Wheeling, W.Va., ranked among best places for family living

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Wheeling, W.Va., ranked among best places for family living
According to Fortune, Wheeling is among the 50 best places for families to live in the U.S.. (Photo: Sibray / WVExplorer)

WHEELING, W.Va. — On the Ohio River west of Pittsburgh, the City of Wheeling, West Virginia, has been ranked among the 50 best places for families to live by Fortune magazine.

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According to the article, Wheeling residents “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” are also among its assets, Fortune added.

According to Fortune.com, Wheeling is listed as the 33rd best place to live for families in 2023.

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This survey looked at nearly 1,900 cities, towns, and villages with approximately 20,000 residents.

According to Fortune, Wheeling benefits from five hospitals located within 25 miles that are recommended by more than 50% of patients.

Wheeling also boasts a 98% high school district graduation rate, and 46% of schools serving students in the area rank “above average”

Wheeling University was also named West Virginia’s No. 1 private university and best small college by Niche ranking and review site.

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Wheeling is located about 60 miles west of Pittsburgh. As of the 2020 census, it had a population of 27,062, and its metropolitan area had a population of 139,513. It is the fifth-largest city in West Virginia.

to view the complete list of Fortune's 50 top-ranked family living communities.

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