Get paid $12,000 + Free Outdoor Recreation

With lush landscapes and roaring rivers, life in West Virginia is far from mundane. Break free of the urban confines of remote work and find a breath of fresh air in the mountains of West Virginia. To welcome you to your new home, we are offering some major incentives. We will pay you $12,000 to find a home among our hills and throw in a year of free outdoor recreation. Our free outdoor gear rentals will make lunch breaks a blast. Remote work from the mountains. It really is that simple!

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Meet Your Neighbors

Ready to make the move to West Virginia? Check out where you could be living—and the people who call these mountain towns home. Ascend WV allows you to move to three distinct West Virginia communities, each boasting a diverse cultural scene and overflowing list of outdoor adventures. With coworking spaces equipped for all of your remote work needs and friendly neighbors ready to show you how to live like a local, you are sure to feel right at home the moment you arrive.

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Get Paid to Play

If there’s one thing you can be sure of about West Virginians, it’s that you can hold us to our word. When we say free outdoor recreation, we mean it. No strings attached. The daily grind of remote work has us tied to our screens and cooped up in tiny apartments. In West Virginia, you can shake off that bent up energy on your lunch break, after work—or anytime in between. Remote workers looking for a change of pace will receive free statewide outdoor recreation for an entire year in West Virginia. From ziplining and rafting to skiing and off-roading, discover a new daily routine that’s nothing short of divine.

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Apply Today for Ascend Morgantown

Ready to make the move and earn $12,000 (plus FREE outdoor recreation)? Well, today is your lucky day! We are now accepting applications for Ascend Morgantown.

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Explore New Heights

Following decades of Silicon Valley success leading brands like Intuit’s TurboTax to the top, one thing became clear to Brad D. Smith: his heart never left his home of West Virginia. With clear eyes and a deep love for the mountains that made him, Brad and his wife Alys began dreaming of a better place to innovate, one that inspires instead of burns out. Working together to reach a higher place, one that truly is #AlmostHeaven, Ascend WV was founded. Our program is simple: We want you to experience work-life balance in a brand new way– through community, purpose and the outdoors you can bring your remote work to in the mountains of West Virginia.

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$12,000 Cash

As if life in West Virginia isn’t sweet enough, we will pay you $12,000 to move to a place that’s known across the world as Almost Heaven. Remote work from the mountains with an extra 12-grand in your pocket. You’ll be impressed at just how far it’ll go.

Free Outdoor Recreation

The great outdoors are calling, and West Virginia is an undiscovered landscape waiting to be explored. With a year of free outdoor recreation, access to free gear rentals and a complimentary outdoor focused welcome trip all worth well over $2,500, this package is the first of its kind in the country.

Free Coworking Space

Remote work is here to stay, and we have the solution to perfectly balance your busy checklists with your currently non-existent leisure time: coworking spaces and a community hub in the heart of thriving mountain towns.

Social Programming

In West Virginia, we know the power of a strong community. To help you feel at home and find your place, you will be our special guest at a variety of social events and exclusive adventures.

compare your cost of living in west virginia

compared to
Washington, D.C.
New York City
Los Angeles
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Columbus, OH
Charlotte
78.1
West Virginia

Cost of Living Index

152.1
Washington, D.C.

Cost of Living Index

$96,400
West Virginia

Median Home Cost

$556,700
Washington, D.C.

Median Home Cost

78.1
West Virginia

Cost of Living Index

187.2
New York City

Cost of Living Index

$96,400
West Virginia

Median Home Cost

$680,500
New York City

Median Home Cost

78.1
West Virginia

Cost of Living Index

173.3
Los Angeles

Cost of Living Index

$96,400
West Virginia

Median Home Cost

$689,500
Los Angeles

Median Home Cost

78.1
West Virginia

Cost of Living Index

87.5
Pittsburgh

Cost of Living Index

$96,400
West Virginia

Median Home Cost

$143,400
Pittsburgh

Median Home Cost

78.1
West Virginia

Cost of Living Index

88.2
Baltimore

Cost of Living Index

$96,400
West Virginia

Median Home Cost

$114,300
Baltimore

Median Home Cost

78.1
West Virginia

Cost of Living Index

85.5
Columbus, OH

Cost of Living Index

$96,400
West Virginia

Median Home Cost

$157,700
Columbus, OH

Median Home Cost

78.1
West Virginia

Cost of Living Index

98.9
Charlotte

Cost of Living Index

$96,400
West Virginia

Median Home Cost

$228,800
Charlotte

Median Home Cost

discover your Quality of life in West Virginia

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How does traffic make you feel?
What is your ideal weekend?
What is your go-to adventure?
Have you ever visited West Virginia?

Answer:

You are going to love it here.

With its natural beauty and ease of living, you are sure to love life in West Virginia.

Answer:

Get ready to fall in love with the West Virginia lifestyle.

Your passion for adventure-seeking will put you right at home in West Virginia.

Answer:

West Virginia is the place where you belong.

Look no further than a glowing West Virginia sunset to guide you to your perfect quality of life.

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Want to Try Before you Buy?

In partnership with Airbnb, you can now test the Ascend West Virginia lifestyle! Enjoy a stay in a cozy vacation home and take remote working from the mountains for a test drive.

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welcome to the neighborhood

There is a reason that John Denver coined West Virginia as Almost Heaven in his 1971 hit song Take Me Home, Country Roads. Come get a taste of life in Almost Heaven. With global cuisines, rich mountain culture and outdoor adventures, our Ascend WV towns are the home you have been longing for. Explore our three mountain towns to discover the place where you belong.

Picture Yourself In #AlmostHeaven