Best Places to Live in Virginia

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What you need to know about Virginia

Agriculture has always been a key contributor to the Virginia economy, and today 33 percent of the land remains devoted to farming. Other key industries in Virginia are the military, government services and technology, with Virginia having the highest concentration of technology workers of any state. Best places to live in Virginia include Arlington, Alexandria, Tysons Corner, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk. More than 175 colleges and universities are in the Commonwealth.

9 Reasons to Move to Washington, D.C.
Walkability, a burgeoning job market, and an excellent food scene are just a few of the benefits of living in our nation's capital.
Best Places to Live in Virginia
Newport News, Danville, Fredericksburg are among top choices
The 8 Best Beaches in Virginia for Avoiding Crowds
These beach hideaways located near the heart of America's birthplace will have you coming back for more sun, sand, and surf.
The 5 Most Affordable Cities in Virginia
Modest housing costs in Virginia’s biggest and best cities make the Commonwealth especially attractive to prospective residents

Population

8,185,131
Up by 6%
Seal of Fairfax, Virginia
8 Reasons to Move to Fairfax, VA
Whether you're looking for a new zip code to start a family, a business or just a new life, Fairfax brings a lot to the table
Why Mountain Cities Are the Best Places to Live For Introverts
Mountain cities offer the perfect blend of peace, quiet and solitude
Charlottesville Virginia
8 Reasons to Move to Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville is full of history, breweries and good hangover food. What more could you want?
The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Abingdon, VA is a Great Place to Live
Community hospitality and small town ambiance help make city great.
Denver's Derby Day event draws more than 5,000 people and raises money for a scholarship fund.
The 7 Best Derby Day Parties Outside of Louisville
Can't make it to Louisville for the best two minutes in sports? Don't worry: Here are 7 other fabulous Derby Day options.
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.

Housing

Homes Owned 67%
67% Complete
Homes Rented 33%
33% Complete

Median Home Price

$243,500
Higher than the national average
Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, VA
Washington County, VA Health Overview
Johnston Memorial continues to add services to its medical lineup.

The historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia opened in 1933, and it is one of the longest running professional theaters in the nation.
Abingdon, VA's Downtown Area Blends History, Charm
Abingdon's central business district thrives.

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The 9 Best Cities for Singer-Songwriters
Forget New York and LA: These smaller US cities are perfect for musicians

Featured Cities

Kayaking at Adventure Mendota in Washington County, VA.
Washington County, VA Backs Business Challenge
Annual contest leads to new companies, expansions.
The planned Highlands Commercial Development in Washington County, VA.
Washington County, VA Business Overview
Diversity in retail, technology sectors help Washington County's economy surge forward.

Median Household Income

$64,792
Higher than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 36%
36% Complete
Graduated High School 88%
88% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Virginia Cities

8 Reasons to Move to Fairfax, VA
Whether you're looking for a new zip code to start a family, a business or just a new life, Fairfax brings a lot to the table

Why Mountain Cities Are the Best Places to Live For Introverts
Mountain cities offer the perfect blend of peace, quiet and solitude

8 Reasons to Move to Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville is full of history, breweries and good hangover food. What more could you want?

Abingdon, VA is a Great Place to Live
Community hospitality and small town ambiance help make city great.

The 7 Best Derby Day Parties Outside of Louisville
Can't make it to Louisville for the best two minutes in sports? Don't worry: Here are 7 other fabulous Derby Day options.

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's Downtown Area Blends History, Charm
Abingdon's central business district thrives.

The 9 Best Cities for Singer-Songwriters
Forget New York and LA: These smaller US cities are perfect for musicians

Washington County, VA Backs Business Challenge
Annual contest leads to new companies, expansions.

Washington County, VA Business Overview
Diversity in retail, technology sectors help Washington County's economy surge forward.

8 Things to Do in Virginia
The Pentagon, Monticello, Downtown Mall are among must-sees

Washington County, VA is a Top Retirement Destination
County attracts seniors from across the U.S.

Towns Near Abingdon, VA
These include Glade Spring, Saltville and Damascus, all of which feature historical sites and world-class trails.

Industrial Parks in Abingdon, VA
The Abingdon, VA area has two industrial parks that have graded shovel-ready sites for industries looking to make the investment.

Bakeries, Cafes & Coffee Houses in Abingdon, VA
Find delicious cakes, coffee and more at these eateries in Abingdon, VA.

Health Care Services in Abingdon, VA
Find hospitals and health care in Abingdon, VA, including a list of clinics and medical providers for both routine and emergency care.

Abingdon, VA's Courthouse Hill Becomes Retail Hot Spot
Retail entrepreneurs are transforming the area into a hip, exciting shopping and dining destination.

Best Places for Live Music in Abingdon, VA
Abingdon’s music scene thrives with new venues, concert series.

Active Industries in Abingdon, VA
A proactive development plan has helped the region to attract and keep a variety of companies.

The Best Golf Courses in Abingdon, VA
Find the best golf courses in Abingdon, VA and plan your next golf outing.

Neighborhoods in Abingdon, VA
Learn about the neighborhoods and housing options found in Abingdon, VA, including historic areas and new homes.

Top Employers in Abingdon, VA
Get a look at the best companies in Abingdon, VA.

Best Places to Live in Virginia