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Chris

New York, NY

#1 Nov 14, 2006
We are considering moving to Bluefield, VA and wondering what those from around there think of it. We both know most of VA well but wondering specifically about this area. We are in our mid 20's. Any help would be appreciated on what neighborhoods to look at, if there are any good restaurants, and other entertainment given the small size.

thanks
fact finder

Bridgeport, WV

#2 Nov 27, 2006
look some where else, unless you are a drug dealer than bluefield is the perfect place..

“A horse equals freedom”

Since: Jan 07

welch

#3 Jan 22, 2007
I love Bluefield Va...you are close to everything. We moved here from Tazewell a few months ago. You are only two hours away from Roanoke, PRinceton is really booming along 77. 45 minutes you're in Beckley, less than 2 hours away from Johnson City. 1 1/2 hours away from abingdon. Graham High School is a good school. The town is quaint,you can get a good buy on property, taxes are low.
Jesse Painter

Arlington, TX

#4 Jan 29, 2007
If you live on top of the hill there in the middle of town it's alright. Unfortunately there is only one house on the hill.

“A horse equals freedom”

Since: Jan 07

welch

#5 Jan 29, 2007
Well I don't live on top of the hill. But where I live is great. We have no problems...our neighbors are nice....We love the feel of the town.
Pastor Phil

Clay, WV

#6 Feb 26, 2007
Hello... Speaking from the view of someone who was born & raised here, then moved away to the "big city" and then came back again, all in all it is a pretty good place to live.

Don't listen to a bunch of junk about drug dealers, you would probably find a lot more of those in Charleston, WV. I really don't how someone in Charleston, WV could judge what life is like in Bluefield.

As far as neighborhoods go... Check out Pine Hill Park, Doublegates, Sedgewood, and there are plenty of others to consider. There are plenty of "chain" restaurants as well as local places to get a bite.

As far as entertainement goes... There are things to do all depending on what you like to do. Obviously there are less places of entertaiment but you get to entertain yourself with your neighbors a little more than you would in a larger place. You get to know people better.

What industry you work in could also have an effect on whether or not you will like Bluefield. What area do you work in?

Always ready with help or information,

Pastor Phil

Since: Feb 07

Bluefield, VA

#7 Feb 26, 2007
Hello... Speaking from the view of someone who was born & raised here, then moved away to the "big city" and then came back again, all in all it is a pretty good place to live.

Don't listen to a bunch of junk about drug dealers, you would probably find a lot more of those in Charleston, WV. I really don't how someone in Charleston, WV could judge what life is like in Bluefield.

As far as neighborhoods go... Check out Pine Hill Park, Doublegates, Sedgewood, and there are plenty of others to consider. There are plenty of "chain" restaurants as well as local places to get a bite.

As far as entertainement goes... There are things to do all depending on what you like to do. Obviously there are less places of entertaiment but you get to entertain yourself with your neighbors a little more than you would in a larger place. You get to know people better.

What industry you work in could also have an effect on whether or not you will like Bluefield. What area do you work in?

Always ready with help or information,

Pastor Phil
Bob Evans

New Hope, VA

#8 Sep 3, 2007
How would anybody in Charleston know about drug dealing in Bluefield unless they were buying or selling? And what "hill in the middle of town" is the other person talking about? It's amazing how people will post about a place they've obviously never visited! There are plenty of nice areas to live.

Bluefield, VA is quite different than Bluefield, WV (which is the neighboring city). Much nicer in my opinion. The town has been growing a lot with a very large commercial development coming. In the past, restaurants were mostly fast food, but that's been shifting. No movie theater or mall, but those are within about 15 minutes.
Bob Evans

New Hope, VA

#9 Sep 3, 2007
Oddly, the forum listed me as being in Harrisonbury while I'm really in Bluefield.
nurse newbie

Princeton, WV

#10 Oct 8, 2007
Chris wrote:
We are considering moving to Bluefield, VA and wondering what those from around there think of it. We both know most of VA well but wondering specifically about this area. We are in our mid 20's. Any help would be appreciated on what neighborhoods to look at, if there are any good restaurants, and other entertainment given the small size.
tha
nks
Bluefield, VA is a great little town to live in, hardly any crime, and the drug problem spoken of by the Charleston resident is quite overstated. Drugs are everywhere in the world, we have a wonderful community here. The West Graham area is nice and quiet as well as the others mentioned, this is a great town to raise a family in. BTW, if you are looking for a home to buy, I will sell you mine! We need a yard that is a bit flatter to mow, hehe, we're gettin too old to drag the lawn mower up and down nowadays! There is no fast life here, nothing comparable to a big city, but its a great life, and nice, safe, calm, soothing way of life. Everything is within minutes, about the only annoyance around is the car dealerships, which surrounds the area immensely. Welcome to Virginia!
nurse newbie

Princeton, WV

#11 Oct 8, 2007
fact finder wrote:
look some where else, unless you are a drug dealer than bluefield is the perfect place..
I would not care to bet that the drug dealers are based in Charleston! We don't have a out of hand drug problem in Bluefield, VA, hardly fair to say so unless you know some personally.
USP

United States

#12 Nov 5, 2007
How about mountain views, are there any in Bluefield, VA,?
kellie hardin

Princeton, WV

#13 Jan 4, 2008
ohh god yeah eveery were u look
mandy

Cookeville, TN

#14 Mar 3, 2008
fact finder wrote:
look some where else, unless you are a drug dealer than bluefield is the perfect place..
No, no. You're thinking of Bluefield, WV. Get your cities straight, you look like an idiot. Nothing hardly ever happens in Bluefield, VA.
blfd

Powell, TN

#15 Apr 19, 2008
Anyone know if they are bringing a Target to Bluefield??
Concerned Parent

Murfreesboro, TN

#16 Oct 16, 2008
Bluefield High School: Daughter told me about an incident at school where some children tried to protest about the food which was cut back in quantity. Teachers took them out of lunch to principles office, don't know what happened. Rumors of suspension, or in school suspension. Daughter said they increased the quantity to normal. My children have stated that sometimes the food is sometimes not fully cooked. Last year, children had been getting sick after eating lunch, health inspectors investigated and found nothing?!? If your child has a drs excuse and your child has late arrival, they get an afterschool detention. Wow and they were whining for a pay increase, and this is how our children get treated. It's not ok to use the "N" word but it's ok to call whites "Crackers" and nothing is done about it. Talk about reverse discrimination.

