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Martinsburg is the fastest growing city in West Virginia, and the gateway to the Shenandoah Valley. Despite growth, the city has maintained its quaint, small-town atmosphere that attracts families. The town is just outside Washington D.C. and Baltimore, so every big city convenience is nearby. Trains and easy interstate access make commutes to and from Martinsburg a breeze.  

LGI Homes is now selling one and two-story single-family homes in Martinsburg. We have new home styles and sizes for every family. Discover modern and open floor plans, superior construction and designer appointed homes, fully upgraded, at no extra cost to you! 

Close To Everything

  • #2 '2022 Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in Berkeley County' (Niche)
  • #2 'Fastest growing cities in West Virginia 2022' (stacker)
  • #8 '2022 Most Diverse Places to Live in West Virginia' (Niche)
  • Largest employers Macy’s Corporate Services, Inc., Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company & Orgill, Inc. 
  • Welcoming small-town atmosphere
  • Located just outside several major metropolitan areas
  • Abundant employment opportunities nearby
  • Located near historic Civil War battlefields at Antietam and Harpers Ferry
  • MARC Commuter Rail connections to the District of Columbia
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Frequently Asked Questions

Continue reading for answers to frequently asked questions about our homes, community and the area.


How did Martinsburg get its name?

Martinsburg was named after Colonel Thomas Bryan Martin, a nephew of Virginia landowner Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, who happened to be George Washington's mentor and friend.


What are the major metropolitan areas located near Martinsburg?

The major metropolitan areas near Martinsburg include Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and Hagerstown, Maryland.


Is Martinsburg a town or a city?

Martinsburg is a city in West Virginia and acts as the county seat of Berkeley County. The city became an official town in 1778; in 1868, Martinsburg became a city.


What makes Martinsburg one of the fastest-growing cities in West Virginia?

Martinsburg has become the largest city in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and forms part of the rapidly expanding Hagerstown–Martinsburg metropolitan area. Martinsburg's population increased from 17,227 in 2010 to 18,781 in 2020. This growth can be attributed to Martinsburg's strategic location, affordable housing, economic opportunities and connection to historical sites, making it a desirable place to live and work.


Can you explain the LGI buying process for homes in Martinsburg?

The LGI buying process for homes in Martinsburg is simple and easy to understand. At LGI Homes, everything homebuyers need is under one roof, including financing and guidance from experienced New Home Consultants. With immediate move-in opportunities and a focus on customer satisfaction, LGI Homes ensures a seamless transition into your dream home.


What kind of homes does LGI Homes have in Martinsburg?

As of October 2023, in Martinsburg, LGI Homes has affordable and spacious 3-bedroom townhomes starting in the mid $200s and single-family detached residences priced from the low $300s to the mid $400s.


What are the energy-efficient appliances and upgrades included in LGI Homes in Martinsburg?

The energy-efficient features include:

  • Energy Star Certified appliances.
  • Programmable thermostats.
  • LED lighting.
  • Double-pane Low-E windows.
  • High-efficiency HVAC systems.
  • Insulation upgrades.

These elements reduce energy consumption and provide homeowners with a more comfortable living environment.


What are the transportation options in Martinsburg?

The transportation options in Martinsburg include the MARC Commuter Rail, which provides connections to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Additionally, the city is served by the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority (EPTA), offering local bus service. Major highways like I-81 and U.S. Routes 11 and 9 provide easy access to neighboring cities and states.

What historic sites are near Martinsburg?

Martinsburg is located near several historic sites, including the Antietam National Battlefield, known for the bloodiest single-day battle in American history (it took place during the Civil War); Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, famous for John Brown's raid; and Belle Boyd House, the home of a renowned Confederate spy.

What significant industries make up the Martinsburg economy?

Martinsburg's economy is diverse, with career opportunities in several industries, including logistics, retail, manufacturing, construction, professional services, waste management, education, healthcare, hospitality and public administration.

Who are the largest employers in Martinsburg?

The largest employers in Martinsburg include Berkeley County Board of Education, Macy's Corporate Services, Inc., Wal-Mart Associates, Inc., United States Department of Veterans Affairs, WVU Medicine, Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company, Grant Foods, Quad Graphics and Orgill, Inc. View the complete list of the Berkley County Chamber of Commerce.

Is there plenty of natural beauty surrounding Martinsburg?

Martinsburg is surrounded by natural beauty. Nestled in the Shenandoah Valley and near the Appalachian Mountains, the area provides opportunities for hiking, biking, exploration and stunning views. The Potomac River and local parks offer fishing, kayaking and recreational facilities. The city is near various national parks. Check out Visit Martinsburg for more information on the nearby natural attractions.

What types of homes are available for sale in Martinsburg through LGI Homes?

LGI Homes offers a diverse range of housing options in Martinsburg, including 3-bedroom townhomes and one- and two-story homes ranging from 1,500 to 2,600+ square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms.

How does Martinsburg maintain its small-town atmosphere despite its growth?

Despite its growth, Martinsburg maintains its small-town atmosphere by preserving its rich historical heritage, fostering a strong sense of community, and prioritizing local businesses and cultural events. The city's layout encourages walkability, with charming streets lined with local shops, restaurants and historic sites. Community events, farmers' markets and festivals further contribute to the close-knit community feel.

How have median home prices changed over the last five years in Martinsburg, WV?

According to Redfin, looking at all home types, in August 2018, the median selling price was $168,000. Five years later, in August 2023, the median selling price of homes in Martinsburg was $255,250. Home prices in Martinsburg, WV, increased by $87,500 over five (5) years, less than most markets nationwide.