Our Community

Widely recognized for its beautiful scenery and colorful four seasons, Elkins is a gateway community into West Virginia’s mountain playground and was recently named a top mountain biking destination in the country. You will find the area quite impressive in terms of lifestyle. Elkins, a charming community of 20,000 situated in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, offers a modest cost of living, good schools and one of the nation’s safest communities. We are a Certified Arts Community, and the activity hub of the Mountain State. Outdoor recreation, history, and the arts are simply part of our culture – as natural as the fresh air we breathe.

Named a "Small Town Gem" by the WV Department of Commerce, Elkins is not only recognized for its environment of traditional family values, but also for its excellent medical staff and financially sound, very progressive hospital.

Enjoy city amenities within driving distance: Pittsburgh, PA under 3 hrs; Washington, DC under 4 hrs; Charleston, WV in 2 hrs. Plus, major Eastern metropolitan areas are within a days drive.

A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, our spectacular location offers a variety of outstanding recreational activities including the East’s best downhill skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, and fly fishing, to mention only a few. A local YMCA and Davis & Elkins College (a four-year liberal arts college) offer many programs for the entire family.