Interview: Ben Price

How long have you been living in Charleston, and why did you decide to settle in this city?

I was born and raised in Charleston, and I loved growing up here. Charleston is a great place to raise a family, and provides limitless potential for young professionals and entrepreneurs. After graduating from law school at WVU, Charleston seemed like the most natural fit.

How do you find the general vibe of Charleston?

Like most places in West Virginia, Charleston is very laid back. Unlike most places in West Virginia, Charleston provides the atmosphere of a big city while maintaining small town charm.

Which season is Charleston at its best?

I don’t think you can beat the Spring in Charleston. There is so much to do in and around Charleston when the weather is warm and sunny.

What do you think is Charleston’s biggest attraction?

I think Charleston’s biggest attraction is its potential for growth and development. You have so many young people in Charleston eager to expand economic opportunities in Charleston and elsewhere in West Virginia. With the right business investments and leadership, Charleston could be an ideal place for business expansion, growth, and development.

How would you describe Charleston to someone who hasn’t been here before?

Charleston has most of the accommodations of a big city without the hassle or expense.

What are your top 5 dining places in Charleston?

Taste of Asia, Bridge Road Bistro, Blossom Deli, Ichiban, and Sohos.

What are Charleston’s attractions that every tourists must visit?

A short drive from Charleston, tourists can find places to ski or snowboard, ride mountain bikes, or try whitewater rafting. If you’re in Charleston during the summer, you can’t beat taking in a baseball game at Power Park.

What are the absolute must-try’s for every visitor in Charleston?

I would recommend to any visitor a tour of West Virginia’s State Capitol. The West Virginia State Capitol was designed by Cass Gilbert, the same architect who designed the U.S. Supreme Court Building and NYC’s Woolworth Building.

What are the cheap thrills that you can enjoy in Charleston?

Mountain Stage, Clay Center, and Appalachian Power Park are among my favorites.

Ben PriceBen Price was born and raised in Charleston, WV. After graduating from George Washington High School in 2000, he attended undergrad at Ohio State. Although Ben support WVU, he’s a Buckeye football fan at heart. He graduated from WVU College of Law in 2008, and currently works for Robinson & McElwee PLLC, a law firm in downtown Charleston. Ben Price is only 26 years old.