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Old 09-14-2009, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Charles Town,WVA
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I agree with Capon Bridge and Romney
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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BJC,

Mobley has so much going for it, there's really no contest.

Plenty of room for growth. Centrally located between Pine Grove, Littleton and Barrackville.

When the extension of I-68 is completed, it'll pass within a mile of the Mobley limits. They're already talking about a spur to Cameron, and maybe one southwest to Middlebourne.

Construction of the bunkers to house the Federal Gov't in case DC needs to be evacuated is in high gear. And the new condo's on the South Side offer both riverside (North Fork of Fishing Creek) and mountain views.

With the easy access that I-68 will provide, it's rumored that a business man from southern WV is buying options on land, so he can expand his resort/golf/gaming ventures. Can't mention any names, but let's just say that it's alliterative.


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Old 09-14-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: 304
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I have never even heard of Mobley!

I will google it
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Old 09-14-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I like Buckhannon. It's a pleasant clean town with a little cute college. Friendly people and a nice downtown. I attended WV Wesleyan for a year and I have fond memories of that area.

Buckhannon-Upshur County is rural, but it's way out in the boonies either. Buckhannon has easy access to Clarksburg and Charleston and Pittsburgh are within reasonable driving distances for your big city thrills.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: 304
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I googled Mobley, WV

I found a couple homes, and a farm. I have a huntch this isn't the town you were mentioning. And it isn't close to I-68

Buckhannon is an amazing town. So is Elkins!

Ripley, Hinton, Lewisburg, White Sulpher Springs, Pinch, Winfeild are amoung my favs
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Oh yes, that's Mobley. Best small town in WV.

I didn't say it was near the current I-68, but the I-68 Extension, which should reach the Ohio near Brooklyn Junction on the south end of New Martinsville. They're already surveying for the new David Kennedy Bridge to cross the Ohio and join up with Ohio 7.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Shepherdstown is OK for now. Its a nice, quaint small-college town on the banks of the Potomac about 1.5 hours away from Washington, DC and Baltimore. Not far from Antietam National Battlefield Park and Harpers Ferry and approx 1 hr form Gettysburg, PA. Lots of Civil War and railroad history for those buffs of the subjects. Good access to some great whitewater for rafting, kayaking, tubing, etc. Good access to the Appalachian Trail at Harpers Ferry (which is ATC HQ).

Why do I say OK for now? The simple reason is that the Eastern Panhandle of WV has been "discovered" by the "Inside the Beltway" crowd seeking more bang for the real estate buck. The recent economic downturn has merely postponed the inevitable tidal wave of folks seeing to escape the higher real estate taxes and home prices of Maryland and Virginia. I moved into the area 17 years ago and the changes have been sustantial. Most notably traffic congestion and an increase in crime, drugs, etc. although still MUCH less than in the metro DC area. I'm looking to leave the area when I retire. Berkeley Springs in Morgan County is looking better all the time.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Shepherdstown, although any of those small towns in Wetzel County are really nice.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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BJC,

Mobley has so much going for it, there's really no contest.

Plenty of room for growth. Centrally located between Pine Grove, Littleton and Barrackville.

When the extension of I-68 is completed, it'll pass within a mile of the Mobley limits. They're already talking about a spur to Cameron, and maybe one southwest to Middlebourne.

Construction of the bunkers to house the Federal Gov't in case DC needs to be evacuated is in high gear. And the new condo's on the South Side offer both riverside (North Fork of Fishing Creek) and mountain views.

With the easy access that I-68 will provide, it's rumored that a business man from southern WV is buying options on land, so he can expand his resort/golf/gaming ventures. Can't mention any names, but let's just say that it's alliterative.


Snorpus
The Cameron spur would logically go on to Moundsville and cross the Ohio at Moundsville. You don't hear much about funding or construction dates though. Those highways are much needed.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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Buchannon is nice. I have fond memories of the science fairs there at Wesleyan.

[I agree that Shepherdstown / Jefferson County has changed over the past 10 years as Incognito says, but I think the brakes have been effectively applied to prevent much change for the future.
With upcoming changes to zoning and the impact fees for new construction, I think Jefferson County, and especially the Shepherdstown area, will have more open space, more large lot residential parcels etc. Also you must figure in the percentage of total land that is currently owned by the Fed as well as the parcels which may soon be purchased or donated by foundations which will not be developed. All this will prevent Jefferson from looking like our neighbors in Berkeley, Washington or Frederick counties.]
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