When a city’s motto is, Where Everyone is Someone, you know you have a place where community is important. Benwood, WV has gone through many changes since 1771 when its first residents settled. The story makes for interesting reading, from when it was simply a large estate to when it went through a huge industrial boom, to now. Located along the Ohio River, there are stunning views, historic buildings, and the last vestiges of the time when industry reigned. There is plenty to do for families—the town offers events, parks, and access to outdoor recreation. You’ll find further adventure within the region, with easy drives to Wheeling, Pittsburgh and even Columbus, OH. The city continues to focus on economic growth, giving people options for work.
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The homes you’ll find for sale in Benwood vary. Many are historic, with some redone while others are waiting for your personal stamp. You are also able to find affordable land to build on. The median home price is around $55,000, and the population during the 2010 census was calculated at 1,420. Browse the newest real estate listings in Benwood, WV.
Students in Benwood attend the schools of Marshall County. However, there is always the choice to go to private school at Saint James and John School in Benwood. For higher education in the area, Wheeling is home to the highly regarded Wheeling Jesuit College. Other options nearby include Ohio University Eastern Campus, Belmont College, West Virginia Business College and Bethany College. Find homes for sale in Benwood by school district.
Benwood possesses some great employment options. There are companies like Leveltek International, AES Drilling Fluids, plus top employers like Ohio Valley Medical Center, WesBanco, Wheeling Hospital Inc., Kroger and the Consolidated Coal Company, which are all in Wheeling.
Benwood has several things for residents to do throughout the year. Whether you are fishing, playing at the park, attending a community event, or visiting a neighboring town—there is plenty to choose from. One favored event in the area is the Heritage Music BluesFest. It takes place in Wheeling during August.
For those who love to hike, camp, or engage in other outdoor recreation activities, there is Oglebay Park, Barkcamp State Park, and the Egypt Valley Wildlife Area all within driving distances. Within Benwood, the river is a great source of entertainment. If you are looking for a day in the city, Columbus and Pittsburgh make excellent day trips. You’ll find arts and culture, attractions, restaurants and more!
First Choice Realtors has served the Benwood, WV area since 1997. Contact our team of experienced agents when you’re ready to search for your dream home in Benwood!
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