Running Events Jefferson County West Virginia

 runHave you ever wondered about running events in Jefferson County West Virginia? Jefferson County provides the perfect backdrop for a variety of running events. Whether raising money for charitable causes or attempting to break the world record in the 5k, runners of all levels will enjoy the ideal weather conditions, the history, and charming hospitality of Shepherdstown, Charles Town, and Harper’s Ferry.


freedom's runFreedom’s Run, on October 12, 2013 is the premiere fall running event in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The event is hosted and presented by Shepherd University, The Shepherd Wellness Center, the Robert C. Byrd Heath Sciences Center Eastern Division, and the West Virginia University Hospitals East. The event includes a marathon, half-marathon, 10k, 5k, and a kid’s Fun Run.

 The marathon course starts in the historic Civil War town of Harper’s Ferry in Harper’s Ferry National Park, and then winds up the Maryland side of the Potomac River through the C & O Canal Historical National Park. A section of the race goes through the Antietam National Battlefield before swinging back across the Potomac into West Virginia, and finishing in Shepherdstown. The half-marathon, 10k, 5k, and kid’s Fun Run start and finish in Shepherdstown.

The Freedom’s Run marathon is a full service event sanctioned and certified by the USATF and an official qualifying event for the prestigious Boston Marathon.


this race is for the birds In early spring, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown along with the Potomac Valley Audubon Society hosts “This Race is for the Birds”. There’s a 4+ mile trail race, a 7+ mile trail race, a 2 mile ‘Eagle nest’ jog/walk, and a 1 mile ‘fun run’ for children under 10.

 The courses run along trails through forests and fields along the Potomac River that are not normally open to the public. Beautiful spring wildflowers line the course. Plus, participants get to see an active bald eagle’s nest!


harpers ferry half marathon In May, the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon, 4 mile trail run, and Kid’s Run takes place in historic Harpers Ferry. The challenging half marathon course winds through Harpers Ferry National Historic Park and along trails and roads with expansive views of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers. The race is presented by Two Rivers Treads, River Riders, and Two Rivers Heritage. The Kid’s Run is free for children under 10 years old.

 Last year’s event benefitted two local non-profit organizations: Eastern Panhandle Indigo Children (EPIC) which helps children with autism; and the Outdoor Education Center of For Love of Children (OEC of FLOC) which helps healthy character development for youths and adults in an outdoor classroom.


Shepherdstown, Charles Town, and Harpers Ferry are not just great communities to raise a family, they’re great places to raise a healthy family. Visit Linda Kilroy Real Estate to find out more about purchasing a home in this great area in West Virginia. Also, please attend the running events in Jefferson County West Virginia.


Eastland Subdivision Charles Town, WV

Charles Town WV Communities

Eastland Subdivision Charles Town, WV

Eastland is a wonderful subdivision in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia that is located just outside the town of Charles Town.

Eastland Subdivision

Eastland Subdivision Charles Town WVAccording to the Eastland Home Owner’s Association, Eastland is “filled with the nicest people in the Shenandoah Valley.” It is a family-friendly neighborhood with beautiful features. Eastland has a three acre lake and paved walking trails throughout. There is also a picnic area for those nice sunny days. The neighborhood is just outside of Charles Town, WV and only six miles west of the Virginia state line. It is a great place for commuters travelling to Virginia or the Washington D.C. area who do not want to live in the city. Eastland contains over 100 homes on 1-2 acres lots with mountain views.

Charles Town

Charles Town WVCharles Town is a town rich in history. It was named after George Washington’s brother Charles Washington. Charles Town also played an important role during the Civil War. It was the site of abolitionist John Brown’s trial and execution. The town is also known for the annual Charles Town Car Show and Charles Town Heritage Festival.

For information about the local schools, visit the Jefferson County Schools website.

Contact Linda’s Team at ERA Liberty Realty at (304) 725-1145 for information about homes for sale in Eastland and the Charles Town area.





