Berkeley County WV Summer Treats

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Berkeley County WV Summer Treats

Get Refreshed with Delicious Berkeley County WV Summer Treats

berkeley county wv summer treats One of the best things about the warmest months of the year is what come with the elevated temperatures. Aside from thunderstorms, the warm spring and summer months bring us the most vibrant and flavorful produce and the best cold, sweet treats! In our last post, we talked about some of the best places to get these delicious treats in Jefferson County, now we will take a look at some of the great Berkeley County WV summer treats. Photo credit: ShakataGaNai, Wikipeida

Berkeley County WV Summer Treats

Two of Berkeley County’s hot spots for ice cream and produce are Orr’s Farm Market and Rock Hill Creamery.

At Orr’s, a family built and maintained business, the produce and other products are made with decades of family pride. Fruits, vegetables, a bakery and even gift boxes filled with local treats are available at Orr’s, 682 Orr Drive in Martinsburg. The acres of farmland is perfect for birthday parties and even tours for school children. If you want to really get a taste of the county life, visit Orr’s to pick your produce with your own hands. The farm offers the public opportunities to pick produce right out of the fields. If you can’t make it out to Orr’s, you can check out one of the other many farmers markets in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

After breaking a sweat picking produce, a cold, sweet treat from Rock Hill Creamery will hit the spot. Even the most hard to please is bound to find a cold treat to suit his taste at Rock Hill Creamery. The shop offers homemade ice cream in various flavors. Some of those flavors include Chocolate, Raspberry and Vanilla to Yellow Cake Batter, Cookies and Cream and Ram Trax. Rock Hill Creamery even travels the area and just might show up at your local event to offer an ice cream social. To really offer a nostalgic look back at the old life, Rock Hill has a sporty 1928 Model AA Ford truck that is often seen motoring around town. You can stop in for a visit at 13838 Apple Harvest Drive in Martinsburg.

Make sure to check out our other blog about Summer Treats in Jefferson County, WV!

You know what else is really sweet? Working with The Linda Kilroy Team! If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling this summer, give Linda’s Team a call at (304) 725-1145. They can help you with all your real estate needs!

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Berkeley County WV Summer Treats

Jefferson County WV Summer Treats

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Jefferson County WV Summer Treats

Tomatoes and Ice Cream: The Best Jefferson County WV Summer Treats

jefferson county wv summer treats One of the best things about the warmest months of the year is what comes with the elevated temperatures. Aside from thunderstorms, the warm spring and summer months bring us the most vibrant and flavorful produce and the best cold, sweet treats.

Farmers markets and ice cream shops across the country are shaking off the dust left by the harsh winter and readying themselves for the busy season if they aren’t already in full swing. This dusting-off includes the markets and shops in Jefferson County.

While some markets and shops are open year round, others operate during certain months of the year. Nevertheless, these Jefferson County WV summer treats are delicious, and you won’t want to miss giving them a try!

Jefferson County WV Summer Treats

In Jefferson County, two hot spots are the Charles Town Farmers Market and Scoops Ice Cream Café in Harpers Ferry. The Charles Town Farmers Market, 100 block South Samuel Street, is a treasure trove of great produce and other products for eating, home décor and refreshing at bath time. The Charles Town Farmers Market will be open on Saturdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm from April until October. Boasting more than juicy, sweet fruits and vegetables, the market promises fresh eggs, honey, prime cuts of meat, and even locally made arts and crafts, just to name a few products. If you don’t live near Charles Town, there are plenty of other farmers markets in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia too.

For the best homemade sweet, cold creamy treats in the county, visit Scoops Café. The Harpers Ferry eatery, 173 Potomac Street, offers 16 flavors of hand-packed ice cream that can be turned into a towering banana split, an old fashioned float, or an ice cream sandwich using freshly baked cookies. Delectable hot dogs, freshly ground coffee and gourmet coffee drinks are also staples at Scoops.

Enjoy the nice warm weather with some fresh produce and ice cream in Jefferson County. The Jefferson County WV summer treats are some of the best in town. Do you know of any other great treats? Make sure to let us know in the comments. Be looking for out post on summer treats in Berkeley County, West Virginia too.

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The Outfitter in Harpers Ferry WV

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The Outfitter in Harpers Ferry WV

106 Potomac Street Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

The Outfitter in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia has served as a resupply store for hikers since it opened in 1996. Located near the halfway point on the Appalachian Trail, it serves a great stop to stock up on supplies that need replacing. The shop is conveniently located just 200 feet off the trail.

