B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$168,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$609
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61
    273
  • Murder
    12
    6
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    332
    525
  • Theft
    1,782
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,405
National
$53,889
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Abingdon Reviews

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Abingdon is an adorable, little town! Main street is full of historic buildings from the 1700s and 1800s. There is a farmer's market every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning full of local vendors. Also, on Thursday nights during the summer, there are small bands that come to play shows. There are food trucks and vendors, along with craft beer there as well! The Virginia Creeper Trail runs right though the middle of town and you can ride your bike, walk, or jog on the old train railroad trail. There are Civil War reenactments and colonial reenactments as well. It has wonderful and delicious restaurants, like the Tavern and Luke's Cafe. Also, many people come from all over the world to attend a play at the Barter Theatre. Across the street from the theatre, there is the Martha Washington Inn. There are some many shops all along Main Street, also. Abingdon is surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains and they are gorgeous. Abingdon is the perfect town!
Review Abingdon
Abingdon is a medium sized town in Virginia, approximately 17 miles from the Tennessee state border. There are quite a few high-end restaurants along with the Barter Theater, the Martha Washington Inn and sits on the Appalachian Trail. Most of the houses in the downtown area are older with Historic backgrounds. There are a few factory jobs that are located outside of the city limits, most of the jobs in town are either retail or restaurant. The cost of living in Abingdon is high due to a double tax (city and county). The cost of buying a house in Abingdon is out of reach for most young people. The town is quite safe and does offer decent schools and outdoor activities. There are only 3 places in town that offers live music and food after 10 pm on the weekends. This is a good town to retire in.
I enjoy the quiet life that Abingdon has to offer. Everyone is pleasant. Abingdon has a very diverse community; everyone that lives in Abingdon comes from different backgrounds, such as artsy, country, and city living. I enjoy going to the festivals hosted by the Town of Abingdon. It really is one of the best places to live.