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Old 08-14-2014, 05:16 AM
 
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Oddly enough, when I was younger and thought of cities in West Virginia, aside from Charleston, I always thought of Wheeling at the northern peninsula of the state. I can understand Morgantown though.
Huntington is another one that would come to mind and I knew of Beckley.

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Old 08-14-2014, 05:37 AM
 
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I've also had the impression for a while that Huntington is the healthiest/fastest growing area in the state.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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I've also had the impression for a while that Huntington is the healthiest/fastest growing area in the state.
I believe that it is growing, but Morgantown/North Central WV(inc. Clarksburg and Fairmont) and the Eastern Panhandle(Martinsburg, Charles Town, Ranson, etc.) are the fastest growing areas in WV. With the EP, its proximity to DC has helped and there is commuter transportation from there into DC. NASA has a presence in Fairmont as well.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:15 AM
 
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Huntington is another one that would come to mind and I knew of Beckley.
Huntington will be a hipster haven soon. Just like Boulder, Asheville, Burlington, etc....
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:25 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I don't think people outside the Ohio Valley don't understand how many of Greater Cincinnati's attractions and important institutions are on the KY side of the river. Newport Aquarium, corporate headquarters for Valvoline and formerly Starkist tune were in Covington, the airport is in Boone Co, world peace bell in Newport, etc. NKY grows around 15% per census while the Ohio side only grows 2%
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: south central
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Tampa and Orlando. Orlando because most people don't realize that its a whole lot more than just hotels and theme parks. The urban area of Orlando is larger than those of Indianapolis, Charlotte, and New Orleans to name a few. The growth rate in the area is incredibly high as well.
But, really...is it?
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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But, really...is it?
Well, I pretty much agree...but like all major metros, there are some good neighborhoods with culture and interesting history. I was in Orlando (at the parks) a couple weeks ago but was able to get into town and visit a friend who lives near downtown, and it was similar enough to other desirable near-downtown neighborhoods across the country.

Overall though...definitely near the bottom of my "move to" list, especially when you add in the beastly weather.
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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Are you guys still here? lol. Anyway why do you think these small towns are overlooked?
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Old 11-17-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Pretty much every city in Delaware gets overlooked nationally. It's a very small state, though it has produced several influential people in certain endeavors (Joe Flacco, Joe Biden). But yes, unless there's a Nascar event, or some kind of school shooting, Delaware never makes national news.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:48 AM
 
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Nashville, Tn.
It's constantly left behind and people don't seem to consider it in the same level as cities like Charlotte, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinatti, Etc

I think it can give these cities a run for their money in many ways.
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