The beautiful small town of Ranson, West Virginia, is a great place to buy a home. Officially established in 1910 the town of Ranson was named for Dr. James Ranson, a farmer and dentist residing in the area at the time of its establishment. Ranson and the surrounding area is rich with cultural and historical points of interest, as well as many buildings and sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Residents of Ranson enjoy a plethora of recreational opportunities, including camping in the foothills of the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking along the Appalachian Trail, biking on the 10.3 mile path that follows Route 9 through the community, kayaking on the Shenandoah River and picnicking at Ranson’s six public parks.
Ranson residents also enjoy shopping and dining at conveniently located businesses like Kohl’s, Home Depot, Petco, Baskin Robbins, Dunkin’ Donuts, Panera Bread and several others. Despite its convenient metropolitan access, Ranson has managed to maintain its charming small town ambiance. It is a wonderful place to live if you are a commuter wanting a quiet, laid back lifestyle with easy access to the cities. Ranson is only 35 minutes from Frederick, Maryland and Leesburg, Virginia. Ranson is also in relative close proximity to Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Not only is Ranson a great place to live if you are a commuter, but Ranson is also a great place to raise a family. Students in Ranson are served by the highly rated Jefferson County School District.
Additionally, Ranson is home to diverse and affordable real estate options. Homes for sale in Ranson are found in a number of impressive subdivisions and neighborhoods like Wild Rose, Shenandoah Springs, Briar Run, Fairfax Crossing and Orchard Hills. Homes in Orchard Hills are very affordable and can be found for as little as $150,000. Orchard Hills is a small community conveniently location near shopping, schools, doctors and restaurants. There are one-level and multi-level homes in Orchard Hills and many homes have great features like fenced in yards, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchens and more.