Jefferson County, West Virginia is the easternmost county in the state and part of the prestigious Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area. Founded in 1801, this remarkable county is home to around 56,338 residents and an abundance of natural beauty. Composed of 212 square miles, 2 of which are water, Jefferson County is the only place in West Virginia where you’ll find both the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River. Jefferson County is also home to the lower point in the state, a point on the Potomac River just east of Harpers Ferry.
Residents of Jefferson County enjoy the natural beauty of the area, as well as the plethora of recreational opportunities it affords. The county is very popular among commuters, as it provides a quiet, laid-back lifestyle with easy access to the metro areas and all of their big-city amenities. U.S. Highway 340 and West Virginia routes 9, 45, 51, 115 and 230 are all conveniently accessed in Jefferson County. Jefferson County is home to Charles Town, its county seat, and the city of Ranson. The towns of Bolivar, Harpers Ferry, and Shepherdstown are also found in Jefferson County, along with the census-designated places of Shenandoah Junction, Shannondale, and Middleway. There are also many unincorporated communities in the county, including Summit Point and Keyes Ferry Acres.
Kearneysville is found in both, Jefferson County and Berkeley County in the state’s Eastern Panhandle. Home to nearly 7,000 residents, Kearneysville is conveniently located near the intersections of West Virginia routes 480 and 9, between Charles Town and Martinsburg. The community has a distinguished history, in fact Jefferson County’s first commercial apple orchard was established in Kearneysville. Due to its central location, the community has been one of the county’s fastest growing areas. There are many expansive residential communities within Kearneysville boasting impressive real estate options. Places such as the Village of Washington Trail and Chapel View afford prospective homebuyers diverse real estate options in the 25430 zip code of this historic and scenic county. While single family homes in Kearneysville, West Virginia can cost as much as $750,000, the average listing price for a single family home is around $255,000.