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Places With The Best Housing In West Virginia 2018

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score80
  • Cheat Lake, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,671
82
  • Teays Valley, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,706
73
  • Charles Town, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,682
80
  • Bridgeport, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,364
73
  • Brookhaven, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,300
67
  • Cross Lanes, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,899
74
  • Hurricane, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,460
76
  • 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.
65
  • 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
79
  • Pea Ridge, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,305
76
  • Vienna, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,566
66
  • South Charleston, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,182
64
  • 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
69
  • St. Albans, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,788
68
  • Buckhannon, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,645
59
  • 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
69
  • Elkins, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,232
71
  • Nitro, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,505
73
  • 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
66
  • 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,
72
  • New Martinsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,255
67
  • Oak Hill, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,722
68
  • Dunbar, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,714
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
64
  • 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
59
  • Bluefield, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,366
62
  • Princeton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,056
67
  • Clarksburg, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,226
55
  • Moundsville, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,858
61
  • Keyser, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,261
69
  • Grafton, WV
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,156
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.

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.