Moving to the Huntington area.

Moving to the Huntington area.

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johnK

Clarksburg, WV

#1 Sep 28, 2013
So me and a few friends are considering moving to the Huntington area. I am curious about what areas I should stay out off, where the best options to look for 3 adults and a young child would be. Thanks for any input.
Wow

Saint Albans, WV

#2 Sep 28, 2013
Find somewhere else to move. Unless you like pills heads, herion addicts, drive bys and hookers. Dead serious, find somewhere else.
Resident

Lynchburg, VA

#3 Sep 29, 2013
johnK wrote:
So me and a few friends are considering moving to the Huntington area. I am curious about what areas I should stay out off, where the best options to look for 3 adults and a young child would be. Thanks for any input.
I've lived here 46yrs I hate it here. Pill heads,heroin,hookers,no jobs and a terrible schools.where do you live now?
HEY

Huntington, WV

#4 Sep 29, 2013
Good luck .
well

Morehead, KY

#5 Sep 29, 2013
Stay away! Move somewhere else.
Stupid

Hansford, WV

#6 Sep 29, 2013
Are you Stupid?
humm

Man, WV

#7 Sep 29, 2013
johnK wrote:
So me and a few friends are considering moving to the Huntington area. I am curious about what areas I should stay out off, where the best options to look for 3 adults and a young child would be. Thanks for any input.


My God, people act like this is the worst city around and it really isn't. Sure, there are drugs and other things, but that's in EVERY city! People are acting like this is happening on every street corner and every house on town. It's not. I'm pretty sure we can all agree that we know where those types of things happen and where those types of people live. No one wants to focus on the positive things in huntington. It's, actually, grown quite a bit in the past few years. Marshall has more colleges and programs, such a the new pharmacy school, forensics program, new buildings, etc. The Marshall stadium has new additions. They also just built the new Marshall soccer field. Pullman square is usually always busy. Cabell Huntington hospital has new additions to their hospital; such as the cancer Center and children's hospital. We now have several new public schools. There are new restaurants that are pretty darn good; such as Huntington Prime and Club 21. The new yogurt places on both Huntington and Barboursville are also always crowded. Ritter Park now has a dog park. The Huntington Mall has been newly renovated, etc etc etc. Come on, people. Quit acting like this place is a total crap hole. It's not. Is it the best and greatest city in the world? No. But it also isn't the worst.

In terms of looking where to move, are you wanting to rent or buy?
i know

Front Royal, VA

#8 Sep 29, 2013
humm wrote:
<quoted text>My God, people act like this is the worst city around and it really isn't. Sure, there are drugs and other things, but that's in EVERY city! People are acting like this is happening on every street corner and every house on town. It's not. I'm pretty sure we can all agree that we know where those types of things happen and where those types of people live. No one wants to focus on the positive things in huntington. It's, actually, grown quite a bit in the past few years. Marshall has more colleges and programs, such a the new pharmacy school, forensics program, new buildings, etc. The Marshall stadium has new additions. They also just built the new Marshall soccer field. Pullman square is usually always busy. Cabell Huntington hospital has new additions to their hospital; such as the cancer Center and children's hospital. We now have several new public schools. There are new restaurants that are pretty darn good; such as Huntington Prime and Club 21. The new yogurt places on both Huntington and Barboursville are also always crowded. Ritter Park now has a dog park. The Huntington Mall has been newly renovated, etc etc etc. Come on, people. Quit acting like this place is a total crap hole. It's not. Is it the best and greatest city in the world? No. But it also isn't the worst.

In terms of looking where to move, are you wanting to rent or buy?
Wtf drugs you on there is nothing here in this pos of a city
matt

Huntington, WV

#9 Sep 29, 2013
Don't move here. I'm
Not trying to me critical. But my wife and I both graduated from Marshall. We want to leave. Her mom is in a nursing home our we'd be on the first flight out if here. Did you hear about the shooting just the other night. Prostitutues galore. No jobs. Less u want to work at a call center. Really honestly look elsewhere
seriously.

Huntington, WV

#10 Sep 29, 2013
Run the opposite direction!!! Try The west coast. Esp. If you expect to be able to carry on a half way educated conversation.

The average IQ here (including that of graduates from this big fancy university in town) is around 85.
humm

Charleston, WV

#11 Sep 29, 2013
i know wrote:
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Wtf drugs you on there is nothing here in this pos of a city


I didn't say there was a lot going on. I said it just isn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be. It isn't like many other small towns have a lot going on either. If you want better jobs and more things to do, that obviously isn't going to be in a small town. You'd need to move into a bigger city.
Against It

Huntington, WV

#12 Sep 29, 2013
DO NOT DO IT... most people who live here want to get away from here
Derper

Huntington, WV

#13 Sep 29, 2013
Look away. Don't stare at it as you drive right on by. I'm serious. A solid 80% of the people really are operating on an IQ of about 80. No joke. Unless you think the high life is playing with firecrackers, eating generic hot dogs four meals a week, and playing "smell my finger" you're gonna be bored out of your freaking mind.

There is no culture, there is no intelligent conversation to be had (except for brief, shining moments in the library, and even there you have to fend off unwashed vagrants), and if you DO enjoy books, good music, intelligent, polite conversation and learning in general, you will be laughed off the streets. I'm not joking.

I've lived here all my life, I'm old and I'm stuck. I've travelled extensively, stayed in actual cities for extended periods, and for backward, stubborn, STUPID Luddites, I have never seen anything like this. The architecture is beautiful, but those places were built by people who were nothing like the knuckle draggers who occupy this town today.

