West Virginia is nicknamed “The Mountain State” and is well known for its mountains and diverse landscape, as well as its logging and coal mining industries. It is a great area for recreational caving and other outdoor activities such as skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing and hunting. Most land for sale in West Virginia will be at a high elevation since the state is almost entirely mountainous. West Virginia had the third-highest GDP Growth in the US in 2011. This was fueled almost entirely (over 86%) by the mining industry. The mining and lumber industries provide jobs for almost 5% of the citizens of West Virginia. Land for sale in West Virginia is a treasure-trove of unspoiled landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty. Outdoor recreation abounds in all parts of the state, and there are several large cities that offer unique shopping, five-star dining options and cultural opportunities. Look for lots for sale in West Virginia’s wonderful small towns. They are full of privately owned shops, quaint charm and small-town warmth. Feel refreshed by the clean air and easy going lifestyle. And these small towns are often within an easy commuting distance to Charleston, Baltimore or Washington, DC. West Virginia is a great place for fishing. With its year-round fishing season, including an open season for trout, more than 20,000 miles of streams and more than 100 public fishing lakes, this area offers a variety of experience. Go after rainbow, brown or golden rainbow trout.