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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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Highlights


  • Location: West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River
  • Country: United States
  • State: West Virginia
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  • Metro Area: Charleston Metro Area

Quick Facts About Charleston


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Charleston Metro Area is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston Metro Area jobs have Decreased by 1.66 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston Metro Area's cost of living is 19.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Charleston Metro Area's population is 220,614 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -9.39 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Charleston Metro Area is $91,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.77 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Charleston Metro Area public schools spend $12,163 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Charleston Metro Area.

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Charleston Housing Market


It's not a good time to buy in Charleston. Home Appreciation is down -1.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Charleston Real Estate.
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