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There are many small towns in WV perfect for retirement living. Many are near the metro areas and livable small towns throughout WV.

Best Small Towns to Live in West Virginia

West Virginia is a small Southeastern state known as "The Mountain State." West Virginia broke away from Virginia and became its own state during the Civil War. It was granted statehood in 1863 becoming the 35th state.


Morgantown is located in north-central West Virginia and is home to West Virginia University along the banks of the Monongahela River. The presence of the college plays a big role in Morgantown. The school's college football team is a perennial powerhouse and attracts college football fans from around the state.


Wheeling served as the capital city two times during the early years of the state. Wheeling has an interesting history, and actually burnt to the ground in the 1800's. The former capital city has an active theater and music industry that attracts music and theater buffs from around the state. The Capitol Theater is the most widely known venue and offers several productions year round. The city is also home to Wheeling Island, which offers entertainment options such as gaming and dining.


Fairmont is located in north-central West Virginia on the banks of the Monongahela River. Fairmont is home to the Fairmont State University which enrolls about 8,000 students. The town of 19,000 is known as "Friendly City" as well as "Gymnastics Capital of West Virginia." One of the town's natives is American Gymnastics legend and gold medal winner Mary Lou Retton.


Vienna is a quant small town located along the Ohio River. Vienna features Gran Central Mall that is home to several shops and dining options. As of 2010, the population is just under 11,000. Vienna offers small town friendliness, casual dining, and has several award winning schools including Jackson Middle School.


Fayetteville was voted on of the "Coolest Small Towns in The United States" back in 2006 by a major travel publication. One of the town's notable features is its Romanesque architecture that can be seen in various buildings such as the Fayetteville courthouse and Altamont Hotel. The town is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts to partake in white water rafting, fishing, biking, and rock climbing.

St. Albans

St. Albans is located in the western portion of the state on the Kanawha and Coal Rivers. St. Albans' population is approximately 10,000 people giving it the genuine small town feel. The city is named after St. Alban, who is thought to be one of the very first British Christian martyrs. St. Albans offers small shops, antique shops, and casual dining options.

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Elkins' population may be less than 8,000 people but it is a very active community that enjoys celebrating. One of the notable events taking place in Elkins every year is the Augusta heritage Festival that offers guests several different genres of live music and dance. The festival in the small town attracts musicians from around the globe. The festival lasts an astounding five weeks and is held on the campus of Davis and Elkins College as well as in downtown Elkins. The town is also home to the Elkins Live Fantasy Festival. This festival is a role playing medieval event that lasts three days.

GlenWood Park Retirement Village - Princeton WV
1924 Glenwood Park Road Princeton, WV 24740
GlenWood Park Retirement Village is a continuing care retirement community established in 1968 by the WVAC of the UMC. We stand strong in southern West Virginia as the only faith based continuing care retirement community in West Virginia (WV). A Continuing Care Retirement Community nestled in the hills of Southern West Virginia. Backing up to the beautiful Glenwood Lake. Our serene views and lovely gardens offer a peaceful, attractive and easily-accessible haven for residents, staff and visitors to enjoy.

Colonial Estates -WV
60 Magnolia Lane Elkins, WV 26241
Active Adult Gated Community against a backdrop of majestic mountains offers customized single level housing in breath taking surroundings. Small town living and low taxes are a plus! West Virginia (WV)



WV Small Towns For Retirement Living:

West Virginia towns and communities include:
Bluefield Athens Beeson Bramwell Bud Covel Freeman Herndon Hiawatha Kegley Kellysville Lashmeet Matoaka Montcalm Nemours Oakvale Princeton Rock Wolfe Welch Anawalt Avondale Bartley Berwind Big Sandy Bradshaw Brenton Capels Caretta Clear Fork Coal Mountain Coalwood Crumpler Cucumber Cyclone Davy Eckman Elbert Elkhorn Fanrock Gary Hanover Hemphill Hensley Iaeger Ikes Fork Isaban Itmann Jenkinjones Jesse Jolo Justice Keystone Kimball Kopperston Kyle Leckie Lynco Marianna Matheny Maybeury Mohawk Newhall New Richmond Northfork North Spring Oceana Pageton Panther Paynesville Pineville Premier Raysal Rock View Roderfield Simon Squire Switchback Thorpe War Warriormine Wilcoe Wolf Pen Worth Wyoming Yukon Lewisburg Fairlea Alderson Arbovale Asbury Auto Ballard Bartow Buckeye Caldwell Cass Crawley Dunmore Forest Hill Fort Spring Frankford Gap Mills Grassy Meadows Green Bank Greenville Hillsboro Kieffer Lindside Marlinton Maxwelton Neola Pence Springs Peterstown Renick Ronceverte Secondcreek Sinks Grove Smoot Talcott Union Waiteville Wayside White Sulphur Springs Williamsburg Wolfcreek Alloy Alum Creek Amma Arnett Artie Ashford Bald Knob Bancroft Belle Bickmore Bim Blair Bloomingrose Blount Blue Creek Bob White Bomont Boomer Buffalo Cabin Creek Cannelton Cedar Grove Charlton Heights Clay Clear Creek Clendenin Clothier Colcord Comfort Costa Danville Dawes Deep Water Dixie Dorothy Drybranch Dry Creek Duck Dunbar East Bank Eleanor Elkview Eskdale Ethel Falling Rock Foster Fraziers Bottom Gallagher Gauley Bridge Glasgow Glen Glen Ferris Gordon Handley Hansford Henderson Hernshaw Hewett Hometown Hugheston Indore Institute Ivydale Jeffrey Kanawha Falls Kimberly Kincaid Lake Leon Liberty Lizemores London Madison Mammoth Maysel Miami Montgomery Mount Carbon Naoma Nebo Nellis Nitro Orgas Ottawa Ovapa Page Peytona Pinch Poca Pond Gap Powellton Pratt Procious Racine Red House Ridgeview Robson Rock Creek Saint Albans Saxon Seth Sharples Mount Olive Smithers Southside Sylvester Tad Tornado Turtle Creek Twilight Uneeda Van Wharton Whitesville Widen Winfield Winifrede Advent Arnoldsburg Chloe Cottageville Evans Gandeeville Gay Given Hartford Kenna Left Hand Le Roy Letart Looneyville Mason Millstone Millwood Mount Alto New Haven Newton Normantown Orma Reedy Ripley Sandyville Spencer Statts Mills Tariff Wallback Walton West Columbia Charleston Martinsburg Bakerton Berkeley Springs Bunker Hill Charles Town Falling Waters Gerrardstown Glengary Great Cacapon Halltown Harpers Ferry Hedgesville Inwood Kearneysville Levels Millville Paw Paw Points Ranson Ridgeway Rippon Shenandoah Junction Shepherdstown Slanesville Summit Point Alkol Apple Grove Ashton Barboursville Big Creek Branchland Ceredo Chapmanville Culloden Dunlow East Lynn Fort Gay Gallipolis Ferry Genoa Glenwood Griffithsville Hamlin Harts Hurricane Julian Kenova Kiahsville Lavalette Lesage Midkiff Milton Myra Ona Pecks Mill Point Pleasant Prichard Ranger Salt Rock Scott Depot Shoals Sod Spurlockville Sumerco Teays Wayne 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Bloomery Fisher Capon Springs Junction Maysville Moorefield Milam Old Fields Petersburg Wardensville Purgitsville Cabins Yellow Spring Upper Tract Seneca Rocks Onego WV retirement towns.