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Old 02-19-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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I am into whitewater kayaking and fishing and would like to live near the Ohiopyle River.
Are there any nice cities nearby to live and work? city needs to be med to large.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Morgantown, WV or Pittsburgh, PA.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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I am into whitewater kayaking and fishing and would like to live near the Ohiopyle River.
Are there any nice cities nearby to live and work? city needs to be med to large.

Uniontown, PA would be the closest place to work. Most people that I know who live around there work in Uniontown. That's where you'd go for shopping, food, etc. A lot of people own small businesses in the ohiopyle area too, like little restaurants, craft shops, bait stores, bed and breakfast joints, etc. But those are mostly family-owned joints and I doubt you could find decent employment there. Another option would be Morgantown, WV. West Virginia University is there, along with Ruby Memorial Hospital, so there's a lot of options for employment. If you're looking for the nearest major city, it would be Pittsburgh, but that's about 60 miles or so from Ohiopyle. You could certainly buy a home in Farmington, PA or somewhere near Ohiopyle and work in Morgantown with a very short commute. Check online for homes in Uniontown, PA. Usually they have an option for "mountain area" homes. It's a beautiful location, very isolated too so know what you're getting into. Rt. 40 is not a great highway at at all. Very scenic though, but they often shut it down in the winter when weather gets bad. Also, cell reception can be spotty in some areas. I love that area, Yough Lake is also nice. Nemacolin down the road has a great golf course, Christian Klay winery is nice, and 7 springs is a very nice ski resort. Lot of decent stuff on Rt. 40, but it's mostly for tourists or people that live in Uniontown or Morgantown. You could find a place to live in Markleysburg, Confluence, Chalk Hill, or Farmington, but you'd have to drive a decent way for employment or get extremely lucky....or, open your own business. Despite the beauty, that's a tough area for nice employment. If you're retired with a few bucks you can't find a better place to live out the rest of your days though...except maybe the Bahamas.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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Pittsburgh is your best bet. There is also Greensburg, but that is definitely a small city. You may also try Ligonier, not exactly a city, but a very nice town.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Thank you for all your suggestions, I will start doing research on those places.

BTW, Love2golf, are you saying you think Markleysburg, Confluence, Chalk Hill, or Farmington are as nice place to live as the Bahamas?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:41 PM
 
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Thank you for all your suggestions, I will start doing research on those places.

BTW, Love2golf, are you saying you think Markleysburg, Confluence, Chalk Hill, or Farmington are as nice place to live as the Bahamas?
I thought that was an obvious joke. No, Markleysburg is not the Bahamas. Although sometimes you may feel like you're on an isolated island, far away from normal, sane, human beings.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:36 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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There are cities near Ohiopyle State Park?
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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There are cities near Ohiopyle State Park?
Yes, If you own a car.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:18 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Yes, If you own a car.
But I own a truck.
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