And I didn't even mention crime or poor city services. This place should be called Little Detroit, because it has been abandoned by almost every person with sense. Before long, someone with money will come in, buy up ALL the property and turn this place into a landfill. It's close looking like that now.

But hey, maybe I'm coming off as a little negative. If you've got six inbred pit bulls, a meth habit and a passel of kids that look like the United Nations, by all means, drag in your 3 four wheelers and four rusted lawnmowers for your "landscaping" business and move into one of these HUD holes under cover of night. That's what everyone else does.
seriously.

Huntington, WV

#14 Sep 29, 2013
Derper wrote:
Look away. Don't stare at it as you drive right on by. I'm serious. A solid 80% of the people really are operating on an IQ of about 80. No joke. Unless you think the high life is playing with firecrackers, eating generic hot dogs four meals a week, and playing "smell my finger" you're gonna be bored out of your freaking mind.

There is no culture, there is no intelligent conversation to be had (except for brief, shining moments in the library, and even there you have to fend off unwashed vagrants), and if you DO enjoy books, good music, intelligent, polite conversation and learning in general, you will be laughed off the streets. I'm not joking.

I've lived here all my life, I'm old and I'm stuck. I've travelled extensively, stayed in actual cities for extended periods, and for backward, stubborn, STUPID Luddites, I have never seen anything like this. The architecture is beautiful, but those places were built by people who were nothing like the knuckle draggers who occupy this town today.

And I didn't even mention crime or poor city services. This place should be called Little Detroit, because it has been abandoned by almost every person with sense. Before long, someone with money will come in, buy up ALL the property and turn this place into a landfill. It's close looking like that now.

But hey, maybe I'm coming off as a little negative. If you've got six inbred pit bulls, a meth habit and a passel of kids that look like the United Nations, by all means, drag in your 3 four wheelers and four rusted lawnmowers for your "landscaping" business and move into one of these HUD holes under cover of night. That's what everyone else does.
Ohhh derper! You never cease to make me laugh! Right on the $$ once again..
yearight

Charleston, WV

#15 Sep 29, 2013
Derper wrote:
Look away. Don't stare at it as you drive right on by. I'm serious. A solid 80% of the people really are operating on an IQ of about 80. No joke. Unless you think the high life is playing with firecrackers, eating generic hot dogs four meals a week, and playing "smell my finger" you're gonna be bored out of your freaking mind.
There is no culture, there is no intelligent conversation to be had (except for brief, shining moments in the library, and even there you have to fend off unwashed vagrants), and if you DO enjoy books, good music, intelligent, polite conversation and learning in general, you will be laughed off the streets. I'm not joking.
I've lived here all my life, I'm old and I'm stuck. I've travelled extensively, stayed in actual cities for extended periods, and for backward, stubborn, STUPID Luddites, I have never seen anything like this. The architecture is beautiful, but those places were built by people who were nothing like the knuckle draggers who occupy this town today.
And I didn't even mention crime or poor city services. This place should be called Little Detroit, because it has been abandoned by almost every person with sense. Before long, someone with money will come in, buy up ALL the property and turn this place into a landfill. It's close looking like that now.
But hey, maybe I'm coming off as a little negative. If you've got six inbred pit bulls, a meth habit and a passel of kids that look like the United Nations, by all means, drag in your 3 four wheelers and four rusted lawnmowers for your "landscaping" business and move into one of these HUD holes under cover of night. That's what everyone else does.


That's the sad problem with this town. Everyone hates anyone who has 'culture' to them. They hate to see other races and people of other religions come and live in 'their' town. They do nothing but make fun of anyone 'different' from them. It's disgusting.
sheila

Washington, DC

#16 Sep 30, 2013
[QUOTE who="seriously."]Run the opposite direction!!! Try The west coast. Esp. If you expect to be able to carry on a half way educated conversation.
The average IQ here (including that of graduates from this big fancy university in town) is around 85.[/QUOTE] i do look at it as i drive around town. ive lived here all my life. i cry.
condu

Huntington, WV

#17 Sep 30, 2013
Just look into it before you make your move .. Read the police blotter and look at the help wanted ads. It's not a great place to come
RRE1977

Hightstown, NJ

#18 Oct 1, 2013
I like Huntington. I have lived a few places, Chicago, Cincy, now NYC and I prefer Huntington to any of it. It's beautiful, affordable and the people are nice. Extremely polite. Yes there's the bad element of crimes and drugs SURPRISE it's everywhere. I am not picky and would live anywhere in town but for a family, some of the developments near the park and along wiltshire are nice. B'ville has lots of new construction. Wish the economy would improve, bring more jobs but don't be completely dissuaded by the negative commentors. Good luck to you!
Derper

Huntington, WV

#19 Oct 2, 2013
^^^That there, folks, is what is commonly referred to as a 'shill' in the carnival business.
Gosh

Huntington, WV

#20 Oct 2, 2013
I too have lived here my entire life. I'm not happy with the changes that have occurred over the last 30 years but I think we are slowly, very slowly, climbing back up that ladder.

There are numerous cultural opportunities here that cover a wide range of styles. Most are smaller in comparison to much larger cities but they do exist.

Crime is consistent with that of other places but seems so much worse due to our size.

Employment is the second toughest part and hopefully we will find a way to improve that over the next 20 or so years. New jobs will probably continue to appear in the 100 or less category.

Drug use is the toughest part. I'm not sure how that will be successfully addressed but it happens everywhere, we are not unique when it comes to drugs in the community.

Huntington and the Huntington area are still good places to live. We have plenty of other option but we choose to stay.

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