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Living a Mountain Lifestyle in Beckley, West_Virginia

A small, rural town dating from the 1800s, Beckley is located is south central West Virginia. It is a quieter, modest community that has experienced some businesses closing in recent years. However, a large Boy Scout camp that will soon play host to 200,000 kids will be situated nearby in Oak Hill, in a move that may revitalize Beckley. The Appalachians, and its many troves and rivers, offer plenty by way of outdoor recreation here. The downtown, while now a little economically weaker than it once was, is still lovely.

Where to Retire in Beckley and Home Prices

There are active adult communities in the area.
In mid-2018 the median home value was $68,600, according to Zillow.

What is special about Beckley

Beckley is known for Tamarack, a huge arts and crafts store, restaurant and entertainment venue that attracts half a million tourists a year.

What is not special about Beckley

Both poverty and crime rates here are very high.

Climate and Physical Environment

Summers are warm, and winters are in the 20s and 30s with an average of about half a foot of snow a month.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Tamarack, a showcase for artisans from all  over the world offers food prepared by chefs trained at the Greenbrier, and hosts many activites; Beckley is also home to an Exhibition Coal Mine which is a tourist attraction along with the Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia.

Crime

The crime rate is double than the national average.

Medical facilities

Beckley ARH Hospital,  Raleigh General Hospital,  Beckley VA Medical Center

Transportation

Beckley's airport is Raleigh County Memorial Airport; Amrtack station is 9 miles away in Prince; Beckley is average in walkability when compared to other towns.

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