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Old 02-12-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I was recently turned onto Abingdon, VA. I am from VA and relocated to NC two years ago. I was wondering if some people could give me some information on the area. What to places rent for, are there any jobs around the area, if so who are some of the big employers? I would be willing to drive to the Bristol area for work as well. Also, is there affordable housing for sale within walking distance to the downtown area? Would it be a big mistake for a single 31 year old man to move there?

Thanks
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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I can't really answer your questions, but I will say that Abingdon is a very pretty little town. I live just outside of Jonesborough, TN which is similar to Abingdon. Both are older history oriented types of towns.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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thanks williboy. I am just curious if there are any jobs in or around the area. I am 31, and figure I have to work at least another 5 years!
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: UPSTATE SC
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We drove tthrough and stayed there on two separate occasions. We are also looking at the area closely, we fell in love with it.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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lifesigns64, do you m ind me asking where you are located now? I wish someone could shed some light on the job situation in and around bristol. I am up for making a career change if it equals a step up in quality of life. I am going to go there in two weeks.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Bristol, TN
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Abingdon is a good place to live, a very old town with a lot of festivals going on during the spring and summer, they have a theater (Barter Theater) has plays, good resturants and the residential is built around the city. It is one of the expensive areas to live, but washington county or Bristol around Exit 7 is growing at a monumential pace.

Corporations in the area Strongwell, Bristol Compressors.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Default Abington - good place to retire?

I was just reading about Abington and it sounds like a lovely place. I'm looking for a place to retire within the next year or so and I'm wondering if Abington would be a good fit. Here's my situation:
I'm single so I'd like things to do and activites where I could meet people.
Of course, I'm thinking of medical care - it's always a good idea to have a hospital nearby -- although I don't hope to use one anytime soon.
I'd like a town where there is a downtown area with small shops.
How are housing prices and property taxes? I'm thinking about a house in the 300,000 range.

Finally, are people friendly to transplanted New Yorkers?

Thank you.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I am a country person and own land about 20 minutes from Abingdon where I hope to build and retire one day. But, if I did decide to live in town, it would be in Abindgon. There are some cute homes in town, within walking distance of most of the shops, and a very nice hospital too. Check Realtor.com ...type in Abingdon, your price range, number of bedrooms, etc. and you'll get over one hundred homes to choose from. I found 2 really cute brick Cape Cod bungalows for around $200,000 the other day.

I have family in the area so I have become pretty familiar with the town and love it even more every time I visit. If I move there (or build on my land) I will probably teach part-time at a local college or do something with the arts or my writing.

jmarquise, what is your educational background or work experience? That information would give people more to go on in helping you to find employment. Good luck!
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:24 AM
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Default Abingdon VA information

Attached information if you want to pass it on to others. Abingdon is often described as a sophisticated or stylish country town with lots to offer: museums, college, hiking/biking, live theatre, festivals, fishing, swimming, camping etc.. Both young and the retired re-locate to Abingdon.
@ URL <http://www.abingdon.com/> click on "visit Abingdon"
Others ...
Whites Mill
< http://whitesmill.org/>
Highlands Festival
<http://www.vahighlandsfestival.org/>
Museum
<http://www.wkrac.org/>
Live Theatre
<http://www.bartertheatre.com/> Live Theatre
Hiking and Biking
<http://www.vacreepertrail.com/>
Neighboring town ... also on the hiking trail
<http://www.damascus.org/>
Mount Rogers (Virginia)
< http://americasroof.com/va.shtml>
White Top Mountain (Grayson County)
<http://www.graysoncountyva.com/graysoncounty.asp (broken link)>
Magazine
<http://www.imageswashingtoncounty.com/_digital/frame_set.php (broken link)>
Old pictures of Abingdon
<http://www.antiquealleync.com/abingdon.html>
Crafts and Antiques
<http://plumballeybeads.com/>
<http://www.abingdonquiltcottage.com/>
< www.cavehousecrafts.org>
<www.abingdonmercantile.com>
<http://abingdon.bestredyp.com/ClassPage/USA/Virginia/Abingdon/c-Antiques-Dealers/mcid-118/page-1/yellowsearch.html>
Restaurants
< http://parksmill.com/> (Mill and restaurant)
<http://meadowviewfarmersguild.com/HarvestTable.html>
<http://www.abingdontavern.com/>
<http://www.marthawashingtoninn.com/>
< http://www.zazzyz.com/> (coffee shop & book shop)
< http://thetrailcafe.com/> (has links to other info)
Inn's and Beds and Breakfast
<www.abingdonboardinghouse.com>
< http://greencovecottage.homestead.com/>
< http://www.innontowncreek.com/>
< http://www.abingdon-virginia.com/>
< http://www.summerfieldinn.com/>
< http://www.whitebirchesinn.com/>
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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Originally Posted by bonnienyc View Post
I was just reading about Abington and it sounds like a lovely place. I'm looking for a place to retire within the next year or so and I'm wondering if Abington would be a good fit. Here's my situation:
I'm single so I'd like things to do and activites where I could meet people.
Of course, I'm thinking of medical care - it's always a good idea to have a hospital nearby -- although I don't hope to use one anytime soon.
I'd like a town where there is a downtown area with small shops.
How are housing prices and property taxes? I'm thinking about a house in the 300,000 range.

Finally, are people friendly to transplanted New Yorkers?

Thank you.

have you gotten any more info?? I am interested in Abington too
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