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Old 04-13-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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My family is relocating to this area. Does anyone have thoughts on this community?
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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It is across from "The Gallery", we looked at it before purchasing a home. That was before they had actually built a housse so I am not sure what it is like. We wanted a little more land than what they were offering.

The subdivision is in the Martinsburg school district, which is one we wanted to stay away from.

Where are you moving from? You can PM me if you want. We just moved here about 7 months ago from Anne Arundel County Md. Because I had kids I researched on schools etc.
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:57 PM
 
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My husband and I are in the process of buying a town home there. We're actually moving from Anne Arundel County, too.

I don't have too many thoughts, as I don't live there yet. I have met a few people that have lived there for a year and they love it so far.
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Falling Waters, WV
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My husband and I are in the process of buying a town home there. We're actually moving from Anne Arundel County, too.

I don't have too many thoughts, as I don't live there yet. I have met a few people that have lived there for a year and they love it so far.
Where at in AA County, we moved from Pasadena.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Martinsburg Station is off Delmar Orchard, which used to be the old Boyd Orchard Road from way back when. Used to pick peaches as a kid where the houses now sit.

Toll Brothers build nice homes, but with Martinsburg's zoning laws (there are none) make sure you get a full inspection and investigate the property to the left and right. You never know when you can wake up with a trailer park beside you.

Another is how much more in regard to development going to happen to this area. You will notice the old narrow road, the only difference is the dirt has disappeared in favor of tar and chip. Again, no zoning.

It is, as the last writer stated in the Martinsburg High School district, which isn't what it used to be. You can compare Martinsburg High to those in PG county for example.

I would personally advise Shepherdstown vs. Martinsburg, yes a little more in price but at least Jefferson County enacted zoning 3 years ago.

The best way to describe Berkeley (born and raised there, with family from the location for 100+ years) Martinsburg has changed due to the Metro rail, it tries to be the city with the old who knows who politics remaining. Pride in downtown (which is very historic) does not exist.

Now, with the negatives stated the positives, even with the influx of population, you won't have bumper to bumper traffic, it still has a very slow pace, and though it's crime rate has quadrupled, due mostly to the DC influx of thugs (who know the Police Force is still small town) it still does not compare to the likes of Baltimore, PG County, and DC, and nothing to the tune to where I live now, Atlanta
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Actually Martinsburg City does have a form of a comprehensive plan and zoning: Building/Zoning Permits (http://www.martinsburg.com/city/bldg.permits.html - broken link)

It's the county that has none, per se.

Martinsburg Station is o-k, so as long as you want to live in an area that's going to be crowded within short order but close to shopping and the interstate. Oh yeah- and you can stomach the wait (maybe a long time) for road infrastructure upgrades to Delmar Orchard Rd., lol.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I was about to say, I also thought Martinsburg city did indeed have comprehensive planning and zoning. There is a lot of growth going on in that area so as threerun said as long as you have no problem with the immediate location getting crowded within short order then you should be fine.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Yes, Martinsburg City has zoning. I was placing reference on Berkeley County, outside of the city limits.
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Old 04-16-2008, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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And actually in the county it is damned near impossible to get a trailer park approved by the county commission. Many have tried, most have failed. Personally they need more- especially for folks that need affordable housing. Actually I know of several that are quiet and nice, managed well (read no rifraff) and some damned decent folks live there. Not everyone wants to live in an apt or townhouse.

Shepherdstown is like living in an Old Towne Alexandria, the newer part of Martinsburg 'city' will be like living along a typical VA suburb strip mall zone. It all depends on your fancy. Do you like Applebees, or al fresco dining in the trendy cafe.

Personally I like dining in the mom and pops, at least you get your money's worth and free refills of sweet tea.
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:46 PM
 
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Where at in AA County, we moved from Pasadena.
We're living in Glen Burnie, right on the 'dena border. We cannot wait to get out of here!
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