About West Virginia

West Virginia

 

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West Virginia is a state in the Southern Region of the United States of America. It's often called the "Mountain State", being the only state in the USA to lie completely within a mountain range (in this case, the Appalachians).

Originally part of the state of Virginia, the residents of the counties that became West Virginia split from the rest of the state in part due to a disagreement over the issues of slavery and secession. These counties elected to remain with the Union, and the new state was born on June 20, 1863. The population of the state today is around 1.7 million people. The capital city is Charleston, and the state motto is "Mountaineers are always free." Rich in natural resources, physical beauty, and traditional culture, West Virginia's charm is that of being "off the beaten path". West Virginia is a destination for white water rafting, kayaking, skiing, climbing, golf, mountain biking, hiking, and off-roading. Its location between the mid-west and eastern seaboard of the United States means that over 60% of the United States population lives less than 500 miles from West Virginia.

West Virginia is abundant in natural resources, being primarily known as a major producer of coal since the 1800s, in fact, it's the number-two coal producing state in the US. West Virginia has a lot to offer. There's beautiful natural scenery, quaint mountain towns, delicious down-home country food, traditional handicrafts, lots of pioneer and Civil War history, outdoor activities of the rollicking and stately varieties, and great cultural opportunities. The pace of life is slow and relaxed, but with so many exciting things to do, West Virginia is a wonderful place to call home.

  New Jersey in Numbers:
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img Horse Population: Approximately 43,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Population: 1,816,856
img Land area: 24,077 sq. miles
img Capital: Charleston
img Counties: 55
img Highest Point : Spruce Knob:  4,863 feet
img Lowest Point : Potomac river: 240 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
 
  • Charleston: 51,176
  • Huntington: 49,198
  • Parkersburg: 32,020
  • Wheeling: 29,639
  • Morgantown: 28,292
  • Weirton: 19,544
  • Fairmont: 19,049
  • Beckley: 16,936
  • Clarksburg: 16,439
  • Martinsburg: 15,996
 
$399,977
Rainbow Lane

Asbury, Greenbrier County, West Virginia


Enjoy the peace & quiet while surrounded by the beauty of nature from this beautiful 2 story home over a full unfinished basement on 40 acres.This magnificent home features almost 3,000 sq.ft, 3 bed, 2.5 bath, vaulted tongue & groove knotty pine ceilings throughout, a large great room with a gas fireplace, beautiful hickory kitchen with a large pantry, sun room, 1st floor laundry, central air & propane furnace.The 1st floor also features a huge master bed with a walk-in closet & its own bath offering a walk-in shower & Jacuzzi tub.The home also has an attached 2 car over-sized garage, a front deck that spans the full length of the home & a small back deck perfect for a grill.The home is also located near many outdoor activities: rafting, hiking, fishing, snow skiing & the Greenbrier Resort.

Tom Johnson , Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts

40.10 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2945 SQ FT
 
$650,000
Enjoy West Virginia

Sinks Grove, Monroe County, West Virginia


Beautiful 25 acre farm located in Monroe Count, WV! Come and enjoy some of West Virginia's most spectacular views from the decks of this beautiful 4 bed,3.5 bath, 1.5 story log home. This property is a rare find with its large living room with vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace to its gourmet kitchen and wrap around decks. This wonderful home also features a 2 car garage with a great apartment upstairs. In addition to this beautiful 4,713 square foot log home, this property also has additional acreage for sale. Call today for a showing, make this home your's today!

Tom Johnson , Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts

25.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4713 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Horse property for sale in Shepherdstown, WV.

Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia


This beautiful property is a MUST SEE!!! Multigenerational home on 4+ acres nestled on a peaceful dead end road and just minutes from historic Shepherdstown, commuter routes, and the Marc Train. This property boost 3 areas for horses, a beautiful garden area, and numerous outbuilding. This house features an attached enormous (almost half the size of the house) in-law suite that is handicap accessible. The in-law suite features its own dining room, kitchen, living room, office area, and master bedroom. The house has 2 walk-up attics and there is a big bonus room above the detached 2 car garage that doubles as a workshop. This house has so many amazing features and plenty of space! Schedule your showing today this property will not be on the market long!

Jennifer Fortson , Charis Realty Group

4.62 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3490 SQ FT
 
$410,000
Blending History with Your Future

Gerrardstown, Berkeley County, West Virginia


Hello our team would be delighted to assist you in purchasing this wonderful property! Whether you are looking for a horse property, organic farming or just enjoy the privacy and blend of history with your future! Come, take a look! New Price Improvement! HORSES? ORGANIC FARMING? A rare find in historic Gerrardstown WV. 25.75 acres w/charming house circa 1876. Unrestricted with fencing all around, stream through property, horse barn, shed and other outbuildings, working horse features, updated master suite, clawfoot tub, updated heating system! Comcast cable as well! Merge the old with the new and make your dreams come true here! 5 minutes to I-81

Paula Miller , Coldwell Banker Premier

25.75 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2.5 BATHROOMS
3185 SQ FT
 
