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Morgantown Area

The Morgantown area is the perfect place to lay down some roots! With a bustling downtown, a lively college campus, and local foodie favorites - what's not to love? Morgantown is also in close proximity to five major metropolitan areas and the Pittsburgh International Airport. Satisfy your travel bug, or stay close to home to find your favorite outdoor hideaway - either way, you're bound to love it here!

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Outdoor Recreation in the Morgantown Area

In the heart of Mountaineer Country, the Morgantown area boasts an endless run of outdoor opportunities for adventurers of every speed.

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Cuisine and Culture in the Morgantown Area

Take in the swell of excitement as game day approaches, and find your own niche in the Morgantown area, with world-class cuisine and culture.

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Housing in the Morgantown Area

Find comfortable and accommodating living to fit your lifestyle. Need some help getting started? Reach out to your Morgantown Community Contact today.

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Coworking Space

The Morgantown Area Base Camp is home to our newest coworking space! Take advantage of our private booths for meetings, an open floor plan with standing desks to stretch your legs, and a kitchenette to prep your favorite meals. Base Camp is also conveniently located in historic downtown Morgantown, and is only a few-minutes walk from local restaurants and shops, West Virginia University, and the riverwalk (which also boasts an outdoor amphitheater and a kayak launch - perfect for a mid-day brain-break)!

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Community Organizations

With a community focus, Morgantown is home to many local leaders. Find your place with like-minded innovators at GenMo, where cultivating connections between young professionals is the goal. Hoping to make an impact? Give back with Empty Bowls Monongalia and help eradicate food insecurity in your new community and beyond. Be a shining example of Morgantown hospitality as part of the Goodwill City Ambassadors by welcoming visitors at WVU Football games and enhancing their experiences in Mountaineer Country. Join the Morgantown Area Paddlers (MAP) and become part of a community that enjoys the relaxation and adventure to be found on the water. Or, join Leadership Mon to better the community by leading and inspiring a “new spirit of energy” in Mountaineer Country.


Local Employment

Is someone joining you on your adventure? They will find a wide variety of employment options in the region’s bustling market. With West Virginia University in the heart of the town, education jobs in Morgantown are abundant. Classified as an R1 Research Institution, the University provides a wide variety of research opportunities. Additionally, with a heavy emphasis on the healthcare industry, the greater Morgantown area is home to WVU Medicine and Mon Health Medical System, employing thousands of frontline workers each year. Morgantown is also home to a growing hospitality sector. Get some extra perspective on the job market by talking with your Morgantown Community Contact today.

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The Morgantown area is a hub for healthcare innovation within the Mountain State and region. Those seeking specialized care will find all of their needs met at the West Virginia University Hospitals and Mon Health System within town. Nationally ranked and highly specialized, WVU Medicine and Mon Health Medical Centers well equipped to handle any of your healthcare needs. For inpatient rehabilitation services following severe injuries and illnesses, visit Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Morgantown. Find even more care options at Mon Health Medical Center.

Meet Your Community Contact

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Ryan Ratcliff

Hi! I’m Ryan, your Morgantown 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 Morgantown Area.