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2022 Best places to raise a family in Kanawha County

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  1. #3 Best Places to Raise a Family in Kanawha County.

    Charleston

    Town in West Virginia,

    170 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Charleston WV has many quaint and unique businesses. One can walk down a brick paved street and see a bakery, law offices, restaurants, book stores, etc. with outside seating for when the weather...Charleston could do better by having an updated mall with the usually expected businesses. It's one mall reveals many empty store fronts related to businesses that have closed.Overall, Charleston is above average in nearby attractions. There are ski resorts, white water rafting excursions, bicycling on closed railroad tracks, the famous Greenbrier resort with all of its...Charleston easily rates above average..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Population: 47,273,

  2. St. Albans

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says St. Albans has been a great place to raise a family. Entertainment: The plays at the Alban Arts Center and the open mics at Coal RIver Coffee are first-rate. You can participate as well as watch. Education: St. Albans High School is rated among the best in the state. The library "punches above its weight" with a knowledgable staff. Kid's programs were excellent pre-COVID, looking forward to...Employment: This could become a great place for remote work. One cable supplier now, but FIOS is on the way. Most commute to Charleston or local industry - medical centers like CAMC or Thomas are...Vibe: Blue collar with respect for education and the arts. Recent improvements in business and downtown activities. Downsides: Like all cities in Appalachia (and America, for that matter) there are some neighborhoods with significant drug-related quality of life issues..

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    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Population: 10,078,

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