ascend morgantown

If you thrive in an energetic environment with the peace and quiet of nature just around the corner, Morgantown is the place for you.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Morgantown is the perfect place to lay down some roots, with a close connection to five major metropolitan areas. Enjoy easy access to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. With close proximity to these major metropolitan markets, Morgantown is the ideal place to work remotely.

 

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Education

A part of the West Virginia education system, Morgantown is home to Monongalia County schools as well as several private school options. With an overall education score of A- from Niche, Morgantown is highly rated based on county test scores and an excellent student to teacher ratio of 15 to 1. For elementary-age students, Suncrest Primary School and North Elementary School are two highly-rated public options. Mountaineer Middle School and Morgantown High School are two of many positively reviewed schools for secondary students. Those seeking private schooling will find everything from Montessori education at Amplify Children’s Academy to faith-based programs such as Covenant Christian School and Trinity Christian School. Of course, Morgantown is also home to West Virginia’s land-grant institution, West Virginia University. The university currently offers more than 190 degree programs from 15 colleges and schools. The faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement.

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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 Generation Morgantown 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.

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Local Employment

Is someone joining you on your Morgantown 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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Healthcare

Morgantown 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 Centeris 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.

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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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Meet Your Community Contact

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Hi! I’m Paris, your Morgantown Experience Coordinator. I’ll be helping you navigate the Ascend WV program from the day you submit your application and beyond. Have a question or want to chat? Reach out to me at [email protected] to talk about all things Ascend Morgantown.

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Come see for yourself

West Virginia is home to a wide variety of options for every adventurer, within Morgantown and beyond. Do you feel called to the mountains of Almost Heaven? Stop by this mountain town before making your official ascent and get a true taste of life in West Virginia. Start road trip dreaming with the help of the Visit Mountaineer Country CVB.

 

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