West Virginia Senior Living Communities

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How do you know where to retire in The Mountain State? You can start with Senior Living’s assisted living resources. We have a comprehensive database of senior communities throughout West Virginia. You’ll find peer reviews, articles and handy maps to help you in your search. Let’s first start with some states facts.

West Virginia Senior LivingWest Virginia’s largest cities—none over 100,000 residents—are Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, and Wheeling. According to the 2009 Federal Cost of Living Index, West Virginia’s cost of living is 6% lower than the national average. Their state and local tax burden is 9.9% which is close to the national average. Residents 65 and older can exempt $8000 ($16,000 filing joint) of any retirement income on their taxes. Retired military can exclude $2000 plus 2% multiplied by number of service years up to $22,000. Property taxes are assessed at 60% of market value and senior may be entitled to homestead exemptions. There is no inheritance tax. The median home value in November 2010 in West Virginia, according to zillow.com, is $87,600. Compare that to neighbors Ohio and Virginia at $101,000 and $228,500 respectively.

The Eastern Panhandle and southwest West Virginia experience hot and humid summers and cool winters. The mountainous region of the state has colder winters and cooler winters. The overall state average maximum temperature in July, the warmest month, is 83 degrees; in January the coldest month, it’s 39 degrees.

Ready to explore West Virginia’s charming small towns like Fayetteville, Lewisburg, and Point Pleasant? How about hitting the links at one of the state’s 133 golf courses? You can ski at the Canaan Valley Ski Resort. Take a train ride on the Cass Scenic Railroad. Learn about Appalachian culture at the Augusta Heritage Festival. See the art of glassmaking in Williamstown at Fenton Art Glass. Hike in the Monongahela National Park. Fish in West Virginia’s 20,000 miles of streams and 100 public fishing lakes. Explore the past at Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park.

Do you know where you want to retire? Click on the city or type your address in the search field above. We’ll provide a map showing senior options in your area and a listing of up to 40 locations. Send us an email through Contact Us if you have more questions. Senior Living is committed to helping you find senior living communities in West Virginia that are right for you.