The Arts and Creativity is alive and well in Martinsburg, WV
This historic city is seeing a revival of sorts, but it isn't for things you might expect from what once hailed as the apple capitol of the world, it is seeing a revival as a response to people moving to town for inexpensive real estate. In response many of these people see opportunities to open restaurants and more in the historic district or nearby. Outside of the "old town" part of the city restaurant chains and stores are setting up shop because they are seeing that the harvest is ripe for picking. The residents of the area are ready. For too many years one had to travel north or south to find diversity in restaurants and for things to do, but no longer. Martinsburg is in a growth spurt and we are seeing great things happening. Thanks to those working in the fine arts we are also seeing our community become more of a vibrant place to live and work, with murals and public art beginning to be recognized for what they do for a community and live music to make people feel more alive. What will come next for the growing community. Stay tuned!