Greater Morgantown’s diversity and unique mix of college-town and top-rated U.S. cities in whhich to live, work and play, constantly draws the attention of national media outlets.

  • “3rd Best Small Town in America” - Mens’ Journal
  • 2010 America’s Top College Football Towns - Budget Travel
  • “Best Small Places to Launch a Small Business” - Fortune
  • “#1 Dreamtown in the Country” - Bizjournals.com
  • “12th Hottest Small City” - Inc. Magazine
  • “29th Smartest Place to Live” - Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • “Best Small City in The East” - The Rating Guide to Life In America’s Small Cities
  • “One of the Best Sports Cities” - The Sporting News
  • “Dozen Distinctive Destinations 2007 - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • “7th Best Small Place for Business and Careers” - Forbes
  • Top 20 “Most Secure U.S. Places to Live” - The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies
  • #1 Best Walking City in West Virginia and the 34th Best Walking City in the Country” -Study by “Prevention Magazine” and the American Podiatric Medial Association (APMA)
  • Top 10 Places to Retire for Under $100 A Day - The “AARP” Magazine
  • Morgantown Rated #2 in the 2012-2013 ranking of the best college towns in the country for students, and ranked as the #10 overall college destination of all 227 MSAs assessed. - American Institute of Economic Research (AIER)
  • Top 10 Cities for Affordable Health Care - by Livibility.com
  • Ranked #20 out of 50 for “Best College Towns in America 2014” - Best College Reviews
  • Top 12 College Towns for Commuting on Foot - The SpareFoot Blog


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