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


-Heavy industry

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

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston's cost of living is 16.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Charleston's population is 49,736 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -13.18 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Charleston is $109,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.99 percent.
    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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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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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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