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Old 03-22-2019, 07:13 AM
 
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I would agree, and say this rough border existed before the exurban communities started to explode in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. Nice places, but they always seemed more like the Shenandoah Valley of VA, than the parts of WV I am familiar with.
They essentially are the Shenandoah Valley, which is in both West Virginia and Virginia merging with the Potomac at Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County. When the two branches of the Shenandoah form a single 40 mile long river, half of it is in West Virginia and half in Virginia.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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"High tech research and development firm" moving their corporate headquarters to an abandoned property in Martinsburg.

City of Martinsburg: 20+ acres sold to high-tech research and development firm | 93.7 FM & 1340 AM WEPM | The Voice of the Panhandle | Martinsburg, WV
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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"High tech research and development firm" moving their corporate headquarters to an abandoned property in Martinsburg.

City of Martinsburg: 20+ acres sold to high-tech research and development firm | 93.7 FM & 1340 AM WEPM | The Voice of the Panhandle | Martinsburg, WV
That will be great for the EP. It will draw in many well paid professionals to diversify the economic base.
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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"High tech research and development firm" moving their corporate headquarters to an abandoned property in Martinsburg.

City of Martinsburg: 20+ acres sold to high-tech research and development firm | 93.7 FM & 1340 AM WEPM | The Voice of the Panhandle | Martinsburg, WV
That's great news. It sounds to me like they wanted to relocate to be closer to DC where they are doing R&D for government contracts.

I wish Huntington/Charleston could attract more high tech jobs like this.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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One Life Fitness has announced plans to build a 65,000 square foot "sports club" in Martinsburg.

Additionally, One Life purchased Golds Gym on the north side of Martinsburg.

One Life recently opened at the former Macy's in Hagerstown. I haven't been inside, but the website shows indoor pools, several fitness classes, etc.

If the company sticks to the amenities they've announced for the Martinsburg site, this will be one impressive facility. Definitely an asset to Berkeley County.

https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/brig...c362dfcba.html

I wonder where it will locate?
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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One Life also did the same in Winchester (got the Gold's gym and the defunct Gander Mountain store.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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I wonder where it will locate?
I'm betting the old KMart/Shop 'n Save property.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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I'm betting the old KMart/Shop 'n Save property.
I'll pitch in on that bet.

Or perhaps the new commercial development going in across from The Commons. Looking at OneLife's portfolio, it seems they build a lot of their own fitness centers from the ground up.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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I just posted another thread about how to get real rural land in EP. It's getting harder and harder. I visited Charles Town last year and couldn't believe it, so many housing developments, could still smell the paint drying. And Martinsburg, that just seems like Hagerstown/Frederick. I don't think I could look in any of the eastern 3 counties. Hampshire & Hardy county have parts that still seem like the real WV, but I think it's going to be harder and harder to find affordable land/housing in the EP as the DC bedroom communities expand ever-westward.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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I just posted another thread about how to get real rural land in EP. It's getting harder and harder. I visited Charles Town last year and couldn't believe it, so many housing developments, could still smell the paint drying. And Martinsburg, that just seems like Hagerstown/Frederick. I don't think I could look in any of the eastern 3 counties. Hampshire & Hardy county have parts that still seem like the real WV, but I think it's going to be harder and harder to find affordable land/housing in the EP as the DC bedroom communities expand ever-westward.
I answered in your other thread.....but western Morgan County is still very remote and rural. Head to Paw Paw (or just use Google maps) and you will see what I mean.

I would argue eastern Morgan County isn't really part of the Wash/Balt. metro yet, still under 20k total in the entire county, but growing.
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