Communities / Bluefield, West Virginia

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Bluefield, West Virginia

rural • southeast, USA

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Historic Downtown Bluefield offers several family friendly restaurants and shops featuring local artisans.
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About Bluefield

Nestled along the Ridge and Valley Region of the Appalachian Mountains, Bluefield offers endless possibilities for outdoor recreation and exploration. Located more than 2,600 feet above sea level, Bluefield boasts unusually cool summer temperatures and proudly refers to itself as “Nature’s Air-Conditioned City.” This moderate climate provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy the annual Lemonade Festival, experience live music at the Bluefield Blues Festival, and catch a Bluefield Blue Jays game at Bowen Field. Known as a football town, Bluefield’s Mitchell Stadium was voted America’s Best High School Football Stadium by USA Today High School Sports. Residents enjoy easy access to several parks and playgrounds, including 14 miles of walking and biking trails. For only $2, residents can take a ride on the restored Riderunner Train through Lotito City Park. Historic Downtown Bluefield offers several family friendly restaurants and shops featuring local artisans, including the Landmark Antique Mall, along with 250 residential homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Bluefield provides a safe and welcoming community, and enjoys one of the lowest crime rates in the region. Conveniently located near highways and interstates, Bluefield is less than a day’s drive from the eastern seaboard, as well as major cities like Charlotte and Pittsburgh.

Population

9,658

Internet Speed Rating

25 Mbps

Closest Airport

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport • 100 mi

Weather (High/Low)

80 / 27

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$64,523

FUN FACT


A quirky tradition dating back to 1938, the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce serves free lemonade to the community after temperatures top 90 degrees each year.
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