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Wheeling Chosen as Top100 Places to Live!

, WV Chosen As One Of ?America?s Top 100 Places to Live?

Wheeling, WV ? Wheeling, WV has ranked as one of America?s Top100 Places to Live!, a website that provides relocating consumers & area residents with access to local community resources has released its annual listing of ?America?s Top 100 Places to live for 2009.?

?With the increasing concern on our nation?s economy and recovering housing market we approached this year?s list with a different lens than in previous years. We concentrated on the outlook for future growth & ability to rebound in the communities that we selected? said Steve Nickerson, president and CEO. ?We looked at the local government & the business leadership in each community as we considered this year?s winners. We selected communities with visionary leaders, improving or thriving economies including housing & realization of ?green? initiatives.

With over 1800 cities submitting applications, Wheeling?s designation is truly remarkable.

In order to be considered for the list a community must be nominated at  Relocate-America?s editorial team reviews nominations and selects the TOP100 cities based on interviews with local leaders, feedback from residents and economic, environmental, education, crime, employment and housing data for the past year.

Only cities in the TOP10 are numerically ranked.

The Top 10 communities from ?America?s Top 100 Places to Live in 2009? are:

  1. Tulsa, OK
  2. Dallas/Ft Worth, TX
  3. Pittsburgh, PA
  4. Raleigh/Durham, NC
  5. Huntsville, AL
  6. Houston, TX
  7. Albuquerque, NM
  8. Lexington, KY
  9. Little Rock, AR
  10. Oklahoma City, OK

    2009 Relocate America?s TOP 100 Places to Live Award Winners

* denotes TOP10 Overall

Wheeling, WV

West Des Moines, IA

Great Falls, MT

Chattanooga, TN

Huntsville, AL*

Dubuque, IA

Apex, NC

Kingsport, TN

Vestavia Hills, AL

Emmetsburg, IA

Durham, NC*

Knoxville, TN

Conway, AR

Boise, ID

Fayetteville, NC

Dallas, TX*

Harrison, AR

Idaho Falls, ID

Holly Springs, NC

El Paso, TX

Hot Springs Village, AR

Bloomington, IL

Raleigh, NC*

Ft. Worth, TX*

Little Rock, AR*

Chicago, IL

Bismarck, ND

Houston, TX*

Rogers, AR

Lombard, IL

Lincoln, NE

Katy, TX

Goodyear, AZ

Columbus, IN

Lebanon, NH

Pflugerville, TX

Riverside, CA

Fishers, IN

Albuquerque, NM*

Plano, TX

Temecula, CA

Noblesville, IN

Ithaca, NY

San Antonio, TX

Vacaville, CA

Manhattan, KS

Pittsford, NY

American Fork, UT

Castle Rock, CO

Olathe, KS

Columbus, OH

St. George, UT

Grand Junction, CO

Lexington, KY*

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Arlington, VA

Highlands Ranch, CO

Bossier City, LA

Oberlin, OH

Chesapeake, VA

Steamboat Springs, CO

Mandeville, LA

Jenks, OK

Chesterfield, VA

Trumbull, CT

Metairie, LA

Oklahoma City, OK*

Montpelier, VT

Lakewood Ranch, FL

Westford, MA

Tulsa, OK*

Seattle, WA

Oviedo, FL

?This designation confirms what we already know to be true - Wheeling is an exceptional place to live with an exceptional quality of life. It?s the quality of life that we all enjoy, it can?t be manufactured, it comes directly from the hearts of the people in our community. The many other outstanding reasons we call Wheeling home-- Oglebay Park, our excellent schools, our Victorian heritage, Wheeling Island Resort, the Ohio River, our beautiful mountains, are simply icing on the cake to our quality of life.  I?m not at all surprised Wheeling has been designated as one of the Top100 places to relocate to in America, but it?s sure nice to know that others agree!?, Dea Kennen, President, Wheeling Board REALTORS.


Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron said, ?Receiving this award allows us to attract businesses and visitors to Wheeling with a fantastic new marketing tool.We hope the community takes pride in this distinction and we are ecstatic about being chosen.?


For more information RelocateAmerica?s Top 100 list, please contact Joelle Ennis at the City of Wheeling by calling (304) 234-6432.

From the region’s largest trail system, to national schools of excellence, to a reorganized municipal government, the City of Wheeling offers a dynamic environment for you, your family and your business. There are many features that are unique to this area and we are proud of them! Our businesses enjoy the business climate as well with our advanced, motivated work force. The work force also enjoys being active in our various professional organizations. The area boasts year-round entertainment, leisure, sports, music, festivals, dining, shopping, and much more.

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