Eight Tips to Consider Before Moving to Charles Town

 Eight Tips to Consider Before Moving to Charles Town

Moving can be a very stressful experience when you are not prepared. Below are eight helpful tips to consider before moving.

  Eight Tips to Consider Before Moving

Start packing early

One of the biggest mistakes people make when moving that causes them a great deal of stress is waiting until the last minute to pack everything up. When you start packing early, you give yourself the chance to make decisions on what you actually need to take with you and what you can give away. Don’t be afraid to donate those extra clothes you never wear to Goodwill, The Salvation Army, or your local thrift shop. If you don’t wear them now, you won’t wear them when you move. Packing early also allows you to organize things better. Rather than throwing everything in a box at the last minute, you can make conscious decisions about what should be packed with what. This preparation will prevent an immense amount of stress once you move in to your new home.

Ask for help

movers While they may be sad to see you go, it is very likely that your friends and family would be more than willing to help you move. Have a couple friends with trucks? Ask them if they can help you out on the big day. Don’t wait around until the last minute when they won’t be able to work it into their busy schedules though. You really don’t want to depend on having help and then be left alone to put that heavy couch in your tiny car. And who knows, maybe your cousin down the street has some excellent packing tips. You never know who will be able to lend a helping hand. Remember to provide them with some refreshments and let them know how much they mean to you. They are doing you a huge favor!

Be thrifty and keep things simple

Try to save boxes in the months leading up to your expected moving date. By saving boxes, you are saving yourself some money. You are not going to want to pay for boxes when you could have had some for free, silly! Also, remember not to pack too many heavy items in one box. Books are easy to pack, but put too many in a big box and no one will be able to lift it. Using smaller boxes can make your life a lot easier. It may end up looking like there is more stuff, but it will be way easier to lift and carry each one up the stairs of that new home.

Keep track of what is important to you

Make sure to keep important documents and valuables in a safe place to avoid any confusion during the move. You don’t want to panic and search everywhere for your grandmother’s diamond ring you inherited when you don’t remember which box had your all your jewelry in it.

Stay organized

Eight Tips to Consider Before Moving Label your boxes that contain similar items. Try to keep the kitchen stuff together; try to keep the bathroom stuff together. If you write “bathroom stuff” on a box, you will already know where the towels are hiding when it comes time for that first shower in the new home. Another idea is to label each box with a number and write down the items in each box on a sheet of paper with that number. This will not only help you find things when you unpack, but it will also serve as a good inventory tool to ensure you pack everything you need.

Check out multiple movers

If you are planning on hiring movers, look into a few different moving companies. Ask your family and friends if they have any companies they would recommend. It is not always easy to determine who is going to give you the best service, so finding someone with personal experience with certain movers is definitely a good idea. Try to get a few moving companies to do in-home estimates or a binding not-to-exceed estimate. You don’t want them to surprise you with wrong initial estimates and have to pay more than you expected. Remember, every company will be different. Do your homework and check out their reviews.

Think about the kids and pets

Are the kids too young to help move boxes? Will they be more of a hassle than a help to have around on the big day? Find a babysitter or ask grandma to lend a hand by watching the kids for the day. You are going to save yourself a lot of extra work by not having to run around after the children and yell at them to stop climbing on the boxes. The same goes for pets. Pets can get in the way while moving, and you don’t want them to be neglected in a chaotic and new setting. See if someone can do you a favor and watch Fido and Fluffy for the day. Moving can be a difficult transition for pets who are territorial and have been familiar with their surroundings for many years. Prevent excess confusion for them by moving them in after things are in place. Check out this article by real estate blogger Karen Highland for more Tips for Moving with Pets.

Sketch out a floor plan

SketchTry not to go in to your new home without a clue as to where you are going to put that huge bookshelf and awkwardly shaped coffee table. Try sketching out a drawing of each room and where those big pieces of furniture will fit into each one. In doing this, you will be able to tell whoever is helping you move where you want those larger pieces of furniture to go. You really don’t want to have to try and move those things by yourself, and your movers are not going to move them for you ten times to find the perfect spot, even if those movers are your friends and family. By having a plan written down, you will save yourself, and your movers’, some time and energy.

