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Apartments in West Virginia
Most know West Virginia to be the “coal capital” of the United States, since the state is responsible for over 15% of the country’s coal production. Apart from this fact, the state rarely get recognition and is sometimes even confused with its eastern neighbor. There are, however, plenty of interesting facts about West Virginia such as the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia is the highest steel arch bridge in the United States and the longest one in the world. It is a home to one of the oldest and largest Amerindian burial grounds (Moundsville), which is 69 feet high and 900 feet in circumference. Finally, it was West Virginia that first introduced sales tax in the U.S. in 1921, and it is there that the first rural mail delivery first took place in 1896 and then spread across the United States. Hence, if you are moving to West Virginia, you are about to find yourself in the middle of a rich history and beautiful greenery the state is also known for.
Many Great Universities
West Virginia’s largest city, Charleston, is also the home to the state’s well-known black university, West Virginia State University located in the suburbs of Charleston. Other famous institutes of higher learning, such as Concord University in Athens and West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, make West Virginia a welcoming state for any undergraduate student. Off campus apartments are rented throughout the school year and one can search for student housing online as well as in the local newspapers.
A Strong Housing Market
Unlike other parts of the country, West Virginia remained a bright star on the real estate market’s forefront. Home sales were on the rise in 2010 and the state’s House Development Fund has been assisting a lot of first time home buyers. That said, West Virginia apartments are cheaper than ever to rent. Apartments for rent are readily available in the state’s major cities and a one-bedroom apartment rents for under six hundred dollars. For someone moving to West Virginia from another state, browsing through West Virginia apartments may be the best option, as many apartment complexes in the state’s largest cities offer the comfort and amenities of a house at a fraction of the cost.
Huntington and Charleston are the state’s major cities and apartments there are usually part of a well-maintained complex. Apartment reviews often include information on how quickly repairs are made in a unit and whether any extra cost applies. If you are uncertain about the safety levels of some of West Virginia apartments, browse through apartment reviews and learn straight from the residents on whether the level of safety is what you expected. Apartment reviews can also give you a good idea on whether the complex of your choice is children or pet friendly, and whether the amenities advertised are, in fact, utilized by the residents free of charge.
Whether you are moving to West Virginia for work or for school, apartment reviews can serve as an invaluable tool in selecting that one place out of all West Virginia apartments that best meets all of your needs.