The Greenbrier Valley: Reasons to Play, Reasons to Stay 

When the hustle and bustle of urban life get too hectic, and too HOT, the Greenbrier Valley offers many reasons for you to get out and play, and even more reasons for you to stay. 

Photo courtesy of Greenbrier County CVB

Nestled on the border of West Virginia and Virginia, amidst the Allegheny Mountains, the Greenbrier Valley has everything you need for a vacation – overwhelming natural beauty, outdoor recreation, small town charm, family friendly events and activities, and world class resorts.    

More and more, visitors are putting down roots and making the valley home, recognizing that what draws them here is what they need most.  Amidst the relaxed mountain living, there is an abundance of opportunities for entrepreneurs, remote workers, and all those embracing a new work-life balance. 

Reasons to Play 

Photo courtesy of Greenbrier County CVB

There are plenty of reasons to visit the Greenbrier Valley.  Summertime is one of the best times to enjoy our thousands of acres of public land and outdoor recreation opportunities. Race down a mountain bike trail, backpack through the wilderness areas, kayak down a winding river, there are endless reasons to be outside in our region. 

Summertime is also chock full of fairs and festivals that celebrate the region’s history and culture, our including delectable food and some pretty amazing music.

These festivals bring old fashion family fun to the forefront:

Reasons to Stay

While many come to play, more and more travelers are choosing to stay.   

Photo courtesy of Greenbrier County CVB

Nestled within this outdoor paradise, the Greenbrier Valley has an abundance of small-town charm. Local shops, historic architecture, amazing restaurants, and local smiles provide a welcome change from the hustle of larger cities, making our small towns, with big charm, a great place to visit, and a wonderful place to live.   

Our tightknit communities offer a place to make a difference with property prices (and taxes) lower than the national average. Public and private school options offer choice for families.  The many artisan groups in the area make for a thriving arts scene, and the region is known for being a food destination with its diverse, but delicious, restaurant offerings.

Doing Business 

The Greenbrier Valley comprises three counties long known for their natural beauty and historic charm, but also recognized for creating a supportive environment for growing businesses and a comfortable place for workers to call home.

Our proximity to major markets and transportation routes, as well as an entrepreneurial mindset make the Greenbrier Valley an ideal setting for small businesses in both traditional and innovative industries. Simply put, we’re home to remarkable opportunities.  

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation helps companies and entrepreneurs connect to those opportunities.  And we are excited to welcome more people into our thriving network of business and industries.  

We can help you: 

  • Find the perfect spot for your business, from a small-town store front to an industrial park.   
  • Find the startup or expansion resources you need, including technical assistance, financing options, and incentives.   
  • Navigate the regulatory environment – knowing the rules is half the battle.  
  • Connect to the workforce you need – recruit and train a qualified workforce for your business. 

Let us know how we can help you make the Greenbrier Valley your place to stay.