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Old 09-04-2007, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by hltsarasota View Post
We are also planning to move to WV. Would like to know more about Princeton. We are just retired. Is there good shopping there? Are part-time jobs available there? Would appreciate any info.

Jobs are hard to come by. It depends on what field you're in. Health care is a good bet.

There is a mall near Bluefield and Walmart and Lowes in Princeton. Lots of chain restaurants near the interstate.

The housing market is very good. There are new homes being built that would cost three times the amount in any other state. And older homes that are going for practically nothing.

Two hospitals, Princeton Community Hospital and Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

Climate is temperate discounting this hot dry summer. They give out free lemonade in Bluefield when the temperature goes over 90. Usually there is a couple significant snowfalls in the winter but for the past few years we haven't had much. I didn't miss a day of work.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:20 PM
Location: Occidens
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I travel the entire state for work (I live in Charleston) and there are certain areas that have always made a good impression on me.

Charleston, more specifically, Corridor G/South Ridge area
Hurricane/Teays/Winfield (I absolutely love this area)

Older homes are, as stated earlier, dirt cheap in most all of these areas and new homes are very affordable. If you want a really out in the middle of nowhere experience, go check out the Petersburg/Franklin area or Webster Springs.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:22 PM
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WV is alright if i had to live thier it would be in Charleston because it tends to be very Necky i have family in Smaller counties and its beatuiful when you visit but living thier is completely different.
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:22 AM
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I live in Gilmer county. we have a DBWD on 1.35 acres, newly remodeled, out of flood zone, rural but 15 min. from state park, state college,>Glenville is the county seat-small but friendly. We have priced our property for $79,900.00. Call 304-462-5472 or email [email]Mshook@rtol.net[/email]
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:35 PM
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Ok fair warning to all.... stay away from the northern panhandle of WV... I have lived there my entire life (i've travelled to other parts of WV regularly also) but it is terrible... economy sucks... broken down houses and dirty streets. The air is polluted by smog from local power plants etc. Wheeling is probably the worst. If you do have to move to Northern Panhandle- try to move to Bellaire or Bridgeport Ohio. Both are nice little towns that are just across the Ohio river (10 minute) drive from WV Northern Panhandle. For southern WV... I agree with what someone else said- give bluefield a try.. probably one of the best areas in WV. Charleston isn't bad but it isn't the cleanest either.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:49 PM
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I am a native West Virginian planning to move back after 20+ yrs in Orlando. Country roads are taking me home. Huntington is my destination and they have Marshall, the arts, the river and many other things to do there. The old homes are gorgeous and very reasonable. Just my two cents...good luck!
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:06 PM
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Welcome back, Irish!
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Location: Huntington, WV
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Welcome back to Huntington Irish.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:48 PM
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I am from Indianapolis Indiana. Flat land. Lots of housing. Some shopping. Nothing outdoors/recreational but malls, movies, and an occasional good meal with a DECENT price. I am seeking culture. Something to do. Nice people. Affordable housing. In the service still and enjoy history. An occasional nite get-out would be nice with the misses. Something to keep us young and safe without driving all over the place... Any ideas... [email]rjaso@purdue.edu[/email] if you would like to help.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:40 PM
Location: Huntington, WV
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Check out Huntington. Huntington is the flattest city in the state and the only planned city. We have plenty of things to do here with great parks, a growing number of trails, cultural events, concerts and the events that Marshall University provides. The Huntington area is home to the largest shopping mall in the state and also has a growing number of shops downtown and at Pullman Square, which is home to the largest movie theater in the state. We have lots of great restaurants and as for housing, we have a large variety in the area from older homes in the city to newer subdivisions just a few miles out. If you have any questions about Huntington, be sure to ask. Here are some links that may help you as you look:

Community Information

Huntington Quarterly | Articles | Issue 72 | 50 Things We Love

Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau highlighting Huntington, Barboursvil


Why Huntington WV

The Greater Huntington Community Web Portal

Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District

Concerts/Theater/Sporting Events

The Huntington Symphony Orchestra

Huntington Museum of Art | Huntington, WV

The Marshall University Department of Theatre

The Marshall University Department of Music |

Marshall Artists Series (http://www.marshall.edu/muartser/video_games_live.asp - broken link)

Big Sandy Superstore Arena - Huntington, WV

Huntington Funny Bone

The V Club Night Club | Live Music | Huntington WV | www.vclublive.com

The Marshall University Thundering Herd Official Athletic Site



Pullman Square - Shop, Dine, Enjoy.

Some of Our Great Local Restaurants

GOOD EATS: 21 at the Frederick downtown's best kept secret - The Herald Dispatch

Huntington Prime

Frankie D's Italian Chophouse Huntington WV at Pullman Square

Jewel City Seafood

Savannah's Restaurant
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