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Long to Live in a Small Town? Look to the Advantage Valley


Investments in education, entrepreneurship, the arts and other job-creating centers, coupled with a low cost of living, are transforming Advantage Valley’s small towns into bustling, vibrant communities.
If the thought of small town living in West Virginia piques your interest, here are a handful of outstanding communities to consider:
Founded in 1906 and incorporated in 1917, South Charleston blends history into its picturesque town. “The central part of our town has an Adena Indian Mound,” says Vicki Vaughan, executive director of South Charleston’s Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It reminds me of a Hallmark town.”
Major attractions in this city of 12,000 residents include the South Charleston Museum & Interpretative Center and the historic LaBelle Theatre.

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