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Old 05-02-2019, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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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 guess what is the alternative- that they decline like southern West Virginia? I'm also curious as to what people consider as the 'Eastern Panhandle'- I have never considered Hampshire or Hardy County as part of it. Morgan County is in the Panhandle but has no connection to the DC area other than a few retirees moving there and people buying second homes. Wardensville in Hardy County is also starting to see growth in second home market but again not really part of the EP.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:11 AM
 
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... I'm also curious as to what people consider as the 'Eastern Panhandle' ...
I always thought of the EP as just Jefferson + Berkeley + Morgan counties.

But I've also seen it listed as including Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, and Grant, and sometimes Pendleton too.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Mineral, Hampshire, Hardy, et al. are sometimes called the Potomac Highlands. I remember when I as younger it was all just called the eastern panhandle where I live, but I think it does make sense to differentiate between the two areas, there are enough differences, especially the economics of being part of the D.C. metro........or not being part.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:30 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Weather started the change. wttg25
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:13 PM
 
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WV us shaped like a teapot. The handle of the teapot consists of all the counties, not just three.

That is how I see it from my WV History days.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Public hearing next week for "mixed use" development at the Apple Harvest Drive/New York Avenue interchange in Martinsburg.

Before the recession, this site was going to have Home Depot and BJ's Wholesale Club. It looks like Uniwest is giving the site a second chance, although no tenants have been named.

This is east of The Commons/Weis development/Foxcroft area...busy area.

https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news...7b2909fd6.html
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:09 PM
 
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Public hearing next week for "mixed use" development at the Apple Harvest Drive/New York Avenue interchange in Martinsburg.

Before the recession, this site was going to have Home Depot and BJ's Wholesale Club. It looks like Uniwest is giving the site a second chance, although no tenants have been named.

This is east of The Commons/Weis development/Foxcroft area...busy area.

https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news...7b2909fd6.html
Hmm... I'm interesting to hear more about this development after the 4th.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Site plan approved for Uniwest mixed-use development:

https://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news...40b3d2ae2.html
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, Hilly South, Land of Doors
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Sprawl to be happening in Bethlehem/Wheeling hill top if this sells. Yuck

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...573430&view=qv
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Sprawl to be happening in Bethlehem/Wheeling hill top if this sells. Yuck

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...573430&view=qv
^Meanwhile 70% of WV is begging and pleading for that type of potential growth.

Also, this is an Eastern Panhandle thread...
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