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Welcome to's guide to land, homes, and commercial real estate in West Virginia's New River Gorge region and the greater Beckley, WV area.

New River Gorge: Real Estate Markets

With a population estimated at more than 16,000, Beckley is the largest city in the New River Gorge region and is also the center of the area's largest residential and commercial real estate market. The junctions of I-64 and I-77 and the US-19 and WV-16 expressways also converge at Beckley, fueling the market for homes and business locations.

However, properties among the region's small towns and rural communities are as much in demand as those in Beckley, often as a result of their potential for residential and commercial investment associated with tourism and vacation living. Fayetteville, Oak Hill, Mount Hope/Glen Jean, WV, Glade Springs, and Hinton are all located near or adjacent to the New River Gorge National River, an increasingly popular destination that attracts over one million persons annually. Farther north of the gorge region, Summersville enjoys proximity to Summersville Lake, the Gauley River highlands, and the nearby Monongahela National Forest. To the south and southwest, the communities of Ghent/Flat Top, Pipestem, Lewisburg, Union, Alderson, and White Sulphur Springs are renown for their outstanding resort and vacation environments. Flat Top, Glade Springs, and White Sulphur Springs are also home to master-planned private resort communities.

Residences such as this historic Queen Anne are being restored to provide attractive commercial spaces for lodging, dining, and specialty retail. Now a bed-and-breakfast, the Morris Harvey House, in Fayetteville, is one of many older residences being maintained through an investment in the New River Gorge region's tourism industry.


News of note from West Virginia's New River Gorge region


Area's Real Estate Market Enjoying Upswing

Though commercial real estate may be suffering a downturn nationally, the market in the New River Gorge region and southern West Virginia is experiencing an upswing, according to a regional expert in commercial real estate development.

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