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Old 02-16-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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Me and my wife are planning on taking a trip to tn once we get our tax return back and i have narrowed it down as well as i could to some towns we want to take a look at and i want yalls opinion. we want a town thats pet friendly, child friendly we have a 1 year old and will have more some day. is either in the mountains or is very close to them, none or very little crime. some good restaraunts,close to shopping (walmart,kmart,target etc), near some parks or somewhere for kids to play and preferably with a 2 or 3bedroom apt or home under 600$ a month. this is my list let me know which ones do not fit my description please.

Kingwood
Masontown
Newburg
Reedsville
Rowlesburg
Terra Alta
Tunnelton
Davis
Hambleton
Hendricks
Parsons
Thomas
Petersburg
Romney
Carpendale
Elk Garden
Fort Ashby
Ridgeley
Bath



I know thats a large list but here are some more requirements i want at least 6 inches of snow every winter, not alot of tourists if at all possible, prefer things to do such as bowling ally,skating ring, things of that sort. hope that helps some. thanks Luckyloki
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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If I was going to do it all over again in Wv...I'd do it in Petersburg..good Republican county surounded by a sea of Democrats...Had a friend who went there after college and made a million dollars...with a discount store...her version of Gabriels...
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Old 02-16-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Me and my wife are planning on taking a trip to tn once we get our tax return back and i have narrowed it down as well as i could to some towns we want to take a look at and i want yalls opinion. we want a town thats pet friendly, child friendly we have a 1 year old and will have more some day. is either in the mountains or is very close to them, none or very little crime. some good restaraunts,close to shopping (walmart,kmart,target etc), near some parks or somewhere for kids to play and preferably with a 2 or 3bedroom apt or home under 600$ a month. this is my list let me know which ones do not fit my description please.

Kingwood
Masontown
Newburg
Reedsville
Rowlesburg
Terra Alta
Tunnelton
Davis
Hambleton
Hendricks
Parsons
Thomas
Petersburg
Romney
Carpendale
Elk Garden
Fort Ashby
Ridgeley
Bath



I know thats a large list but here are some more requirements i want at least 6 inches of snow every winter, not alot of tourists if at all possible, prefer things to do such as bowling ally,skating ring, things of that sort. hope that helps some. thanks Luckyloki
Your trip sounds great but those towns are in West Virginia not TN...
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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Yea i know lol, i am looking at tn,wv and nc sorry i meant to change that. do any of those towns fit my criteria?
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:44 PM
 
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Tunnelton, Rowelsburg, Terra Alta, Parsons, Newburg, Reedsville are all nice little places but not much there. You would have to travel to do your shopping.
Kingwood, Masontown has a little more but not much. Masontown is within 20 minutes of Morgantown where you can get most of what you are looking for, but I do not recommend Morgantown because it is way too expensive, because of WVU being there. Rentals aren't cheap. Hope this helps you alittle. Good Luck with your search.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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As far as the snow anything in the preston county area of WV would apply
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:47 PM
 
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morgantown has all the stores you are looking for and the bowling alleys
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the help, so i am assuming from the posts to stay closer to morgantown? i have been to morgantown and i hated it lol..but living near it should not be so bad...is it mountainous near it?
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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Thanks for the help, so i am assuming from the posts to stay closer to morgantown? i have been to morgantown and i hated it lol..but living near it should not be so bad...is it mountainous near it?
No you don't have to stay close to Morgantown which is not particularly mountainous. WV is a big state with 55 counties.

Almost any area in WV will have a low crime rate. Some areas are more rural than others. Staying close to an interstate or good sized town will give you access to stores.

If you want snow you need to go to the higher elevations.

Here is a link to the topography of the state. You can see the more moutainous areas are in the eastern and southern part of the state.

West Virginia State Map - Cities, Roads, Counties, Rivers, Lakes, Topo

And here is one to the cities and roads.

Map of West Virginia Cities - West Virginia Road Map

You might want to broaden your search a bit.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Hinton, WV
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One of the most pet friendly place and activities for them I have seen is Lewisburg,WV..
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