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Old 11-09-2009, 03:25 PM
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Hello everyone,

I might have a job at Charlestown Races and slots and was wondering...where is the best place for a musician to live in WV? I am 27 and would like to live some place that has some younger people and girls around and some night life. I currently live in Frederick,MD...I would like to stay here, but it is way to expensive. I play drums so I'm looking to rent a small houses to myself around $500 to $550 a month. Is there a cool place in WV where I could rent a house that cheap? I was also wondering is there are any natural food stores around? Harpers Ferry looks kind of sweet but I don't know anything about it. I don't really know anything about WV, about crime rates, locations, anything really....so any and all advice is really appreciated. Is there any kind of music scene anywhere in WV?
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:38 PM
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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You play the drums? We need more banjo players!
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:55 PM
Location: Martinsburg
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$500 to $550 a month
Good luck with that one.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:55 PM
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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You might try Marlinton (see 4th listing below):


FOR RENT – One bedroom apartment. References required. Call 304-799-4022. 11/5/2p

FOR RENT – Mobile home lot. Call 304-799-4440, ask for Oak.

FOR RENT – Two bedroom house with garage on five acres in Hillsboro. Call 304-799-2579. 11/5/3p

HOUSE FOR RENT – Two bedrooms, downtown Marlinton. Cute, propane heat, $350/mo. plus utilities.


CABINS FOR RENT – 12 miles from Snowshoe, fully furnished, phone, Direct TV, washer/dryer. Available for deer season and the holidays. 304-288-1874. 10/29/4c

FOR RENT – Four bedroom, 2.5 bath, three-year-old-luxury log home in Snowshoe’s Hunters Ridge. Two car garage on two wooded acres. One mile from Snowshoe entrance. Completely furnished with all essentials including bedding and kitchen utensils, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, $1,000 month plus utilities. Call 703-963-2193. 10/29/4p

COTTAGE FOR RENT – Possible rent reduction in exchange for caretaker duties. References required. Call 304-799-6421, leave message. 10/29/2c

FOR RENT – Apartments in Marlinton. 304-799-3919. 7/16/tfnc

APARTMENTS FOR RENT – McK Building, 304-799-4530.

FOR RENT – Apartments for rent in Marlinton. Call 304-799-6042
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:28 PM
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Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Marlinton is a tad far from CharlesTown.

$500-$550 a month it will be tough to find a place all your own, at least in Harpers Ferry. The best bet is to get the local rag the Journal and also pick up the Valley Trader at c-stores close by.

I would bet that you may be better to find a house to co-rent for $500 a month. You actually may have better options. Harpers Ferry is a great little town, CharlesTown has some nice areas and some not so nice ones- you can tell where the not-so-nice areas are by driving down 340.. Blue Ridge Mountains and up in Shannondale often have cheaper places to rent, but that area is alos a tad hit or miss, depending on what you're looking for that is.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:38 PM
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Actually Frederick, Martinsburg, Hagerstown, Harpers Ferry and so forth are similar in terms of cost and so forth. You're going to have a tough time finding a cheap place in any of those areas.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:22 PM
Location: Jefferson County
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Typically you should expect to pay about $800/month minimum and that's going to be an apartment with no drumming allowed. You may find an older single family detached for $800 to $1000 on the mountain (Shannondale, Keyes Ferry Acres, Blue Ridge Acres, Riverside, etc.) where you could be far enough from your neighbors to make noise.
Pick up the Buyer's guide, The Spirit of Jefferson, Valley Trader, and/or call realtors like Tom Garrison @ Blue Ridge Properties who handles lots of rentals on the mountain.
Being in Frederick, you can certainly spend some time here getting to know the place.
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