Housing

Growth

The 2010 Census showed the Town had 2,451 housing units, up from 2,349 identified in the 2000 Census. This may appear to be a small net increase, but does not include the fact that approximately 10 homes have either been destroyed by fire or demolished during the 1990’s, or that there were 11 new houses constructed since 2002.

Housing Characteristics

 

The housing stock in the community is widely varied.  There are a number of neighborhoods that are characterized by having housing that was constructed prior to 1930.  Other areas have housing that was constructed during the post World War II era of the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.  Other neighborhoods were developed in the 1960’s and 1970s. There is a neighborhood that was developed in the 1980’s.  Three subdivisions have been constructed since the mid 1990’s.

 

The diversity of housing provides an assorted mix of housing ranging from low end rental property to houses that value in excess of $2,000,000.  Because the demand for housing has been great in the last 5 years, housing prices in Bluefield, Virginia are higher than comparable housing in the adjacent West Virginia housing market.

 

With the growing demand for housing within the Town, urban sprawl is beginning to surface. This urban sprawl is due to the rising cost of homes, however the quality of life that accompanies living within the Town has maintained a stable housing market.  The addition of housing developments continues to meet the growing demand.