The oldest town, the coolest people
You might expect the oldest town in the state to be something of a snoozefest, but Shepherdstown is quite the opposite – it boasts a lively music and arts scene, eclectic shops and equally eclectic locals. It’s also a thriving college town, thanks to Shepherd University.
Aside from the college students, the local population tends towards the older side (30+), but these are the older people who are still young at heart. As a result, the town has a unique feel that attracts those who are looking for something a bit more interesting than your average small town.
Situated along the Potomac River in the lower Shenandoah Valley, Shepherdstown benefits from the beautiful natural setting that makes it ideal for outdoor pursuits such as hiking and biking along the canal and rafting and kayaking on the Potomac.
Shepherdstown residents take part in the annual May Day festival, shop at the local farmers market, and host events at the 20-acre Morgan’s Grove park. The quaint downtown area boasts a variety of shops and restaurants. The Cress Creek country club and golf course on the edge of town makes it an ideal location for avid golfers.
Shepherdstown is located in Jefferson County, the most affluent county in West Virginia, with access to some of the best schools in the region, both public and private.
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