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“Beckley, West Virginia, is the epitome of small-town America.

The metro area takes pride in its involved community, is rich in history, has a main street, and is the cheapest place to live in the US.

Its cost of living is so low that half of all houses there are valued under $100,000, and the majority of homeowners don’t have a mortgage. Located in southern West Virginia along the Appalachian Mountains, the metro is also a prime spot for free outdoor activities, from rock climbing and hiking to whitewater rafting.

Beckley also has a connection with nature, thanks to its mining history. The area has its own coal mine, and mining makes up part of its workforce. Home to several hospitals and colleges, including West Virginia Tech, the area is also a prime center for healthcare and education.”

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