West Virginia Eastern Panhandle

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Realtors

About the Eastern Panhandle in West Virginia

  • State Area: 24,181 Square Miles (62,629 sq km)
  • Population: (2006 US Census Bureau estimate) 1,818,470
  • State capital and largest city: Charleston
  • Motto: Montani Semper Liberi "Mountainmen Are Free"
  • State bird: Cardinal
  • State flower: Rhododendron Maximum
  • State tree: Sugar Maple
  • State animal: Black Bear

The Eastern Panhandle is the fastest growing area of the state in terms of population and development. It is a warm and friendly place to live with a small town atmosphere back dropped by farms, apple orchards and gentle mountains. Independent, friendly and creative, our residents love to celebrate their proud traditions. Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties are each unique.

Our strong economy supports an infrastructure of top-notch services, making the area one of the most desirable in the nation. Credit this to the bustling economic atmosphere. Employers include such names as Quad Graphics, Coast Guard and the Internal Revenue Service. Most of our residents are more likely to work within the community than to commute to the larger metropolitan areas. However, many savvy commuters take advantage of the MARC commuter rail service that provides two morning trains into points along the Gaithersburg, Rockville and Silver Spring corridor in Maryland, then to Union Station in Washington, D.C. Three trains return in the evening with stops in Harper's Ferry, Duffields at Shepherdstown, and returning to the renovated historic train station in downtown Martinsburg.

The Eastern Panhandle continues to attract forward thinking business people from all over the world. Those whose families came here for the beauty and bounty many generations ago, live side by side with new recent residents who find the area's spirit equally rewarding.

-Eastern Panhandle Statistics-

Climate Average

Population

Average temperature: 53°

Berkeley County - 97,534

Low mean (January): 31°

Jefferson County - 50,433

High mean (July): 76°

Morgan County - 16,377

Rainfall (inches): 39"

Snowfall (inches): 26"

-Destination Distances-

To/From By Miles

Charles Town

Martinsburg

Berkeley Springs

Washington DC

58

79

107

Winchester VA

20

22

36

Richmond VA

168

170

179

Baltimore MD

67

85

100

Hagerstown MD

25

18

25

Philadelphia PA

180

190

165

If you are considering a move to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, visit my website for more information.

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Thanks for this informativepost on West Virignia Eastern Panhandle.

 

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West Virginia Estern Panhandle has been an attractive place for many people to live  due to it's proximity to Washington D C.. is that still true today?

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