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West Virginia: The Place to Be



West Virginia The Place to Be

By Kim Harbour

Whether moving here from the tundra or the desert, new residents agree West Virginia’s lush, rolling hills are the place to be!

Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau released population numbers showing the Mountain State is growing, particularly in the Morgantown, Charleston, Martinsburg and Hampshire County areas. The Census tells us that the state’s new residents are coming from nearby Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and South Carolina – as well as significant population gains from Alaska and New Mexico, too!

Why? For many, West Virginia is the answer to finding a balance between work and play. Residents appreciate the state’s friendly, relaxed atmosphere, scenic beauty and world-class recreation that’s within easy reach of the region’s big cities. Here, you get more house and land for your money – in a place where you know your neighbors and your kids can be kids.

The following profiles include those who have returned, bringing new businesses and opportunities with them.

Doris Fields
Doris Fields

Performer, Beckley

Beverly Sexton
Beverly Sexton

American Mountain Theater, Elkins
Ashley King
Ashley King
Trinity Works, Mount Hope

Theodora Titonis
Theodora Titonis

TTi Technologies, Inc., Wheeling
Robert Mickey
Robert Mickey

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs

Todd Gillespie
Todd Gillespie

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs
Peggy McKowen
Peggy McKowen

Contemporary American Theater
Festival, Shepherdstown


Parween Sultany Mascari
Parween Sultany Mascari

Jackson Kelly PLLC, Morgantown
Nikki Bowman
Nikki Bowman

Magazine Publisher, Editor,
Morgantown

Jeromy Tichner
Jeromy Tichner

The MITRE Corporation, Clarksburg
Christian Martinkat
Christian Martinkat

Stockmeier Urethanes, Inc., Clarksburg

Sally Phares
Sally Phares

Blossom Village, Beverly
Wonderful West Virginia Special Issue - Genuinely Home: West Virginia in the New Year 
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