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Greater Elkins

Situated in the perfect location, the Greater Elkins community allows for an escape from the hustle and bustle while still keeping you close to everything you need. Pittsburgh, Washington D.C., Columbus, and Roanoke are all less than four hours away if you need to pop in for business or leisure travel. The Greater Elkins community is perfect for remote work and convenient if you need to travel somewhere for onsite meetings.

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Featured Amenities

Outdoor Recreation in Greater Elkins

A natural paradise, the Greater Elkins community is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities.

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Cuisine and Culture in Greater Elkins

Upscale cuisine, casual dining and everything in between awaits in Greater Elkins for you to taste and try.

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Housing in Greater Elkins

Looking for the perfect accommodation? Choose from apartments and cozy houses in Greater Elkins.

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Coworking Space: Greater Elkins Base Camp

Find focus and collaboration in a thoughtfully designed, well-lit, historic building with 17-hour per day access to workspaces, meeting rooms and tools to get the job done. Connect with regional entrepreneurs, creatives, makers and shakers in this engaging, well-organized space. The Common Door features open workspaces and dedicated desks within a creatively assembled historic building. Our workspace community strikes a balance, providing the privacy that productivity requires and the common areas that collaboration demands.

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A part of the West Virginia education system, the Greater Elkins community is home to the Randolph County school system as well as several private school options. Find a wide selection of preschool and elementary options, ranging from faith-based programs such as Elkins Christian Academy to the public Jennings Randolph Elementary. Secondary students will succeed at either Elkins Middle School, Elkins High School or Tygarts Valley Middle/High School. Other schooling options include Elkins Montessori Early Learning Center and Highland Adventist School.

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Community Organizations

The Greater Elkins community offers a wide range of community organizations for you to get involved in. Home to Davis and Elkins College and the Augusta Heritage Center, which provides cultural education through immersive and experiential workshops in music, craft, dance, foodways, and folklore. Or get involved with the Mountain State Forest Festival, one of the state’s largest and oldest festivals. The Nature Conservancy, Trout Unlimited and The Highlands Trail Foundation are great organizations to get outside and get involved in the area.

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The Davis Medical Center awaits in the heart of the Greater Elkins community, ready to handle all of your healthcare needs. Looking for more specialized services? Just up the road in Morgantown, you will find Ruby Memorial Hospital and Mon Health Medical Center, both boasting a wide variety of services.

Meet Your Community Contact

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Jessica Sutton

Hi! I’m Jessica, your Greater Elkins Area Experience Coordinator. I’ll be helping you navigate the First Ascent program from the day you submit your application and beyond. Have a question or want to chat? Reach out to me at to talk about all things Greater Elkins.