Best Places to Live in West Virginia

AreaVibes reveals the best places to live in West Virginia by using a Livability Score out of 100. The Livability Score for each city in West Virginia is calculated from a unique algorithm based on various metrics, including: amenities, cost of living, crime, education, employment, housing and weather. West Virginia has a population of 1,854,304 and a population density of 76.6. The capital city is Charleston and the largest city in West Virginia is Charleston. To filter the results, use the filters on the left to sort by state, population and category.
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Rank City Livability Ame­nities Cost of Living Crime Edu­cation Emp­loyment Housing Weather
1Williamstown, WVPopulation: 2,91185A+A+A+ABCC
2Charleston, WVPopulation: 51,22485A+A+A+B+C+C+B
3Westover, WVPopulation: 3,99783A+A+A+BCCC+
4Teays Valley, WVPopulation: 13,35783BBA+ABBB
5Shepherdstown, WVPopulation: 1,67483AD+A+AB+B+C+
6Hurricane, WVPopulation: 6,30683B+A+A+B+BC+B
7Charles Town, WVPopulation: 5,25883AB+A+B+BBC+
8Harpers Ferry, WVPopulation: 20582BD+A+A+AAC+
9Cross Lanes, WVPopulation: 9,41982BA+A+B+C+C+B
10Ranson, WVPopulation: 4,48082AA+A+C+CC+C+
11Fayetteville, WVPopulation: 2,91082BA+A+B+CCB
12Pea Ridge, WVPopulation: 6,67481CA+A+AC+C+C+
13Lavalette, WVPopulation: 1,02081D+A+A+ACC+C+
14Bridgeport, WVPopulation: 8,17581ACAAB+BC+
15Ripley, WVPopulation: 3,26781B+A+A+BCCC+
16Bath (Berkeley Springs), WVPopulation: 90481A+A+A+BCCC+
17Green Bank, WVPopulation: 18081FA+A+AAB+C
18Madison, WVPopulation: 3,05080BA+A+BCCB
19Follansbee, WVPopulation: 2,97580B+A+A+BCD+C
20Chester, WVPopulation: 2,56980AA+A+BD+DC
21Pinch, WVPopulation: 2,88280DAA+B+BBB
22Mabscott, WVPopulation: 1,24180C+A+A+BC+CC+
23Pleasant Valley, WVPopulation: 3,15080CAA+B+CCC+
24Inwood, WVPopulation: 2,32480D+AA+B+BBC+
25Point Pleasant, WVPopulation: 4,35980AA+A+C+CD+C+
26Morgantown, WVPopulation: 29,95680A+B+B+B+DBC+
27Kingwood, WVPopulation: 2,95780B+A+A+CCCC+
28Cheat Lake, WVPopulation: 7,97279CD+A+AB+B+C+
29Brookhaven, WVPopulation: 5,18179C+AA+BC+C+C+
30Ravenswood, WVPopulation: 3,88979BA+A+BD+D+C+
31North Hills, WVPopulation: 90579DCA+A+B+BC
32Vienna, WVPopulation: 10,72179B+A+AB+CCC
33Crab Orchard, WVPopulation: 2,89079CA+A+BCCC+
34Mitchell Heights, WVPopulation: 36979FB+A+ABBC+
35St. Marys, WVPopulation: 2,21979CA+A+B+CD+C+
36Lewisburg, WVPopulation: 3,85079ABB+ACBC
37Winfield, WVPopulation: 2,63179FA+A+AC+C+B
38Wheeling, WVPopulation: 28,66279A+A+B+B+D+D+C
39Dunbar, WVPopulation: 7,86479B+A+B+B+CD+B
40Nitro, WVPopulation: 7,19879BA+B+B+C+D+B
41Hedgesville, WVPopulation: 29279D+A+A+AC+CC+
42Washington, WVPopulation: 1,51478FA+A+A+B+BC
