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Old 10-02-2018, 12:45 PM
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Looking at a move to the Lewisburg / Greenbriar area of WV. Any of you fellow like minded folks tell me about the area specifically crime, employment, home availability, etc... Thanks!
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It's a nice area. I don't live there but bear hunt near there. I don't think there is much crime but be mindful that there was a big flood two years ago so may want to take that into consideration when you look at properties.
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Greenbrier, with an "e"

There is some petty crime, mainly pill-heads breaking into houses during the day when most people are at work, usually taking anything small they can carry, especially any prescription bottles they find, cash, maybe jewelry, electronics, and pistols. Which I feel is similar around most places these days....

The eastern end of the county is normally a little more expensive to live in (around Lewisburg, White Sulphur, etc.), and the western end (Rainelle, Rupert) is a little more "Poor" in general, but you can find some decent deals on a nice house with some land, if you're patient. Around the Sam Black exit on I-64, for example, which is about 20 minutes from Lewisburg, and about 35 minutes from Beckley.

The western side also generally gets more snow on average, though, due to topography.
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I lived in Lewisburg for 4 years. I have honestly considered the outskirts as a possible retirement location, but it is not at the top of the list.

Living there is not the same as living anywhere else in southern WV because, imo, most of the people living in town are not from WV.

The town is very left leaning but luckily its surrounded by right leaning countryside.

There is very low crime, pretty good schools, and it's not close to any cities.

But it is expensive and when the state fair is in town the traffic is terrible.

Being so close to The Greenbrier, and having a large medical school in the town, drives up housing and rental costs. I dont know of any industry that provides jobs and believe the state, Walmart, medical school and farming are the bulk of employment.

Weather is four seasons...winters are not bad, summer is not hot.

All in all it is a very pleasant little town, just be ready for the leftists if you move there.
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Decided against moving. Have too much time and prep in our current home to give it up. Thanks for all the input though.
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I live in (32 years) and recommend the next County north of Greenbrier, that is Pocahontas.

More conservative, cheaper land, lower taxes, and NO BUILDING CODES and NO ZONING and NO INTERSTATE.
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Pocahontas has the lowest population density in the state, only 9.2 per square mile.

http://www.usa.com/rank/west-virgini...ounty-rank.htm

https://www.worldatlas.com/na/us/wv/...-virginia.html

https://www.bestplaces.net/county/we...nia/pocahontas

https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=gro...s+County%2C+WV
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