If you love pepperoni rolls, you'll love being a Fairmont apartment-ite, where you can grab one of these tasty fresh rolls baked around pepperoni at almost every grocery and corner store. Known as the home of the original pepperoni roll, it is also recognized as "the Friendly City" for its low crime rate and the home of Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gymnast. For a city with just about 20,000 people, there are plenty of activities to keep residents and guests busy.
Several parks within the city offer walking trails, basketball and tennis courts, playing fields, playgrounds and pavilions that are available for rental. Windmill and Palatine Park are located near or on the Monongahela River, with water activities and a launch ramp.
A day trip in your city could consist of visits to historic sites, shopping for your Fairmont apartment at the eclectic and varied shopping areas, a ride on the rail trail and delicious meals at the many restaurants to choose from. The Pricketts Fort State Park, located in the northern section of the city, includes re-enactments of eighteenth century life in a reconstructed fort, in addition to other live performances. The architecture in the city itself, for example, the Marion County Courthouse, is beautiful and worth a tour.
For those pursuing higher education, Fairmont State University and Fairmont State Pierpont Community College offer a wide variety of choices in classes.
To be surrounded by friendliness (much like pepperoni is enveloped by yeasty bread) is a good as it gets being a Fairmont apartment-ite.