In the heart of historic Jefferson County, just forty minutes from Dulles International Airport, you’ll find the remarkable city of Ranson, West Virginia. Over 100 years old, this ever-growing community has managed to maintain its small town charm and affords its residents a retreat from the present, just an hour from Washington, D.C. Ranson is the perfect place to relax and boasts an abundance of recreational opportunities. Residents can take a hike in the beautiful Blue Ridge foothills, or on the Appalachian Trail. They can also enjoy water activities like kayaking, swimming, and fishing on the glistening waters of the Shenandoah River.
History buffs love Ranson because the area affords them the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of Civil War veterans. Both Harpers Ferry National Park and the Antietam National Battlefield are nearby. There are also abundant opportunities for excellent shopping and exquisite casual and fine dining. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, Ranson is a wonderful place to buy a home if you are a commuter wanting a quiet, small town lifestyle with easy access to the big cities and all of their amenities. Served by the highly rated Jefferson County School District, Ranson is also a great place to raise a family.
Ranson is home to many impressive neighborhoods and subdivisions including Briar Run, Fairfax Crossing, Orchard Hills, Shenandoah Springs and Wild Rose. The real estate available in Ranson, West Virginia is diverse in its style, age, location and size. There are a number of homes dating from the turn of the century and reflecting the popular architectural styles of that era. Many are two-story single family homes and one-story cottages. However, there are also many new townhomes, apartments and one-story homes in Ranson. While a single family home in Ranson can cost as much as $400,000, the average listing price is around $192,000. And while there are sometimes exceptions, a townhome in Ranson will typically come with a pricetag in the $170,000 to $210,000 range.