Huntington’s metropolitan area is the largest in West Virginia, and its location at the intersection of the Guyandotte and Ohio rivers make it an ideal location for people to have built a thriving city.
This city of 49,177 people — the second-largest in West Virginia — has a historic origin, dating back to the Revolutionary Era, and it has been an important waterway city ever since. As a result, it attracts many residents and tourists to the area with its manufacturing booms and economic developments. Its per capita income is $21,312, with an affordable median cost-of living at $87,900 for a house and $606 for monthly rent.
There is something to do in Huntington year-round. Huntington’s climate is unique to the area, given its central geographic location in the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains, which creates plenty of opportunities for activities outdoors as well. A popular destination in Huntington is the Ritter Park Historic District, which boasts almost 100 unique century-old structures.
For indoor fun, visit the Huntington Museum of Art of the Museum of Radio and Technology. Or visit Pullman Square and the redesigned Ninth Street area for scenic walking and to visit some great businesses and retailers downtown. The city also hosts the largest mall in the state, providing the area an annual economic boon of about $400 million.