At 2,655 feet above sea level, Bluefield is West Virginia's most elevated city. The thriving town’s moderate summer climate has earned the title of "Nature's Air Conditioned City."
On the infrequent days that the summer temperatures exceed 90 degrees, the Bluefield Chamber of Commerce serves free lemonade, a fun promotion that draws attention to the community’s mild weather.
Bluefield proudly host the Toronto Blue Jays associated team (Bluefield Blue Jays).
Eight miles north of Bluefield sits Bramwell, once the richest small town in America with as many as 19 millionaires. Many of the lavish mansions were built at the turn of the century by coal operators.
The former City Hall built in 1924 lives on as the Bluefield Area Arts Center. This Classic Revival style edifice is home to the community theater troupe Summit Players Theater and several independent businesses.
Bluefield City Park includes approximately 10.5 miles and six named trails offering degrees of challenge.
- The Lemonade Days Street Fair in July features lemonade contest, lemonade stand contest and a merchant window decoration contest displaying the Lemonade Theme. Other entertainments include music, vendors and boxcar derby races.
- Twice a year, the private owners of the elegant mansions built by turn-of-the-century coal operators open their houses for public tour. The Bramwell Tour of Homes takes place the second Saturday in May and December.
- Model train displays attract enthusiasts to the Railfest Model Train Show, sponsored by the Pocahontas Chapter of National Railway Historical Society in November. ,
- The Holiday of Lights transforms the night with colorful displays from Thanksgiving to January. The season decorations are showcased in Bluefield City Park.
- Other festivities include the Cole Chevy Mountain Festival with carnival, crafts and more each Memorial Day; the Blue-Gray Horse Show each July; and the Order Son's of Italy Italian Festival in October.
Major employers in the area include Bluefield Regional Medical Center, EchoStar, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Rish Equipment, Bluefield Daily Telegraph and City Hall.