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Beckley, West Virginia

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Beckley is a kayaker’s delight, with more than 820 miles of river located less than 50 miles from the city. Photo credit: J K Laws / Shutterstock.com
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About Beckley

Nestled along the Appalachian Mountains in southern West Virginia, Beckley is a small, welcoming town full of culture and recreation. Learn about the city’s history at the Wildwood House Museum, or take an underground mine tour at The Exhibition Coal Mine. Explore Tamarack Marketplace to find unique artisan treasures, then check out boutiques like Sugar Maple Roots and Blue Magnolia for the latest fashion trends. Beckley’s culinary scene is rich and diverse, from the classic Italian favorites at Pasquale’s to the fresh new tastes of The Dish Cafe. Take in a show at Theatre West Virginia or the Beckley Concert Association, then relax with a locally crafted beverage at Bridge Brew Works or Weathered Ground Brewery. Visit New River Gorge National Park for kayaking and rock climbing, then unwind with some amazing views and dramatic scenery at the Grandview Overlook. Residents celebrate the history and culture of the region at the annual Appalachian Festival, and enjoy local produce, entertainment, and community at the weekly Farmer’s Market every summer. Located less than an hour from Beckley, the Greenbrier Valley Airport offers direct flights to Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and more.

Population

17,286

Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Greenbrier Valley Airport • 50 mi

Weather (High/Low)

80 / 25

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$86,712

FUN FACT


Designated in 2021, New River Gorge National Park is the nation’s newest national park, and features some of the greatest density of whitewater in the country, nationally recognized trails, and the best rock-climbing sites on the East Coast.
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