Forests and farmland welcome home the Beckley apartment-ite to this southern West Carolina city of around 17,000 people. Its quaint downtown with a beautiful variety of historic architecture surrounded by national parks allows business to thrive as a destination for tourists, technology and other businesses. Higher education can also be found here at three campuses, Mountain State University, a branch campus of Concord University and New River Community and Technical College.
A couple of noteworthy sites worth visiting by the Beckley apartment dweller are the newly renovated Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Tamarack, a large exposition of local and regional artisan crafts with exquisite restaurants headed by chefs trained at The Greenbriar chef school. The Soldiers Memorial Theatre Arts Centre provides art classes and exhibits in addition to musical and theatrical productions.
For those athletic Beckley apartment-ites and those just wanting to enjoy the outdoors are a multitude of parks offered by the city's Parks and Recreation department. The New River Park provides a swimming pool with a fun waterslide, tennis and basketball courts and playgrounds and picnic areas for the entire family, and the Lewis McManus Memorial Honor Trail avails a 3.6 mile paved path available to walkers and joggers, bikers and skaters. This is in addition to several other parks offering the same amenities on a smaller scale.
You can't beat it in Berkley!