Lewisburg Real Estate
Tucked away in the Greenbrier Valley, Lewisburg is the epitome of heaven in the hills. It would be a difficult task to find anywhere else that has such a rich history, beautiful landscapes and quality of life. Living in Lewisburg offers a variety of amenities that many can only dream of.
Lewisburg beckons those seeking a remarkable preservation of the past, while maintaining a vision of the future. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and founded in 1782, the town has architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries that is not a common tourist attraction. In fact, the town has a 236-acre area designated as a National Register Historic District and was awarded a place in the “Dozen Distinctive Designations” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Historic landmarks in Lewisburg include: Carnegie Hall, built in 1902 and one of only 4 Carnegie Halls in the world still continually used as a performance venue. Carnegie serves as a performing arts center with shows and art exhibits available throughout the year. Old Stone Presbyterian Church sanctuary was completed in 1796 and is considered to be the oldest church building still in use west of the Alleghenies. The General Lewis Inn, which carries the name of the town, was built in 1834 and today serves as an inn and collection of impressive antiques.
Today, Lewisburg is keeping the beat of West Virginia’s cultural heart. The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, offers live theatrical productions, musical concerts, literary events, youth education programs, art exhibits and more. The historic downtown area also has a variety of local specialty shops, restaurants and award-winning art galleries. Social events and festivals are regular occasions in Lewisburg. The town hosts the annual Taste of Our Town (October) and Chocolate Festival (April), which both features local merchants and businesses lining the historic downtown streets featuring their finest creations in food and chocolate treats. The West Virginia State Fair is held annually less than 2 miles from downtown. Lewisburg also boasts one of the finest educational institutions in the country, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). For over ten years, U.S. News & World Report magazine has ranked the WVSOM among the best.
Lewisburg’s population of nearly 4,000 has unparalleled access to an amazing variety of outdoor and recreational adventures. The Greenbrier River Trail stretches over 78 miles where users can go hiking, biking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing and provides river access for fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Ready for an unusual adventure? Take a self-guided tour through the Lost World Caverns, another of Lewisburg’s National Natural Landmarks. Additional recreational opportunities include golf, caving, whitewater rafting, historic tours and unique shopping options.
Four distinctive seasons give Lewisburg residents a variety of stunning environments throughout the year. Bright green summers are followed by the autumn color splendor; delicate snow fall of winter and the flowering array of colors in spring are welcomed with enthusiasm.
Living in Lewisburg is a welcome change from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
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