West Virginia


With its harmonious balance between rural and urban, the state once nicknamed Almost Heaven is generating its own type of gold rush. Residents from the D.C. metro area, northern Virginia and Maryland towns of Frederick and Hagerstown are crossing the mountains, seeking the Homes, Land and Security found in the state's Eastern Panhandle.

Mark Building's Colonial Hills community in Jefferson County's historic Shepherdstown and The Lakes at Martinsburg in nearby Berkeley County are under construction, already attracting buyers lured by areas where the cost of living is the second lowest in the nation and public schools that for the past five years have ranked among the nation's best in Education Week's "Quality Counts" annual surveys.

A state highway transportation system that's earned kudos across the nation and the availability of MARC Trains are other reasons why scores of people have opted to commute to jobs in the urban centers of Baltimore and D.C. and raise their families in West Virginia where you can, as state officials like to say, "Go tubing in the morning, attend an art exhibit in the afternoon then catch the West Virginia Symphony at night."


Colonial Hills

Colonial Hills
Colonial Hills Located in historic Shepherdstown near the popular Clarion Hotel, and Shepherd University, Colonial Hills is the first of several master-planned communities by The Mark Building Company in West Virginia.

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The Lakes at Martinsburg
The LakesEnjoy your first cup of coffee as the morning mists rise from The Lakes at Martinsburg and know the pleasures of living the good life at Berkeley County’s best address. The Lakes is its own village with neighborhoods centered around acres of waterfront, anchored by a retail center and community club house connected to homes by biking and pedestrian paths.

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Maryland


The Free State offers residents just that: the freedom to start the day with a pre-dawn hike in the western mountain ranges, drive to Baltimore's sparkling Inner Harbor for lunch then make it to the Eastern Shore in time to enjoy a dazzling sunset. Mark Building is one of Maryland's pre-eminent builders with more than 30 years of crafting award-winning homes in and around Baltimore. Our most recent Maryland community is WaterView...A New American Town in the Middle River section of east Baltimore County.







WaterView
WaterViewThis New American Town represents the cornerstone of Baltimore County’s master plan for bringing new energy to Baltimore’s east side. WaterView broke ground In January of 2002 with a waiting list of more than 100 potential buyers eager to get in on the ground floor of what has become the area’s best address. Now completely sold out, this community of 175 single-family homes started selling off the blueprints beginning in the $170,000 range. Just two years later, those same homes had more than doubled in value, bringing homeowners a 200 percent return on their investment.

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