43Carpendale, WVPopulation: 1,04178CA+A+BCCC
44Eleanor, WVPopulation: 2,07878FA+A+ACCB
45Beckley, WVPopulation: 17,59678AA+ABD+D+C+
46Huntington, WVPopulation: 49,13678A+A+BBDDC+
47Wellsburg, WVPopulation: 2,79178BA+A+B+CDC
48Culloden, WVPopulation: 2,97078FA+A+BC+CB
49Blennerhassett, WVPopulation: 3,19978FA+A+B+C+CC
50Man, WVPopulation: 1,99178CA+A+C+C+D+C+
51Poca, WVPopulation: 1,34178FA+A+B+BCB
52Clearview, WVPopulation: 56578FA+A+A+C+CC
53Bethlehem, WVPopulation: 2,54178FA+A+ABCC
54Peterstown, WVPopulation: 58178CA+ABC+CC+
55White Sulphur Springs, WVPopulation: 2,69678BA+A+C+D+D+C
56Mineralwells, WVPopulation: 1,30678FB+A+ABC+C+
57Reedsville, WVPopulation: 53478DA+A+BCCC+
58Fairmont, WVPopulation: 18,76378AA+B+BD+D+C+
59Middleway, WVPopulation: 27277FA+A+ACBC+
60White Hall, WVPopulation: 55277BBBABBC+
61Weston, WVPopulation: 4,12777BA+A+BD+DC
62Stanaford, WVPopulation: 1,14377DA+A+BCC+C+
63St. Albans, WVPopulation: 11,00477B+A+CB+C+CB
64Fort Ashby, WVPopulation: 1,57777FAA+ACBC
65New Haven, WVPopulation: 1,66077DA+A+B+D+DC+
66Belle, WVPopulation: 1,26777FA+A+ACD+B
67Bolivar, WVPopulation: 92077DAA+BCBC+
68Elkview, WVPopulation: 1,28977FA+A+ACCB
69Hooverson Heights, WVPopulation: 2,87577BA+A+BCFC
70Moundsville, WVPopulation: 9,27777A+A+A+C+D+DC
71Star City, WVPopulation: 1,91777BAB+BCC+C+
72Ridgeley, WVPopulation: 71677A+A+B+C+D+D+C
73Mason, WVPopulation: 1,12477BA+A+B+D+FC+
74Petersburg, WVPopulation: 2,60577CA+A+CD+CC+
75Weirton, WVPopulation: 19,66477BA+AB+CD+C
76Milton, WVPopulation: 2,46277C+A+B+C+CCB
77New Martinsville, WVPopulation: 5,37376BA+A+C+CD+C
78Williamson, WVPopulation: 3,16576BA+AC+CDC+
79Salt Rock, WVPopulation: 43876FA+A+AD+CB
80Harrisville, WVPopulation: 2,24376CA+A+BCDC+
81Nutter Fort, WVPopulation: 1,40376CA+A+C+D+DC+
82Mannington, WVPopulation: 2,14276CA+A+C+CDC+
83Shady Spring, WVPopulation: 2,69976FA+A+BD+CC+
84South Charleston, WVPopulation: 13,40276AA+DACCB
85Falling Waters, WVPopulation: 74876FA+A+BC+CC+
86Crum, WVPopulation: 7076FA+A+C+C+BC+
87Big Chimney, WVPopulation: 33476DA+A+BDCB
88Clarksburg, WVPopulation: 16,50776AA+BC+D+DC+
89Grafton, WVPopulation: 5,19176BA+A+CDFC+
90Kistler, WVPopulation: 40876D+A+AADCC+
91Barrackville, WVPopulation: 1,31076FA+A+BCCC+
92Sissonville, WVPopulation: 5,46576FA+A+BC+CB
93Prosperity, WVPopulation: 1,90976CA+A+CD+D+C+
94Shannondale, WVPopulation: 2,97176FC+A+B+BBC+
95Boomer, WVPopulation: 1,07476DA+A+B+BFB
96Buckhannon, WVPopulation: 5,62676A+A+CCCCC
97Pineville, WVPopulation: 1,01976D+A+A+CC+DC+
98West Liberty, WVPopulation: 1,36575FA+A+A+D+CC
99Shenandoah Junction, WVPopulation: 47575DA+A+DCBC+
100Franklin, WVPopulation: 72675CA+ACD+CC+
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