Rural Southern Alleghenies: the continuing series of the best sections of North America in which to pursue rural life, including population, jobs and crime, real estate and taxes, and education and health.
Tourism and agriculture form the backbone of the region's economy.
PHOTO: RICHARD O, SPRINGER
Snow can be expected after Thanksgiving, but really violent weather is rare.
RICHARD O, SPRINGER
Map of Southern Alleghnies.
Mixed hard-and softwood forests are abundant, offering trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding.