Founded in 1801, the easternmost county in the state, Jefferson County, West Virginia is home to around 56,338 residents. Part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan area, Jefferson County is a county with an abundance of natural beauty and cultural and historical significance. Composed of approximately 212 square miles, Jefferson County is home to the lowest point in West Virginia, a point on the Potomac River just east of Harpers Ferry. Jefferson County is also home to the beautiful area John Denver sang about in “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” the only place in the state where you find both the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains.
Residents of Jefferson County enjoy the natural beauty of the area, as well as numerous points of interest including locales like Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Those that call Jefferson County home also enjoy easy access to major thoroughfares such as West Virginia Routes 9, 45, 51, 115 and 230, as well as U.S. Highway 340. There are abundant real estate options in the scenic and historic area of Jefferson County. Homes for sale in the area vary in price depending upon their location, age, size, architectural style and special features. Condos for sale in Jefferson County have an average listing price around $260,000 and townhomes have an average listing price around $180,000. While you can find some very large and luxurious single family homes for sale in Jefferson County, with price tags close to $2.8 million, the average listing price for a single family home in the county is nearer to $378,000.
Jefferson County is home to two cities, Charles Town and Ranson; three towns, Bolivar, Harpers Ferry, and Shepherdstown; and three census-designated places, Middleway, Shannondale, and Shenandoah Junction. Jefferson County is also home to numerous unincorporated communities, including that of Summit Point. Summit Point, West Virginia is located at the intersection of West Virginia Secondary Route 1 and Summit Point Pike, adjacent to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Home to the Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point has a little over 1,000 residents. The Summit Point area is both beautiful and historic. White House Farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is found in the area. Summit Point was also the site of a Civil War battle in 1864 and is home to Hawthorn, another historic farm dating back to the 1700's. With its abundance of history and natural beauty, Summit Point, West Virginia is a wonderful place to buy a home in Jefferson County.