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Eastern Panhandle

In the Eastern Panhandle, you can rest easy knowing you're close enough to the action, but just far enough away to find some peace in the mountains! Keep your wanderlust at bay with Washington D.C. and Dulles International Airport only one hour away, explore our nation’s capital where the cherry blossoms bloom each spring or visit when business calls, or head to Baltimore where you'll find an historic art scene and local foodie favorites, like steamed blue crab legs.

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Featured Amenities

Outdoor Recreation in the Eastern Panhandle

Lining the mighty Potomac River, the Eastern Panhandle is a hub of water adventure and escapes on land.

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Cuisine and Culture in the Eastern Panhandle

Unlock the unique culture of the Eastern Panhandle and find your new home, with dynamic flavors and a wide variety of influences.

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Housing in the Eastern Panhandle

Whether a new build on a plot of land or a townhouse is on your list, the Eastern Panhandle has all of the housing options you could wish for– at prices you would never imagine.

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Coworking Space

Located in downtown Martinsburg, The Hub Community Space is our coworking home in the Eastern Panhandle! Grab a coffee at a nearby shop, and then come join a community of professionals that call The Hub home. Not only is the atmosphere friendly and welcoming, but the space itself boasts and authentic Italian Cafe, Gennaro’s, which is beloved by the town. Whether you are on a tight deadline and need to use a quiet room, or looking for a more relaxed setting, The Hub is the perfect place to settle in for your work day!

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A part of the West Virginia education system, the Eastern Panhandle is home to Jefferson, Morgan and Berkeley County schools as well as several private school options. With its high education score, the Eastern Panhandle has all of the schooling options that your family will ever need. Find highly rated pre-school options in the Morgan Academy and the Shepherdstown Daycare Center. The Eastern Panhandle is also home to Shepherd University, the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, James Rumsey Technical Institute and the American Public University.

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Community Organizations

With a deep love for community, join the many innovators of the Eastern Panhandle who are making a difference. Help tackle crisis response with Shepherdstown Shares, through work placement, artisan sponsorships and food pantry services. Venture out with the Community Club and get to know beautiful Morgans Grove Park at a closer level.

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The Eastern Panhandle is located near many major healthcare centers. In the region, the Jefferson Medical Center and Berkeley Medical Center both offer full-service hospitals and other services as a part of the West Virginia University Medicine program. In Shepherdstown, WVU Medicine recently opened a completely new 10,000 square foot Primary Care Medical Facility and Lab, providing Eastern Panhandle residents easy access to high-quality healthcare.

Meet Your Community Contact

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Hi! I’m Travis, your Eastern Panhandle Experience Coordinator. I’ll be helping you navigate the First Ascent program from the day you submit your application and beyond. Have a question or want to chat? Reach out to me at to talk about all things Ascend Eastern Panhandle.