of the charming, locally flavored shops at Main Street Martinsburg include All About Fabric, Ambassador Flag Company, Redbrick Gallery, Wonderment Puppet Theatre, Day’ Javu, and King Street Coffee & Tobacco Emporium.

Since you’re bound to either come hungry or work up an appetite shopping, the thoughtful folks at Main Street Martinsburg offer these mouth-watering, locally seasoned eateries: Limericks Irish Pub, Habanero Mexican Grill, Bob’s Carry Out Shop, Casa Visone, Peking Restaurant, Blue White Grill and Anthony’s Pizza.

Martinsburg also has you covered on those days when you need some one-stop shopping destinations. The Martinsburg Mall offers more than 551,000 square feet of retail options, with about 50 stores and at least 5 restaurants. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for there, hop on over to the Commons Shopping Center, where you’ll recognize popular chain retailers like Target, Best Buy and Staples.

Parks and Recreation

The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board administers and maintains a comprehensive selection of leisure and recreational programs, services, and public facilities for residents of all ages and skill levels. They plan and develop open space areas around the community, and take care of several of its facilities and parks, such as War Memorial Park, Poor House Farm Park, The Berkeley County BMX/Skatepark and the Berkeley 2000 Recreation Center.

Hiking and biking trails snake through nearby Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, one of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources’ nature preserves, covering more than 22,000 acres. You can also pitch a tent here, do some camping and enjoy a little aquatic activity on its 205-acre lake.

Golfers are in luck, too: Martinsburg offers at least two magnificent 18-hole championship courses including The Woods Resort just outside of town and Stonebridge Golf Club near the city’s downtown area.

Living

It’s not just Mother Nature’s magnificent handiwork that makes Martinsburg real estate such a hot commodity. The city boasted a median home cost in 2011 of $133,900, which is more than $41,000 less than the national median home cost, according to Sperling’s Best Places.

There are also a wide variety of excellent career and job opportunities in the Martinsburg area. Some of these include, but are not limited to the following:

Private Companies

Federal Government

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • U.S. Coast Guard Operations Systems Center
  • U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
  • Veteran Administration Center

And finally, Martinsburg is proud to provide a home for the men and women of the 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air National Guard, whose base sits about 4 miles south of downtown.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Martinsburg High School serves the public education needs of approximately 1,654 students in grades 9-12. Public middle schools in the area, serving grades 6-8 are Martinsburg South Middle School, Spring Mills Middle School and Martinsburg North Middle School. Public school students in grades 4 and 5 go to either Eagle School Intermediate or Orchard View Intermediate School. And kicking off the youngsters’ public schooling in grades Pre-Kindergarten to grade 3 are Berkeley Heights Elementary School, Opequon Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, Rosemont Elementary School and Winchester Avenue Elementary School.

Hospitals and medical centers located in or nearby Martinsburg include Jefferson Memorial Hospital, City Hospital and Martinsburg VA Medical Center.

Mass transportation options in Martinsburg are commonly provided by Amtrak, MARC, Maryland's commuter rail system and Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority, also known as the "Pan Tran," bus service.

Martinsburg’s nearest commercial airport is about 25 miles to the north, at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Washington Dulles International Airport, about 60 miles east of town, is the closest international airport.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (304) 596-5500 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

 

Jeanne Kozak, Broker. Each office independently owned and operated.