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Old 01-08-2012, 08:21 PM
Location: West Virginia
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I recommend Huntington and/or Charleston West Virginia
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rcr0412 View Post
i have been thinking about moving to west virginia, i currently live in new york and new york is way to crowded for me, I am looking for the hospitality of west virginia but still some amenities within driving distances, 4 towns i have looked at are Bridgeport and Fairmont, Elkins and Cheat Lake, if anyone could give me some info on them it would be appreciated

West Virginians are all Appalachians, but each area is distinct from the others. I am familiar with the whole state (I worked for state government here for a period), and also lived in the NYC area (northern suburbs) for many years. I believe you'd be most comfortable in the North Central area (Morgantown-Fairmont-Clarksburg), especially Morgantown since it has the most cosmopolitan atmosphers. It is also home to many New York ex-patriots since it is the location of the state's major doctoral level university.

In addition, although considerably more laid back than NYC it is reasonably close to a major city (Pittsburgh) and only 3 hours from Washington and Baltimore when you feel the need to spend time in a larger city. We have the state's lowest unemployment rate and jobs are relatively plentiful here.
We also have a lively arts and entertainment scene, are close to outstanding outdoor venues, and far and away the best athletics offerings.

I do suggest that you visit the other areas too before making up your mind. Take a look at what each has to offer, read the local papers, travel around the neighborhoods, drive around the outskirts of the towns, and talk with some local residents. Then make up your own mind. All of us here have a tendency to promote our own agendas so it is better if you look first and form your own impressions.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:24 AM
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Hi, my husband could be relocating to Centre Point, ... were British, have two children aged 3 and 6 both female, can anyone recommend where to live, here in the UK we live in a small village/town, low crime rate. where is best for family living, near shops, leisure centre, parks etc etc, with good schools, not keen on city living, prefer the outskirts,. it's a bit of a mind field knowing what areas are good and what areas are no so good.... any help would be very welcome and appreciated. thank you
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:42 AM
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If you're talking about Center Point, West Virginia that is nearest to Clarksburg. Kennedy... any suggestions for this lady there?
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:29 AM
Location: North Bay, California
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west virginia is a nice state to live in, although i never been there but i know its nice because my teacher is from west v and she says how cheap it is out there, and how country it is.
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