Morgantown, West Virginia is a unique and understated community for retirement. Home to the West Virginia University, its 28,000 students are a major influence on the community. Cost of living is low and recreational activities in the nearby mountains, the Monongahela River, and Cheat Lake are extraordinary. There is a nice downtown and an emerging high tech business center. Median age is very low - 24 years of age. Chosen as one of 5 Designated Retirement Communities within West Virginia. Morgantown has been ranked with number of other awards from major magazines including best Boomtown City, Smartest Place to Live, Hottest City, etc. Pittsburgh, PA is only 75 miles away. Photo of Morgantown and Monongahela River courtesy of Wikipedia and Jae69376. Photo of Lake Lynn Dam on Cheat Lake courtesy of Wikipedia and .