About Inwood, WV:
Located approximately ten miles south of Martinsburg, Inwood began as a stop along the Cumberland Valley Railroad extension, along the edge of the Strong family property in Berkeley County. With a healthy population of 2,954, (2010 census) the area is a sleepy little burg with access to the beautiful countryside and the urban appeal of the DC area close by.
The Cumberland Valley railroad extension brought the town of Inwood to life in the 1880’s. Known as Inwood Park initially, the Inwood Post Office opened on May 5th 1890. Shortly thereafter, a prominent local citizen named Gray Silver helped form a co-op among the area’s orchard farmers, with apples being the primary crop in the area. In 1920, the C.H. Musselman company opened an apple processing plant in town, exclusively producing applesauce. Today, Inwood is considered a high growth area and is thought of as a bedroom community for the Washington Metro area.
Homes in Inwood are very well priced in the region. Lovely neighborhoods and access to the activities the region has to offer make buying your home here a smart plan.
DINING AND SHOPPING
A new favorite of Inwood residents is the Cider Press Deli & Grill, located inside Taylor’s Farm Market. Ingredients are sourced locally, supporting the area farmers and economy. If you like your food home-cooked style, try The Dining Room; serving breakfast/brunch, and casual dinner favorites, the prices here are hard to beat. Viva Mexico Family Restaurant offers classic Mexican dishes in a festive atmosphere with excellent service. For a unique shopping experience, don’t miss The Taylor’s Farm Market, a locally-owned and operated farm market featuring everything from local produce to West Virginia gifts and décor. Local artists and craftsmen, such as VinTin Welding, can help you create unique looks for your home and support nearby small businesses.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
The Inwood Performing Arts Company is a dance and music school now in their 33rd year of operation. They perform the Nutcracker annually and host performance recitals. JayDee’s Family Fun Center offers go-karts, a water park, and other activities at its large facility. The Shiley Acres Concert Stage offers outdoor concerts, festivals, and events including the Earthrocker Fest. Being close to Martinsburg and other towns nearby, the possibilities for things to do are limitless.
PARKS AND RECREATION
For some fun in the sun (or snow!) the Inwood-Bunker Hills Lions Park is run through the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board. The park includes a pavilion, fitness trail, sand volleyball court, practice fields, and basketball courts. The W. Randy Smith Recreation Center, also managed through the parks board, hosts local team sporting events and programs. Don’t forget, it’s proximity to some of the most beautiful scenery in the region makes enjoying this little corner of the Eastern Panhandle easy to access, all the while enjoying affordable housing, excellent schools, and high quality of life.