Well there you have it, eight tips to consider before moving. Best of luck with your move!

Contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145 for information about homes for sale in Charles Town, Martinsburg, and surrounding areas in West Virginia.

Eight Tips to Consider Before Moving to Charles Town

255 Lariat Drive – CLOSED


Cute 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath rancher for sale located at 255 Lariat Drive Kearneysville WV 25430.

255 Lariat Drive Kearneysville, WV 25430


255 Lariat Drive Kearneysville WV 25430


255 Lariat Drive Kearneysville, WV 25430Look at this adorable galley kitchen with all its country flair. Very efficient and functional, this kitchen will be a great place to cook up some delicious homemade meals.


255 Lariat Drive Kearneysville, WV 25430

Though the home may need a little bit of love, it has many unique qualities that make it stand out. For example, the home has a wood burning fireplace, some hardwood floors, and a large family room.



255 Lariat Drive Kearneysville, WV 25430

The property also features a spacious detached garage, which is pictured on the right.



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255 Lariat Drive Kearneysville WV 25430

Briar Run Estates

Briar Run Estates in Ranson, West Virginia

Briar Run Estates 1Briar Run Estates is a beautiful neighborhood located in Ranson, West Virginia. The neighborhood is located on 128 acres and consists of both single family detached homes and townhomes. The neighborhood continues to grow each year as new phases of the development are being completed. Briar Run Estates 2Briar Run Estates contains not only homes, but it also offers planned parks and green spaces that allow families a place to play and enjoy the nature around them. The location is also close to shopping centers and restaurants such as Weis Markets, Kohl’s, Home Depot, and Panera Bread.

briar run park The neighborhood is home to Briar Run Park, which is located on Oak Lee Drive. The park features a couple benches and picnic tables, giving parents the opportunity to relax as they watch their children play.

The city of Ranson, WV is located in the Eastern Panhandle of the state near Martinsburg and Charles Town. It is approximately and hour’s drive west of Washington D.C., which makes it an excellent home to commuters. Ranson still has a small town feel, yet it provides great access to surrounding areas full of culture, adventure, and fun. Interested in learning more about Ranson? Just click here.

Briar Run Estates is a wonderful neighborhood set in a relaxed environment. For more information about homes in Ranson, WV and surrounding areas, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145.

222 Cub Run Lane Harpers Ferry WV 25425

Home for Sale in Shannondale Subdivision

 222 Cub Run Lane Harpers Ferry WV 25425

3 bedroom, 2 bath, split foyer home, single-family home in Shannondale Subdivision, Harpers Ferry 25425.

The home is just a few miles from Historic Harpers Ferry, a town full of history and outdoor adventure.

222 Cub Run Lane Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Family Room

222 Cub Run Lane is a handy man’s dream. This fixer upper is quaint and unique. It offers little bits of character that make it a one of a kind home. The picture on the left shows the home’s family room, which contains a nice fireplace.




 The kitchen features a large island and breakfast nook. The cabinets provide great storage space, and there is a dishwasher already installed.





The home is located on a half acre lot with beautiful trees in the back. There is also a shed in the yard, which is great for that extra outdoor storage!





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Youth Sports in Jefferson County WV

Youth Sports in Jefferson County WV

Sports are a big part of Jefferson County WV

Organized youth sports play an vital role in the communities of Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Harpers Ferry. Helping children stay active is an effective step towards fighting childhood obesity. Plus, the social benefits of a team environment allow kids to develop psychologically and make connections and friendships that can last for many years. Residents of Jefferson County have lots of sports opportunities in the local area to keep kids and parents busy and engaged throughout the year! Youth Sports in Jefferson County WV


Both US Youth Soccer and AYSO are represented in Jefferson. The Jefferson County Youth Soccer League is a member of the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). Region 322, predicated on the philosophy that everybody plays, offers recreational soccer for boys and girls from U5 up to U19. Soccer greats Alex Morgan and Landon Donovan started playing soccer when they were young and enrolled in AYSO.

