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The mountains are a beautiful site to see. It is very peaceful and quiet in the area where I live. The people are full of positivity.
Good nightlife as well as friendly population, though the roads are horrid. The public school system has biases against schools with more money since certain districts have been stacked with wealthier households per capita. The town could be a lot nicer if there was an even distribution in roadwork and keeping things aesthetically pleasing throughout the whole town instead of certain parts.
Own community, easy to fit in with different things to do. College town so if your a student it’s very ideal.
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Morgantown is a great area that has a lot going on within the city limits. West Virginia University is the land grant university and represents the city nicely.
The only thing that could change is how 'trashy' everything seems. Litter is a big problem in the city and doesn't give a good outlook on Morgantown.
I absolutely love Morgantown. Despite the cities reputation of only being a party city due to the University, there is much good within the city regardless of the idol made out of partying.
Morgantown is a college town, so it's highly centered around the university. Therefore the population is more on the younger side. The university is also known to be a party school. Sporting events are very important around here. However the public schools are very good and the town is pretty family friendly. I believe the town needs healthier places to eat as well have more health stores. With two major hospitals and Mylan, job opportunists are pretty great. Traffic can be a mild problem from 3-5 pm in the Evansdale and downtown area.
Rails to Trails is fantastic. Lots of amazing outdoor adventures, including biking, hiking, kayaking, camping, and fishing. Its close proximity to Pittsburgh, allows you ti take advantage of an international airport and cultural events without having to live in a metropolitan area. Morgantown is the home of West Virginia University, which makes traffic challenging downtown when students are here, but also provides excellent education, medical, and cultural opportunities, in addition to a variety of resturants and shopping experiences.
Morgantown is a college town because it is where the heart of West Virginia University is located. The town overall is safe and there is a lot of diversity found here because of the college bringing people from all across the country. However, the price of living is rather high because of the closeness to the college campus and some other major cities that are only an hours drive away. During the Fall through the Spring, when the college students are in town, the nights are buzzing downtown with people out and about in downtown Morgantown.
I lived in Morgantown for almost 3 years and it’s a love/hate relationship with this town. I liked the small town feel and the school spirit for the university but coming from the south it lacked that southern Appalachian culture I have been use to. The residents aren’t very friendly not a lot of local restarunts outside chain restaurants.
The economy/job market is so heavily dependent on the university, hospitals, and the local pharmaceutical company that has laid off employees pretty much every year I lived there that makes Morgantown’s economy for good paying jobs precarious.
Real Estate is overpriced for what you get considering the fact that the job market isn’t really that good and there aren’t a lot of local amenities that make this area attractive. The public school system isn’t great compared to national standards.

Don’t recommend moving to this area unless you have a stable job at the university or hospital. Otherwise be careful moving here.
I like that they have built a lot more businesses such as restaurants and places to shop. I feel like I have more of a variety than when I first moved here. I would like to see the roads change. A significant amount is taken out of my paycheck yet my car will still suffer from alignment issues due to the multiple large potholes.
Morgantown has great opportunity available with major companies growing in the area but is still a small town (non-overwhelming) feel.
Morgantown is a great city. Everything is at your finger tips and five minutes away. Traffic is almost always awful and the roads are awful.
Morgantown has restaurants and stores with locally grown food. The lives music scene is one of the best I've ever seen. With so many different cultures packed into one spot, majority of what you want to learn can be made available to you.
Morgantown is a college town. When students are here the traffic downtown is insane. The potholes in Morgantown need serious work. Most of the houses downtown need improvements. The houses are affordable, but they are not the nicest. This town is more for people who are only here temporarily such as for college. There is a huge nightlife. The atmosphere is friendly. There are plenty police around, so that is comforting.
"The sun doesn't always shine, but the people do" -JFK
This statement is above and beyond true. The people of Morgantown and WV are amazing. It is truly a small town big city feel being in Morgantown. WVU has a major influence on the community--as it is a drinking town with a football problem. There is a great k-12 school system to send children to. The majority of residents are employed by the university. As for young millennials, the only thing to do is drink at a downtown bar. There's not much to offer working young professionals.
If you are under 21, there is nothing to do here. I have lived here for the past eight years and am bored out of my mind most days. The best thing to do here is go outside, and when the whether is bad, you're really out of luck. There are tons of bars to choose from, making it optimal for the college students of WVU. The infrastructure is terrible here, it's only a matter of time before this town collapses in on itself, but Let's Gooooooo Mountaineers!
Morgantown is a growing community especially due to the university that is downtown. It brings in a lot of jobs and revenue for the 10 months the students are in town but during the summer, the city is a dead, poor, and un-thriving place to be. Morgantown is an older city that's cost of living is very high and places to live are few and far between.
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Morgantown is a great town to live in. There is a plethora of things to do, ranging from going out to eat and visiting a West Virginia University sporting event, to enjoying a play or taking a hike on the Rail-Trail. The schools in the area are also exceptional for growing families. The biggest downfall is trying to get around during a snow storm, as the roads can be treacherous.
Not much, just hard times. Too much work to go through. Hardly any opportunities for my major. Enjoy watching tv for entertainment and ways of learning. A lot of stress on my mother.
I love the energy in Morgantown in West Virginia. One thing I would improve is the roads, especially Van Voorhis Road. The college scene all throughout Morgantown gives the town a great spark and attracts many people from all over.
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