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About West Virginia

West Virginia



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:
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
Horse Property for sale.
225 Acres of Seclusion w/ Pond and Home

Ashton, Mason County, West Virginia

Come to the country and enjoy an outdoorsman's paradise. This 3 bed, 2 bath manufactured home is on a permanent foundation and situated on 225 acres near the Mason/Cabell county line. The property features a well stocked pond and many structures including a 30x30 metal garage, single wide, shed, and a hunting cabin. Much of the property is mow able and is accessed by a private gravel lane off of Willow Creek Road. Subsurface, surface, and timber rights convey to purchaser.

Brody Nash , Century 21 Homes & Land

225.00 ACRES
1782 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Farm & Log Home

Riverton, Pendleton County, West Virginia

Beautiful property with breathtaking mountain views!

Jeffrey Bowers , Sugar Grove Realty, Inc.

8.00 ACRES
3440 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Ramp Road, Sandstone WV

Sandstone, Summers County, West Virginia

Cozy 3 bedroom, 1 bath farmhouse located on 109 acres with lots of crop fields and a stream running through (Laurel Creek). There have been many updates completed to the home including new power service, plumbing, laminate floors, ceilings, doors and lighting. The home also features three nice porches to enjoy the picturesque scenery. The property has fenced in garden areas , 2 waterfalls, 2 springs, 38x40 2 story barn, and several outbuildings. This is a great place to call home and raise crops, hay, animals and also be convenient to everything.

Tom Johnson , Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts

109.63 ACRES
1196 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
WV - 26+ Acre Horse Farm Facility - Possible Owner Financing

Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia

Escape to the serenity of Wild Wonderful West Virginia! Over 26 acres by the Potomac River, Merry Mount Riding and Training Center was established in 1994 and operated as a lesson facility with summer camp and horse training for 24 years. The facility could be re-opened or it can be enjoyed as a private residence. There are endless options and room for expansion. The Merry Mount property includes a 3 bedroom / 2 bath home with 2 large covered porches (approximately 500 s.f. each!) that sets over a 6-stall barn. Exterior Garage holds 3 vehicles plus a lot more storage. There is an indoor arena complex with 7 stalls, a lounge/tack store, 2 bathrooms and shower and an upstairs 2 bed / 1 bath apt previously used for overnight summer camp (currently rented). There is also an outdoor arena, various pastures, run-ins and wooded areas that could be used for trail riding. Also available are two adjoining lots - a 2 acre building lot and a 5.6 acre building lot with deep water Potomac river access. The 5.6 acre lot is within the premier equestrian community of Whitings Neck Farm Estates, which offers riding and hiking trails, deep water Potomac river access with private boat ramp and docks, private tennis courts and a swimming area. All this plus it is close to historic Shepherdstown and the MARC train. Located only about an hours drive to Dulles Airport and about 90 minutes to the White House. Possible owner financing with 20% down. This property could possibly pay for itself if the buyer reopened the riding school and tack shelter store. The business opportunities are endless. Formally an Equestrian Center including summer camp and a tack store. Possible Breeding Farm and / or a Boarding Facility could be opened. Lots of acreage for expansion too. Or, utilize the current facilities and acreage and build your dream home adjacent to an equestrian themed community by the river.

Joseph Yost , Nitro Realty

26.00 ACRES
Horse Property for sale.
Horse / livestock farm near WV State Park with amazing views

Beaver, Raleigh County, West Virginia

J&K Farms is nestled in southern WV near Grandview State Park. Easily accessed from Exit 129 on Interstate 64. Farm consists of 26 acres with 12 acres of grazing pasture fenced with high tensile wire. There are 8 acres of open field for hay, 2 acres of lawn, and 1 acre of garden area. Soil is conducive to high quality hay production with a large area of drainage into koi pond which features a gravity-fed watering trough. The horse barn guttering system collects rain water and feeds directly into the pond along with a natural spring.

Cathy Smith , Bass Sinko Real Estate

26.00 ACRES
6371 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
W V Woodland Wonder 186 Acres. Luxury Equestrian Estate "Crooked Run Farm"

Paw Paw, Morgan County, West Virginia

FEDERAL DESIGNATED OPPORTUNITY ZONE - Extraordinary. Sportsman's paradise. Ultimate CEO, Family Retreat or Corporate/ Non profit Center. 186 Forested acres. Totally Private. Beautiful Mountain Views. Whole Log and Stone mansion. 8000 SF Home. 6000 sf steel horse barn ,upstairs apt. (2 addl. apt.), infinity Pool, lite tennis courts, spa, multiple streams w/ 2.5 miles of walking trails. green house, outdoor furnace. Home materials from best log seller in the country. Home has 4 kinds of marble, and granite, wood floors throughout, huge rooms, vaulted wood ceilings, large 36 foot stone fireplace floor to ceiling in great room w/ walls of glass and views of the Potomac Highlands, fabulous kitchen, slate patios. Attention to every detail. Beautifully executed. .7 miles of paved 2 lane entry road. Additional 2 lane paved roads through out the property. Driving distances: to Winchester, Va 30 minutes, less than 2 hours from Washington DC and Baltimore, 50 min to MARC Commuter Train to DC. 60 min to Dulles Int Airport Winchester, VA. major highly rated medical center.

Carolyn Snyder , Snyder, Bailey and Associates Inc.

186.00 ACRES
8000 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
224 Onyx Drive, Hedgesville WV Truly Exceptional Horse property w/ great views

Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia

Meadows of Sleepy Creek - PRICE DROP Truly exceptional brick rancher in gated community. Horse barn, paddocks, in-ground pool 18'x36'. 4 FP's, 8person hot tub. Mountain views. Huge master suite w/ built-ins. Gourmet kitchen, granite. GREAT BASEMENT w/wet bar, huge rec room, FP,built-ins. Giant Master Suite with grat walk=in closets and separate vanities. Entire home is gorgeous, highest quality materials, immaculate. Peaceful & pleasing to the eye, inside and out. 12 min to I-81, 20min to MARC Commuter train to DC. Ride out through Sleepy Creek State Park Owner says sell.

Carolyn Snyder , Snyder, Bailey and Associates Inc.

5.00 ACRES
5967 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
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
5129 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
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
3562 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
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
4400 SQ FT

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