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Old 03-13-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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so i'm moving to west virginia and can't pick a town. i want somewhere where the rent is cheap for a two bedroom and there are jobs like at factories, construction, or general labor. can anyone help me?
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Don't move to WV or change what you are looking for.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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rude as they come huh
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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AliceT has a whole state to protect.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Doddridge County
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Oh boy, where to start?
Alice! You don't mince words! I like that!

Brianna, You want to move to a rural area and commute about a half hour or hour to work if you want cheap rent and a job. Morgantown, Huntington or Charleston are your best bets for jobs in the area you are looking for. Maybe someone else will chime in here if I'm wrong?
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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Sharedspirit is right.

Brianna, Take no offense by AliceT. She's on a mission to keep WV as it is so scares off "outsiders".
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Make sure to check out the Huntington area. Forbes rated it as having the best cost of living in the nation and there are several factories here as well as a lot of construction projects going on in the area with more planned. Let me know if you need any specifics and I'll help any way I can.

Tim
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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Remember that there is often an inverse relationship between "cheapness" and "opportunity". Low cost of living often means there is not a lot of opportunity in an area. One smart thing to do if cost is a real issue is to locate in a relatively low cost area that is near a higher cost, more prosperous area. That way you can have greater employment opportunity and still keep the costs down. Fairmont is such a town. The cost of living is relatively low there, but it is near the towns of Clarksburg and Morgantown where there is greater job opportunity.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Remember that there is often an inverse relationship between "cheapness" and "opportunity". Low cost of living often means there is not a lot of opportunity in an area. One smart thing to do if cost is a real issue is to locate in a relatively low cost area that is near a higher cost, more prosperous area. That way you can have greater employment opportunity and still keep the costs down. Fairmont is such a town. The cost of living is relatively low there, but it is near the towns of Clarksburg and Morgantown where there is greater job opportunity.

I agree with CT. Living in a low cost area, near a high cost area is the way to go! That's what i'm doing.
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