Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. I like living here, because it isn’t crowded. Why are no towns with populations less than 5,000 considered? Though 17 of them are the largest cities in their states, the biggest population doesn’t always represent the best quality of life. As far as Democrats go, who do you think gave you all the benefits that poor people are allotted? In fact, it sits at number 8 on the list of the best places to live in West Virginia. Median Home Value: $99,300 (13th worst) 60% of the cities limited violent crime to less than one incident per 1,000, with Coopertown boasting the lowest violent crime rate, 0.2. A first grade student could look at a map and clearly see South Charleston is south west of Charleston. Belington has a lot more to offer than just abject poverty. Unemployment Rate: 16.7% (worst) I cannot name one person there that wouldn’t go out of there way to help you. Is it simply the biggest? I was born and raised here and I can tell you how it USE TO BE and what is different now. On top of that, residents have the 2nd-worst commute of any place in the state. Bridgeport High School and Middle School and Johnson Elementary have all been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Unemployment Rate: 7.3% (9th worst) GOD BLESS YOU! And how many are like you in your life style versus the rest of the masses…. I live among some of the finest people doing their best to restore the city to greatness. The actual truth is that he is basing his opinions on limited facts. I grew up in wv and one of the guys I grew up with married a black woman. After three days of looking at homes for $250K+ that were need of serious updating I gave up. If you are concerned about the flags the gun racks and the beat up trucks then maybe you should stop to think maybe you have a problem. So what happens in 5-10 years when these companies are done fracking? We ARE losing our country, and it seems as though we really may ultimately !ose it, but until then, we should fight and struggle to try to maintain what we have left. And all that after 8 years under Obama. I don’t know. Residents here earn almost the lowest salaries per year relative to any other residents in the state at $34,701, and crime 22nd worst in West Virginia. Have you ever thought of that?! LAME… ” Who needs a decent chance at life right?, one must have clean water, lets face it WV is so far behind, that most people do not have water, because its contaminated by mines and frack wastes, they only test for chemicals they know are in the waters, so when they taste something out of the ordinary they just increase the chlorine levels, says all of Charleston.” How about where the fracking dumps are deep injection wells next to rivers/ next to reservoirs, and where the trucks dump the SOUR BRINES, or Drilling injection wastes onto the roads at night, call the police, they laugh at it. Finally, we ranked every city on the "Worst Place To Live Score" with the lowest score being the worst city in West Virginia -- Grafton. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'homesnacks_com-leader-3','ezslot_17',113,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'homesnacks_com-leader-3','ezslot_18',113,'0','1'])); The railroad has lost importance these days, but Elkins still holds much of its appeal. In name only. It has been proven that the single biggest predictor of someone being poor is coming from a single parent household. All rights reserved. I would like to see real results, if your going to slam WV, at least do the work! Why? Median Home Value: $91,100 (5th worst) The town of 5,162 people offers more than a pleasant view, however. The city is known for production of autos, appliances, baseball bats, and health care management. Bluefield does, however, rank among the best places in West Virginia as far as education goes. This listing in my opinion is flawed. The MARC Train connects it with DC, the AMTRAK connects it with DC and Chicago, and it is on the junction of two great highways, RT 45 and RT 81. Where I live is close to the light rail, Highline Canal, and several shopping areas, it's like a mini city in and of itself. New Martinsville is located in northwestern West Virginia, along the Ohio River, right across from the state of the same name. Like we said earlier, naming the worst places in Rhode Island sounds silly, since many of the places here would rank really high in other states. People, learn to communicate. If you feel this way then why don’t you do us all a favor and move to a different state? Clarksburg has no entertainment of any sort. Median Home Value: $93,700 (6th worst) Still, the economy is robust. You have zeal Mart and the outside mall and a lot of places to eat, so come and see obesity at its finest and take your camera to Wal Mart and you might get some interesting shots. West Virginia will always be my home.My family and a lot of my friends are from W. V. The information is not a total reflection of the city’s in West Virginia example would be Charleston. As always, what one likes, another might not. I don’t have to crunch numbers to prove that Beckley is a way better place to live than Welch either, I’ve simply driven through them…. DO YOU KNOW WHAT A MAP IS? Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey, through education, research and the rehabilitation of injured and orphan raptors. No it’s not christians fault west Virginia sucks. Byrd was a Grand Wizard of the KKK. Median Home Value: $78,500 (worst) For sure Clarksburg is at the bottom of the trash can.Most every store is for sale/rent. Or, the one with the lowest crime rate? Population: 8,556Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 2)Median Home Value: $222,800 (best)Unemployment Rate: 1.8% (best)More on Bridgeport: Real Estate | Crime Report | Cost Of Living. You vote for the democrat party for decades. Huntington this year was a quarterfinalist for 50,000 population category of Americas Best Cities. He is a Managing Senior in one of the largest CPA firms in the eastern US! It also stands as the number 10 top spot to live in the state.eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'homesnacks_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_14',115,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'homesnacks_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_15',115,'0','1'])); The town's median income comes in at $43,953, the 9th highest amount in the state. Any suggestions would be appreciated. In fact, we hear that a day trip to the historic Mud River Covered Bridge is a must! Your email address will not be published. They have regular income & housing would look mighty cheap to live a good life. Neither myself nor my husband are natives-we chose to live & raise our child in WV. If the government would drug test everyone before giving assistance then we wouldn’t have this unemployment problem and the guys you say are not taking no for an answer would be at work and not on the street. Required fields are marked *. Downtown Jefferson City from across the Missouri River in Jefferson City, Missouri. I’ve read this whole list and wonder the literal education level of the writers. If you want to see a taste of Elkins's glory years, take a tour of Graceland and Halliehurst, mansions built by two of the town's early boosters. Not a single grocery store. Washington Irving Middle School might win games, but that does not make clarksburg a good place. “Beckley takes the first/worst place spot on this list for a number of reasons – below average education, income, unemployment, and student expenditure statistics.” You meant, I think, “employment rate” instead of “unemployment “. To help keep our city safe, any resident can receive a free face mask at City Hall. We then decided, no matter how much anyone loves their town, the best cities to live in West Virginia have more of everything and therefore you need to have over 5,000 people to truly be 'the best'. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.7 miles away from the Charleston city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages. We use data, analytics, and a sense of humor to determine quality of life for places across the nation. Please understand that just because someone cannot perform the above observation’s means they are unworthy of being heard, but if anyone is expecting to be taken seriously, they had better come across as being at LEAST somewhat literate. Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change) Compare to other neighborhoods, cities, and states in … Ridgeley is so bad off it isn’t even listed in the statistics. Nothing for kids to do. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Jefferson City, Missouri on Tripadvisor: See 14,405 traveler reviews and photos of Jefferson City tourist attractions. You remind me of the kid in school who felt like they had to bully the little chubby boy or the girl with the funny looking glasses. Parkersburg has the 13th-highest crime rate in the state, surprisingly. so good day! Even allot of the working class people are the same. Smart and wealthy, folks? Or take a scenic drive 45-minutes north to Wheeling, West Virginia. Well I found this list because one of the towns with a very low crime rate in West Virginia happens to be on this list in fact it has the lowest crime rate in West Virginia and that is Grafton. Census's most recent American Community Survey, Download The Entire West Virginia Ranking Data, High population density (Lots of things to do). Would someone please just respond to this email by telling me why on earth someone feels the need to write articles about the “worst” ANYTHING?? You can’t even walk downtown without someone asking for money, a cig, and they get really pissed if you don’t give them anything, as if they are some how entitled to what you have. As far as crime – there are save neighborhoods and not so safe neighborhoods, like any city. When a person tells you that his opinions are fact because he is a scientist and he is using science you know that he is either a pathological liar or just doesn’t understand science. West Virginia defines itself by its natural beauty, as the state slogan, "Wild and Wonderful," shows. We can be in Frederick MD, Hagerstown MD, or Winchester VA within 30-45 minutes and D.C. Like an hour and 15 minutes. Its historic downtown is on a peninsula formed by two rivers, Ashley and Cooper, flowing into the Atlantic, and protected from the open ocean by surrounding islands. According to science, Parkersburg is the 9th worst place you can live in West Virginia. We looked at over 380 places in West Virginia to determine the best of the best. And in the end, Grafton ranks as the worst city to live in West Virginia for 2021. It has its crime and it’s not perfect but it’s fairly safe. Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 6) This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased. We can thank West Virginia for the "Golden Delicious" apple and the 2nd best place to live, Vienna. Oak Hill has the 2nd-highest unemployment rate in the state, making it an undesirable place to live, overall. Planning on moving to WV next year from California. © 2015-2021 Chasing Chains, LLC. Wv people are proud people and love their state. Rank Last Year: 7 (Down 1) Yes, the cost of living in South Charleston is 1.0x lower than the state average and so are living expenses like housing, transportation, and utilities. But having the 13th worst crime, some of the worst weather, and basically, not a lot to do for fun puts Clarksburg toward the top of the list. Just because people are religious doesn’t mean they are simple minded & have no interest in economic, political or social issues! And, Vienna's low hanging fruit does disappoint either. The truth is the truth is the truth. Unemployment Rate: 6.6% (15th worst) Hotels near West Virginia Junior College - Charleston, WV Hotels near Garnet High School Hotels near University of Charleston Hotels near BridgeValley Community and Technical College Hotels near Mountain State School-Massage Hotels near Carver Career and Technical Education Center Hotels near Ben Franklin Career Center Dunbar, WV Hotels near Everest Institute Cross Lanes Let me preface this by saying almost everyone I know in this town loves living in Charlottesville. More on Grafton: Data | Photos. My health and my families health are too important to risk it for a good job. But what city or town holds the distinction of being the best place to live in West Virginia? Additionally, the poverty level is 20.7% in Moundsville. In this part of the state we have Martinsburg, Shepardstown, Charles Town, and Harper’s Ferry. ….and that is why WV sucks -due to religious simple minded people who have no interest in improving the state’s economy and social issues. I lived there and what John said is the truth. THE WILLFULLY ignorant are all that’s left. Current Resident: I have lived in this neighborhood for 30 years and I love the proximity of it to all areas of Metro Denver. It’s enormously expensive to live in a society as ours, but it’s good and worth it if responsibility is practiced and respect is issued without restraint. We can thank West Virginia for the "Golden Delicious" apple and the 2nd best place to live, Vienna. All rights reserved. Median Home Value: $98,200 (11th worst) I have spent time in Hutington, Clarksburg, Keyser, Bluefield, Beckley and currently live in Martinsburg. All places cannot be the perfect places in California. Median Home Value: $157,200 (24th worst) Someone is likely to include your article and/or this Chasing Chains and RoadSnacks on a ‘WORST’ list somewhere!! Funny u must have never lived or visited wva…. We work to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. As a living resident of WV, I would like to add that a much more constructive opinions articles could be used by show people were landfills which are contaminated with radioactive drilling wastes are being dumped ” like fairmont without regulations”, and how key manufacturers dump in the rivers like say chemical valley above charleston and up by the ohio river, or hey how about what is dumped and where the city water intakes exist. Crime is everywhere and in today’s society a town should be judged on so much more. If your city or town isn't among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart of the best places in West Virginia. All you have is oops nothing you have to go to Bridgeport to even watch aovie or a delapadated drive in outside of Shinnston with toilet facilities that’s not fit for animals. What, pray tell, do you hope to accomplish by publishing negative non-facts about communities, especially when those communities are may be doing the very best they can to keep their heads above water? This is our seventh time ranking the. It definately could use some updating in curb appeal but other than that it’s like anywhere else. Tennessee’s safest cities all had lower violent crime rates than both state (6.2) and national (3.7) rates. The author is as much of a scientist as a salesman calling himself “honest John” is honest. Plus, there's simply not a lot to do here (unless you count having a Walmart and a Piggly Wiggly as fun). I see only a handful of towns listed here. Thanks. Probably because the cost of living here is super affordable, they don't have to constantly look over their shoulders because it's crazy safe here, and education is a priority for the entire city. More on Clarksburg: Data | Photos. I wouldn’t bury my dog in that state it is run down and dirty in Charleston and they have a big drug problem. America isn’t America anymore. Moving in October. It's also super safe in Wheeling. Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1) Expose critical areas that pose hazards, then offer solutions, at the moment gas companies are destroying Wetzel County region, working north, so if you dont want to breathe benzenes and million other air chemicals avoid the entire northern panhandle, courts are on the Gas companies sides. Looking forward to retiring in WV and getting away from Commiefornia. I’d say WV is a pretty good place to live & raise a family! Obviously, you do need an education. Lol..when I saw Pea Ridge on the list, I was thinking “isn’t that a shopping center or a strip mall, or something?”…. Why don’t you guys get out into the community and see what you can do to help out folks, improve the area, or maybe spread GOOD WILL!! I lived in Charleston for the first 21 years of my life. Hurricane's cost of living is affordable (0.9x lower than the national index of 100) and living expenses like utilities and health services are well below both the state and national levels. We bet that the mountains and the hollers won't be the only attributes that define West Virginia after you read about the #3 best place to live in the state. You said “We compiled a list of which places in West Virginia are the least wild and wonderful to live” yet only one of criterion you used in determining which cities were the “worst of the worst” had anything to do with WV’s claim to being Wild & Wonderful, and it was vague at best. More on Parkersburg: Data | Photos. I live in clarksburg and it is one of the worst cities I have ever been in my entire life. Also, with the moral decline in this country we can see why crime is up. Yes, Austin, telling people to “move away” will solve the problems in our state. MLK was a Republican. Population: 5,050 The best place to live on our list of West Virginia's cream of the crop is Hurricane. That is called short-sightedness. The crime rate here is so low, it's virtually non-existent. Most people's thoughts regarding West Virginia are about coal mining, bluegrass, great white water rafting, and the rugged topography of the Appalachian Mountains. beckley is a great place to live!! And in the end, Grafton ranks as the worst city to live in West Virginia for 2021. Let's see why. People dying all around us from this stuff, and no one bats an eye, they all die from the same thing natural death due to heart stopping, interesting how they spin that. Thinking of taking the plunge and moving to West Virginia? 8,556) Vienna (Pop. and we dont all live in old small redneck houses either we have mansions and we have a very nice home!! And you can stretch those dollars pretty far in New Martinsville. I know your type or types as long as your and yours are doing fine to hell with the rest and when articles like this comes along it’s a personal attack to YOU. See all available apartments for rent at Safe Harbor Properties, LLC at Governor Place in Springfield, IL. Also if one were inclined to look into the very near future, those counties will suffer the most, due to lack of funding from residents as they are all moving away, so no more tax revenues, which will leave no funding for schools, and will drive everyone out of the state, miners are undermining peoples homes in wetzel, working towards new martinsville areas, so longshore mining is destroying the structure of the lands, and the proposal is to dump toxic waste into the mines down the road, yummy stuff, ps, all well water is destroyed by both operations making it near impossible to live in those areas affected. Well, today we'll take you on a tour of some of the places you should place high on your list if you want to live the good life in West Virginia. Battlefield, the safest city in Missouri, reported only one violent crime and 41 property crimes in 2018. It pained me to read this article. All interaction with folks in WV have been wonderful. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. This is what this article is about. and Pittsburgh, PA. Philippi, when compared to the expensive housing and dense traffic in other areas, Barbour County is a welcomed change of pace. But not all state capitals are created equal. Unemployment Rate: 10.5% (5th worst) For instance, it's the 3rd least densely populated place in West Virginia and has the 3rd lowest home values of any place in West Virginia. And when you're not busy making the city's median income of $55,833/year, there's tons of fun to be had here. We do not sweep them ” under the rug”, we “paint a rosy picture” like every other state in the U.S., but the cities they are showing are not bad cities, if you had ever lived in WV you would understand but you most likely don’t so you would not know what the truth is.
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