Best Places to Live in West Virginia

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What you need to know about West Virginia

Noted for its mountains, rolling hills and many state parks, West Virginia offers a variety of outdoor recreational options that include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hunting and whitewater rafting. Best places to live in West Virginia include Charleston, Huntington, Wheeling and Morgantown, and the state's strong economy is led by aerospace, chemical research, plastics, biometrics and medicine. West Virginia is also a leading energy-producing state with rich natural resources.

Best Things About Living in West Virginia
The Mountain State is filled with top lodging, dining, golf and outdoor opportunities

Population

1,853,881
Up by 2%
a picturesque waterfall scene with leaves turning colors
Best Places to Live in West Virginia
Great locales include Morgantown, Wheeling, Beckley
a picturesque waterfall scene with leaves turning colors
Best Places to Live in West Virginia
Great locales include Morgantown, Wheeling, Beckley

Housing

Homes Owned 73%
73% Complete
Homes Rented 27%
27% Complete

Median Home Price

$100,200
Higher than the national average

Median Household Income

$41,576
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 19%
19% Complete
Graduated High School 84%
84% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
Over 65 Years old

West Virginia Top 100 City Rankings

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Best Places to Live in West Virginia
Great locales include Morgantown, Wheeling, Beckley

Best Places to Live in West Virginia
Great locales include Morgantown, Wheeling, Beckley

Best Places to Live in West Virginia