WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU MOVE TO WEST VIRGINIA    

HISTORY & CULTURE

West Virginia has strong Appalachian roots. The state’s folk singing, dancing, and music are heavily influenced by the first-wave Irish and Scottish immigrants that came to live in the area.

MOUNTAIN JAMS

There are a number of events in the state that celebrate its traditional Appalachian roots, including the Harvest Moon Arts, the Mountain Music Bluegrass, and the Augusta Heritage festivals.

CLIMATE

The summers can be humid while the winters are milder if you are in the eastern part of the Appalachians. The rest of West Virginia experiences normal cold winters and warm summers.

DRIVERS LICENSE

Once you reside permanently in West Virginia, you need to have your car registered and driver's license updated within 30 days. You will pay a title fee of $10, a lien fee of $5, and $30 for registration.

REAL ESTATE

Homes are listed at an average price of $197,546 with the median price for home sales at just above $105,000. If you want to know more about West Virginia real estate, you should visit the West Virginia Association of Realtors.

MOVING & STORAGE

One of the secrets to successful relocation is working with a reputable company. Before your move to West Virginia, you should be sure to check with the US DOT or the FMSCA to make sure your mover is legitimate.

42 Fun Things to Do in West Virginia

There are so many cool, hidden, and unusual things to do in West Virginia, but we only had room for 42! Check out this article by Atlas Obscura for some fun things to do.

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Go White Water Rafting

River Expeditions offers a variety of white water rafting trips on the New River and the Gauley River, for all levels of age and ability. Get ready for great gnar!