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You don’t need to be just passing by to make a stop at the store. It’s also a great place for outdoor enthusiasts in the area to find supplies and reliable products. This hiking store in Harpers Ferry is staffed by pros that are hikers themselves. So whether you are a pro or a beginner, you will be able to find the help that you need at The Outfitter. The staff members are full of knowledge, and I’m sure they will help you with whatever questions you may have.

The Outfitter offers a variety of hiking gear, as well as services ranging from bike rentals and equipment repair. They are open daily from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. If you have any questions about their services of products, you can give them a call at (304) 535-2087. You can also check out their website, which has beautiful pictures of the Appalachian Trail and the area.

Harpers Ferry is a place that definitely appeals to people who loves the outdoors. There are great hiking trails, fun water activities, and thrilling zip lines. With local shops like The Outfitter, you can be sure to find all the equipment you need to take advantage of the beautiful nature Harpers Ferry has to offer. There is even a stream that runs through the store basement! How cool is that?

Outdoor enthusiasts and local artists love the Eastern Panhandle region of West Virginia, and we know you will too! If you’re thinking about making this beautiful region your home, contact The Linda Kilroy Team. No one knows the neighborhoods in this region better than Linda and her team. Whether your passion is shopping for local treasures or mountain biking through the wilderness, Linda can find a home that is close to the stores and services that you need. Contact her today to find the West Virginia home of your dreams! (304) 725-1145

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Shepherdstown Real Estate Market April 2014

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Shepherdstown Real Estate Market April 2014

shepherdstown real estate market april 2014 Are you wondering what is going on with the real estate market in Shepherdstown, West Virginia? Is it a good time to sell? Is it a good time to buy? Let’s take a look at the Shepherdstown real estate market April 2014 statistics. By comparing the numbers from this April to the numbers from April of 2013, we can get a better understanding of whether or not it is a good time to buy or sell.

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market April 2014 Highlights

  • Median sold price was $269,995
  • Average sold price was $276,556
  • There were a total of 8 home sales
  • Of the 8 home sales, 7 homes were detached and 1 was attached
  • Average time homes were on the market was 94 days
  • Sellers received an average of 95.7% of the original list price
  • The average list price of the homes sold was $288,243

Comparison to April 2013

  •  Median sold price was $261,000 = 3.45% increase
  • Average sold price was $269,349 =.68% increase
  • There were a total of 8 homes sold = no change
  • Of the 8 home sales, 7 homes were detached and 1 was attached = no change
  • Average time homes were on the market was 129 days = 27.13% decrease
  • Sellers received an average of 91.5% of the original list price = 4.59% increase
  • The average list price of the homes sold was $290,886 = 0.91% decrease

The chart below shows the number of active listings, pending sales, and homes sold over the past year. As you can see, there has not been any drastic changes in the area over the past twelve months.

In the chart below, you can take a look at the median sales price for homes in Shepherdstown based on number of bedrooms.

Do you still have questions? Contact Linda’s Team at ERA Liberty Realty at (304) 725-1145 for information on the market and homes sold in the Shepherdstown, WV area.

Current Listings in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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Shepherdstown Real Estate Market April 2014

Shepherdstown Real Estate Market April 2014

Swimming in the Eastern Panhandle WV

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Swimming in the Eastern Panhandle WV

Swim on over, the water is great in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia!

swimming in the eastern panhandle wv Looking for an activity that builds endurance, deepens your summer complexion, and keeps you cool all at the same time? Then splash right on into the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia this summer!

Public swimming pools typically are uncovered and ready for the season at the end of May or in the first few days of June, and the Eastern Panhandle is kicking right in that lane. Photo credit: Tommy Wong

Practice Makes Progress

Not a great swimmer? Never learned to swim? Have no fear. Local park and recreation organizations are offering swimming lessons for children as young as six months old and for older children too.

Jefferson Countyis offering swimming lessons and Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation has also opened registration for its 2014 Swim Program. Make sure to get your children signed up now to ensure that they don’t miss out on their opportunity to go swimming in the Eastern Panhandle WV.

Exercise and Fun

If you have already learned to swim, but need a great place to get in your laps or to just have some water-filled fun, the area offers many top-notch places to swim.

There are pools at two of Morgan County’s state parks, Berkeley Springs State Park and Cacapon Resort State Park. In Martinsburg, swimmers may visit the pool at Lambert Park or the War Memorial Park pool. Charles Town offers a pool at Jefferson Memorial Park.

