While there are a number of “Charlestons” in the United States, West Virginia offers a unique environment and atmosphere setting its Charleston apart from all the rest. With a population of 50,821, you will find the charm of a small town with a unique, progressive attitude.
Charleston has an interesting past, being the former home of Daniel Boone during the frontier days. Today the city offers a sophisticated appeal providing residents a number of recreational and cultural attractions to enjoy. From the 20th century architecture and 23 karat gold dome of the State Capitol building, there are definitely a number of landmarks that are “must-visit” locations. You will also find state parks, such as the Kanawha State Forest, which offers hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as picnic areas.
If you are planning a move to Charleston, you can find a number of housing options, at affordable prices. For example, the median gross rent is $655 and the median value of the housing units in the area is $138,100. With a growing housing market, there is no question if you buy now, the value of the home will increase over time.
There are also a number of business opportunities in the area. And the commute to work isn’t bad either - no matter if you own your own business or work for someone else, the average person spends 16.6 minutes driving to work each day.