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Pros

-Cost of living and housing
-Capital city amenities
-Nearby water recreation

Cons

-Heavy industry
-Entertainment
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Charleston Metro Area


Charleston is the state capital and government and commercial center of West Virginia. Hydrocarbon resources (coal, oil and gas) and salt and brine deposits led to industrial growth as a center for chemicals and chemical-related industries, which stretch up the Kanawha Valley to the east. There are some modest cultural amenities and a nice performing arts center downtown.


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Quick Facts About Charleston


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Charleston is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston jobs have Decreased by 1.68 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 16.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Charleston's population is 49,736 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -13.18 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Charleston is $109,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.99%.
    SCHOOLS
    Charleston public schools spend $11,980 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Charleston.

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  12/20/2013
We love our little city

Charleston has a lot going on for being a small city. Capitol Street has great restaurants and Taylor Books, and Capitol Market is one of the best year-round farmers... (Read More)

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  12/20/2013
A great little city

Charleston has a lot going on for being a small city. Capitol Street has great restaurants and Taylor Books, and Capitol Market is one of the best year-round farmers... (Read More)

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  12/20/2013
A great little city

Charleston has a lot going on for being a small city. Capitol Street has great restaurants and Taylor Books, and Capitol Market is one of the best year-round farmers... (Read More)

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