Morgan County, West Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Morgan County, West Virginia Real Estate and Community Information

Like a jigsaw puzzle, Morgan County in picturesque eastern West Virginia, was patched together in 1820 using sections of neighboring Berkeley and Hampshire counties. Named after General Daniel Morgan, who gained prominence during the American Revolutionary War, Morgan County has since developed a population of about 17,541, according to the 2010 census.

Morgan County stretches over nearly 230 square miles of gorgeous West Virginia territory. It is an integral part of the Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, with the city of Berkeley Springs functioning as its county seat.

Morgan County real estate is less than 100 miles from the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and about 150 miles from metro Pittsburgh.

Shopping and Dining

Many of the shopping and dining opportunities in Morgan County are in the county’s seat, Berkeley Springs. In this charming, small mountain getaway, there are essentially three hot zones for retail treasure hunters: Fairfax Street, Downtown and a strip just outside of town.

Fairfax Street

  • Berkeley Springs Antique Mall: collectibles and antiques
  • Jules: gifts and collectibles
  • Sage Moon Herb Shop: herbs, plants, specialty teas and gifts
  • Himalayan Trade: imports, jewelry, clothing and handicrafts from Nepal and Tibet

Downtown

Just Outside Town

Morgan County real estate in Berkeley Springs is a haven of locally owned and operated restaurants, offering as many flavors and prices as you could want.

Parks and Recreation

The Morgan County Parks and Recreation department takes charge of the preservation and promotion of the area’s naturally beautiful open spaces, neighborhood parks and cultural facilities.

The county has undertaken several initiatives in the recent past, including the task of linking residential open spaces, acquiring more land to develop into parks and recreational trails, and encouraging local communities and school systems to initiate sports and other activities. Additional park and recreation attractions in Morgan County include Berkeley Springs State Park, Cacapon Resort State Park and the Widmeyer Wildlife Management Area.

Living

Morgan County, like most of communities in the eastern section of West Virginia, is steeped in American history, particularly concerning the Revolutionary and Civil War eras. This proud historical significance is reflected in the numerous structures in the county that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Some of these must-see landmarks include Berkeley Springs State Park, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Morgan County Courthouse, Ambrose Chapel and the Berkeley Springs Train Depot.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Morgan County Schools provides public education for the county’s school age children. Schools under its purview include:

  • Berkeley Springs High School
  • Paw Paw High School
  • Warm Springs Intermediate School
  • Warm Springs Middle School
  • Greenwood Elementary School
  • Paw Paw Elementary School
  • Pleasant View Elementary School
  • Widmyer Elementary School
  • James Rumsey Technical Institute

Hospitals, medical care facilities and health care centers closest to residents in Morgan County are Morgan City War Memorial, City Hospital and Fulton County Medical Center.

Dulles International, Baltimore-Washington International and National Airport in Washington, D.C., provide full-service air travel to Morgan County’s residents within a relatively short two-hour drive. Some other transportation options include Interstates 70, 81 and 68. Rail service is also available via Amtrak and CSX Transportation.

 

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.