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Old 01-21-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Where is the cheapest place to live in West Virginia with still being close to a large city? Say 30 miles or so.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Where is the cheapest place to live in West Virginia with still being close to a large city? Say 30 miles or so.
Probably in the south.

Morgantown is the biggest city in WV, but everyone wants to live there. In the south, like Huntington, people want to get out. IDK, Hurricane?
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:49 PM
 
Location: WV/Va/Ky/Tn
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I think in another thread you mentioned your cdl qualifications, so I would suggest Welch,WV, only 53 minutes from Bluefield and 73 minutes from Beckley and a great central location in McDowel County. Wyoming County with its principal towns of Oceana, Pineville, and Mullens are within around 30 to 45 min from Beckley as well, also offer cheap and easy living with a laid back lifestyle and also in the coalfields. Another good spot with your CDL qualifications would be Wiliamson which is on the WV/KY stateline and only 35 min from Pikeville,Ky- The Energy Capital of the U.S. and a hotbed of coal mining and strip jobs, not counting the numerous strip jobs and mines in Mingo County. Logan, Chapmanville, and Madison are also good places to live with cheap living within the coal belt and are only 1 hour,47 min,36 min respectively away from Charleston and all conveniently on 4 lane U.S Route 119. A lot of these places are also in the natural gas Marcellus shale boom, with numerous wells being drilled and there always looking for truck drivers. If you love 4 wheeling there is the Hatfield-McCoy trail system which offers hundreds of miles of trails, not to mention the great hunting and fishing of the Tug, Guyandotte, and Coal rivers. Now some people may say things negatively and twist facts to support other parts of the state, but let me ask you this, "Would you rather live somewhere and be just another face or live somewhere where your accepted and feel at home?" Come Home, We're Waiting.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:09 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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A friend of mine told me Madison/Danville area as well....this is certainly starting to sound like the best....I didn't find much on craigslist or the newspaper as far as for rent....is there anything else I can use to look for places? I will look up all these towns in the morning when I get up. I appreciate the list!
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:53 AM
 
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How much is cheapest? I have been somewhere is Virginia but not in WV, near to that. It was a 1500 per month on 1BR. Sandybay apartments that was it. But sometimes, it all depends on how cheap is your cheapest. But was a great stay OP.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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I think in another thread you mentioned your cdl qualifications, so I would suggest Welch,WV, only 53 minutes from Bluefield and 73 minutes from Beckley and a great central location in McDowel County. Wyoming County with its principal towns of Oceana, Pineville, and Mullens are within around 30 to 45 min from Beckley as well, also offer cheap and easy living with a laid back lifestyle and also in the coalfields. Another good spot with your CDL qualifications would be Wiliamson which is on the WV/KY stateline and only 35 min from Pikeville,Ky- The Energy Capital of the U.S. and a hotbed of coal mining and strip jobs, not counting the numerous strip jobs and mines in Mingo County. Logan, Chapmanville, and Madison are also good places to live with cheap living within the coal belt and are only 1 hour,47 min,36 min respectively away from Charleston and all conveniently on 4 lane U.S Route 119. A lot of these places are also in the natural gas Marcellus shale boom, with numerous wells being drilled and there always looking for truck drivers. If you love 4 wheeling there is the Hatfield-McCoy trail system which offers hundreds of miles of trails, not to mention the great hunting and fishing of the Tug, Guyandotte, and Coal rivers. Now some people may say things negatively and twist facts to support other parts of the state, but let me ask you this, "Would you rather live somewhere and be just another face or live somewhere where your accepted and feel at home?" Come Home, We're Waiting.
I second this.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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I agree. The Welch area right now is probably among the lowest cost areas in West Virginia in which to live.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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How much is cheapest? I have been somewhere is Virginia but not in WV, near to that. It was a 1500 per month on 1BR. Sandybay apartments that was it. But sometimes, it all depends on how cheap is your cheapest. But was a great stay OP.
$1500/month? For a 1BR apartment?

$1500 will get you most of a neighborhood in some places.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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In a van down by the river.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:35 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia 'Burbs
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Honestly, the entire state is pretty cheap. Morgantown and Martinsburg are "expensive." In reality, they are still cheap as heck compared to places where the demand for housing is extreme like DC, California, NYC, Philly Burbs, etc. People drive an hour+ daily from the Eastern Panhandle to DC because its so cheap...and its one of the more expensive areas of the state.

For the rock bottom cheapest, I'd look at once thriving towns that are in decline. I'd look at Parkersburg, Weirton, Welch, Ripley, and a host of others. The have a ton of inventory.
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