Wheeling Apartments for Rent
Wheeling’s ideal location along the Ohio River led to several conflicts between the French and British explorers in the mid-1700s. In order to claim the river for France, Celoron de Blainville buried a lead plate at the mouth of Wheeling Creek in 1749. The claims didn’t work, and Wheeling was established as part of the Virginia Colony in 1769.
On the eve of Civil War in 1861, Wheeling again played a role in a point of contention when it held the Wheeling Convention. Going against the state of Virginia, the participating counties repealed the Ordinance of Secession, restored the government, and established West Virginia. The West Virginia Independence Hall, built in 1860, was the site of the convention. Today, it is a National Historic Landmark.
Today, Wheeling retains its historic charm in its monuments and historic sites. The Centre Market was built in 1853 and is now home to shops and restaurants. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, built in 1847, was once the largest suspension bridge in the world. It connects Wheeling to Wheeling Island, home to the Wheeling Island Stadium and the West Virginia State Football Championships. The densely-populated island also contains Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.
For those who choose a Wheeling apartment, they’ll enjoy access to the gorgeous parks, such as the Oglebay Resort and Conference Center, a year-round resort that includes championship golf courses, horse stables, pedal boats, indoor and outdoor pool, downhill skiing, and walking trails. Wheeling Park, the city’s first public park, includes indoor and outdoor tennis, a pool and waterslide, ice skating, a playground, and picnic areas.