Hedgesville WV

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Hedgesville, a tiny village with a population of just over 300 residents, is located in central West Virginia. The town, which is bordered by the Potomac River to the north and east, comprises just .13 square miles. Residents of Hedgesville enjoy the atmosphere of a small town in a gorgeous, history-rich setting. In fact, the entire town is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The colorful hills of West Virginia in autumn.

Living in Hedgesville

One of the benefits of living in Hedgesville is a crime rate significantly below the national and state averages. The graduation rate for Hedgesville High School, 93 percent, is higher than the average for West Virginia. Although the local industry is sparse, many residents commute to Washington D.C. by train.

Outdoor Recreation

Hedgesville is just minutes from the Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management Area, which comprises nearly 23,000 acres of pine forest. Residents can fish on the 200-acre Sleepy Creek Lake, camp at 75 tent sites and hunt for raccoon, red fox, bobcat, white-tailed deer, and wild turkey. Just over the Maryland border, Green Ridge State Forest offers opportunities for boating, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, and hunting, with many scenic overlooks where you can take in the region’s natural beauty.

Hedgesville also features a natural limestone spring with a constant water temperature of 57 degrees. Legend has it that anyone who drinks from the spring will return to the town someday. This spring served as a meeting place for Native Americans and encouraged European settlers to form a trading village nearby.

Buying a Home in Hedgesville

The median home price in Hedgesville is $174,400 and has appreciated by 8.8 percent over the past year. Housing costs significantly less than the national average and a median household income higher than the national average contribute to the affordability of life in this hamlet. Despite its small size, home inventory in Hedgesville hovered around 200 listings in the first quarter of 2019, with options ranging from small trailers for less than $100,000 to sprawling new construction homes at $300,000 and beyond.

 

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