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Old 03-15-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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If anybody out there in West Virginia,or Anywhere Else has some Info on these it would be greatly appreciated. There has to be a City, or Cities in West Virginia. That are really, absolutely Cheap to Live in. Got to know before I move to West Virginia in 3 Months time. Heard West Virginia was a great state to live in, with wonderful people, and great scenery, and
Affordable to live.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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ha ha ha...nothing is cheap here...

What gave you that idea ?...perhaps, compared to Manhatten, Wv might be cheap.

Rent is doubling because of the influx of gas well workers.
Real Estate is holding high and steady.
Gasoline is $3.86...
City taxes have risen to stave off the inflation factor.

Many of us are looking outside the USA for a better place to live.
Columbia is looking good...India even better.

The November election will be the deciding factor.
We call it a complete personal Outsourcing...ha ha ha
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Huntington has one of the lower cost of living indexes in the country. There's a lot to do here and it's a great town. If you'd like more info, I'd be more than happy to help.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Charles Town, WV
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OP - what is the draw to WV for you? I would guess that it's close to a 6 hour drive from my house in the eastern panhandle to the western edge of the state along the Ohio river, and closer to 7 hours to drive from the tip of the northern panhandle to the southern edge of the state. Do you have family or friends in WV that you want to be close to, are there specific activities that pull you here ... what is it? Or is it truly as random as your post makes it sound? One could argue that Charleston, Huntington and Morgantown are the only "cities" within WV .... with lots of wonderful "towns". If you're simply looking for "cheap" .... then portions of Ohio, Kentucky, southwestern Virginia could well be open to you also.

Do you have more details than just that first post?
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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I mean if you want to live in a trailer in the middle of the woods WV is very cheap.

City wise not sure, probably Huntington or Charleston. They are dirt cheap.

Morgantown is expensive for WV, and above average in cost for the US in general.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:17 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I be asking about jobs! cripe Where do you plan to work? What kinds of jobs will you be looking for?
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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I mean if you want to live in a trailer in the middle of the woods WV is very cheap.

City wise not sure, probably Huntington or Charleston. They are dirt cheap.

Morgantown is expensive for WV, and above average in cost for the US in general.
Beckley is cheaper than both
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Washington, WV
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Based on housing costs, the cities of Fairmont, Wheeling, Parkersburg, and Huntington are probably the cheapest to live in. That said, any cities in WV are very small cities, at best.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Inwood
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Cheapest would probably be anywhere between welch and beckley. The eastern panhandle is the most expensive. It really depends on what you are looking for. Keyser, wv is a nice town near cumberland, md. Because of older homes you can get a house for around 75000 or so. Like I said in another thread, mcdowell counties average house is 20,000 which has to be one of the cheapest in the nation.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:34 PM
 
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Cheapest would probably be anywhere between welch and beckley. The eastern panhandle is the most expensive. It really depends on what you are looking for. Keyser, wv is a nice town near cumberland, md. Because of older homes you can get a house for around 75000 or so. Like I said in another thread, mcdowell counties average house is 20,000 which has to be one of the cheapest in the nation.
Detroit is cheaper, but why would you want to go there.

I dont know a lot about Southern WV but it is generally cheaper than Northern WV. Somewhere like McDowell has almost no job prospects. Beckley I have only been to a few times but it is a growing city, perhaps the only consistent one in that area of that state.



The more prosperous areas like North Central WV and the Eastern Panhandle are more expensive but have the economic growth.
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