What you need to know about Abingdon, VA

Arts, recreation and a scenic mountain atmosphere blessed with a mild climate added up to earn Abingdon national recognition as a retirement destination from both Where to Retire and Wall Street Journal. Abingdon's cultural scene thrives with the historic Barter Theater and Virginia Highlands Festival. Its location in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia offers bikers and hikers the scenic Virginia Creeper Trail and Appalachian Trail, while anglers enjoy year-round fishing.

Top 10 Historic Preservation Cities 2012

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Population

8,176
Up by 3.14%
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

Nearby Cities

Median Home Price

$185,500
Lower than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 51.25%
51.25% Complete
Homes Rented 48.75%
48.75% Complete

Real Estate

In Abingdon, Virginia


Ready to move to Abingdon? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Abingdon.
The planned Highlands Commercial Development in Washington County, VA.
Businesses in Abingdon, VA and Washington County
Economic sectors continue to surge forward
People have described this as some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere, with farmlands, mountains, forest. We’ve had people come to hike and decide to move here.

Joyce Ferratt, Abingdon resident

Schools

In Abingdon, Virginia


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Abingdon rates.

Median Household Income

$38,529
Lower than the national average

Business

In Abingdon, Virginia


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Abingdon.

Residents

Most residents are
Over 65 Years old

Health

In Abingdon, Virginia


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Abingdon.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 33%
33% Complete
Graduated High School 84%
84% Complete

Abingdon, VA's Rankings

Top 10 Historic Preservation Cities 2012

More About Abingdon, VA

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
Washington County, VA Backs Business Challenge to Spark Entrepreneurism
Annual contest leads to new companies, expansions
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.
Farmers Markets in Abingdon, VA
Abingdon, VA, has several sustainable food options including farmers markets and restaurants.