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My area is very uncharacteristic of the rest of West Virginia as it is more affluent than most of the state. Nevertheless, our area has a severe drug issue spilling over from the neighboring community that is struggling. Our community's mayor was convicted of selling and distributing opiates from his local pharmacy in multiple states. The local government has improved after his removal and multiple improvements to infrastructure are occurring, and our local high school is consistently ranked and awarded state honors in sports and academics. Also the FBI located their main fingerprinting facility to our area producing several jobs and several other jobs are being created by new businesses. Finally, my town was ranked one of the best small towns in the United States.
I really like the apartment complex I live in, but I do not like the state it is located in. West Virginia is still very rural and has limited job opportunities for the field I work in (health education/research). I only plan to live here until June 2016 and then will move to Connecticut where my fiance currently has a job and where I will have more job opportunities. The apartment I live in is new and clean, and also within walking distance of a shopping center that has a number of restaurants, which I really like. It also has sidewalks, which makes it safe to run and walk. I feel safe in the neighborhood that surrounds the complex. Besides the shopping center that I can walk to I have to drive everywhere else and wish there was more in the way of public transportation.
I Love West Virginia! I love four seasons and the beautiful mountains. I have been in other countries and if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!