Utilities: Gas rates have gone up this summer (effective this Nov) now they want another 38% increase (effective this Nov). That would bring our bill to over $350 a month. We try to cut back our water, and had two children of age, leave home, we still pay an average of $90 a month, half to sewage. We don't qualify for benefits, because of our income, we make $39 above LOW INCOME. I've started calling this GRAY CLASS. We're middle income, but face same issues as LOW INCOME. Thanks to all concerned: Mercer county has the highest utility rates in West Virginia. According to WVVA.

Business in Bluefield: Where's our Home Depot and Target, and who has a say as to what goes on in Bluefield? No names mentioned; top community leaders? Like where are we supposed to park our Campers and boats??? We pay City Tax and own our property. We have to park our cars on a narrow street and worry about speeders who might hit our car and make a quick get-a-way.

News blackout in Bluefield: Always hear about drug arrest in surrounding counties, nothing in Mercer. Some officials want to make this a retirement community and make people think this is a safe community. Once you buy a house, your stuck. I've watched news, read the paper and the online Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

We are going to move out of Bluefield City limits (little further) maybe in Virginia. Don't like the way the Town Council are ruining the lives of the Low/Gray Income. It's hard enough trying to buy gas, clothes (don't qualify for School Vouchers) and food. Can Gov Manchin help??? Who knows.
pike co girl

Macon, GA

#17 May 13, 2009
I lived on Abbs Valley Road, between Tazewell and Bluefield. Loved it, we just moved back to KY due to a family sickness. We lived one mile from Green's in the two story log home (eveyone knows it), we LOVED IT! Try living in Pike Co. KY, AWFUL. We want to come back.
FYI

Murfreesboro, TN

#18 May 13, 2009
Concerned Parent wrote:
Bluefield High School: Daughter told me about an incident at school where some children tried to protest about the food which was cut back in quantity. Teachers took them out of lunch to principles office, don't know what happened. Rumors of suspension, or in school suspension. Daughter said they increased the quantity to normal. My children have stated that sometimes the food is sometimes not fully cooked. Last year, children had been getting sick after eating lunch, health inspectors investigated and found nothing?!? If your child has a drs excuse and your child has late arrival, they get an afterschool detention. Wow and they were whining for a pay increase, and this is how our children get treated. It's not ok to use the "N" word but it's ok to call whites "Crackers" and nothing is done about it. Talk about reverse discrimination.
Utilities: Gas rates have gone up this summer (effective this Nov) now they want another 38% increase (effective this Nov). That would bring our bill to over $350 a month. We try to cut back our water, and had two children of age, leave home, we still pay an average of $90 a month, half to sewage. We don't qualify for benefits, because of our income, we make $39 above LOW INCOME. I've started calling this GRAY CLASS. We're middle income, but face same issues as LOW INCOME. Thanks to all concerned: Mercer county has the highest utility rates in West Virginia. According to WVVA.
Business in Bluefield: Where's our Home Depot and Target, and who has a say as to what goes on in Bluefield? No names mentioned; top community leaders? Like where are we supposed to park our Campers and boats??? We pay City Tax and own our property. We have to park our cars on a narrow street and worry about speeders who might hit our car and make a quick get-a-way.
News blackout in Bluefield: Always hear about drug arrest in surrounding counties, nothing in Mercer. Some officials want to make this a retirement community and make people think this is a safe community. Once you buy a house, your stuck. I've watched news, read the paper and the online Bluefield Daily Telegraph.
We are going to move out of Bluefield City limits (little further) maybe in Virginia. Don't like the way the Town Council are ruining the lives of the Low/Gray Income. It's hard enough trying to buy gas, clothes (don't qualify for School Vouchers) and food. Can Gov Manchin help??? Who knows.
PSST...She asked about Bluefield, VA, not WV...last time I checked, Bluefield, WV is where BHS is located, Gov. Manchin was the gov of WV and all the other stuff you mentioned were problems on the Bluefield, WV side.
Go G-Men

Antioch, TN

#19 May 18, 2009
I live in Bluefield VA and I love it. I would recommend it to anyone. My children both attend Public School, with one being at GMS and 1 being at GHS. While there are some "politics" in play there, for the most part my children love it. Hope this helps.
country girl

Sevierville, TN

#20 Jun 5, 2009
pike co girl wrote:
I lived on Abbs Valley Road, between Tazewell and Bluefield. Loved it, we just moved back to KY due to a family sickness. We lived one mile from Green's in the two story log home (eveyone knows it), we LOVED IT! Try living in Pike Co. KY, AWFUL. We want to come back.
I have lived in Abb's Valley all my life and wouldn't want it any other way! We have raised our family here. I have many friends that come to visit from other states and always talk about the beauty and how peaceful it is here and how friendly we country people are. I know exactly the house you are talking about. My friend and husband and kids live there now. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE! Come on back we will welcome you here anytime.

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