Located around 90 minutes from the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area, the remarkable town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia is a wonderful place to buy a home. This historic community is full of cultural and historical points of interest, including many sites and buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Home to Shepherd University, Shepherdstown has impressive educational opportunities for students of all ages as the town is served by the highly rated Jefferson County School District. With its close proximity to the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, residents of Shepherdstown enjoy an abundance of recreational opportunities including tubing, kayaking, swimming and fishing.
In addition to all of that, there are also great options for shopping and dining in and around Shepherdstown. Some of the locals’ favorite eateries include the Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery, the award-winning Bavarian Inn, The Press Room, the Green Pineapple, and many others. This naturally beautiful town is also surrounded by several National Parks including the Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry and the C&O Canal. Lovers of the outdoors will enjoy hiking the nearby Appalachian Trail and camping in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
In addition to all of this, Shepherdstown is also home to some impressive real estate options in its many prestigious communities and subdivisions. Fernbank is one of those subdivisions. Located just a few miles from the historic downtown of Shepherdstown, Fernbank is the only golf course community in the town and homes in this luxurious community are typically 3 to 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom Cape Cod-style homes. The beautiful Fernbank homes come with a plethora of luxury amenities including oak flooring, granite countertops, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and jetted tubs, among many other special features. Homes in Fernbank are in the mid to upper six figure range. There were two sales in 2019 and the median sales price was $351,200..