Neighborhoods in Abingdon, VA

The Tavern in Downtown Abingdon, VA
The Tavern in Downtown Abingdon, VA

Abingdon is such a nice town that many of its 8,000 natives never leave at all, except for college or military service.

Small-town charm comes naturally here, with picture-perfect streets bordered by red-brick sidewalks and beautifully restored historic structures. A Victorian home might neighbor a Federal-style building on one side and a 1940s bungalow on the other. Somehow, the mix is harmonious.

Houses from the 18th and early 19th centuries blend peacefully together in the downtown district, while today's Abingdon is transforming itself into a town where you can live and work comfortably. The quality of life, progressive city government and constant stream of activities make it very attractive, plus the prices are reasonable. The average home price in 2010 for Abingdon was about $140,000.

Not Shy, But Retiring

And rest easy: Abingdon continues to grow in status as a retirement destination.

In fact, Where to Retire magazine has praised Abingdon for being an undiscovered haven. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal featured the town as an ideal retirement community, pointing out its stunning vistas, thriving arts community, a mild climate and charming downtown.

For anyone needing an assistance living center, Westhaven Retirement Living is open 24 hours a day to offer its residents three balanced meals, laundry services and daily housekeeping and trash removal. The center also provides residents with activities emphasizing physical strengthening and emotional well-being.

Westhaven also makes sure that there's something to do for everyone. Crafts, bingo, exercise, air hockey, movies, birthday parties, dances, bands and karaoke are some of the available activities. If that's not enough, the center also offers a beautiful view of the Appalachian Mountains.

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