For the serious, more competitve player, the EPIC soccer club located in Charles Town offers travel soccer for kids who seek the next level of play. A member of US Youth Soccer, EPIC offers top notch soccer year around. Teams play in local travel leagues including the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL), the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) and the Frederick County Youth Soccer League (FCYSL).


During the spring and fall, it’s common to hear the sound of baseballs and softballs cracking off of bats in Jefferson County! The Jefferson County Little League (JCLL) provides baseball for girls and boys. Tee-ball starts at age four, followed by Little League to junior league for ages 13 to 14 years old. Little League Girls Softball is available for girls from 9 to 14 years old.

The home facility of the Jefferson County Little League is in Shenandoah Junction, behind Jefferson High School. The Charles Town-Ranson Little League (CTRLL) also serves the eastern panhandle with baseball and softball programs. Their facilities are based at the Sam Michael’s Park in Harpers Ferry. The Charles Town-Ranson Little League also offers travel baseball for more serious players.


When the leaves begin turning in the fall, it can mean only one thing: football!  If your son is the next RGIII or former Redskin great like West Virginia native Sam Huff then the Jefferson County Youth Football League (JCYFL) is a great place to start! With over 700 kids, the football program incorporates the following age groups: PeeWee (ages 6-7), Freshman (ages 8-9), Junior Varsity (10-11) and Varsity (12-13). There’s a full complement of cheerleaders for each age group as well. The JCYFL plays in the Tri-County Youth Football League and calls Marcus Field in Ranson its home field.


Once the cool northerly breezes flow from the north into the Shenandoah, it’s winter – and time for basketball! The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department (JCPRC) runs a coed indoor basketball league for boys and girls between the ages of 5-17. Games are played at the Jefferson County Community Center in Ranson. The Charles Town/Ranson Youth Basketball League also serves the the eastern panhandle. The CTRYBL provides basketball and cheerleading programs for boys and girls ages 7-12.

Youth Sports in Jefferson County WV offer a variety of activities for everyone. For more information on youth sports in Jefferson County WV, contact the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation at (304) 728-3207.

Jefferson County – including Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Harpers Ferry – is a great place to raise a family. Organized youth sports provide an opportunity for your children to stay active all year round, have fun, and learn various individual techniques in a social, team oriented environment. To find out more about homes for sale in the area, contact The Linda Kilroy Team at 304-725-1145 or visit their website at




Shepherdstown Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

Need a quick update on the Shepherdstown Real Estate Market Report – July 2013? Look no further. Shepherdstown Real Esatae Market Report=July 2013

 Highlights from real estate sales for July 2013:

  •  Home sales for the month were up 28.57% over last year.
  • Average sold price was $378,433.
  • Median sold price was $277,000.
  • The time on the market increased compared to last year, with an average of 228 days this July compared to 136 days last July.
  • Sellers are getting an average of 91.8% of the list price, compared to 94.6% last year.

Contact Linda’s team at ERA Liberty Realty at (304) 725-1145 for information on homes sold in the Shepherdstown, WV area.

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market Report –  July 2013

Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013
Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

The Charles Town real estate market report-2013 shows that the market seems to be heating up this July, with a significant increase in home sales compared to this time last year.

Highlights from real estate sales for July 2013:

  •  Home sales for the month were up 78.95% over last year with a total of 34 homes sold.
  • Average sold price was $217,285.
  • Median home price was $204,950.
  • The time on the market remained fairly consistent, with an average of 61 days on the market in July 2013, compared to 63 days last year.
  • Sellers received an average of 98.1% of the list price, compared to 96.4% in July of last year.

 Contact Linda’s team at ERA Liberty Realty at (304) 725-1145 for information on homes sold in the Charles Town, WV area.

