BRIDGEPORT & CLARKSBERG
“Opportunity Lives Here.” Approximately 8,365 citizens of the community enjoy an award-winning library, excellent schools, abundant parks and recreational activities, pleasant neighborhoods, and a progressive, responsive government. Located at the intersection of U.S. Route 50 and Interstate 79, the residential community is rapidly becoming a center for retail and professional services. Bridgeport is home to the new state-of-the-art United Hospital Center (UHC) and the medical community that enhances it. The North Central West Virginia Airport with the longest runway in the state is also in Bridgeport and supports the adjacent aeronautics industries. Bridgeport is home to master-planned communities such as White Oaks and Charles Pointe.
Clarksburg, WV, is home to 16,439 citizens. The hillsides of this “Mountaineer Country” offer a beautiful seasonal backdrop where history meets high-tech. As the largest city and seat in Harrison County, Clarksburg offers citizens a rich mix of retail, industrial, professional, and governmental services, and one of the best-preserved historical downtowns in the state. During the 1900s and into the 21st century, Clarksburg experienced unprecedented growth in projects that will continue to keep the city as the main economic and employment center in the future. In the historic district, Fairmont State University opened a large Clarksburg campus serving approximately 1,400 students each week. This 36,000-square-foot facility continues to be a focal point of higher education in the greater Clarksburg area. The Clarksburg Federal Building opened in 1999, gathering all federal agencies, such as Social Security Administration and GSA in the city with approximately 250 employees into a three-story building. Clarksburg has also created the largest continuous outdoor strip mall in the state. Eastpointe and Newpointe are home to many large and small retailers, hotels, banks, and a health service facility. This area continues to grow at a rapid rate. The medical community in Clarksburg is strong and continues to grow. Clarksburg has several urgent care facilities and is the home of the Highland Hospital. The Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center serves veterans from 26 counties in West Virginia and portions of three adjacent states. In 2007, the new Veterans Nursing Home was completed with a 120-bed capacity and a staff of 190. Clarksburg is truly a city that enjoys the amenities of larger cities but with the advantages of a small, hometown community. The members of the Clarksburg City Council found it fitting to adopt the slogan “Proud Past…Unlimited Future.” We think you’ll agree when you choose to live, work, or play in our community.