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Wheeling ranked among 50 best places to live for families


This sparsely populated small town on the Ohio River once served as West Virginia’s capital during the Civil War, and residents and visitors alike can still enjoy the historic architecture throughout. Most notable is the Wheeling Suspension Bridge, an iconic landmark and symbol of the city: Completed in 1849, Wheeling’s was considered the longest suspension bridge worldwide at the time.

 These days, locals take pleasure in modern comforts such as Oglebay, which features an award-winning golf course, zoo, and adventure park; seasonal activities like skiing and snowboarding; as well as nearby entertainment at the Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino, and Racetrack.

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