The Wheeling, WV Area

The Wheeling, WV area offers a high quality of living at a fraction of the cost. We have distinguished educational institutions, world-class medical facilities, and easy access to the amenities of Pittsburgh, all with lower real estate costs and shorter commutes than big cities. The low cost of living, breathtaking vistas, ethnic and cultural diversity, abundance of nightlife, sports, and recreation, combine to create one of the most livable areas in America.

A high quality of living at a fraction of the cost


Our region boasts award-winning public and private schools, with six schools designated National Schools of Excellence, twenty-five schools designated WV Schools of Excellence, a low teacher/student ratio, technologically advanced classrooms, a full range of gifted programs, and complete programs for mental and/or physical disabilities.


Wheeling Hospital has served the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, Eastern Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania longer than any other hospital in West Virginia. The hospital has 247 beds, and the medical staff totals 275 primary care and specialty physicians.

Ohio Valley Medical Center, founded in 1890 as City Hospital, is a 200-bed health care facility located in the heart of downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.

Founded in 1906 as Martins Ferry Hospital by local physician Dr. R.H. Wilson, East Ohio Regional Hospital is a 140-bed health care facility located in downtown Martins Ferry, Ohio. Having begun its tradition of healing with only 30 beds and five physicians, EORH has flourished with the expansion of services and the addition of new health care facilities and centers.


The Ohio Valley is home to The Highlands, a popular destination shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, including such attractions as Cabela’s Outdoor Outfitters and major retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Best Buy, and TJ Maxx, among many others. The Wheeling area also has a number of other retail stores that offer a wide variety of products, most of which centrally located near National Road or the historic Centre Market area of Wheeling. We are also in close proximity to shopping districts such as Robinson Towne Centre in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Strip District, and Tanger Outlets in Washington, PA.


Whether you are in the mood for your favorite chain restaurant, a cozy fine food establishment, or a micro pub and eatery, the area has something to meet your desire–from local ethnic restaurants to nationally recognized establishments in the Pittsburgh area. The Highlands, a popular destination shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, includes popular restaurants such as Cheddars Casual Café, Logan’s Steak House, Panera Bread, The Olive Garden and many more. The area is also rich with smaller, family-owned restaurants and restaurant chains.