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 1,850,481 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: 2,91184A+A+A+ABCC
2Charleston, WVPopulation: 51,22483A+A+AB+C+C+B
3Hurricane, WVPopulation: 6,30682B+A+AB+BC+B
4Shepherdstown, WVPopulation: 1,67482AD+A+AB+B+C+
5Teays Valley, WVPopulation: 13,35782BBA+ABBB
6Westover, WVPopulation: 3,99782A+A+ABCCC+
7Charles Town, WVPopulation: 5,25881AB+B+B+BBC+
8Harpers Ferry, WVPopulation: 20580BD+AA+AAC+
9Cross Lanes, WVPopulation: 9,41980BA+AB+C+C+B
10Lavalette, WVPopulation: 1,02080D+A+A+ACC+C+
11Ranson, WVPopulation: 4,48080AA+AC+CC+C+
12Fayetteville, WVPopulation: 2,91080BA+AB+CCB
13Ripley, WVPopulation: 3,26779B+A+A+BCCC+
14Bridgeport, WVPopulation: 8,17579ACBAB+BC+
15Pea Ridge, WVPopulation: 6,67479CA+AAC+C+C+
16Pinch, WVPopulation: 2,88279DAA+B+BBB
17Inwood, WVPopulation: 2,32479D+AA+B+BBC+
18Green Bank, WVPopulation: 18079FA+AAAB+C
19Madison, WVPopulation: 3,05079BA+A+BCCB
20Follansbee, WVPopulation: 2,97579B+A+A+BCD+C
21Bath (Berkeley Springs), WVPopulation: 90479A+A+BBCCC+
22Mabscott, WVPopulation: 1,24178C+A+A+BC+CC+
23Morgantown, WVPopulation: 29,95678A+B+C+B+DBC+
24Vienna, WVPopulation: 10,72178B+A+BB+CCC
25Ravenswood, WVPopulation: 3,88978BA+A+BD+D+C+
26Point Pleasant, WVPopulation: 4,35978AA+AC+CD+C+
27Chester, WVPopulation: 2,56978AA+ABD+DC
28Pleasant Valley, WVPopulation: 3,15078CAAB+CCC+
29Lewisburg, WVPopulation: 3,85078ABBACBC
30Kingwood, WVPopulation: 2,95778B+A+A+CCCC+
31Brandonville, WVPopulation: 16378FA+B+ACBC+
32Cheat Lake, WVPopulation: 7,97278CD+A+AB+B+C+
33Clearview, WVPopulation: 56578FA+A+A+C+CC
34Nitro, WVPopulation: 7,19878BA+BB+C+D+B
35Washington, WVPopulation: 1,51478FA+A+A+B+BC
36Barboursville, WVPopulation: 3,93978BA+BBC+CC+
37Winfield, WVPopulation: 2,63178FA+AAC+C+B
38Crab Orchard, WVPopulation: 2,89078CA+A+BCCC+
39Wheeling, WVPopulation: 28,66277A+A+C+B+D+D+C
40North Hills, WVPopulation: 90577DCAA+B+BC
41Reedsville, WVPopulation: 53477DA+A+BCCC+
42Brookhaven, WVPopulation: 5,18177C+AABC+C+C+
43Dunbar, WVPopulation: 7,86477B+A+C+B+CD+B
44White Sulphur Springs, WVPopulation: 2,69677BA+A+C+D+D+C
45Bolivar, WVPopulation: 92077DAA+BCBC+
46Middleway, WVPopulation: 27277FA+AACBC+
47Wellsburg, WVPopulation: 2,79177BA+A+B+CDC
48St. Marys, WVPopulation: 2,21977CA+AB+CD+C+
49St. Albans, WVPopulation: 11,00477B+A+CB+C+CB
50Eleanor, WVPopulation: 2,07877FA+A+ACCB
51Huntington, WVPopulation: 49,13677A+A+C+BDDC+
52Mitchell Heights, WVPopulation: 36977FB+AABBC+
53Carpendale, WVPopulation: 1,04177CA+A+BCCC
54Poca, WVPopulation: 1,34177FA+A+B+BCB
55Weston, WVPopulation: 4,12777BA+A+BD+DC
56Hedgesville, WVPopulation: 29277D+A+BAC+CC+
57Mineralwells, WVPopulation: 1,30677FB+A+ABC+C+
58Culloden, WVPopulation: 2,97077FA+A+BC+CB
59Beckley, WVPopulation: 17,59677AA+BBD+D+C+
60Blennerhassett, WVPopulation: 3,19976FA+A+B+C+CC
61Man, WVPopulation: 1,99176CA+A+C+C+D+C+
62Bethlehem, WVPopulation: 2,54176FA+A+ABCC
63Fort Ashby, WVPopulation: 1,57776FAA+ACBC
64Fairmont, WVPopulation: 18,76376AA+C+BD+D+C+
65South Charleston, WVPopulation: 13,40276AA+DACCB
66Stanaford, WVPopulation: 1,14376DA+A+BCC+C+
67White Hall, WVPopulation: 55276BBCABBC+
68Buckhannon, WVPopulation: 5,62676A+A+C+CCCC
69Star City, WVPopulation: 1,91776BABBCC+C+
70Peterstown, WVPopulation: 58176CA+BBC+CC+
71Elkview, WVPopulation: 1,28976FA+A+ACCB
72Belle, WVPopulation: 1,26776FA+A+ACD+B
73Ridgeley, WVPopulation: 71676A+A+C+C+D+D+C
74Milton, WVPopulation: 2,46276C+A+BC+CCB
75New Haven, WVPopulation: 1,66075DA+AB+D+DC+
76Mason, WVPopulation: 1,12475BA+B+B+D+FC+
77West Liberty, WVPopulation: 1,36575FA+A+A+D+CC
78Hooverson Heights, WVPopulation: 2,87575BA+ABCFC
79Rachel, WVPopulation: 29975FA+BB+BD+C+
80Moundsville, WVPopulation: 9,27775A+A+BC+D+DC
81Harrisville, WVPopulation: 2,24375CA+ABCDC+
82Grafton, WVPopulation: 5,19175BA+A+CDFC+
83Martinsburg, WVPopulation: 17,31675AAD+C+CC+C+
84Shenandoah Junction, WVPopulation: 47575DA+ADCBC+
85Petersburg, WVPopulation: 2,60575CA+ACD+CC+
86Weirton, WVPopulation: 19,66475BA+BB+CD+C
87Salt Rock, WVPopulation: 43875FA+AAD+CB
88Williamson, WVPopulation: 3,16575BA+BC+CDC+
89Shannondale, WVPopulation: 2,97175FC+A+B+BBC+
90Clarksburg, WVPopulation: 16,50775AA+C+C+D+DC+
91Nutter Fort, WVPopulation: 1,40375CA+A+C+D+DC+
92New Martinsville, WVPopulation: 5,37374BA+BC+CD+C
93Shady Spring, WVPopulation: 2,69974FA+A+BD+CC+
94Parkersburg, WVPopulation: 31,48274A+A+D+BD+D+C
95Barrackville, WVPopulation: 1,31074FA+A+BCCC+
96Mannington, WVPopulation: 2,14274CA+AC+CDC+
97Kistler, WVPopulation: 40874D+A+BADCC+
98Falling Waters, WVPopulation: 74874FA+B+BC+CC+
99Boaz, WVPopulation: 1,68774FA+A+ABC+C
100Big Chimney, WVPopulation: 33474DA+B+BDCB
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