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A Guide to Moving to West Virginia October 14, 2020

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A Guide to Moving to West Virginia, Covington, Virginia

West Virginia offers stunning scenery, historic landmarks, and plenty of activities. It’s also a lovely place to call home. If you’re browsing real estate listings in the Mountain State and are unfamiliar with the area, it’s helpful to understand more about the local culture and market. Here’s what to know.

What’s the Housing Market Like in West Virginia?

Whether you prefer a vibrant city or something quieter, you’ll find a town to call your own in West Virginia. Among the most affordable in the state is Lavallette, which offers the charm of small-town life thanks to its tiny population and low cost of living. It’s also situated close to Beech Fork State Park, known for its abundant greenery and hiking trails. Another option is Beckley, considered the most affordable U.S. city. Approximately half of the real estate listings there are priced under $100,000. With its proximity to the Appalachian Mountains, it’s a beautiful spot for nature lovers.

If you thrive in more urban locations, consider the state’s capital. Charleston provides stunning views of the Kanawha River, proximity to the trendy Capitol Market, and access to many historical landmarks, like the Capitol Gold Dome and the West Virginia Governor’s Mansion. The cost of living there is nearly 6% lower than the national average, with an approximate median home value of $145,000.

What Should You Expect From the Lifestyle?

real estate listingLife is relaxed in West Virginia. There’s a powerful sense of community here, with an underlying warmth that fuels the passion people have for their state. Transplants and natives alike recognize the privilege of living in such a scenic location.

The median age of residents is 42.8, older than the median age for most other states, which suggests that residents are loyal to the area and comfortable aging in its simple environment. For people who love nature and fresh air, it’s an engaging place to connect with the great outdoors—something to keep in mind as you browse real estate listings near mountains and rivers.

The state’s sales tax rate is 6%, with income tax rates ranging from 3% to 6.5%. The property tax rate is among the lowest in the nation.


If you’re intrigued by the beauty of West Virginia and looking for properties there, turn to the professionals at Greenways Real Estate & Auction. With offices in Covington and White Sulphur Springs, our family-owned and -operated estate auction business offers beautiful properties throughout Virginia and West Virginia. Visit our website to browse our real estate listings, call (540) 962-1155 to reach an agent, or text LISTING to (540) 698-0883 to receive the latest listings. You can also download our app on all smart devices. Let Greenway’s Do It!

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