Housing

Jefferson County offers residents a diverse housing market of upscale golf course communities, chic downtown apartments, and affordable land for custom home construction. Housing prices are the most affordable and lowest in the area, with a cost of living index of 76 compared to the nearby Winchester, VA area (98) and the Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, Maryland region (199.2). Jefferson County residents can also enjoy a premium amount of housing at a lower-than-average cost. The median list price per square foot for homes in Jefferson County is $114, which is significantly lower than the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area average of $194.

The Jefferson County community is also very stable and owner-friendly; of the more than 22,000 housing units in Jefferson County, more than 75 percent are owner occupied – most with families. Residents looking to purchase a home will be pleasantly pleased to find that the median price of homes currently listed in Jefferson County is $290,000, and the median sale price is $230,000. The average home price is $191,000. Families looking to rent will find the median rental rate in Jefferson County more than 42 percent below the rental price for comparable housing in the Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Curious about the real estate opportunities currently available in Jefferson County? Here’s a small sample of local subdivisions:

Locate a Jefferson County real estate professional by visiting the Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors.