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
 
$389,000
magnificent home surrounded by the beauty of nature

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
 
$449,900
1539 Mountain View Parkway, Alderson, WV

Alderson, Greenbrier County, West Virginia


Grassy Meadows, sounds like a relaxing address. Just the name sets the tone for the soothing feeling that comes from sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch overlooking the beautiful countryside. This log sided home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the main floor with new laminate and hardwood flooring. The living room features a wonderful stone fireplace that flows up to a 20 foot vaulted ceiling. Enjoy cooking and entertaining in the large oak kitchen with stainless appliances and propane gas range. The 2nd story 26x12 loft area is a great area for kids or a 4th bedroom. Home also features a mostly finished basement with 1,300 sqft, offering laminate flooring and rec rooms which could be another bedroom or guest apartment with full bath. Spend your evenings relaxing on the huge front deck overlooking the 10.38 acres the home is situated on and the wonderful 30 mile mountain views. There is approximately 7 acres of open grazing area that is great for pets, livestock or a garden. There is a spring and stream on property. Located behind the main cabin is also a nice 36x24 guest cabin with 2 bedrooms and one bath. This guest cabin features new paint, flooring and new kitchen with new appliances.

Tom Johnson , Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts

10.38 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3562 SQ FT
 
$899,000
Privacy abounds with over 114 Acres

Mount Nebo, Nicholas County, West Virginia


Over 114 Acres just minutes from Summersville Lake which is a terrific tourist attraction in West Virginia. This property is loaded with potential, Could be ideal for horses. a creek on property. small barn with water and electric. Gorgeous log home sits in the heart of this property featuring various hardwoods including oak, cherry, maple, poplar with the master suite having Patagonia Rosewood flooring. Mostly wooded with about 5 acres cleared.

Becky Fidler , Castles and Creeks Real Estate Company

114.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4400 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
 
$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
 
$499,000
Perfect West Virginia Horse Property

Oak Hill, Fayette County, West Virginia


Beautiful property with a mix of rolling fields and mature trees, mostly fenced , large pond and paved access road.

Dawn Whisman , Old Colony Realtors

43.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3.5 BATHROOMS
4965 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000
This beautiful custom built estate is the equestrian's dream come true.

Davis, Tucker County, West Virginia


This beautiful custom built estate is the equestrian's dream come true offering a 7 BR home w/over 8000 sq. ft of living space in addition to a 175'x100' outdoor arena, 150'x70' indoor riding/jumping ring, 5 paddock areas for pasture & 5 horse stalls. Situated on 10+ ac. bordering Fish a Wildlife land and within 2 miles of National Forest. Main home features maple and cherry floors, 3 fireplaces, outdoor patio with fire pit, master bedroom suite, finished basement. Additional office space over the 3 car garage could be converted to an in-law suite.

Amy Barb , Best of Canaan

10.78 ACRES
7 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
8600 SQ FT

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