The Morgantown area boasts a moderate climate and four spectacular seasons including a Fall Foliage that can be enjoyed in the backyard or by easy drives in the beautiful mountains of northcentral West Virginia.
Morgantown has been recognized as the Third Best Small City in America and the Best Small City in the East. The area offers a reasonable cost-of-living, low crime rate, optimal health care, quality schools, and old-fashioned neighborhoods.
One of West Virginia's oldest communities, Morgantown has benefited over the years from the preservation and restoration of its historic buildings. In fact, there are over forty sites in Monongalia County listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Museums, locks and dams, iron furnaces, glass factories and historic mills help depict Morgantown's rich railroad, river, glass and mining history.
Morgantown is also home to West Virginia University offering residents year-round activities including visual and performing arts, nationally ranked Mountaineer sports, and classes for older adults through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
In addition, WVU Hospitals, one of the nation's premiere research facilities, along with community-based Monongalia General Hospital, provide local residents with one of the finest health care systems in the region
Conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 79 and 68, Morgantown is only an hour and a half south of Pittsburgh, PA and three and a half hours west of Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. Statistically, Morgantown is located within an 8-10 hour drive of half the population of the United States! Yet, Morgantown remains a rural, Appalachian community.
For visitors and residents alike, Morgantown offers a friendly environment and a top-notch quality of life. For more information on retirement and relocation opportunities, or on vacationing in Morgantown, contact any of the following organizations.
Morgantown is located on the Monongahela River and is the seat of Monongalia County, WV. With a population of 81,866, the Greater Morgantown Area offers a variety of recreational, educational, cultural, historical, and health care opportunities for older adults and all residents.
The City of Morgantown is the County seat of Monongalia County, located along the Pennsylvania border in the north central part of West Virginia. Morgantown (pop. 28,292) is the home to West Virginia University, the largest institution of higher education in the State with an annual enrollment of 26,051 students (Fall 2005); and is the medical, cultural, and commercial hub of the region. Daytime population estimates 70,000 in Morgantown.
The Chamber of Commerce can provide interested individuals with a relocation package for Morgantown and Monongalia County. Make sure to tell them you found their information on this website, and the relocation package is free!