Shady Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 2,078 at the 2000 census. It is a family oriented community, with a very low crime rate. Shady Spring is an area of development for new housing communities. It is close to the Resort at Glade Springs, Flat Top Lake, Winterplace Ski Resort, and the city of Beckley. Due to its growing size, the county school board upgraded its middle and high schools to deal with the increased student volume.