THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO MORGANTOWN
L IVE L IKE A LOCAL
1 LOYALTY CARDS
2 VETERINARIAN MAGNET Most veterinarians here do refrigerator magnets. They know, when Fido gets sick, we want help fast.
4 HEALTHWORKS CARD People can disagree about which Morgantown fitness facility is best, but everybody tries them at some point.
5 BLACK BEAR BUMPER STICKER Morgantown’s favorite car bling. And laptop bling. And kayak bling. And fiddle case bling.
6 MORGANTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD The key to a crazy amount of e- and audio books, streaming music and movies, and more.
7 KROGER or GIANT EAGLE CARD Loyalty with a plus— good discounts at the pump. You’re crazy not to use one or both of these.
8 WVU PEN You don’t live in this town for long without acquir- ing some amount of WVU-printed schwag. We carry it and use it with pride.
FARMERS MARKET TOKENS Left over after you showed up cash-light last Satur- day—there’s always another market.
Terra Cafe, Phoenix Bakery, Pet Works, Sheetz, and many others—a real townie racks up the loyalty points.
Woodburn H I S TORY AND C HARM ABOUND
woodburn packs history and charm . Like most of the area, it was originally farmland. The neighborhood grew rapidly at the start of the 20th century as tinsmiths traveled from Wales to work in the tinplate mill. Back then, a trolley ran down Richwood Avenue and connected downtown with Sabraton’s factories. The history of neighborhood hangout Mario’s Fishbowl dates to 1949, when the building at 704 Richwood Avenue opened as a con- fectionary that sold groceries and ice cream and had beer on tap. You can get a “fishbowl” of beer, order up some wings or other favorites, and pore over the good ol’ days as reflected on the walls in scraps of paper left by customers over the decades. Most Woodburn homes were built in that early- to mid-20th century period. Residents enjoy a playground and an easy walk downtown to the farmers market or for dinner through Whitemoore Park, the city’s oldest park.
GENERAL AREA Above Richwood Ave- nue toWilley Street SCHOOLS Eastwood Elemen- tary, Mountaineer Middle, Morgantown High AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2020 $148,000 ON FACEBOOK @woodburnneigh- bors INTERESTING FACT Woodburn hosts an arts festival every August.
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