Greater Morgantown, WV

The Destination of Choice to Live, Work & Play

The Greater Morgantown Area is the primary engine driving the success of the region.

Situated in the hills of the Appalachian Basin along the Monongahela River, Morgantown is located approximately 75 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA and 200 miles west of Washington D.C. Located on a crossroads of Interstates 79 and 68, the area is within a 500 mile radius of half of the nation’s population.

Woodburn Building at WVU on the hill in the fall, surrounded by trees and blue sky

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Nominated for ‘Top Town’ for Adventure

The Morgantown area is blessed with some of the richest natural, outdoor recreation opportunities in the country. As the home toWest Virginia University and several major employers, it provides residents and students with a mountain metropolitan environment that is prosperous, yet relaxing.

Morgantown has more hiking, biking, rock climbing and whitewater rapids within an hour’s drive than Boulder, CO, or Asheville, NC.

  • Morgantown has a critical mass of some of the best rock climbing on the East Coast, and there are more than 500 climbing routes within a 10-mile radius.
  • Morgantown has more than 600 miles of Class I-V whitewater rapids available for enjoyment almost year-round within only a 30-minute drive.

Accolades & Stats

#3
Best Small Places for Business and Careers
- Forbes Magazine
30,574
Population of the City of Morgantown (2017)
185
Degrees offered at West Virginia University

Highlights

scientist writing mathematical equation on table with beakers

City of Morgantown named a top STEM city in the nation

“Advances in all facets of STEM propel our nation forward. The United States would not be where it is today without the ingenuity and dedication of people in these fields” said Snejina Zacharia, CEO of Insurify.

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