Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

art in eastern panhandle of west virginia

Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

art eastern panhandle west virginia
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Everything You Need to Know About Local Art

Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia: Since the beginning of its foundation, West Virginia has served as a sort of retreat for the artist–a place to delve into creative practices surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Today, it remains much the same. The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia offers a wonderful variety of art-centered organizations, programs, activities and festivals that are sure to attract a crowd.

Morgan Arts Council – With the help of over 450 members, MAC organizes everything from a popular Summer Concert in the Park series, Ice House Concerts, and Arts Integration, to Adopt-a-School programs, theater productions, literary festivals and gallery shows. Recently, MAC implemented the Digital Media Center (DMC) which provides classes for the local community.

Berkeley Arts Council – Offerings exhibits, classes, workshops and various special events, the Berkeley Arts Council stands out for its Berkeley Art Works, a facility for galleries, activities and arts education, such as the sixth annual Art & Earth Juried Exhibit and Second Friday Poetry Readings. The facility also supports the Artists at the Works, which allows local and regional artists to display and sell their art in the Berkeley Art Works space.

Jefferson Arts Council – Supporting local organizations like the Washington Street Artists Cooperative and Artomatic Jefferson, this council offers galleries, concert, readings, and more. Most noteworthy, they host an annual Artober festival each year, which brings together dance, photography, film, fashion, music, painting, literature, and sculpture and woodworking through exhibitions, performances and other special events.

No matter in which county you choose to live, the Eastern Panhandle’s art scene is alive and well, and always growing. If you’re looking to purchase a home in the area, please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Art in Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

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Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

Jefferson County is located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and is situated next to the Virginia & Maryland state lines. Some notable towns located in Jefferson County include Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Ranson, Bakerton, and Summit Point.

The latest real estate market statistics are in for the Jefferson County, West Virginia area. The market seems to be holding as we end the year. Let’s take a look at what has been happening.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

  • There were a total of 352 active listings in Jefferson County, WV during the month of December.
  • Of those listings, 58 listings were put on the market throughout the month.
  • There was a total of 97 pending properties, which included any properties that was already under contract or went under contract throughout the month.

Median sold price

December 2015: $218,000
December 2014: $188,250

Increased 15.80%

The overall average sold price for homes in Jefferson County was $237,557. The average sold price of attached homes during the month of November was $161,225. The average sold price of detached homes during the month of November was $250,020.


Number of units sold

December 2015: 57
December 2014: 58

Decrease -2.00%

Of those 57 units sold this month on Jefferson County, 49 were detached homes and 8 were attached homes.


Average days on the market

December 2015: 89 days
December 2014: 66 days

Increased 34.84%


Average list price of sold properties

December 2015 overall average list price: $243,443
December 2014 overall average list price: $211,687

Increased 15.00%


Average sold price to original list price ratio

December 2015: 91.5%
December 2014: 95.5%

Decreased 3.32%


Do you have any questions about the Jefferson County Real Estate Market Decmeber 2015 update? Would you like to receive some information about another area in the Eastern Panhandle? Give The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty a call. One of their experienced sales agents can give you an in depth explanation of these statistics and tell you whether it might be a good time to buy or sell in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The team can be reached at (304) 725-1145. You can also fill out the form below.

Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

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Jefferson County Real Estate Market December 2015

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia
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A brief look at some of the best shopping in Shepherdstown

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia: Located in Jefferson County, WV, Shepherdstown is a friendly little town with a creative spirit and sense of local camaraderie. Known for its artistic vibe and with its proximity to Shepherd University, the downtown area is a treasure many residents seek out on a daily basis.

Here are some of our favorite shops in Shepherdstown!

Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery – Beautiful jewelry, hand-crafted woodwork, and a variety of interesting local art. This is a great place to find that special piece for your home.

German Street Coffee & Candlery – For over 20 years, owner Deborah Luksa has been curating a collection of gourmet chocolates, coffee, wine, candles, soap, and other small homewares. Her shop is a charming space full of enticing goodies.

Two Rivers Treads – Dubbed a minimalist shoe store, the shop stocks a carefully chosen array of sneakers, activewear, and accessories for the sports-minded individual. Great quality and personalized attention!

Four Seasons Books – A family owned business, they offer books for every reader. With an expansive children’s section and plethora of unique authors and genres, Four Seasons is a lovely place to send an afternoon lost in books.

The Good Shop – A clothing shop with a eco-friendly mindset. You’ll find natural fibers, wellmade brands, and affordable prices here, with an aesthetic that is clean, free-flowing and organic.

Grapes & Grains – For the wine lover in all of us. The shop offers over 2,100 different labels, as well as 800 beers, cheeses, crackers and gourmet chocolates.

If you’re thinking about moving to Shepherdstown, you’ve picked a great place. We can help you find the home of your dreams! Contact The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling (304) 725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Shopping in Shepherdstown West Virginia

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town!

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town!

If you step outside, you can feel the rush of cold in the air. Winter finally seems to have made its way to the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia!

While some of you may be rejoicing, others may be hoping and praying for some warmer weather to quickly make its way back to Charles Town and the surrounding areas. If you are one of those people who dislikes the cold weather, we have some suggestions for where to warm up in Charles Town! There are many places that you can enjoy in this cold weather that will help you thaw out when you are feeling too cold.

Grandma’s Diner

Warm up with some coffee and warm sandwiches at Grandma’s Diner located at 227 W Washington Street. There are a variety of warm items to choose from on the menu, and they serve breakfast food all day. That means you get warmth, good company, and comfort food all at the same time.

Royalicous Bagel Bakery

Stop in at Royalicious Bagel Bakery to grab some coffee and a delicious bagel on a wintery day, and your day will instantly be better. If you like bagels, you will be in heaven with all the different options of bagels and cream cheese. They also have delicious warm subs and sandwiches. Check out the Royalicious menu.

Needful Things

Spend the afternoon browsing around Needful Things located at 218 W. Washington Street in downtown Charles Town. Needful Things has antiques, furniture, collectibles, and so much more. It is a unique shop that can provide a warm place to explore on those cold winter days when you just need to get out of the house. Not to mention, they have a 1950’s style café in the shop that serves some yummy food!

Gold’s Gym

One great way to warm up during the winter is to head over to the gym and get in a good work out. Gold’s Gym in Charles Town offers a variety of fun ways to exercise with their many workout machines, weights, and group fitness classes. Not to mention, you can kill two birds with one stone and work on that summer beach body.

Charles Town Library

One of my favorite ways to spend a cold winter day is to curl up on the couch with a good book. Visit the Charles Town Library at 200 E. Washington Street and check out some books that interest you. You can either take them home or spend some time at the library.

What do you think about where to warm up in Charles Town? Do you have any other places you like to go during the cold winter months? We would love to hear about them.

If you are looking to purchase a home in the Charles Town area this winter, The Linda Kilroy Team can help! Contact The Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling (304) 725-1145 or filling out the form below. The team can help you find a new warm and inviting home that will chase all those cold weather blues away.

Where to Warm Up in Charles Town