As you stroll along the wide tree-lined streets and avenues
of downtown, one of the first things you notice is how colorful
and unique our city is. Huntington is one of the best designed
cities in the country for easy navigation among the streets.
Everywhere you look your eyes will be filled with the different
styles and eras of architecture. Mother Nature is abundant
and thriving in Huntington with trees lining the streets and
with well-groomed landscapes creating a natural old-fashioned " Home Town " feel. Various cultures
from around the World blend together to enrich our city.
The " Heart " of downtown Huntington
is primarily a business district surrounding our City
Hall and the Cabell County Courthouse. The Ninth Street
Plaza, also known as Huntington Center Plaza, is generally
"thought of" as the center of the city. The plaza is home
to a wide array of shops, businesses, and our Cabell
County Public Library . A few blocks away you will find
one of the cities oldest schools, St. Joseph's Catholic High
School, at 600 13th Street. St. Joseph's Grade School is located
at 520 13th Street beside of the main church, St. Joseph's
Catholic Church (Built circa 1884.).
The River Park Hospital, 12th Street and Sixth Avenue, resides
in the same vicinity as the schools and the church near the
1300 block of Sixth Avenue. Our citizens' spiritual needs
are met by a multitude of churches, some as old as the city.
Downtown provides many opportunities for family fun and recreation.
These include dining, the arts and various entertainment options.
Some of the choices are Pullman Square, the Harris
Riverfront Park , Heritage
Village , Big
Sandy Superstore Arena, our many movie theatres and our various restaurants.
The options for dining range from fast food to fine dining
with a variety of ethnic cuisines.