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%

Abingdon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61
    0
  • Murder
    12
    0
  • Rape
    25
    41
  • Robbery
    25
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    332
    1
  • Theft
    1,782
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    49
    0

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%
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Abingdon, VA is a beautiful, classy, historic, friendly, and compassionate town. The town is beautiful, offers wonderful restaurants, and plenty of exciting outdoor opportunities. The residents of Abingdon are very friendly and are supportive of historical preservation. The town is also a tourist stop due to its historic nature, which I love! Abingdon should be a stop for anyone traveling near mile marker 14 on interstate 81!
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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!
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.