Overview of Martinsburg
Known as the “Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley,” Martinsburg, WV is located in the heart of West Virginia’s eastern panhandle. With a close proximity to Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Martinsburg is experiencing economic growth and provides several recreational and cultural opportunities for local residents. With a population of around 17,000, Martinsburg still remains true to its small-town serenity amidst many of the southeastern United States' larger cities. Search for Martinsburg apartments for rent and experience a wild and wonderful city in West Virginia.
Living in Martinsburg, WV
Named to honor Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin, Martinsburg was founded in 1778 by General Adam Stephen. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad built a track to Martinsburg in 1842, which allowed the city to gain momentum and become incorporated by the West Virginia State Legislature in 1868. Today, Martinsburg is recognized as one of the fastest-growing cities in West Virginia. Local authorities are proud of the public services and development that the city is able to offer and welcome visitors with open arms. Martinsburg practices many sustainable initiatives, including Garden by the Woods. Many buildings also meet U.S. Green Building Council standards. The city has recently been considered a bedroom community for the Washington, D.C., metro area. Martinsburg apartments are the perfect homes for people who wish to work in the city but live in more serene surroundings.
Martinsburg Attractions and Special Events
The Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival takes place in Martinsburg and features events like the Apple Trample 5K, an apple pie baking contest, the Soroptomist Grand Ball, the coronation of Queen Pomona and a "Baby Apple Seed" Contest. The West Virginia Wine and Arts Festival is also here and features the best of local artisans and wineries.
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