Centrally located in West Virginia, you can find Bridgeport as a hub for meetings, conferences, youth sports, shopping, and dining. Bridgeport is a convenient drive from any location in West Virginia by using Interstate 79 and Route 50.
Bridgeport was settled in the mid 1700’s by early fur traders who came over the Allegheny Mountains. Originally, the town was supposed to be named Bridge Fort, in reference to a bridge over Simpson’s Creek that connected local forts. When writing the name of the town on the map, the mapmaker made a mistake by writing Bridgeport instead of Bridge Fort, this naming the town.
Currently, Bridgeport has a $1.4 billion state-of-the-art mixed used community spanning over 1,700 acres along the I-79 High Tech Corridor. It is a combination of commercial, residential, and recreational opportunities in one community. The area features are hotels, restaurants, retail, office space, and recreation venues all within close proximity to each other.
Bridgeport is home of parks and recreation programs which include a pool, multiple parks, public lakes, walking trails, and much more. The ideal location if you are bringing your family would be Deegan & Hinkle Lakes Park, Bridgeport City Park, Simpson Creek Covered Bridge, and so much more.
Throughout Bridgeport’s growth, the residents have maintained a small community atmosphere. Since being so family-oriented, members work together to provide advantages to all. From fairs and festivals to Bridgeport Farmers Market, there’s something for everyone.
Looking for something to eat? Experience West Virginia’s only coal fired pizzeria at Mia Margherita at Charles Pointe or sample a brew at Mountain State Brewing Company, one of West Virginia’s oldest distributing micro-breweries and tap rooms. Oliverio’s Ristorante is known statewide as their premier Italian dining experience, but if that doesn’t excite your taste buds, there is always Meagher’s Irish Pub, popular spot for Irish pub style dining. If you’re looking to end your night with something sweet, head over to Almost Heaven Desserts and Coffee Shop for a delightful carrot cake. You can also try their hand-made pies, cakes, biscotti, and their world-famous cannoli’s.
When you’re done with your visit in Bridgeport, make sure to travel out of North Central West Virginia Airport.
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