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Home / United States  /  West Virginia / Metro Areas / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes


Browsing DIFFERENT locations in US - 6/20/2015
great website will be referring it to friends an family&Ect.
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Really Almost Heaven. - 1/2/2015
I have lived in the Eastern Panhandle area of WV for a little less than 3 years and I fell in love with the place. I have lived in urban areas all of my life, and I would never have imagined I could love the country so much. Yes, there is a lot of poverty here. There aren't many jobs. You will probably want to do most of your shopping, other than for food, on the internet.

On the other hand, DC is only 2 hours away with all the culture you could possibly want. People are increasingly able to work from home...if you have a portable job you can have the benefits of having an income and living very cheaply.

Physically speaking, it is a very beautiful state and property is very reasonable. With so many things available on the internet these days...from like minded friends, to entertainment, to virtually anything you may want to buy....living in WV does not have to mean deprivation. On the contrary, the low cost of living means you could travel more than if you were spending your money on rent or a mortgage.

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Avoid West Virginia ! - 10/25/2014
Fact West Virginia
Among the states with highest illiteracy rates in USA
Among the state with the highest teen pregnancies in USA among unwed mothers
Among the states with highest rates of reported gonorrhea in USA

West Virginia is among the lowest rental rates and property values in USA for SUBSTANDARD HOUSING High taxes
Not unusual in 'good' neighborhoods to see farm equipment, sofas and junk in front yard, no deed restrictions, cables strung from telephone poles for television and internet service resemble spider webs in most areas The overall impression is of a decaying lower class island decades behind the rest of the country, downtown streets in state capitol are so void of people footsteps echo during the daytime
No cultural opportunities, Mountain Stages is the only broadcast from state, there is a pathetic display in State Capitol Building
No intellectual opportunities, state colleges have poor national academic ratings
Chemical and Coal Corporations contribute to the numerous cancer clusters near state capitol and terrible air quality in city of South Charleston, water crisis in 2014 featured in newspapers around the world.
Poor infrastructure maintenance, mountainous communities, state capitol frequent power outages
The interlocutory system of corruption mimics a cartel state
Same law firm has retainer to represent City Police, 911 emergency call center, the county prosecutor, the major local hospital, the coal and chemical corporations, several state agencies. If you are a victim of a crime on premises of any of the above, forget about legal representation. Legal Aid in WV cannot represent actions against law enforecment, hospital, corporation or landlord tenant relations.
Senator Rockefeller and family own shares in both major state capitol daily newspapers, The Mail and Gazette.
Two governors have gone to prison, today one has a daughter running for national office,more than one convict in the family, Crime in the family.
Gangs are entrenched and develop partially from limited social exposure, state capitol has two high public high schools. Students cooperate with one another to the point they place no value on independent thought or individuality, the insular social structure enforces gritty, industrial slum behavior and culture.
Xenophobia is part of the culture.
Women marry younger in WVa, very few opportuniites for women in WV outside the legal, medical and educational professions.
Gangs in West Virginia are violent
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WV is refreshingly tranquil, and close to hip & ha - 8/27/2012
Cities rich with art & culture in WV are Shepherdstown, Berkeley Springs,
Huntington, Charleston, and Morgantown, but I happily live in the Northern Panhandle of WV near Pittsburgh,Pennsyl.which is green, progressive, and rejuvenated for the 21st century, I'm pleased to say.
I am a native West Virginian with a Master's Degree and
teach college, in fact. So, tired and outdated stereotypes
of the Uneducated Hillbilly--please R.I.P.

WV is a mellow, low-crime state with friendly, welcoming people. Technology and social media have helped it to evolve in many respects.
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Montani Semper - 8/7/2012
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Milwaukee, WI
need a new start some were new - 5/27/2012
I want to know what kind of jobs and schools are offered here
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very little in comparism - 4/2/2011
Coming from a big city 8yrs ago I appreciate West Virginia for its beauty,humbleness,churches,and lack of real major crime to the degree in which i was previously used to seeing.Although drugs are redily available its a far cry from anything i have seen in the big city.Its actually a very refreshing place to be.
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Beautiful State but very low in quality of life. - 11/7/2010
About the only good things I can say about WV is that it is a beautiful state and that the people are friendly here but that's about it. The cost of living is relatively low compared to bigger metro areas is probably one more good thing. But the summers are hot and humid, it's a bad state for people with allergies, the infrastructure is not that great, shopping is horrible, there is no public trnsportation whatsoever, the local governments are corrupt, the politics is not progressive at all, there is no culture, there are not enough parks or things to do, and the people are uneducated for the most part. Wages are low. There are not many good job opportunities. Nice place to visit but you do no want to live here.
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teri renee
Ketchikan, AK
looking to relocate - 1/24/2010
i am done here in alaska 48 years is enough ,,can you help,,
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Best kept secret - 6/10/2009
West Virginia is a great place to live. Please don't tell anyone or it won't continue to be so.
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Business - 8/8/2008
West Virginia has one of the worst climates for business. We ranked last out of the entire united states in the most business friendly climate. This ranks the size of our workforce(there are more people in Pittsburgh than in our entire state), the educational levels achieved by our population, and our taxes on businesses, among other factors. Jobs are extremely scarce here. Furthermore, we are one of the poorest states, and we are taxed the most. In West Virginia you are considered well off if you make 40-60,000 and super rich if you make over 100,000 a year. We have had the same old leadership for decades. I'm 24 years old and I think we have had the same 2 senators my entire life. How does a state progress with the same ideology in control for that long. I think computers weren't even mainstream back in those days. If you are contemplating a move here, then have money.
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Keyser, WV
If you like the outdoors - 1/9/2008
West Virginia is a small state that packs a wallup of outdoor activity. We have a lot of unspoiled wilderness for hiking, mountains for skiing, lakes for boating. There is no season when you can't find something to do outside

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LIVIN IN CHARLESTON WV..neva knew such a sucky pla - 9/29/2007
Im 18 yrs old and ive lived in both long island ny for a large majority of my life and ive lived in syracuse but i just graduated and decided to change scenery because i was getting tired of the the extremely cold syracuse weather and theres not much to do w/o getting bored quick so i moved to charleston wv have been here 4 months and cant wait to get enuff money to get the heck outta here there are way to many old folks now i love old people but theres hardly any young people around theres not very many places for the small amount of young people to go there accents suck theres way to many hills the buses and all the stores close down early as hell the ethnic ratio is all messed up and theres way to many dirty busted crackheads runnin around. this happens to be the pill poppin state and almost everybody abuses prescription drugs (xanax,lauratabas,etc)even the teens mostly the teens i hate it here sooo much its way to slow paced for me
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Summersville, WV - 5/5/2007
Finding a job that pays enough to support a family is next to impossible in this area.
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home sweet home - 2/27/2006
great climate friendly people
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