The city of Wheeling, West Virginia, is best known for being one of the main train hubs in the area, and the tracks still run through the city to this day. The Ohio River and the Appalachian mountains are the city's primary landmarks, and that means outdoor activities and sports, like hunting, fishing, canoeing and hiking, are all local pastimes. Although Wheeling's original inhabitants were Native Americans, the city is now home to more than 28,000 residents.
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An emphasis on quality education! Wheeling is home to a well-rounded public school system and also has five higher education institutions within the city. Students come from all across West Virginia and the rest of the nation to West Liberty State College, Bethany College, Wheeling Jesuit University, West Virginia Business College and West Virginia Northern Community College to pursue their dreams in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range.
Always something to do! Wheeling's Heritage Trail system boasts 24 miles of paved trails for exercise and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy, and there are almost limitless hiking opportunities for those who like things that are a little more off the beaten path. Oglebay Resort and Conference Center is also a town favorite for residents and visitors alike. The Winter Festival of Lights is one of the city's main draws, and the lines can stretch for miles, but the Good Zoo and the Mansion Museum are also big hits.
Low cost of living! Wheeling has a lot to offer prospective home buyers across all demographics and not least of which is affordable housing. The median home cost in Wheeling is just over half of the national average, making it one of the most affordable places for those looking for rent to own homes. The best place to start looking depends on your individual needs, but the Warwood and Mozart neighborhoods are on opposite sides of the city and make great choices for those who commute to work.
Lower than average property taxes! Following the city's affordability trend, Wheeling's property taxes are substantially lower than the national average, coming in at approximately $6.75 per $1,000 of house value as opposed to the national average of just over $12 per $1,000 of house value. For those looking for a bargain on quality real estate, the National Road and Glenwood neighborhoods are a good bet.
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