Ascend Shepherdstown

Move to a higher place, where modern mountain living meets historic charm.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

In your new Shepherdstown home, stay close to the action but just far enough away to find some peace. Nearly one hour away from your mountain retreat, Washington D.C. is well within reach. Explore our nation’s capital where the cherry blossoms bloom each spring or visit when business calls. Head to Baltimore, an East Coast favorite where fresh crab legs and a historic art scene can be found.



Outdoor Recreation

Lining the mighty Potomac River, Shepherdstown is a hub of water adventure. Paddle the river in a kayak or enjoy a scenic float to really find your Almost Heaven. Head upstream and enjoy the roaring waters from land with a pedaling adventure along the river’s edge. Hoping to find the perfect trail? Look no further than the Eastern Panhandle, where historic pathways and new trails converge. Shepherdstown is an adventurer’s perfect playground.


Cuisine & Culture

Unlock the unique culture of Shepherdstown and find your new home, with unique flavor and a wide variety of influences. Savor authentic Latin flavor at a local taqueria or enjoy Thai delicacies sure to make your tastebuds dance. Find an undercurrent of German influences running through Shepherdstown, bringing with it beer pubs and seasonal festivities. One thing is for certain: in Shepherdstown, you are sure to find your new favorite weekend spot.



Whether a new build on a plot of land or a townhouse is on your list, Shepherdstown has all of the housing options you could wish for– at prices you would never imagine. Stay within city limits or head just a few minutes up the road to nearby Charles Town or Martinsburg where even more options await. Wherever you choose to stay, the Eastern Panhandle is sure to feel like home.


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A part of the West Virginia education system, Shepherdstown is home to Jefferson County schools as well as several private school options. With its high education score, Shepherdstown 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. Younger students will find their place at Shepherdstown Middle and Elementary Schools, both boasting positive reviews. Secondary age students will thrive at Jefferson High School. Those seeking private options will be pleased to find many options for various student ages, such as the Morgan Academy. Shepherdstown is also home to Shepherd University, nestled adjacent to the historic downtown.


Community Organizations

With a deep love for community, join the many innovators of Shepherdstown 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.


Local Employment

Is someone joining you on your Shepherdstown adventure? They will find a variety of employment options in and around the Shepherdstown area. With career opportunities spanning from education to information sciences, Shepherdstown presents a diverse economy. Leading the region in higher education, Shepherd University is a public liberal arts college with a strong connection to nearby Washington D.C. and Baltimore. In nearby Charles Town, the Hollywood Casino and Races at Charles Town employ a wide variety of entertainment and tourism segments. Healthcare workers are also at home in the Eastern Panhandle, with many West Virginia University Medicine centers lining the Potomac River.

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Shepherdstown is located near many major healthcare centers. Just a few minutes up the road, 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. Less than a mile from downtown Shepherdstown, WVU Medicine recently opened a completely new 10,000 square foot Primary Care Medical Facility and Lab, providing Shepherdstown residents easy access to high-quality healthcare.


Come see for yourself

West Virginia is a mountain paradise, whether you live among our hills or simply stop by for a visit. While you wait for Ascend Shepherdstown applications to open, plan an escape to Almost Heaven. De-stress in a boutique hotel or become one with the trees on a forest adventure. Whatever you choose, Jefferson County CVB has all of the trip planning necessities you could ever need.

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In partnership with Airbnb, you can now test the Ascend West Virginia lifestyle! Enjoy a stay in a cozy vacation home and take remote working from the mountains for a test drive.

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