Morgantown Summer 2021 Edition

South Park HOS P I TA L I T Y AND H I S TORY AT E V E RY T URN

RESTAURANTS AS GALLERIES Restaurants and galleries all over town display local art for sale. Like it with coffee? Love it on your dining room wall. BLUE MOOSE 248 Walnut Street @blue.moose.248 on Facebook BLACK BEAR BURRITOS 3119 University Avenue blackbearburritos. com HILL & HOLLOW 709 Beechurst Avenue @hillandhollowwv TABLE 9 40 Donley Street dinetable9.com TERRA CAFE 425 Industrial Avenue @terracafewv FOR LOTS MORE LOCAL ART, CHECK THESE SHOPS APPALACHIAN GALLERY 270 Walnut Street @appgallery HOOT AND HOWL 245 Walnut Street @shophootandhowl

GENERAL AREA South of Deckers Creek between Kingwood and Jefferson streets up the hill to Grandview Avenue SCHOOLS * Mountainview Elemen-

you know there ’ s history here — you see it everywhere you look. Time slows down as neighbors walk their dogs past Morgantown High School, and even this big red-brick building on Wilson Avenue is historically significant and aesthetically pleasing. One of two public high schools in the city, MHS dates to the 1920s. The high school and more than 500 other buildings in the neighborhood are part of the South Park Historic District—most homes were built between 1900 and 1930. Even locals find new places rich in historic charm each time they walk this neighborhood. While it seems you can discover a fresh view of Morgantown around every corner and curve in South Park—a trip up Buckhannon Avenue offers a great vista—there are also secluded green spaces to enjoy. Hidden at the top of South Park there’s the King Street Mini Park, a one-acre open field with a playground, picnic tables, and plenty of room for the kids and dogs to roam. South Park homes are pricier than homes in some other neighborhoods,, but you get what you pay for: tree-lined streets, larger homes with distinctive architectural features, and landscaped front plots with cheery flowers and manicured shrubs. Lots lower on the hill offer easy walkability across the Pleasant Street Bridge to dining and entertainment downtown; many higher up enjoy those great views. Porch-sitting and strolling are favorite evening pastimes everywhere in the neighborhood, keeping neighbors easily in touch. Residents are often treated to the sights and sounds of the high school’s 250-plus-piece marching band, and there isn’t a neighborhood in town that gets more into the fun of Halloween.

tary, South Middle, Morgantown High

AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2020 $285,000 ON FACEBOOK “South Park Neighbors”

INTERESTING FACT Every August,

South Park holds a neighborhood-wide yard sale. *Find an address-specific school map at croppermap. com/monongalia

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