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The 28th largest community in the state of West Virginia, Charles Town is a relatively small city and home to 5,957 residents. Charles Town has a thriving economy and continues to grow in popularity, a fact evidenced by its abundant and sometimes expensive real estate. Many homes in Charles Town are relatively new and the median home price is around $270,000, while the median household income is around $70,000.
Charles Town is found inland from the Chesapeake Bay along the Potomac River between northern Virginia and southern Maryland. The county seat of Jefferson County, Charles Town is part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metro area in the 25414 zip code. Charles Town is one of the area’s most culturally and historically rich. This remarkable city was the location of the trial and execution of the famous abolitionist John Brown, known for his raid on nearby Ferry which sparked the Civil War.
In addition to an abundance of wonderful real estate options, and a rich history, Charles Town also has an impressively low crime rate. The city is also known for having great air quality, with a score of 16, and wonderful weather with an average summertime temperature of 71 degrees Fahrenheit. Students in Charles Town are served by the Jefferson County School District and residents enjoy the city’s close proximity to many other noteworthy communities. For example, Charles Town is only 75 miles from Baltimore, Maryland; 60 miles from Washington, D.C.; and 35 minutes from Frederick, Maryland and Leesburg, Virginia. The median sales price for homes is $264,000 and homes are selling in about 25 days.