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Monongalia county is the most urban of these counties and is the proud home of the West Virginia University Mountaineers. Located in the Morgantown, the county seat, WVU boasts a student population of 30,000. This R1 institution offers many amenities to residents including WVU Medicine, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and a vibrant sports culture. Morgantown is a hub for not only commerce and education but also fantastic outdoor recreation. Between the Monongahela River and Cheat Lake, the opportunities are endless. Residents can enjoy everything from boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, rock climbing and access to scenic state parks.
If you’re an arts and culture lover, you’re in luck. The Morgantown community offers a fantastic local art and music scene along with an array of dining and entertainment options. Likewise, the county provides a variety of education opportunities including top-rated public and private schools.