Best Places to Live in Virginia

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What you need to know about Virginia

Agriculture has always been a key contributor to the Virginia economy, and today 33 percent of the land remains devoted to farming. Other key industries in Virginia are the military, government services and technology, with Virginia having the highest concentration of technology workers of any state. Best places to live in Virginia include Arlington, Alexandria, Tysons Corner, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk. More than 175 colleges and universities are in the Commonwealth.

Best Places to Live in Virginia
Newport News, Danville, Fredericksburg are among top choices

Population

8,185,131
Up by 6%
Denver's Derby Day event draws more than 5,000 people and raises money for a scholarship fund.
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A colorful mural depicting Abingdon, VA’s history sits on the wall of local Brandywine Antiques
Public Art Beautifies Abingdon, VA
Public art installations enrich, inspire community
Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA
Washington County, VA Health Overview
Johnston Memorial continues to add services to its medical lineup
The historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia opened in 1933, and it is one of the longest running professional theaters in the nation.
Abingdon, VA Blends Unique Businesses with History, Charm
Abingdon's central business district thrives
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Housing

Homes Owned 67%
67% Complete
Homes Rented 33%
33% Complete

Median Home Price

$243,500
Higher than the national average
aerial view of the Pentagon
8 Things to Do in Virginia
The Pentagon, Monticello, Downtown Mall are among must-sees

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aerial view of the Pentagon
8 Things to Do in Virginia
The Pentagon, Monticello, Downtown Mall are among must-sees
Folk artist Nancy Johnson paints a picture in her studio at the Arts Depot in Abingdon, Virginia
Washington County, VA Is a Top Retirement Destination
County attracts seniors from across the U.S.
Towns Near Abingdon, VA
These include Glade Spring, Saltville and Damascus, all of which feature historical sites and world-class trails.

Median Household Income

$64,792
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 36%
36% Complete
Graduated High School 88%
88% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

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Public Art Beautifies Abingdon, VA
Public art installations enrich, inspire community

Washington County, VA Health Overview
Johnston Memorial continues to add services to its medical lineup

Abingdon, VA Blends Unique Businesses with History, Charm
Abingdon's central business district thrives

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Forget New York and LA: These smaller US cities are perfect for musicians

Businesses in Abingdon, VA and Washington County
Economic sectors continue to surge forward

8 Things to Do in Virginia
The Pentagon, Monticello, Downtown Mall are among must-sees

8 Things to Do in Virginia
The Pentagon, Monticello, Downtown Mall are among must-sees

Washington County, VA Is a Top Retirement Destination
County attracts seniors from across the U.S.

Towns Near Abingdon, VA
These include Glade Spring, Saltville and Damascus, all of which feature historical sites and world-class trails.

Industrial Parks in Abingdon, VA
The Abingdon, VA area has two industrial parks that have graded shovel-ready sites for industries looking to make the investment.

Bakeries, Cafes & Coffee Houses in Abingdon, VA
Find delicious cakes, coffee and more at these eateries in Abingdon, VA.

Healthcare Services in Abingdon, VA
Find hospitals and health care in Abingdon, TN, including a list of clinics and medical providers for both routine and emergency care.

Best Places for Live Music in Abingdon, VA
Abingdon’s music scene thrives with new venues, concert series

Active Industries in Abingdon, VA
Five industrial parks and a proactive Industrial Development Authority have helped the Abingdon, VA region to attract – and keep – a variety of companies.

The Best Golf Courses in Abingdon, VA
Find the best golf courses in Abingdon, VA and plan your next golf outing.

Neighborhoods in Abingdon, VA
Learn about the neighborhoods and housing options found in Abingdon, VA, including historic areas and new homes.

Top Employers in Abingdon, VA
Get a look at the best companies in Abingdon, VA.

Explore the Virginia Creeper Trail
The Viriginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA offers 35 miles of rail trail for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Discover the Abingdon Vineyard & Winery
Abingdon Vineyard & Winery offers more than 20 varieties along with a tasting room that is open from March to December in Abingdon, VA.

Abingdon, VA's Wine Scene
Abingdon, VA vineyards and wineries are growing with more wineries and wine bars opening throughout the region.

Best Places to Live in Virginia