Featured Cities

Say goodbye to traffic jams and tiny apartments and hello to mountain living. Here, you’ll discover everything that you’ve been missing. A slower pace. A sense of adventure. And community camaraderie that makes you feel at home the moment you arrive. Does heaven exist? We like to think so. Explore our three destination cities and uncover for yourself why the Mountain State is affectionately known as Almost Heaven.

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Morgantown

Find a lively college town brimming with culture and innovation in Morgantown. School spirit is at the heart of the community, but the area is booming with entrepreneurs who thrive in the middle of action and adventure. Nearby Coopers Rock State Forest is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts hoping to climb, bike or hike their way around Mountaineer Country. Cheat Lake gives you the opportunity to explore one of West Virginia’s most picturesque waterways. The Wharf District is a foodie paradise with a healthy mix of upscale and relaxed dining options like Table 9, Mountain State Brewing Company and Morgantown Flour and Feed. Sports fans can find themselves cheering on a variety of Division 1 sports, as well as the West Virginia Black Bears, part of the newly formed MLB Draft League.

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Lewisburg

With a community focus, the small town of Lewisburg offers a dreamy mountain lifestyle. As one of the state’s most walkable cities, you don’t have to travel far to experience it all. The main street boasts flavorful dishes at diverse restaurants and an assortment of specialty shops and galleries. Indulge in a massage or facial at the healing Salt Cave and Spa. Interested in craft beer? Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company is just up the road and offers West Virginia favorites like the Devil Anse IPA and Zona’s Revenge Witbier. Of course, you’ll also find endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Explore ancient caverns at Lost World Caverns. Bike, hike or horseback ride along a 78-mile-long former railroad, the Greenbrier River Trail.

We are not accepting applications for Ascend Lewisburg just yet but click below to start dreaming.

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Shepherdstown

If mountain elegance and historic charm are what you are looking for, Shepherdstown awaits. It may be one of West Virginia’s oldest cities, but don’t let its age fool you. Shepherdstown has also been named one of America’s coolest small towns, boasting a creative community with galleries, performing art shows and live music. Let the town share its story of American history — many of the buildings were constructed before the Revolutionary War. A walking tour will take you through the highlights. Get out on the water with a kayak on the Potomac River, or enjoy a hike along a piece of the famous Appalachian Trail.

We are not yet accepting applications for Ascend Shepherdstown but it is never too early to start exploring.

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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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Other Remote Work Programs

Don’t think Ascend WV is right for you? Check out these other remote work programs and destinations around the state. West Virginia truly is Almost Heaven for remote workers and we hope you find the place where you belong.

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Marion Remote

Not sure where to plant some roots? What about in the middle of everywhere? Marion County’s slogan is a nod to the variety of activities found within its borders.

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Wheeling: Live Here

In the Northern Panhandle, Wheeling has the resources and amenities you’d expect in a bigger city, with the involved community of a small town. It’s easy to see why so many people call Wheeling home.

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Charleston Roots

Return to your roots or plant new ones! Whether you want to work remotely or fill a high-paying career opportunity, the Charleston Roots Initiative offers you the opportunity to relocate to West Virginia’s capital city.

Explore Charleston Roots

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