Welcome to Charles Town, West Virginia

Get away from the city and enjoy the slowed down life of Charles Town! Surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains the city offers plenty in the way of adventure, dinning, shopping, healthcare, and community. Checkout the Downtown area for ultra local shopping, or venture over to the race track for a bit of a fanciful dinner and maybe place some bets on the horse races. For more town details, check out their website.

The city is about 5 miles long and is home to over 5,000 residents. There are no transit options for residents other than the local Uber and Lyft drivers. The city is 23 miles North East from Winchester, VA, 28 miles North West from Frederick, MD, and 63.5 miles South East of the Washington DC area.

The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA) offers bus routes to town. The main hub of the buses is in Martinsburg. The EPTA also offers Demand Response trips. These trips are for riders that cannot make it to the designated bus stops. These rides can be scheduled on weekdays or weekends with advance notice and are done within the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. timeframe. 


Points of Interest

Charles Town Races and Slots

Along the border of the city and neighboring Ranson rests a large casino, dining experience, horse racing, and event center. Much as the name suggests, inside is a stage set for some gambling, fine dining, guest shows, and racing. The casino also has a hotel on the grounds that offers shuttle service to the building. 

Route 9 Walking Path

Take a relaxing stroll along the Route 9 walking trail. Along the way, you can view placards with info about the trail and surrounding areas. There are various parking areas for the trail - usually around the exit/on ramps of Route 9. The paved walkway goes all the way to Martinsburg.

Jefferson County Museum

Explore the museum with loads of history inside! Open to everyone, with children (under 18), students (with ID), and Jefferson County citizens getting in free. Adults are $4, credit cards are not accepted. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 15th through December 15th. 

The Old Opera House

The Old Opera House is a historic building that still is open hosting plays and musical numbers all the same! They also hold summer camps for the arts and teach dance, acting classes, and voice coaching. Check out their website for upcoming productions, times, and tickets!

What It's Like to Live in Charles Town

A Quick Look

Charles Town is a place full of locally owned and sourced items from food to hand-made goods. The city sits near larger bustling areas where the citizens commute for work leaving the town with higher earnings for the area. The city is on major roadways being Route 9 to neighboring Martinsburg, Kearneysville, and Shepherdstown, Route 340 to MD and VA, and Route 51 to the Inwood and Bunker Hill areas.

Unexpected Charm

From the looks of the downtown area, you can tell that the walkability is high, but it goes even further. The ability to stroll through the majority of the town and neighboring Ranson is possible by the connecting sidewalks and walking/biking friendly roadways that have been developed over the years.

Home Availablility

Since you have a mix of heavily populated areas and farmland you get a healthy mix of a variety of different home types and features. The town can have homes for sale well into the millions and also just over the $100,000 mark. Property types can range from mini-mansions to smaller sized townhomes. The majority of homes in the area are single family with the median home price falling into the $300,000's.

The rental market in the town is few and far between currently. The properties for rent are larger, nearing or over 2,000 sqft, and are detached single family homes. There are a few townhouses or rowhouses. The rent due is higher as well. 

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You'll Just Love...

All the small hole-in-the-wall shops that will undoubtedly have just what you were looking for! These local places are all along the main street of the downtown area and hold so many unique items and goods.


The city is a great hub when it comes to hometown meets growing metropolis. You get that small feel but with the luxuries of a larger area. Being on the edge of Winchester and Frederick really has set the city up for an influx of new culture, people, and influences. The main drag (Washington Street/Route 340) in town can get busy at times with the homeward bound/get to work rush hours due to the large amount of commuters in the city. 

Local Subdivisions

If the box is empty, it just means that there is nothing in the subdivision for sale currently. 

Aspen Greens


Cloverdale Heights

County Green

Craighill Estates



Fairfax Crossing


Locust Hill

Magnolia Springs

Norborne Glebe

Spruce Hill

Spruce Hill North

Townes of Tate Manor

Tuscawilla Hills

Windmill Crossing

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