What do you love about Barboursville?
"The town has a really nice feeling of community. I'm from Scottsdale, Ariz. so coming to a smaller town has been nice."
-- Melanie Frye, a 20-year resident of Barboursville who runs a cleaning service in Barboursville with her husband and also volunteers at a local ministry.
"It's a really good in-between place. It has shops and restaurants at both ends."
-- Justin Stewart, 23, a recent Marshall graduate with a degree in business. He works at Prestera in Barboursville.
"It's quieter than anywhere else we looked to live. Also the cost of living is cheaper and you're really close to shops and grocery stores."
-- Derek Fulmer, 22, has a history degree from Marshall and has lived in Barboursville for three years.
"It's very small and very close-knit. The people in the town are really close. It's a calm, quiet place."
-- Andrew Fraiser, 40, is a volunteer firefighter at Barboursville Fire Department, and has lived in Barboursville for 19 years. Fraiser said the town is a place all to itself.
"I watched the town grow up. And it watched me grow up."
-- Charlie Astle has lived in Barboursville for more than half of his life. He moved to Barboursville 63 years ago, in June, 1948. He served on City Council in the 1960s, and helped found the volunteer fire department.
"It's probably one of the safest towns to live in, in West Virginia. It's a real close town, it's clean and has some big-city qualities with a small-town feel."
-- Corporal Danne Vance, 58, has been a police officer in Barboursville for 26 years, and said the town has a lot of qualities that make it a good place to live.