RetireWV - A Statewide Program for West Virginia's Future
There are currently six areas of West Virginia that have been recognized by the Office of the Governor as official Designated Retirement Communities (DRC).
These six communities have successfully completed an application process to prove they have the necessary amenities to accommodate the needs of retirees. Each has been evaluated and found to provide excellent housing, health care, education, recreation and cultural opportunities including shopping, social services, and transportation.
RetireWV is the official organization of West Virginia's Designated Retirement Communities (DRC). The members include representatives from each of the state's DRCs, as well as the state partner organizations - WV Division of Tourism, WV Development Office, WV Parkways Authority, AARP West Virginia and the WV Bureau of Senior Services. RetireWV is responsible for publication of the state's main retiree marketing tool, The Retirement TImes, recruiting new communities to the program, and providing information to public and private entities on the benefits of retiree attraction as an industry and the growing mature market.
West Virignia's first Designated Retirement Community, Morgantown offers retirees all the advantages of an urban community but with a small town atmosphere. Home to West Virginia University, the community has been recognized as one of the best small cities in the Country. World-class healthcare, recreation, education, and art facilities complement the DRC's strong business community.
Lewis County is an important crossroads due to the presence of the intersection of Interstate 79 and Corridor H. Beautiful scenery and a luxurious four diamond resort are just a small part of the community that also offers wonderful antique and eclectic shops, glass artists, a winery, and good old-fashioned home cooking.
A relaxed atmosphere and friendly community spirit combine to make this scenic paradise a wonderful place to call home. The Beckley-Raleigh County area possesses many attributes that retirees find appealing and offers a quality of life that is desirable for people of all ages.
Warm and friendly people are the greatest asset of Nicholas County - you will feel at home on your first visit. The exceptional natural beauty, excellent educational opportunities, fully equipped medical facilities, and effective community organizations provide the opportunity for an active retirement lifestyle.
Nestled in the heart of the United States' Mid-Atlantic region, Mercer County in southern West Virginia and Tazewell County in southwest Virginia offer a lifestyle, climate, and opportunity well-suited to retirement. Awe-inspiring scenery, numerous recreational, cultural, and educational facilities, historical attractions, and unique arts and crafts are all part of a region that is becoming a popular destination for those seeking relaxation and an excellent quality of life.
Summers County and the city of Hinton are located in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains in southern West Virginia - an area encompassed with panoramic natural beauty and an environment balanced between that old-fashioned atmosphere created by friendly people and the progressive positive thinking of today's modern community life. Three Rivers Retirement Community takes its name from the three rivers that carve their way through the county - the Bluestone, the Greenbrier, and the New.