Thumbs Up for Greater Morgantown!

Throughout the years, Greater Morgantown has been recognized by well-known local and national media outlets for not only its wonderful food and restaurants, but for its charm and diversity, too. With a unique mix of college-town and tourism, Morgantown is among the top-rated U.S. cities to live, work, and play.

“It seems you can go anywhere in the nation, as well as overseas, and come across someone who has a connection to Morgantown or knows someone who does,” said GMCVB Executive Director, Susan Riddle. “I believe when individuals have the opportunity to come to Greater Morgantown, it’s not only the atmosphere that leaves them with a lasting impression, but it’s also our people.”

Most locals know that Greater Morgantown has great food, but others have started to notice, too. In fact, Morgantown was recognized as the “Tastiest Town” by the Charleston Gazette last summer. The area was also ranked as the “Most Exciting Place in West Virginia” for nightlife, music and art, by the Movoto Real Estate Blog.

All year long, we’re surrounded by beautiful landscape, local shopping and dining, and a fun, college-town atmosphere. As locals, we tend to take for granted how unique Greater Morgantown is. It’s really special when we can take a step back to really appreciate everything that’s right at our fingertips.

If you think Greater Morgantown is dreamy, you’re not the only one. According to, Morgantown was once recognized as the “#1 Dreamtown in the Country.”

The nation also raves about West Virginia University, our college-town atmosphere, and the enthusiasm we have for our sporting events.

West Virginia University was ranked as one of the “Top 12 College Towns for Commuting on Foot,” by The SpareFoot Blog. Even with the two campuses, Downtown and Evansdale, WVU continues to make commuting to class and events in town as easy as possible.

When it comes to West Virginia University athletics and their fans, they rarely go unnoticed. You don’t have to travel too far outside of Greater Morgantown to yell “Let’s Go” and hear the response, “Mountaineers!”

Media outlets such as, The Sporting News and the Bleacher Report recognized Greater Morgantown as one of the “Best Sports Cities” and one of the “Top 15 College Football Towns in the Country.”

Most recently, noted that Greater Morgantown was, “lovely, cozy and one heck of a college town.”

From favorite pastimes such as tailgating before the WVU football game and hiking at Cooper’s Rock State Forest, to new businesses and attractions, such as the Mountaineer Center at Mylan Park, Greater Morgantown is constantly improving for local residents and visitors alike.

Whether you’re a local, you’re a student at WVU, you’re traveling on business, or you’re visiting for pleasure, Greater Morgantown has something to offer everyone at every age–all season long.

Click here for a complete list of Greater Morgantown’s media recognitions as well as the events page for upcoming activities in the area.

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