Living in the Mountains The region boasts natural beauty and the most desirable climate. During the summer, the Chamber serves free lemonade to the community should the temperatures hit ninety-degrees at the airport! This promotion began as way to advertise Bluefield, West Virginia as “Nature’s Air- Conditioned City” and the region for its cool, mountain climate. Housing needs for residents cover the spectrum from apartment and townhouse rentals to new construction and 14 | Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce subdivisions to historic homes. Affordability of housing is one of the most attractive features of the area. For those seeking a peaceful place to retire, the area is known for having one of the lowest crime rates, accessibility to healthcare services, and direct access to the interstate system for travel!