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Old 01-28-2008, 09:01 PM
 
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What town/city is the nicest looking? Friendliest people?
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Despite being a small state there are many places that exist in that category, you might want to narrow down your question a little more, give some specifics as in what can you afford, do you need a job, are schools an issue, do you want to be up in the hills or near civilization??
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:39 AM
 
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That question has been asked before: Mobley, Wetzel County, WV
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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I feel that Huntington is the nicest place in WV to live. Huntington has more of a southern feel to it and this comes across in the way that people interact with you as well. People are generally very friendly and will smile and say hello and even have full conversations with you if given the time, even if they don't have a clue who you are. You still have people who aren't so friendly just as you do everywhere, but they are definately in the minority here.

Huntington offers plenty do do as well. From the various theater and art offerings to local festivals, there is almost alway something going on. The Huntington Museum of Art is located here and they offer a nice permanent collection along with several rotating and travel exhibits as well. The Keith Albee performing arts center is a 1928 Thomas Lamb designed theater that is a rare jewel for it's beauty and history. The Keith Albee also hosts the Marshall Artist series, the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, the Appalachian Film Festival and several other national shows such as Brian Regan, Taylor Swift, and many others. The downtown area is currently undergoing a lot of revitalization thanks in part to Pullman Square, a $60 million lifestyle center that offers restaurants, retail, a movie theater, a comedy club and a bank. The development there has spurred the redevelopment of many other downtown buildings and has brought the city to life again. In addition to Pullman, the Huntington mall is also here and this is the largest shopping mall in the state. The parks system here is also top notch with Ritter Park being the nicest of the local parks.

Huntington is also home to Marshall University and all that having a large, division 1 university offers. MU brings lots of theater, arts and other performances along with offering a good selection of athletics to watch. The town and the university were also recently featured in the movie "We Are Marshall" if you want to get and idea about the area.

With all of the activities and the sense of community that Huntington offers, I truly feel that it is the nicest place to live in WV.
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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Davis, St. George, Leadmine, Eglon and Aurora, Parsons, Rowlesburg and Terra Alta are some of the little towns with the high country feel....but don't let that low altitude fool you...these places have winter with a capital 'T'.
Davis, Parsons and Rowlesburg are my favorites and have medical care...the others are really back in the woods...
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:25 AM
 
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I live in Gilmer county with property to sell. We have a remodeled DBWD on 1.35 acres. Out of flood zone. 15 min. from state park, state college, hunting,fishing, shopping, golf, tennis courts.Price $79,900.00 Call 304-462-5472 or email [email]Mshook@rtol.net[/email]
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:41 PM
 
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We live in New Jersey and are thinking of retiring in WV..we want to live in the mountains but have access to waterway for boat, also town not far away,,,,,any suggestions?¿??
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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In the Huntington area, you will have access to the Ohio River as well as Beech Fork Lake and all of the lakes just over in Kentucky. Plus, with Huntington being the second largest city in the state you would still have most of the things you are looking for in a town. Here are some links and feel free to send a direct message if you have any further questions about Huntington.

Huntington District Recreation

http://www.beechforksp.com/Beech_Fork_Lake_area_Map.pdf

If you want bigger mountains, smaller towns and more seclusion, you might check out the area around Summersville Lake.

www.summersvillewv.org - Summersville Lake

Hope this helps.

Tim
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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Sir Barton,
U might consider adding some more specifics as suggested but I like Huntington and Charleston the best. Morgantown, Parkersburg, And Wheeling are all nice as well.

beeper32,
U might elaborate ur definition of "town" as the largest places here are about 50,000 people. Here we refer to them as cities but with you being from NJ and living closer to areas such as NYC and Phily, u might call our "cities" towns. All of the areas above are great and ALL have access to waterways and are large enough towns that u will get access to any of ur needs. Beckley is a smaller town but is relatively close to Summerville lake (boat access) and the New River Gorge. Very scenic and mountainous area.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Also, Morgantown is probably the most mountainous of our bigger towns. There is a lot to do there and a fun place in general. Morgantown and Wheeling are both close to Pittsburgh (about 1hr and 30min) which is convenient.
Huntington is about 2.75 hours from Columbus OH and Lexington KY which further but I thought I would throw all options out there.
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