West Virginia has country living at its finest. Tourists travel their each year to enjoy the Appalachian Mountains great hiking, skiing and water rafting. 75% of West Virginia is covered with forests, and over 3.5 million acres is farmland. The largest land exports are tobacco, poultry and fruit and from the underground is coal.
he population of the state is 1.8 million, with 75.2% owning their own homes. In 2000, there were 844,000 dwellings and 453,000 of them were in rural communities. Over 1 million of these people live in urban areas, while 816,000 people call the rural woods their home. Two thirds of the land is on the Allegheny plateau, and the state has the highest average altitude of any state west of the Mississippi.
Construction of homes is up in the state, about 8.1% from 1999 to 2000. The average home price is $72,800 for a single family unit. Cities like Charleston boast of beautiful historical homes rich in nostalgia and southern charm. If you are looking for a safe place to live, West Virginia is one of the best places to live. In 1997 they were rated the safest state in the nation.