Much like the Harpers Ferry and Bolivar situation, Ranson and Charles Town are the same way. The two are right next to each other causing a bit of confusion at times for non-locals. Ranson has the most interesting city limits out of all the other areas in the Eastern Panhandle as its borders stretch to the line at Charles Town, clear out to the shopping center on Route 9, and then up nearly into Kearneysville. It is part of Jefferson County and it part of the border for Berkeley County. Check out the city site for more info.
Ranson is about 64 miles South East of Washington D.C., about thirty minutes South West of Winchester, VA, and about forty-four minutes South of Hagerstown, MD. Martinsburg, WV is just a short jaunt away at under twenty minutes via Route 9.
The Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA) offers bus routes to Ranson. 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.
Ranson Civic Center
The Civic Center offers a wide variety of sports and uses including volleyball, soccer, tennis, a walking track, basket ball, and baseball. There is also multi-flex flooring that can be used.
Charles Town Races and Slots
Charles Town Races is a large casino, dining experience, horse racing, and event center that sits on the boarder of Charles Town and Ranson. 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.
Two Crows Antique Mall
Two Crows is located at 1212 North Mildred Street, Ranson. They are in a large warehouse-esque building across the road from Guys Buick. They offer tons of antique and primitive items for sale along with local goods. Each Saturday they are bustling with customers, baked good (until they are sold out), and the friendly staff is there to help! Find them on Facebook for store updates, specials, and guests.
The city offers a few blocks of shopping, living, and restaurants, but the majority of Ranson is farmland. There is more rural to the city than city living. Some of this land is home to job bearing business and active producing farmers. Even though there is more acreage, residents of the city have a short drive or even a short walk to neighboring Charles Town.
Even though they are right next to each other, Ranson is a lot more quiet than Charles Town by means of traffic and congestion. There are less touristy visitors as well.
Homes for sale include single family detached, and attached homes in the stylings of townhomes, colonials, ranchers, and split foyers. There are more preexisting homes for sale than new builds. Prices in Ranson can range from $100,000 all the way up to $500,000 depending on the area and the subdivision.
The peace and quiet you can get while still living in the city but out in the "country" part of it. You will still be close to town and all of its amenities.
Ranson feels more like Charles Town light. There are less tourist areas to visit, and less shopping than its neighboring towns. The town's boundary lines are quite strange compared to others. They are thinner and run almost parallel to Route 9 towards Martinsburg and encompass more farmland than residential heavy area.
If the box is empty, it means that there are currently no active listings in that subdivision.