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Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce: Helping Businesses do Business
Cost of Living

Wheeling is one of the most affordable city’s to live and raise a family while offering the quality of living equal to many larger cities at a fraction of the cost. Wheeling is your place to LIVE!
 
Affordable Cost of Living
  • 6th Nationally in affordable housing costs
  • New and existing housing priced below national average
  • Low property taxes
  • Ranked 22nd of 351 metro areas for most affordable cost of living

Cost of Living Comparison:
  • Columbus OH is 10% more expensive than Wheeling.
  • Housing is 93% more expensive in Columbus, OH.
  • A salary of $36,000 in Wheeling, West Virginia, is comparable to $39,486 Columbus, OH.

Low Crime Rate
  • One of America’s safest areas, according to national crime statistics.
  • Ranks as Second Lowest in the Country. (FBI Uniform Crime Statistics)

Population
  • Wheeling Metro Area: 157,200
  • Marshall County, WV: 37,200
  • Ohio County, WV: 50,200
  • Belmont County, OH: 69,800

Real Estate - Wheeling Housing Information
  • Average Sale Price: $109,737
  • Average List Price: $116,264
  • Average Days on Market: 118
  • Ratio of List to Sales Price: 94.39%
  • # Residential Units Sold in 2000: 415
  • Price of 3-4 Bedroom House: $50,000 - $1,195,000
  • Price of 5 Bedroom House: $100,000 - $480,000 

Source: Wheeling Board of Realtors, 2006

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Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce
1100 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Wheeling WV 26003
Phone (304) 233-2575
Fax (304) 233-1320

Erikka Storch, President

Mary Fahey, Membership Outreach Consultant

Cathy Dierkes, Administrative Assistant


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