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June
21

7 Reasons to Move to West Virginia

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Do you love the great outdoors and dream of living in a home where you can go for a hike right outside your front door? Are you tired of the grind the comes with living in a community with a high cost of living and searching for a place where your hard-earned money goes much further? West Virginia has so much to offer. Our real estate agents love West Virginia, and we've got 7 reasons that you'll love moving to the Mountain State.

  • Why Remote Workers Love West Virginia
    Are you a lover of the outdoors who moved to a big city for work? West Virginia has become a magnet for remote workers who are interested in trading the daily grind of urban living for an appealing small-town lifestyle. Spend more time outdoors and enjoy some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the country, all while working remotely. There's even an incentive program for remote workers who move to West Virginia, which will allow remote workers who qualify to pocket some extra cash and enjoy some great perks at outdoor attractions around the state.

  • One of the Most Affordable States in the Country to Live...
    Whether you're shopping for Grant County homes for sale or looking in another great nearby community, you can be confident that your cost of living will be very affordable in West Virginia. In fact, the cost of living in West Virginia is almost 10 percent below the national average, which makes it one of the most affordable states in the country. So whether you're working remotely or finding a job closer to your West Virginia home, you can look forward to a cost of living that makes it easier to enjoy everything that you love in life.

  • And Your Home Buying Budget Will Stretch Much Further, Too!
    Have you checked out the latest listings for Hardy County homes for sale? If you've been searching for a state where you can get much more home for your money, then you're sure to find something to love in West Virginia. The housing index is a key element of cost of living, and West Virginia's housing index ranks even better than the state's already affordable overall cost of living. Why settle for a small home in a community with high housing costs when your budget can get you so much more in West Virginia?

  • West Virginia Is an Outdoor Lover's Dream
    There's a reason that West Virginia has inspired so many popular songs, and you can find it waiting right outside your front door. Whether you love climbing mountains, hiking trails, rafting rivers, or finding the most inspiring outdoor photos for social media, it won't take long to fall in love with the outdoor beauty of West Virginia. Enjoy skiing at spectacular mountain resorts in the winter, mountain biking in the warm weather, and strikingly beautiful foliage in the fall.

  • Find Friendly Faces and Tight-Knit Communities in West Virginia
    Whether you're moving from another small town or you're searching for a reprieve from city life, you're sure to receive a warm welcome in West Virginia. The state is famed for the friendly, welcoming nature of its residents and the small-town lifestyle that you can enjoy even in West Virginia's larger communities. It's a great place to build a life and find a long-term home for your own family.

  • West Virginia Is Filled with Historic Sites and Architecture
    If you love learning about history or touring historic architecture, then you're going to love living in West Virginia. Communities like Harper's Ferry are filled with historic architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries, along with historic sites that have been preserved with care to the present day. And the amazing architecture isn't limited to historic homes. Sites like the New River Gorge Bridge rank among the most popular places for visits – and photos – in West Virginia.

  • Live the Country Life with Easy Access to Major Metro Areas
    While the small-town life is amazing, sometimes you will still want to visit the big city. Living in Grant County and many other nearby communities means you will have a fairly short commute to big cities like Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Even closer, you will find great, smaller Virginia cities like Harrisonburg and Staunton.

Are you ready to find your own reasons to fall in love with West Virginia? Our local real estate team is here to help you find the perfect home. Contact us today.

September
16

Hunting and Fishing in the Mountain State

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If you needed another reason to be excited about the arrival of fall in wild, wonderful West Virginia, then you're in luck. September 28 is National Hunting and Fishing Day. Our REALTORS® are excited to share some of their favorite hunting and fishing spots in our corner of the Mountain State!

When you're checking out these hunting and fishing areas, be sure to get the necessary licenses. Visit West Virginia DNR to brush up on hunting and fishing regulations and seasons before you go!

  1. Spring Run
    The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources purchased roughly one mile of Spring Run in 2017, designating this stretch for fly fishing only. In doing so, they created an incredible resource for Grant County anglers. Spring Run supports a thriving population of wild rainbow trout, along with a small native brook trout population. Its spring-fed waters stay at a cool 60 degrees even in the heat of summer. You can find public access roughly a mile and a half downstream from the Spring Run trout hatchery, and just minutes from these Grant County homes for sale
  2. Thorn Run Wildlife Management Area
    Just south of Franklin, West Virginia, Thorn Run Wildlife Management Area has a lot to offer hunters and anglers alike. Spanning 528 acres of rugged hills and valleys, Thorn Run WMA consists of mostly hardwood forest, along with some pine and hemlock. It provides hunting prospects for deer, squirrel, and turkey. Thorn Run, the stream that gives the WMA its name, is also an excellent fly fishing stream. And with a variety of Franklin homes for sale in the surrounding area, it's a great spot to spend a day hunting or fishing. 
  3. George Washington National Forest
    You'll find opportunities for adventures of all kinds in George Washington National Forest. This vast outdoor playground, along with neighboring Jefferson National Forest, spans more than 1.7 million acres across three states. A good-sized chunk of that land lies in West Virginia's Hardy and Pendleton counties. This land is among our state's most significant local resources for hunting everything from squirrels and turkey to deer and bear. The Hawk Recreation Area is one of the most popular hunting destinations in George Washington National Forest, located just outside Wardensville and a short drive from many Hardy County homes for sale
  4. South Branch of the Potomac River
    Renowned for its outstanding smallmouth bass fishing, the South Branch of the Potomac River cuts a winding path through West Virginia and harbors an almost staggering abundance of fish. And with dozens of places to fish from shore or launch a canoe or kayak, it's also the most accessible river in the state. Welton Park, just outside Petersburg and near these beautiful Petersburg homes for sale, is a great place to start. 
  5. Warden Lake
    Nestled among the woods of Hardy County, Warden Lake is a highly underrated fishery. The West Virginia DNR stocks trout in Warden Lake every year from February through May. The 44-acre lake also supports wild populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike, and bluegill. Ample shore access is available, and launch facilities are provided for boats with electric motors and non-powered craft only.  

Contact us today to learn more about living in West Virginia. Our team of experienced REALTORS® is here to help you start your hunt for your dream home in West Virginia.

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