Overall Niche Grade
- Public SchoolsC
- Good for FamiliesB-
- Cost of LivingA-
- Health & FitnessB+
- Outdoor ActivitiesB+
Kanawha County is located in West Virginia with a population of 185,710. In Kanawha County, most residents own their homes. In Kanawha County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kanawha County and residents tend to be conservative.
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Charleston is a nice, friendly town but it’s more of a retirement state. There isn’t much activity for the youth generation to do, we struggle with finding entertainment. Our mall is going out of business, and you have to have a vehicle to travel to various parts of Charleston. Unless you use public transportation and it takes thirty minutes or every hour to get to a destination. Our colleges are great but my best advice is to do your graduate schooling in a bigger state so you won’t get stuck in West Virginia. I call it a “trap state” because you’re liable to stay around longer than you need too.
The area that I live is not a bad part of town! It's very peaceful and there is a lot of wildlife and outdoor space. The town itself I feel lacks many activities odor children and teens. The town is kind of boring and doesn't offer very many fun things to do such as bigger city's do. I feel this town could improve on things for our youth to do such and an amusement park or some other fun activities! Our city also lacks road maintenance, for example my road has not had any attention for nearly 7 years. We are a state road and our road is always left out like many backroads. We have tried to contact local state road crews but nothing has been done to our road. Our town does need some improvements but it isn't all bad!
I have lived here all my life. This county may have its up and down the the community always sticks out and helps each other. At the end of the day we’re all a family here.