 Charles Town Real Estate Market Report July 2013

Housing Developments in Charles Town WV

Communities in Charles Town WV


Charles Town, West Virginia is known for its rich history and beautiful setting near the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plus, with a commute that takes only a little over an hour to the Northern Virginia and DC areas, it’s an affordable alternative to high metro area housing prices in DC, Northern Virginia, and suburban Maryland many people have enjoyed the housing developments in Charles Town WV. Charles Town7252013


Families also love living near the great hiking trails and the proximity of the beautiful, history-rich town of Harpers Ferry nearby.


There are some great neighborhoods in the Charles Town area to choose from. Here are a few examples:


Housing Developments in Charles Town WV


  • Locust Hill Golf Community is located near the Locust Hill Golf Course, just outside the city of Charles Town. The golf course itself is rated #5 by Golfweek Magazine in West Virginia for best public access courses, daily fees and resorts. The community offers something for everyone, with single family homes, townhomes and villas. Some homes have views of the golf course and/or the Blue Ridge mountains.
  • Tuscawilla Hills is located approximately 3 miles southwest of Charles Town. (Special feature: here’s a webcam so you can see the weather in Tuscawilla Hills at any time!) The community features affordable homes in a variety of styles. Newsletters about community happenings are published online.
  • Norborne Glebe features lovely tree-lined streets, and shopping, parks, and schools are close by. The community features colonial-style homes – some with unique upgrades. It’s located near Route 340 with easy access to both Maryland and Virginia.


All of these neighborhoods are close to downtown Charles Town, which has a variety of well-liked restaurants and lots of shopping – including a Walmart, drugstores, and much more. There’s also a popular farmer’s market on Saturdays from mid-April through October. Plus there’s an active Discover Downtown Charles Town Facebook page that you can like to keep all the latest events in your Facebook feed – including concerts at Evitts Run Park, special seasonal events, and more!


Commuters in this area also have the option of taking the MARC train, which leaves out of nearby Duffields and Harpers Ferry..


Would you like to learn more about which neighborhood in the Charles Town neighborhood might be right for you? Contact me for more information at 304-725-1145 or visit for Housing Developments in Charles Town WV





56 Barksdale Court – CLOSED

Charles Town WV Communities


56 Barksdale Court is for sale, a 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath Colonial home in Norborne-Glebe Subdivision in Historic Charles Town.

 56 Barksdale Court Charles Town, WV 25414

56 Barksdale Court Charles Town WV

56 Barksdale Court Charles Town, WV

  The home’s kitchen is great place to gather for food, fun, and family.  With an island, breakfast bar, and breakfast nook, this kitchen is inviting and functional. The home also features a separate dining room.



56 Barksdale Court Charles Town WV

The master bedroom is wonderfully spacious and features a walk-in closet,which is great for someone who needs a little extra storage space. The master has a beautiful bathroom with a separate tub and stall shower unit.



56 Barksdale Ct Charles Town WV

   Another great feature of this home is the number of rooms, which can be used in a variety of ways. Need a play room for the kids? Perhaps you have always dreamed of having a nice space for entertatining? Fulfill those dreams with all the rooms this home has to offer.

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Cress Creek Community- Shepherdstown WV

Cress Creek

The Cress Creek Community-Shepherdstown WV is a neighborhood located just past Shepherd University. cressentrance It is only 90 minutes from Washington, DC. It is very popular brcause it features the Cress Creek Country Club and an 18 hole golf Course. This was molded on 220 acres of lush, rolling terrain. Also featured are the clubhouse as well as a dining room.

Of course there is also a swimming pool and an indoor athletic club. All of this create an area wher you can play where you live.

Shepherdstown´s only country club community offers the tranquility and natural beauty of a rural setting, in an area renowned for its history and cultural amenities.  At Cress Creek you can relax among friends and family in a private, yet casual club atmosphere, and enjoy outstanding recreational and social opportunities.

The golf course at Cress Creek.
The golf course at Cress Creek.

Being able to live where you can play is very popular among the residents that have relocated to Cress Creek. Some people are retired and many commute to their work. As Shepherdstown is centrally locate between Hagerstown, Winchester and Frederic, Md. you are never too far from anything you need.