May 2017: Ranked seventh Safest City in West Virginia by the National Council for Home Safety and Security

May 2017: Best Food City in West Virginia by Thrillist

May 2017: Named Best City for Summer Internships by “GoodCall”

May 2017: Southern Living names Morgantown one of the Best Places to Retire

April 2017: MSN Money reports Morgantown as the Fastest Growing City in the State

October 2016: Morgantown “Best Town for Foodies” in WV Living Magazine

September 2015: Morgantown Ranked 81st Best Place in the Country for EMTs and Paramedics

October 2014: Morgantown is one of’s Best Places to Retire

October 2014:  Morgantown ranks #16 in Business Insider’s Top 20 Best College Towns

September 2014: Morgantown ranks #1 in Movoto Blog’s Ten Most Exciting Places in WV

March 2014: Morgantown ranks #4 in Movoto Blog’s Ten Best Places to Live in WV

February 2014:  Morgantown named #2 in Livability’s Top 10 Cities for Affordable Health Care

December 2013: Morgantown ranks #9 in Milken’s Top 10 Best Performing Small Cities

November 2013: Morgantown ranks #13 in AIER’s Top 75 Cities & Towns in America

July 2013: Morgantown named #7 on Kiplinger’s 10 Great Places to Live in 2013

June 2013: Morgantown named #56 on Lumocity’s 100 Smartest Cities in America

May 2013: Morgantown named a Benjamin Moore “Main Street Matters” City

March 2013: Morgantown named in Top Ten College Towns 2013 by American Institute of Economic Research

February 2013: Morgantown #2 in Small Cities category for Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Working Retirement

January 2013: Morgantown ranks #2 in Milken Institute’s annual index of Best Performing Cities – Small Metros.

November 2012: Monongalia County Law Enforcement Agencies Receive Traffic Safety Awards .pdf

October 2012: AEIR names Morgantown #9 Best College Town for Students in 2012-2013 and #10 Overall College Destination.pdf

September 2012: SmartMoney Magazine names WV, Morgantown a “Retire Here, Not There” Place. Article

July 2012: AARP names Morgantown in Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Living on $100 a Day. Article

2012: Forbes Magazine names Morgantown #7 in Top 10 Cities for Business & Careers. Article

2012: Area Development Magazine names Morgantown in Top 10 for Economic & Job Growth during and after a recession. Press Release

2012: Morgantown is named a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists. Press Release

October 2011: Morgantown named in Best Sporting Cities by Sporting News. article

2011: Morgantown is named 3rd Best Performing Small City by the Milken Institute, up three places from 2010. View here

2010: Morgantown ranked in the top 10 on Forbes’ list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Full Article

2010: Morgantown is named one of the top eight College Football Towns in the Country by Budget Travel – but we already knew that. Read Article

2010: Morgantown is named the 6th Best Performing Small City by the Milken Institute. View here

2008: “Morgantown named “Well City” by the Wellness Councils of America and the Wellness Council of West Virginia. Press Release Read article.

2008: “Best Walking City” in West Virginia, 34th Best in Country, Press Release

2007: “Morgantown Named a 2007 “Distinctive Destination” by National Trust for Historic Preservation Morgantown is 1 of 12 locations in the country named a distinctive destination for preserving its historic character

2007: “5th best Boomtown City in Country by’s article (pdf)

2007: “9th Best Place for Business and Careers (Metros less than 150,000 population)” by Forbes Magazine article (pdf)

2006: “29th Smartest Place to Live in US by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine Kiplinger’s Personal Finance article pages 1, 2 (pdf)

2006: “5th Best Place for Business and Careers (Metros less than 150,000 population)” by Forbes Magazine

2006: “12th Hottest Small City: Boomtown (Metros less than 150,000 population)” by Inc. Magazine Inc. Magazine article 1, 2 (pdf)

2004: “3rd Best Small Town In America” by Men’s Journal May 12, 2004 Dominion Post Article

2003: “City of Morgantown Awarded “Well Workplace Bronze Award” by the Wellness Councils of America WELCOA Award List and Executive Summary

2002: “Morgantown Graded “A” in Economic Development by (#21 out of nation’s 496 micropolitan areas) Article

2001: Morgantown Web Site Receives the Community Silver Award

2001: Morgantown is a Tree City USA for fourth year in a row

2000: “Morgantown Selected #1 Dreamtown in Country” by

1999: “Best Small City In The East” and “3rd Best In America” by Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities