WVU is the academic home to 29,000 students and is one of 10 U.S. land-grant institutions with an academic medical center. Morgantown is a prosperous community and a true college town. It is a great place to live, play, and raise a family. The city is consistently ranked high on national lists assessing quality of life and educational and business opportunities. For example:
The Wellness Councils of America has named Morgantown an elite “Well City.”
One of the nation’s “Best Workplaces for Commuters” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation for its innovative and effective transportation services for employees and students.
Morgantown has an thriving Farmer’s Market.
The university has a new daycare center, The West Virginia University Child Learning Center.
As a college town, Morgantown has an abundance of cultural activities at all times of year. There are two major theaters that have local and regional touring productions:
The WVU Creative Arts Center hosts multiple national touring shows as well as free performances by students and faculty in the College of Creative Arts.
In addition, Morgantown is only 80 miles from Pittsburgh, which is a world-class city with an abundance of sporting and cultural amenities. Morgantown is also well within driving distance of Washington, D.C., Cleveland, OH, and New York, NY.
One of the primary advantages of living in Morgantown is it is set within one of the most spectacular natural settings in the eastern United States. West Virginia is the second-most forested state in the nation, and the area is renowned for the beauty of its mountains, rivers, and forests.