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Huntington Region

Huntington Region

Nestled between the banks of the majestic Ohio River and the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains is a city founded in 1871 by railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington.

From its humble beginnings on the site of a former cornfield, the Huntington, West Virginia, region now boasts a nationally-recognized university, a thriving business community and a lively downtown with big plans for the future.

The community also affords a comfortable lifestyle, a low cost of living, state-of-the-art healthcare, modern educational facilities and unrivaled natural beauty.

Recreational activities in the Huntington region are as diverse as the people who live there. The rolling hills beckon hikers and bikers, the Ohio River and lakes entice boaters, water skiers and fishermen, and an abundance of parks welcome visitors of all ages to enjoy nature.

There’s so much to see and do, including chowing down at our unique, local eateries; exploring our award-winning museums; catching a live show at one of our indoor or outdoor venues; shopping until you drop at our local shops and the state’s largest shopping mall, the Huntington Mall; and cheering on the Marshall University Thundering Herd.

The healthcare community in Huntington fosters an environment of cooperation that is essential for providing the very best in healthcare to the residents of the region. Anchored by two award-winning hospitals, Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center, growth in the area’s healthcare community reflects a commitment to provide a wide range of services to meet the needs of the population.

Quality educational opportunities can be found in the Huntington region from kindergarten to high school to college and beyond. The Cabell County Public School system has a proud tradition of professional employees. Reading, writing and arithmetic remain the foundation for learning. Computer instruction begins in kindergarten as technology is stressed throughout the learning process. Emphasis is also placed on workplace readiness.

Upon graduating from high school, students have a number of local educational choices including studying at Marshall University, Marshall Community & Technical College, Huntington Junior College, Huntington School of Beauty Culture, or the Cabell County Career Technology Center.

The Huntington area is located in the heart of the Tri-State region of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The area is approximately halfway between Pittsburgh, PA, and Louisville, KY, along a strategic east-west corridor.

People and products move smoothly throughout the Tri-State region thanks to an efficient transportation network that includes the Tri-State Airport, the largest tonnage barge port on the Ohio River, an interstate highway system that conveniently links the area to the Midwest, East Coast and Southern markets, as well as superior rail networks. The Huntington area is within a 24-hour drive of 44% of the U.S. industrial market and 37% of the U.S. consumer market.