The operation hours, rules, and admission fees for pool and park facilities, and the times and costs of swimming lessons may be found by clicking on the respective hyperlinks.

Keep Safety First

Most importantly, while swimming in the Eastern Panhandle WV or playing near a pool, or any body of water, be mindful of safety. Brightly colored swimwear, stylish sun glasses and comfortable flip flops are great at the pool, but remember to also take along and wear a sun block product and a hat to help limit your exposure to damaging UV rays.

If you want to learn something new and useful this summer, check with the Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the American Red Cross for lifeguard education classes.

For general recommendations concerning water safety (and more swimming lesson offers), the American Red Cross offers these water safety tips.

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Charles Town Real Estate Market April 2014

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Charles Town Real Estate Market April 2014

What is going on with the real estate market in Charles Town, West Virginia? Here we take a look at some statistics from the month of April 2014 and compare them to the previous year to see how the market is comparing to 2013. Is the market improving in Charles Town? Is it staying the same? Let’s take a look at what’s going on in the Charles Town real estate market.

charles town real estate market april 2014 Highlights from the Charles Town Real Estate Market April 2014 report:

  • Median sold price: $282,000
  • Average sold price: $270,586
  • Units sold: 16
  • Average time on the market: 92 days
  • Average sold price to original list price ratio: of 92.4%
  • All 16 homes sold were detached homes
  • There were 89 active listings

Comparisons to last year:

  • Median sold price increased 31.78% ($214,000 in April 2013)
  • Average sold price increased 20.06 % ($225,384 in April 2013)
  • The number of units decreased with 20 units sold in April 2013
  • Average time on the market in April 2013 was 63 days
  • The average sold price to original list price ratio has decreased with it being 98.6% in April 2013
  • The same number of detached homes were sold in April 2013 (16 homes); however, there were also 4 attached home sales
  • There was a 9.88% increase in active listings compared to last April

The chart below shows the median sales price of homes in Charles Town over the past 3 years. As you can see, the median sales price has gone up and down over the years, but it has been slowly increasing.

The chart below shows the number of active listings in Charles Town over the past year. It also shows how many of those listings were new listings during the month and how many homes were sold (closed).

As you can see below, the average sold price to the original listing price took a little dip the past two months. This may be good news if you are in the market to purchase a home. There could be some room for negotiating the original list price.

Current Listings in Charles Town, West Virginia

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Mel’s Smells in Martinsburg

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Mel’s Smells in Martinsburg: A Delightful Shop for Great Scents

104 W. Burke Street Martinsburg, WV 25401

Are you still stumped about what to get Mom this Mother’s Day? Mel’s Smells in Martinsburg, West Virginia has got you covered. We bet you can find something to buy Mom that she doesn’t have already at this unique shop. Even if you are unsure about what to buy, Mel’s Smells has gift certificates so Mom can pick up whatever scent or craft she likes the best and browse around all the great products at the store.


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Never heard of Mel’s Smells before? It is a unique store located in Downtown Martinsburg that is a great place to buy a variety of neat crafts. The shop is most famous for its scented candles that are hand-poured and made from soy. These soy candles not only smell great, but they are also known to burn longer than regular wax candles. Mel’s Smells also has fantastic handmade lye soap. Their soaps are made with vegetable oils and do not contain any harsh chemicals, so they are better for your skin. They also make carpet dust and car sacks. Mel’s Smells definitely knows how to make you and your home smell great!

mel's smells In addition to their own products, Mel’s Smells sells a variety of other crafts. They carry unique jewelry, crafts, and food created by local residents. You can also find items as diverse as apple butter, quilted purses, wooden birdhouses, and more.

If you can’t make it to Martinsburg on a regular basis, you can also shop online on the Mel’s Smells website. You can choose from many different scents. Some of the scents include Angel Kisses, which smells like vanilla and lemon, Apple Butter, Bacon, and more! Yes, you read that correctly. They even have a candle that smells like bacon! If you fall in love with the candles, you can sign up for their candle of the month program and have a new candle delivered to you each month.

Mel’s Smells is open on Fridays from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. You can also check them out this Saturday, May 10th during the Heritage Day festivities in Martinsburg or at the Wine and Arts Festival May 24th through the 25th at Boydville.

Check out some other great places to shop in Downtown Martinsburg.

