Featured Communities

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 five destination communities and uncover for yourself why the Mountain State is affectionately known as Almost Heaven.


New River Gorge

A destination that’s loved by avid nature enthusiasts and new explorers alike, the New River Gorge area is the perfect place to plant roots. At the heart of the New River Gorge, Fayetteville was rated one of the coolest small towns in America because of its array of local restaurants, scenic surrounding mountains and recreational activities. With close proximity to Charleston, the New River Gorge is the perfect location to work remotely.

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Greenbrier Valley

From outdoor recreation to culture and history, you’ll find it all in the picturesque Greenbrier Valley. In the Greenbrier Valley, charming mountain towns with main streets that boast flavorful dishes at diverse restaurants and an assortment of specialty shops and galleries await. 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.

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Morgantown Area

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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Eastern Panhandle

If mountain elegance and historic charm are what you are looking for, than the Eastern Panhandle is perfect for you. Just a short drive from the Washington, D.C. metro area, the Eastern Panhandle is the perfect area to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The Eastern Panhandle is full of rich history, stunning scenery and small-town charm. Discover one-of-a-kind restaurants, boutiques, outdoor adventures and national historical parks.

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Greater Elkins

Tucked away in the Potomac Highlands, the Greater Elkins community lies rich in history, abundant in scenic beauty and alive with a vibrant arts scene and one-of-a-kind festivals and events. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a history buff, a little bit of everything awaits in the charming Greater Elkins community. Wander and roam the Monongahela National Forest, which provides visitors with country roads, scenic vistas, flowing streams and abundant plant and animal life. Or climb aboard a steam powered locomotive with Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad and experience Almost Heaven’s iconic landscape by train. There’s so much to see and do in the Greater Elkins community.  

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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.


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.

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