West Virginia relocation resources
We have helped many people relocate to West Virginia and have put together a guide to help you. You will find state information, moving companies, Realtors, school information, motor vehicle, and drivers license information to get your license changed.
West Virginia formed as a result of the Civil War and was accepted into the Union in 1863 by President Lincoln. Consequently, West Virginia culture and community is a curious mix of southern hospitality and northern industry. West Virginia offers hiking, rafting, skiing, clean lakes and streams, and wild mountains. Charleston, the capital, is a dynamic thriving metropolis with banking, business and government jobs, while many small towns in WV offer charming tree lined streets and historic tours. When in Charleston, drive to Huntington, head downtown to 6th Avenue and eat at Savannah's, a fine dining restaurant housed in a classic old southern mansion and serving fine dining cuisine.
The State of West Virginia website is a great resource for moving and to familiarize yourself with laws that might be different than the state you are relocating from. It is also a great resource for online services.
Here are some helpful tips and reminders everyone should take.
The United postal service allows you to change your address online. It is easy to use and helps make sure no mail gets lost in the transition.
Depending on a moving company to move your valuables can be stressful. Vanlines.com has done a great job at finding a company easy. They have put a list of moving companies in West Virginia allowing you to get a free quote.
The state of West Virginia Department of Safety has made learning the requirements and changing your license easy.
Here is a resource where you can view all the cities of West Virginia real estate online making it easy to make an informed decision.
Being able to compare schools in West Virginia and class room sizes really matter when you are a parent. Great Schools.net has done a great job at that. They even have parent reviews.
West Virginia Home Price Appreciation (Average Annual Rate)
West Virginia Vs. National Average
1 Year West Virginia 6.4% National Average 8.6%
3 Years West Virginia 4.5% National Average 7.4%
5 Years West Virginia 4.0% National Average 6.1%
10 Years West Virginia 4.2% National Average 4.3%
10 Largest Cities in West Virginia:
1. Charleston 53,421
2. Huntington 51,475
3. Parkersburg 33,099
4. Wheeling 31,419
5. Morgantown 26,809
6. Weirton 20,411
7. Fairmont 19,097
8. Beckley 17,254
9. Clarksburg 16,743
10. Martinsburg 14,972