We hope you go out and support the small businesses in the area like Mel’s Smells in Martinsburg. We love our area and hope to see it continue to grow. If you or anyone you know are interested in moving to the area, we would love to help you through that process. Give Linda’s Team a call at (304) 725-1145.

Mel's Smells

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47 Ives Street Martinsburg, WV 25405

47 Ives Street Martinsburg WV 25405

Listing Spotlight: 47 Ives Street Martinsburg, WV 25405

Home for sale in The Vineyards subdivision!

This nice Colonial home is just waiting for you to call it your home. It is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom single-family home with many great features. It is located in The Vineyards in Martinsburg, West Virginia 25405.

47 Ives Street Martinsburg, WV 25405

47 Ives Street Martinsburg, WV 25405

This home features a nice kitchen with sleek, black appliances and great cabinet space. The kitchen then connects to a separate dining room where you could eat family dinners or have a family game night. Cook up your favorite meal, and then grab your favorite version of Monopoly. The kitchen and dining room are not too small and not too large; the are just right!

 

47 Ives Street Martinsburg, WV 25405       The master suite can be a heavenly retreat after a long day at work. Just take a look at the large, jetted tub that is found in the master bathroom of this home. There is also a shower in the master bathroom for those time you need to get up, get ready quick, and go! The natural light that comes in the bathroom window is a nice treat too.

 

47 Ives Street Martinsburg, WV 25405

This home also has a great yard that is fenced in, which is great for kids and pets that like to run. Sit out on the deck and enjoy a barbeque this summer. The yard is quite spacious, so the possibilities are endless. There is also a door leading outside from the basement, which is a nice feature.

 

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Camping in the Harpers Ferry Region

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Camping in the Harpers Ferry Region

camping in the harpers ferry region As the summer months approach, outdoor recreational activities abound in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. There are many options from kayaking on the Potomac River to tubing on the Shenandoah, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or mountain biking on the C&O Canal.

Of course, camping is on the list as well! Here are some popular places for camping in the Harpers Ferry Region:

Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA

Located in Harpers Ferry, this is a camping experience designed for fun! Camping options at Harpers Ferry / Civil War Battlefields KOA include RV sites, tent sites, cabins, and a deluxe cabin that sleeps 8 with a loft and kitchen. However, that’s only a part of the story.

The amenities include an Olympic-sized pool, mini-golf, a Civil War Living History Museum with live cannon firings and free pancakes off the griddle in season. There is also a coffee and wine shop called Grapes and Grinds that sells specialty coffees and evening wine tastings.

If that’s not enough, there are bike rentals, a snack bar, Wi-Fi, and top-notch shower and bathroom facilities.

The Tree House Camp at Maple Tree Campground

Located approximately 6 miles from historic Harpers Ferry in Rohrersville, Maryland, The Tree House Camp at Maple Tree Campground is situated on 20 acres that backs up to the section of Appalachian Trail that cuts through the middle of Maryland between West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Here, campers can choose from four cottage tree houses which have wrap-around decks, year-round accommodations and upgraded sleeping arrangements with king and queen sized beds. There are also 10 three season tree houses that are more rustic in nature; some have screens and most have bunk beds. The third option are tent sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. Lastly is the Hobbit House, which is an underground bunker with two skylights.

Amenities include hot showers with locks, ultra clean bathrooms, and a camp shop with ice, burgers, marshmallows, t-shirts, and more.

Brunswick Family Campground

Situated between the Potomac River and the C&O National Historic Park is this little gem of a campground that can be accessed only by the road that runs alongside the C&O Towpath.

RVs and tent camping are the primary accommodations at the Brunswick Family Campground, and the proximity to the towpath provides ample opportunity for bike riding and hiking. The campground’s proximity to the river is great for boating, kayaking, tubing, canoeing and fishing.

On June 13th and 14th, the campground hosts the Shenandoah Riverside Festival which is a family friendly event featuring 15 bands. What’s better than being outdoors with family and friends listening to music under the stars?

Outdoor recreational activities are woven intricately throughout the fabric of the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Many people move to Jefferson and Berkeley Counties not only because real estate is affordable, but because they are close to the all the outdoor recreational activities the area has to offer. If you would like to learn more about buying a home, townhouse, or condo in Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Charles Town, Inwood and Martinsburg, please contact Linda Kilroy. Linda will get you started on the right path to purchasing the perfect home in this beautiful neck of the woods. You can give her team a call at (304) 725-1145.

Camping in the Harpers Ferry Region

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