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Overview of Dunbar

Dunbar, W.V., is located seven miles away from Charleston on the banks of the Kanawha River. With a small-town environment and range of scenic outdoor areas, Dunbar makes a great home for residents looking for a tranquil life in the West Virginia countryside. Less than 8,000 people live here, allowing Dunbar to maintain a comfortable, hometown atmosphere where residents can feel comfortable. Search for Dunbar apartments for rent, and find a new home in the Mountain State.

Living in Dunbar, WV

Dunbar was incorporated in 1921 and named to honor Dunbar Baines, a prominent banker and lawyer who lived in Charleston. The local economy was fueled by farming for years until bottling and glass plants opened the doors to new industrial opportunities in town.

Today, Dunbar is a town that is proud to offer a small-town feeling with many big-city amenities. Local residents are warm and friendly and eager to welcome newcomers into the community. The town is home to scenic parks that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provide a wealth of recreation areas for the local community. The playgrounds, picnic facilities, lakes and swimming pools are a favorite during the warmer summer months when families come together to spend time in the beautiful outdoors.

Living in Dunbar is also very affordable, as the town's cost of living index of 87 is well below the national average.

Dunbar Attractions and Special Events

Dunbar is a very festive community of residents who come together for local celebrations. A number of events take place here each year, including the Wine Cellar Classic Race, Christmas Parade, Fall Festival, Commode Bowl and annual Critter Dinner.

Being just minutes from West Virginia's capital and largest city, residents also have access to top notch art, science and history museums, as well as a bevy of decadent eateries.

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