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.
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
- Forbes Magazine
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