$995,000
WV Luxury Equestrian Estate With 3 homes on 89+ Acres

Princeton, Mercer County, West Virginia


Your own country paradise awaits you at this expansive real estate property on Nature Drive in Princeton WV. It sits on 89.25 acres of breathtaking lush green country landscape that both you and your horses will truly enjoy. Sale price is $1,200,000. This property has it all and would make a great luxury equestrian estate with a big arena. Features a brick 3BR/3BA Ranch, a guest house & a rustic log cabin on 89.65 acres. Main house has been completely renovated, & shows quality throughout, with a fantastic kitchen, house is handicapped accessible. There is a guest house or mother-in-law suite and a log cabin which is a hunter's paradise, lots of wildlife, 4-wheeler trails, an art studio, security gate w/remote, 3 wells, 3 septics & 3 propane tanks. Public water at main and guest houses. You will love the outdoor living with an in-ground pool, a Fireplace,flat screen TV, grill area w/granite counter tops, & sink w/hot & cold water, backup generator & so much more. All 3 houses are move-in ready, with many updates. Close to downtown Princeton, schools, churches, shopping & restaurants. Minutes to downtown Princeton, schools, churches, shopping/restaurants Minutes to Route 460 and I-77 5 minutes to American National University 10 minutes to Mercer County Vocational School 30 minutes to Bluefield College, Bluefield State College, Concord University 45 minutes to Virginia Tech (VPI) & WV University at Beckley Campus

Rebecca Gaujot , Martha Hilton,Broker, Vision Quest Realty

89.65 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2065 SQ FT
 
$799,900
New Price for this Luxury Equestrian Estate on Six Acres, Lewisburg WV

Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia


Nestled on 6 acres of green land, vast space and scenic beauty in Lewisburg is this stunning all-brick, 2-story home. Built to provide the ultimate comfort and convenience, this home is a perfect merge of space, elegance, and retreat. And, a perfect equestrian for horse(s). This private estate is set off Fairview Road. Standing tall and proud against towering trees on all sides, it is a sight to behold. A 400 foot paved and curved driveway leads from the road to this home's front yard, presenting you with an elegant and impressive custom-built brick home. It offers 5 large bedrooms and 3.5 baths with 5,129 square feet of living space. This home was built in 2013, so everything is in excellent condition with unfinished walk-out & 2 en suites (1st/2nd levels). This luxury home also delivers a stunning outdoor oasis, perfect for entertainment or private enjoyment. Across the entire attic is tongue-grooved sub floors. 400 ft. paved driveway, as well as 50x60 parking area. A must see...Live in your own slice of paradise!

Rebecca Gaujot , Martha Hilton,Broker, Vision Quest Realty

6.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
5129 SQ FT
 
$1,550,000
Horse property for sale with a spacious brick ranch home

Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia


Private retreat! Incredible opportunity for those looking for room to roam located 1 mile to I-79. Explore over 270 gorgeous acres by horse, 4 wheelers, or whatever your liking. Offers 3 stall horse stable and 2 pole buildings with electric, and one with a car pit. Beautiful pond greets you at the property’s entrance.

Caitlyn Alexander , Howard Hanna Premier Properties by Barbara Alexander

271.42 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5.5 BATHROOMS
4708 SQ FT
 
$1,100,000
Beautiful equestrian estate with indoor and outdoor arena. Stunning views!

Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia


Stunning 90 acre horse farm with a 4 bedroom and 4 and 1/2 bath ranch home with complete privacy. Home boasts open floor plan, abundance of natural light, hardwoods throughout, new master bath, 2 laundry rooms, and walk-in closets. Beautiful custom kitchen with pantry and high-end appliances. Enjoy beautiful views year round from your family room with gorgeous stone fireplace.

Kristy Coalson , WV Realty Pros

90.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
3864 SQ FT
 
$750,000
Horse Property with custom built home in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, West Virginia


This incredible farm house has so much to offer. Very spacious main living house over 3,600 finished square feet with a large unfinished basement great for storage. Kitchen has custom built oak cabinets w/granite counters. An island with lots of seating space. Built-in wine rack, flat cooktop and recessed lighting. Breakfast nook between kitchen and family room overlooking the back pastures. Beautiful oak floors. Family room includes oversized brick FP with custom built mantel; currently uses propane and can be converted to wood burning. Wonderful "plant nook" between kitchen and dining with lots of sunlight and built in shelves overlooking view of fields and barn. Separate dining room with wood floors. Large living room with freestanding wood stove and French doors to family room. Main level master is handicap accessible with a private entrance and porch. Main level master bath has roll-in shower. Main level has 36" access doors. Second floor master bedroom is a small resort of your own. Large 23x20 bedroom with a stone hearth to add a wood, pellet or gas insert. Private Trex deck and hot tub off the master overlooking property. Bath has separate shower and claw foot tub, double sinks and lots of closet space. Additional square footage in incredible apartment over garage that has a bedroom, bathroom, living room/kitchen with a private deck overlooking back of property and a separate entrance. Slab Oak siding on house and garage which seller says is virtually maintenance free. House has many covered porches. There are 5 paddocks and 4 run-in sheds and a riding ring all fenced. Partial electric fence, vinyl fence and a tack room. The partial basement has plenty of shelves for storage and a bonus for this home is a whole - house wood burning stove in the basement. Be in the center of easy commutes to Frederick 26 miles; Winchester 32 miles and Leesburg 29 miles.

Dorothy Vance , Keller Williams Premier Realty

13.67 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4.5 BATHROOMS
4468 SQ FT
 
$499,000
Wild Wonder West Virginia Horse Property

Fayetteville, Fayette County, West Virginia


Beautiful rolling open fields with pond, miles of rock stone wall surrounding the property, and stately rock formations make this a wonderful place to call home.

Dawn Whisman , Old Colony Realtors

46.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4428 SQ FT

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