The county seat of Jefferson County is Charles Town, West Virginia, a remarkable small town with a rich history and abundant amenities. Charles Town is located southeast of Martinsburg and west of Harpers Ferry, just 90 minutes from Washington, D.C. With its close proximity to the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, Charles Town boasts a plethora of recreational opportunities including kayaking, tubing, swimming and fishing. Residents of this remarkable small town also enjoy exploring at the nearby Shannondale Springs Wildlife Management Area, hiking along the Appalachian Trail and camping in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Charles Town was named after George Washington’s brother. The community is home to several cultural and historical points of interest including many buildings and sites which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Students in the community are served by the highly rated Jefferson County School District making Charles Town a great place to raise a family. The town also hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year, including a Christmas Parade, trick-or-treating and the Heritage Festival.
Home to around 5,9,57 residents, Charles Town has some truly remarkable real estate options as well. An ideal community for commuters, Charles Town is home to several impressive communities and subdivisions with condos, townhomes, single family homes, luxurious estates and everything in between. One of its most prestigious communities is that of Locust Hill. Locust Hill is a golf course community comprised of over 500 residences including townhomes, single family homes and villas. Many of the properties in this remarkable community have breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as views of the meticulously manicured golf course greens and fairways. Lots in Locust Hill are around 1/3 of an acre in size, and home prices vary depending upon the size, age, style, location and special features of the property. Typically Locust Hill homes range around a median sales price of $303,000.