Abingdon

8 reviews
  1. Town in Virginia
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Real Estate
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,500
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$605
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

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
    97
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    24
    37
  • Robbery
    49
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    207
    575
  • Theft
    1,559
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61
    257

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,529
National
$53,046
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

8 reviews
  • Excellent
    2
  • Very Good
    3
  • Average
    3
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
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!
  • Current Resident
  • 3 months ago
Growing up here has been something that I never fully appreciated until I left. It was then that I realized that I grew up in the best small town the US has to offer. I have learned so many things from living in Abingdon, and I would love to end up moving back and raising a family of my own here.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
Abingdon Virginia is a great family friendly small town. Almost everyone is friendly and the schools are great. I have previously been a resident here and currently work for a company in Abingdon.
  • Nearby Resident
  • 1 month ago