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Top 4 Reasons to Live in Morgantown, WV

  • Nestled on the banks of Monongahela River, Morgantown is a city with a permanent population of 29,660 according to the 2010 Census. As the setting for West Virginia University (WVU), Morgantown's population expands by about 28,000 people during school terms. The seat of Monongahela County, Morgantown is well positioned with jobs and opportunities. The city has unique public transportation, known as Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit. Mini vehicles on the system carry individuals from the downtown district to the three campuses of WVU.

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  • Low house prices and low rent! In 2011, the mean prices for all housing units was $194,423; that's less than the national average of $217,000. The median gross rent was $633 in 2012. Main Street is actually called High Street and it is as eclectic as any Main Street, U.S.A. The High Street neighborhood was the first residential district in Morgantown and it's still popular. The South Park Historic District has beautifully maintained historic housing. Morgantown Plaza Shopping Center and Mountaineer Mall Shopping Center mean that nearby residential districts are nearby all amenities.
  • Great dining and entertainment! The Waterfront Place Hotel, a revered fixture of the revitalized Wharf District, has 205 rooms and a restaurant. The hotel's 40,000-square-foot event center is a popular venue for business and pleasure. The hotel is at the center of the thriving Wharf District that teems with restaurants, such as local favorites Oliverios' on the Wharf and Table 9. The Downtown District offers more than 35 restaurants, taverns, clubs and cafes, as well as 100 businesses and 100 retailers.
  • Buy a home and work here too! Morgantown is the headquarters for several prestigious major employers like West Virginia University and the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Not surprisingly, local residents are perfectly positioned to scoop up new openings and thousands are employed in these industries. Locate any type of housing in the city, from rent to own cottages and apartments to mansions. Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, Pikewood National Golf Club as well as Mountaineer Golf Course offer nice residential areas for golf enthusiasts to play a round of golf when they finish work.
  • Lots of things to do! If you love the outdoors, then you will find plenty to do in Morgantown. The West Virginia Botanic Garden is a great place to spend an afternoon. Open daily from dawn to dusk and free to enter, the Visitor's Center features several gardens. Take a stroll through woodlands gardens, a conservatory and walking trails. Be sure to check out the regularly scheduled events. The Parks Department offers, among other recreation, Milan Puskar Stadium, Marilla Recreation Center and a marina. Stop by Aull Center, Core Arboretum, and Saratoga Hot Spot for even more fun.