Quality of Life & Jobs
The Morgantown MSA offers a small-town atmosphere and lifestyle, with big city advantages. The population is more than 140,000. The people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful, the cost of living is affordable, and the public and private facilities and services are top-notch. The counties located in the north central part of the state serve as the educational, medical, cultural, and commercial hub of the region.
One of the Best
The Morgantown area has so much to offer its residents and businesses – including an uncompromising combination of labor, capital, education, research and quality of life. These are all important factors to attract and retain the best employers and employees.
The presence of West Virginia University, a skilled and educated labor force, a large health care industry, outstanding recreational, cultural, and entertainment programs and facilities, and the continued growth of advanced technology industries and government installations all translate to a promising future here, one of the best small towns in the country!
A Safe Place to Live
The West Virginia University-Greater Morgantown Safe Community became the 28th community in the United States to be designated as an accredited Safe Community. We are the 1st global Safe Community, and unique to the United States, because of our collaboration between a city, county and institution of higher learning in our efforts to prevent injury and death due to accidents. Recently, we were 1 of top 50 communities in the United States to receive an award from Aetna, American Public Health Association and the National Association of Counties for our efforts to make our community a safer, healthier place to live.