Greenbrier Valley

Inspired by rich cultural influences, the Greenbrier Valley provides those mountain retreats you've been longing for.

Welcome to the Neighborhood


Is your planner packed with out-of-town meetings and work travel? In the Greenbrier Valley, you can enjoy serene mountain living, while also staying close to major metropolitan areas. Head just up the road to nearby Roanoke or make a short weekend trip to Richmond, where the Atlantic coastline is within reach. In your new neck of the woods, travel for leisure or business is easy.



Do you have your heart set on moving to the Greenbrier Valley? Applications are now open, so start filling out your application and begin your ascent today.

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A part of the West Virginia education system, the Greenbrier Valley is home to the Greenbrier County school system as well as several private school options. Find a wide selection of preschool and elementary options, ranging from faith-based programs such as First Steps Preschool to the public Lewisburg Elementary School. Secondary students will succeed at either Eastern Greenbrier Middle School or Greenbrier East High School.

The Hope Scholarship program offers qualifying West Virginia’s K-12 students an opportunity to build an individual learning experience that works best for them. The scholarship allows K-12 students to receive financial assistance that can be used for tuition, homeschool curriculum and other qualifying expenses.


Community Organizations

With a wide variety of community organizations, the Greenbrier Valley is the perfect place to find where you belong. Make an impact with the Greater Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation where service and endowment programs are generating funds for everything from the arts to education. Get connected to long-standing regional traditions with the State Fair of West Virginia, whether through volunteering your time or entering into a classic fair competition.


Local Employment

Is someone joining you on your adventure? With a wide variety of industries available, your partner is sure to find the place for them. The home of America’s Resort and several West Virginia state parks and forests, the Greenbrier Valley is the perfect spot for those in the hospitality or tourism fields. The Greenbrier Resort is a major employer in the area, with jobs ranging from culinary internships to event coordination. A major agricultural hub, the Greenbrier Valley is also home to acres of farmland. With both small family farms and suppliers of international companies, the rolling hills of Greenbrier Valley are rich with opportunity. In the healthcare field? At the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, medical professionals train our nation’s future doctors.

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The Greenbrier Valley Medical Center awaits in the heart of the Greenbrier Valley, ready to handle all of your healthcare needs. Looking for more specialized services? Just up the road in Beckley, you will find Raleigh General Hospital and Beckley ARH Hospital, both boasting a wide variety of services. The nearby West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine provides a wide variety of community health resources and programs as well.


Come see for yourself

You don’t have to make the move with Ascend to experience everything West Virginia has to offer. While you wait to submit your application, head to our hills for a scenic road trip or relaxing getaway. West Virginia has the perfect escape for every traveler, with luxurious stays and action-packed adventure. Start planning your trip with the help of Greenbrier Valley CVB.

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Ascender Spotlight: Azfar Rizvi

Having traveled across four continents as an award-winning journalist, the fact that the Greenbrier Valley provided Afar with many of his ‘firsts’ is not something he takes for granted. “Just this past year, I cooked and served butter chicken to over 300 West Virginians for the first time. I spoke about Al and Ethics at a local church. I jumped off a cliff into the Greenbrier River. I bought my first kayak. I walked into my first waterfall.”

Azfar is currently leading the Chatbot Artificial Intelligence team at ADP, a gig that keeps him busy. He’s currently lining up investments to open a fusion restaurant in Lewisburg and is writing and producing films for several local organizations and businesses.

From: New York,


Industry: Video Production, Filmmaking, Artificial Intelligence

Meet Your Community Contact

Hi! I’m Callie, your Greenbrier Valley Experience Coordinator. I’ll be helping you navigate the Ascend WV program from the day you submit your application and beyond. Have a question or want to chat? Reach out to me at to talk about all things Ascend Greenbrier Valley.

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