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: 2,91184A+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+
8Lavalette, WVPopulation: 1,02080D+A+A+ACC+C+
9Harpers Ferry, WVPopulation: 20580BD+AA+AAC+
10Cross Lanes, WVPopulation: 9,41980BA+AB+C+C+B
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+ABCCB
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+B+B+CCC
25Ravenswood, WVPopulation: 3,88978BA+A+BD+D+C+
26Chester, WVPopulation: 2,56978AA+ABD+DC
27Point Pleasant, WVPopulation: 4,35978AA+AC+CD+C+
28Lewisburg, WVPopulation: 3,85078ABBACBC
29Pleasant Valley, WVPopulation: 3,15078CAAB+CCC+
30Kingwood, WVPopulation: 2,95778B+A+A+CCCC+
31Cheat Lake, WVPopulation: 7,97278CD+A+AB+B+C+
32Clearview, WVPopulation: 56578FA+A+A+C+CC
33Nitro, WVPopulation: 7,19878BA+BB+C+D+B
34Washington, WVPopulation: 1,51478FA+A+A+B+BC
35Barboursville, WVPopulation: 3,93978BA+BBC+CC+
36Winfield, WVPopulation: 2,63178FA+AAC+C+B
37Crab Orchard, WVPopulation: 2,89078CA+A+BCCC+
38Wheeling, WVPopulation: 28,66277A+A+C+B+D+D+C
39North Hills, WVPopulation: 90577DCAA+B+BC
40Reedsville, WVPopulation: 53477DA+A+BCCC+
41Brookhaven, WVPopulation: 5,18177C+AABC+C+C+
42Dunbar, WVPopulation: 7,86477B+A+C+B+CD+B
43White Sulphur Springs, WVPopulation: 2,69677BA+A+C+D+D+C
44Mitchell Heights, WVPopulation: 36977FB+AABBC+
45Bolivar, WVPopulation: 92077DAA+BCBC+
46St. Marys, WVPopulation: 2,21977CA+AB+CD+C+
47Wellsburg, WVPopulation: 2,79177BA+A+B+CDC
48St. Albans, WVPopulation: 11,00477B+A+CB+C+CB
49Huntington, WVPopulation: 49,13677A+A+C+BDDC+
50Eleanor, WVPopulation: 2,07877FA+A+ACCB
51Carpendale, WVPopulation: 1,04177CA+A+BCCC
52Poca, WVPopulation: 1,34177FA+A+B+BCB
53Weston, WVPopulation: 4,12777BA+A+BD+DC
54Mineralwells, WVPopulation: 1,30677FB+A+ABC+C+
55Hedgesville, WVPopulation: 29277D+A+BAC+CC+
56Culloden, WVPopulation: 2,97077FA+A+BC+CB
57Beckley, WVPopulation: 17,59677AA+BBD+D+C+
58Blennerhassett, WVPopulation: 3,19976FA+A+B+C+CC
59Man, WVPopulation: 1,99176CA+A+C+C+D+C+
60Bethlehem, WVPopulation: 2,54176FA+A+ABCC
61Fort Ashby, WVPopulation: 1,57776FAA+ACBC
62Fairmont, WVPopulation: 18,76376AA+C+BD+D+C+
63South Charleston, WVPopulation: 13,40276AA+DACCB
64Stanaford, WVPopulation: 1,14376DA+A+BCC+C+
65White Hall, WVPopulation: 55276BBCABBC+
66Buckhannon, WVPopulation: 5,62676A+A+C+CCCC
67Star City, WVPopulation: 1,91776BABBCC+C+
68Peterstown, WVPopulation: 58176CA+BBC+CC+
69Belle, WVPopulation: 1,26776FA+A+ACD+B
70Elkview, WVPopulation: 1,28976FA+A+ACCB
71Ridgeley, WVPopulation: 71676A+A+C+C+D+D+C
72Milton, WVPopulation: 2,46276C+A+BC+CCB
73Middleway, WVPopulation: 27275FA+AACBC+
74New Haven, WVPopulation: 1,66075DA+AB+D+DC+
75Mason, WVPopulation: 1,12475BA+B+B+D+FC+
76West Liberty, WVPopulation: 1,36575FA+A+A+D+CC
77Hooverson Heights, WVPopulation: 2,87575BA+ABCFC
78Moundsville, WVPopulation: 9,27775A+A+BC+D+DC
79Harrisville, WVPopulation: 2,24375CA+ABCDC+
80Grafton, WVPopulation: 5,19175BA+A+CDFC+
81Martinsburg, WVPopulation: 17,31675AAD+C+CC+C+
82Petersburg, WVPopulation: 2,60575CA+ACD+CC+
83Weirton, WVPopulation: 19,66475BA+BB+CD+C
84Williamson, WVPopulation: 3,16575BA+BC+CDC+
85Shannondale, WVPopulation: 2,97175FC+A+B+BBC+
86Clarksburg, WVPopulation: 16,50775AA+C+C+D+DC+
87Nutter Fort, WVPopulation: 1,40375CA+A+C+D+DC+
88Shady Spring, WVPopulation: 2,69974FA+A+BD+CC+
89New Martinsville, WVPopulation: 5,37374BA+BC+CD+C
90Salt Rock, WVPopulation: 43874FA+AAD+CB
91Parkersburg, WVPopulation: 31,48274A+A+D+BD+D+C
92Barrackville, WVPopulation: 1,31074FA+A+BCCC+
93Mannington, WVPopulation: 2,14274CA+AC+CDC+
94Kistler, WVPopulation: 40874D+A+BADCC+
95Falling Waters, WVPopulation: 74874FA+B+BC+CC+
96Crum, WVPopulation: 7074FA+AC+C+BC+
97Big Chimney, WVPopulation: 33474DA+B+BDCB
98Boaz, WVPopulation: 1,68774FA+A+ABC+C
99Prosperity, WVPopulation: 1,90974CA+A+CD+D+C+
100Pineville, WVPopulation: 1,01974D+A+A+CC+DC+
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