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Places With The Best Housing In West Virginia 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score62
  • Elkins, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
90
  • Pea Ridge, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,305
73
  • Grafton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,156
64
  • Bluefield, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,366
  • Villas, Florida is one of those places that I'm sad to say has absolutely nothing to recommend it. After living in Villas for three years I couldn't take it anymore. I packed up my family and moved away…[read more]
87
  • Cheat Lake, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,671
59
  • Moundsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,858
87
  • Teays Valley, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,706
  • Living in the highest rated city in West Virginia has been nothing short of a pleasant experience. Teays Valley is the place we call home, nature surrounds us and keeps things fresh every time the…[read more]
59
  • Oak Hill, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
67
  • Keyser, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,261
74
  • Brookhaven, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,300
80
  • Hurricane, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,460
70
  • New Martinsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,255
72
  • Wheeling, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,758
  • My family and I have enjoyed living in Wheeling, West Virginia over the last year-and-a-half. There is a lot to do in Wheeling for it to be such a small city. The city is home to the Capitol Music Hall,…[read more]
82
  • Vienna, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,566
  • Known as the Pride of the Valley, Vienna is an idyllic city located in the heart of West Virginia in the Mid-Ohio Valley. I love living in Vienna because of the tight-knit community and plentiful…[read more]
82
  • Bridgeport, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,364
75
  • Clarksburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,226
  • The east coast has been an enjoyable place to call home. I am living in Clarksburg, West Virginia, which is not far from the Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland borders. Such proximity has allowed me to…[read more]
66
  • Princeton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
71
  • Fairmont, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 18,699
  • Fairmont, WV is on the Monongahela River. Its motto is "Spend a Day ... Spend a Lifetime." The total area is 9 square miles. It is formed by the conjunction of the Tygart Valley River and West Fork…[read more]
77
  • Morgantown, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,364
  • Just south of the Pennsylvania border along Interstate 79 lies Morgantown, West Virginia, a city that has been on the rise over the course of the past few years. I absolutely love living in Morgantown.…[read more]
75
  • South Charleston, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,182
  • This is my hometown. It’s a city that is calm, peaceful and filled with lovely people. It has a population of about 13,450. Its small town is full of friendly and genuine people. It’s a city where…[read more]
69
  • Buckhannon, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
67
  • Nitro, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,505
68
  • St. Albans, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,788
  • Oh boy did I hate to even make a reference to such an awesome John Denver song in my title regarding St Albans, West Virginia, but I just couldn't help myself! Holy cow, this place is terrible with a…[read more]
77
  • Weirton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,307
  • As a former resident, living in Wierton, West Virginia had its perks as well as some things that were not so good. I'm gonna be honest, it was one of the safer cities that I have lived in, as I have…[read more]
61
  • Dunbar, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,714
67
  • Parkersburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,962
  • I am a resident of Parkersburg, VA. The living conditions here are not the greatest. The population is a little over 30, OO0 with 25% living in poverty. The advantage of the area is it's small and quaint…[read more]
73
  • Charles Town, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,682
63
  • Charleston, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 50,210
  • That's right. I was born in Charleston and moved away around 40 years ago after completing 6th grade. Still, I have distinct memories and the reviews I've read here are terribly depressing. Sounds like…[read more]
68
  • Cross Lanes, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,899
58
  • Beckley, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,348
  • Living in Beckley, WV, you will quickly find that the phrase "blue-collar" is something the town takes great pride in. The town started out as an old coal mining town and even has a museum with a…[read more]
58
  • Martinsburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,613
  • Not a place to raise children. Other than government jobs, mainly factory/warehouse jobs, you will not earn wages that could support a single person's rent. Rent is way overpriced. Home construction is…[read more]
64
  • Huntington, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 48,735
  • I lived in Huntington, WV for a short time after I graduated college. I found employment at St. Mary's Medical Center as a nurse, and enjoyed living a short drive away from my family in Cincinnati, OH.…[read more]

Housing is one of the most important factors when deciding where to live in West Virginia. Housing prices continue to rise, but there are still some deals to be had. When searching for a new home, you want to ensure that home prices in that area are appreciating, but you also need to ensure that the home prices will fit within you budget. AreaVibes used science and data to create a list of the best cities in West Virginia to buy a new home with a population over 5,000 people.

The cities listed above have been chosen as the best places to buy a new home in West Virginia as they have seen high appreciation rates combined with a solid income to home price affordability ratio. High appreciation rates are a good indicator that the home will continue to increase in value, while the affordability ratio ensure that homes in that area are affordable based on the median household income to home price ratio.

To further narrow your search results for the best places to purchase a new home in West Virginia, you can use the filters. Start by selecting cities and/or neighborhoods, city size based on population, categories (amenities, crime, cost of living, education, employment and weather) as well as home/rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your budget.