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West Virginia Overview

West Virginia
Population 1.9 million
Capital Charleston
Largest Cities Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling
Topography Forests, mountains, rivers
Climate Cold winters and hot summers
Time Zone Eastern Time/GMT -5
Lifestyles Arts and entertainment, fishing/hunting, gambling, golf destination, history, mountains, scenic, skiing
Important Annual Events July: The Greenbrier Classic PGA Tour event, White Sulphur Springs. September: West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, Clarksburg.
Popular Real Estate Locations Charleston

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West Virginia is a small state in the Appalachian Mountains. Its mountainous topography provides opportunities for excellent skiing and tubing in the winter and hiking and camping in the summer. The state’s largest industries are logging and mining, especially coal mining. Both of these industries have been an important part of the history of West Virginia.

Charleston is the capital and the largest city in West Virginia. It has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the best places for business and careers. Charleston offers a variety of specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants, and performance venues.

West Virginia real estate includes modest, luxury, and vacation homes located throughout the rural peaks and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. Urban areas like Charleston offer a wide range of housing styles in distinct neighborhoods and nearby suburbs. Property in West Virginia can be an excellent choice for a primary residence or second home.

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