Both Berkeley and Jefferson Counties are hidden gems with robust economies, beautiful landscapes, lovely 4 seasons and low real estate taxes. They provide easy access to Washington DC, Baltimore and Northern Virginia, which are all high employment areas where home prices are far less affordable. Property values in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties are improving, yet you can still find great homes under $150K. The area attracts large companies like Macy’s (with 1200+ employees) and Proctor & Gamble (with 700+ employees), so employment prospects are excellent as well. The MARC train will take you Washington DC if you don’t like to drive. No extreme weather conditions like earthquakes or tornadoes to deal with either. Call me to find more about this wonderful place.