Agent Contact:
Randy S. "Riverbend" Burdette 304-667-2897, David Sibray 304-575-7390


This level property of approximately three-and-a-half acres fronts US-19 at Shady Spring near the entrance to Glade Springs. In addition to high accessibility, the property affords easy access to schools and amenities and is within 15 miles of the region’s principal tourism destinations, including Winterplace Ski Resort, Little Beaver State Park, and the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, which is the nation’s newest national park.


  • Level field and woodland
  • High tourism and vacation residency area
  • Outdoor-recreation destination region
  • Proximity to Glade Springs Resort (.25 miles)
  • Proximity to Little Beaver State Park (2 miles)
  • Proximity to the City of Beckley (6 miles)
  • Proximity to Grandview (National Park) (8 miles)
  • Proximity to Winterplace Ski Resort (12 miles)


Google Coordinates: 37.722649, 81.098125
Address: 2451 Ritter Drive, Shady Spring, WV 25918
Elevation Range: approximately 2,566 ft. to 2,589 ft.


The property is directly accessed off US-19.


West Virginia is one of the states in the U.S. that has two ownership titles, those being SURFACE RIGHTS and MINERAL RIGHTS. A title search for mineral-rights ownership has not been conducted. All rights the owner has will convey with the property. A title attorney could conduct a mineral title search at the same time the surface title search is being conducted.


The western property boundary runs with the eastern right-of-way of US-19. The property is being sold by the boundary and not by the acre.


Water: Shady Springs Public Service District
Sewer: Shady Springs Public Service District
Electricity: American Electric Power
Telephone: Frontier, Suddenlink
Internet: Frontier, Suddenlink
Cellphone Coverage: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular


This principally level, wooded lot is zoned “rural residential.” Please contact the Raleigh County Commission for zoning specifications. All prospective buyers should consult the county government and its health department for regulations regarding zoning, building codes, and installation of water wells and septic systems.


Deed Information: Register 29, Page 1660, Register 40, Pg. 503, and Deed Book 5011, Pg. 5653, subject to W.Va. Division of Transportation Right-of-Way document recorded as Deed Book 5075. Pg. 3479.
Raleigh County, West Virginia
Acreage: 4.388 acres +/-  from 2022 tax statements

Real Estate Tax ID/Acreage/Taxes:
Raleigh County (41), West Virginia
Shady Springs District (8)
Tax Map 2001 Parcels 202.2, 203, 203.1, 204; Class 2

2022 Real Estate Taxes: $701.40


Public Elementary School:
Daniels Elementary School (PK-5)

Public Middle School:
Daniels Middle School (6-8)

Public High School:
Shady Spring High School (9-12)

Private Schools:
Greater Beckley Christian School (K-12)
Mabscott Christian Academy (K-12)
Saint Francis DeSales Catholic School (K-8)
Victory Baptist Academy (K-12)

Higher Education:
West Virginia University (Beckley Campus)
Appalachian Bible College (Bradley)
Concord University (Beaver Campus)
Bluefield State College (Beaver Campus)
Southern West Virginia Community College (Beckley Campus)
New River Community and Technical College (Beaver Campus)


The property is located in south-central West Virginia at Shady Spring, a rural community regarded for its blend of forest, farmland, and expressway access. The village was named for a bold spring that bubbled from the roots of a large white pine. Native Americans and settlers both used the spring, and farmers traveling between what’s now the City of Beckley and the valley of the New River often camped there.

Two interstate expressways—I-64 and I-77—converge nearby, accommodating easy access to metro areas of the eastern U.S. The area is best known for its proximity to national parks and outdoor recreation. The property is approximately seven miles the Interstate 77 at Ghent, six miles from the Shady Spring exit on the I-64 expressway, and two miles from highway US-19, which is now being upgraded as an expressway.

The City of Beckley

The nearest municipality, Beckley, with a population of more than 17,000 residents, is among the largest cities in West Virginia and is the commercial center of the southern state. The city is the seat of Raleigh County, with a population of approximately 80,000. Beckley is the home of two hospitals and a Veterans Administration Medical Center. Many national chain stores and restaurants operate in the center and in adjacent communities.

Glade Springs

A gated community with an exclusive resort, Glade Springs has been an anchor for leisure living in West Virginia since its establishment in 1973. Glade is home to an estimated 1,500 residents, a quarter of whom live there seasonally, the 4,100-acre community boasts three world-class golf courses and a country-club environment.


The ski resort Winterplace is a drive of approximately 15 minutes south of the property. The resort boasts nine lifts, 27 trails, night skiing, a snow-tubing park, and a new terrain park. Adjoining I-77,  it’s easily accessible for millions of skiers from the southeastern U.S. and markets itself as “Where the South learns to ski!”

Little Beaver State Park

One of the most community-driven parks in the state park system, Little Beaver is a favorite local destination for fishing, hiking, biking, and camping. A drive of fewer than five miles from the property, it accommodates easy access to outdoor recreation when national park facilities may be crowded. The park includes 18-acre Little Beaver Lake, ideal for flatwater kayaking, and a 46-site campground open year-round.

New River Gorge National Park and Preserve

America’s newest national park, the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, approaches within four miles of the property. The park has dramatically influenced the economic outlook for the region. Tourism officials estimate visitor traffic has more than doubled since the park was established two years ago. It may best be known as a destination for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting, though the immediate area is highly regarded for fishing and hunting as well.

Grandview (National Park Area)

One of the chief destinations in the park, Grandview is named for its panoramic clifftop views of the New River Gorge. The gorge here is at its widest and deepest. The main overlook is among the most visited locations in the park. Since 1974, the summer outdoor dramas “Honey in the Rock” and “Hatfields & McCoys” have attracted visitors to its Cliffside Amphitheatre.

Glade Creek Trails  (National Park Area)

Maintained by the National Park Service, the Glade Creek trail system includes more than 15 miles of forest trails that shadow the creek and visit wetlands, waterfalls, and some of the most remote reaches in the national park. Glade is also a beloved trout stream, and its swimming holes are popular in summer. Back-country trails wander into forest that many visitors have yet to explore.


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