Charleston Metro Area, West Virginia 

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Population

219,964

-3.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.2%

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Best Places to Live in Charleston Metro Area, West Virginia

Capital city - West-central West Virginia along Kanawha River. September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Charleston metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Cost of living and housing
-Capital city amenities
-Nearby water recreation
Cons
-Heavy industry
-Entertainment
-Isolation

Local Listings in Charleston
 $155,000 
5140 Crystal Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1480 SqFt
 $294,000 
1509 Mount Vernon Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 4 | 3140 SqFt
 $85,000 
818 Georges Creek Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1650 SqFt

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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Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: West Virginia
County:
Metro Area: Charleston Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
City: Charleston, South Charleston, 36 total
Zip Codes: 25177, 25312, 25302, 25314, 25309, 25313, 25071, 25311, 25064, 25304, 84 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 827 ft above sea level

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ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Charleston Metro Area is 5.2% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Charleston Metro Area jobs have decreased by 0.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Charleston Metro Area's cost of living is 15.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Charleston Metro Area's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, June and May are the most pleasant months in the Charleston metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
The Charleston metro area voted Republican in the two most recent Presidential elections, after voting Democratic in the previous three. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Charleston Metro Area's population is 219,964 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 3.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 22.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Charleston Metro Area is $76,592. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.7%. Check out the homes in the area

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. More Education


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ZIP CODES IN CHARLESTON METRO AREA, WEST VIRGINIA
25177, 25312, 25302, 25314, 25309, 25313, 25071, 25311, 25064, 25304, 84 total

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NEW LISTINGS IN CHARLESTON
$155,000
5140 Crystal Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$294,000
1509 Mount Vernon Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 4

$85,000
818 Georges Creek Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 2

$268,900
607 Virginia St W
Bed 4 | Bath 0

$14,900
359 Fairview Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$119,900
1572 Smith Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$219,000
5110 Carlton Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 3

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