I just found out today that the State of West Virginia is paying people $12,000 to move to the state.
That applies to everyone who moves in, but they are especially appealing to people who may be working from home in the long-run from DC, Maryland, Ohio, Northern Virginia and PA.
That would mean most of them would move to the eastern panhandle or the northern panhandle--look at a map of the state--or to the Morgantown area. All those places have done better over hard times than the rest of the state.
But if you decided to move further south in the state, $12,000 might mostly pay for a house.
McDowell Country, where I grew up, in the southern most of the 55 counties.
When I was a senior in high school McDowell's population was 100,000. Now it is 27,000.
Coal is dead and so are the coal mining areas of the state--once WV's major industry.
Planning a move?
Sell a normal house in CT and buy a mansion in WV.
The Mountain state is waiting for you!