Quality of Life

Wheeling: Low Cost of Living & Low Crime Rates

The RED region, which includes Wheeling, WV and the Ohio Valley, offers a quality of living equal to many larger cities at a fraction of the cost. In fact, it’s possible to have the advantages of both small-town and big-city amenities.

Within a 50-mile radius of Wheeling, the area is abundant in distinguished educational institutions, world-class medical facilities, and ethnic and cultural diversity.

Wheeling’s low cost of living and short commutes combine to create one of the most livable areas in America.

When you add the natural beauty and wonder, breathtaking vistas in both urban and rural communities, an abundance of nightlife, cultural districts, sports and recreation, you can see why the RED area is such a desirable place to live and work.

Affordable Cost of Living – Wheeling, W. Va.

  • 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
  • According to ACCRA, The Council for Community and Economic Research, the West Virginia region is a very affordable place to live compared with major metropolitan areas throughout the United States

Contact Regional Economic Development Partnership to learn more about the incredibly low cost of living and safe environment the Ohio Valley area can offer you and your family.

Regional Economic Development Partnership
P.O. Box 1029, Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304.232.7722
Fax: 304.232.7727
E-mail: info@redp.org