West Virginia is nicknamed “The Mountain State” and is well known for its mountains and diverse landscape, as well as its logging and coal mining industries. It is a great area for recreational caving and other outdoor activities such as skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing and hunting. Most land for sale in West Virginia will be at a high elevation since the state is almost entirely mountainous. West Virginia had the third-highest GDP Growth in the US in 2011. This was fueled almost entirely (over 86%) by the mining industry. The mining and lumber industries provide jobs for almost 5% of the citizens of West Virginia. Land for sale in West Virginia is a treasure-trove of unspoiled landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty. Outdoor recreation abounds in all parts of the state, and there are several large cities that offer unique shopping, five-star dining options and cultural opportunities. Look for lots for sale in West Virginia’s wonderful small towns. They are full of privately owned shops, quaint charm and small-town warmth. Feel refreshed by the clean air and easy going lifestyle. And these small towns are often within an easy commuting distance to Charleston, Baltimore or Washington, DC. West Virginia is a great place for fishing. With its year-round fishing season, including an open season for trout, more than 20,000 miles of streams and more than 100 public fishing lakes, this area offers a variety of experience. Go after rainbow, brown or golden rainbow trout.
Thanks to its high elevation and rugged terrain, the Mountain State offers one of the longest seasons in the region for downhill and cross-country skiers, snowboarders and snow tubing fans. For summer fun, try whitewater rafting down the New, Gauley, Cheat and Tygart Rivers. Step off a cliff and soar through the air on New River Gorge’s zip line. There is plenty of outdoor excitement and adventure waiting for you. Some acreage for sale in West Virginia that is not suitable for building is used for off-roading fun. Southern West Virginia is an ATV rider’s paradise. With hundreds of miles of off-road trails and adventure, you’re sure to have the ride of your life. The award-winning Hatfield-McCoy Trails is one of the largest off-road vehicle trail systems in the world. Lots for sale in West Virginia’s cities are popular and offer a good balance between work and play. The cost of living in this area is typically more than 7% below the US average, the crime rate is among the lowest in the country, and low property taxes contribute to low home prices. Whatever you’re looking for, West Virginia has got you covered.