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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 5.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston jobs have Decreased by 0.66 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 8.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Charleston's population is 51,224 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.36 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Charleston is $139,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Charleston public schools spend $12,791 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Charleston.

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Comments


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)
Reconfirming another poster's views
Good stuff: -nice countryside in the outskirts -quiet and descent homes on the hill if you're a professional -traffic not too bad, except at rush hour and when... (read more)
Charleston WV, a Nice Place to Live
Charleston is the capital city of WV and is a pleasant, reasonably affordable place to live It has many of the advantages of a bigger metropolitan area (good cultural... (read more)
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