Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southwestern region of Virginia, Abingdon is known for its rich history and its outdoor recreational amenities. The town is home to approximately 8,000 residents, about 22% of whom are aged 65 and over. It boasts a cost of living that is lower than the state and national averages, a pleasant climate throughout the year and a low crime rate, all of which may appeal to seniors seeking assisted living.
Seniors in Abingdon have a wide array of activities to enjoy, from cultural amenities to peaceful walking trails. The William King Museum of Art provides free admission and features permanent collections and traveling exhibits, and the Barter Theatre hosts festivals, live music shows and plays.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, assisted living in the Abingdon region costs $3,985 per month on average, which is a little below the national average of $4,051 and Virginia's average of $4,800.
Note: Information for Abingdon was not available, so data from its closest city, Johnson City, TN, was used.
Check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Abingdon.
Commonwealth Senior Living at Abingdon
860 Wolf Creek Trail
Abingdon, VA 24210
Located in the western region of Abingdon with easy access to three major highways and interstates, Commonwealth Senior Living at Abingdon is a pet-friendly community conveniently situated just five miles away from Johnston Memorial Hospital and even closer to several banks, restaurants and retailers. This facility's staff is available 24 hours per day and provides individualized care plans, medication management and housekeeping and linen services. The facility ranks on our top 10 list for the activities it provides, including games, fitness programs and off-site excursions to local points of interest.
English Meadows Abingdon Campus
15089 Harmony Hills Lane
Abingdon, VA 24211
English Meadows Abingdon Campus is situated next to Johnston Memorial Hospital and Abingdon Health and Rehab in the northeastern region of Abingdon. This 74-bed facility provides assisted living services and memory care, and is comprised of studios and apartments, which include Wifi and private baths. We've included this facility for the friendliness of its staff and the array of recreational programs it offers.
Oakmont at Gordon Park
401 Gordon Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201
Oakmont at Gordon Park is a senior living facility that provides assisted living services and memory care in Bristol, which is about 15 miles south of Abingdon. This facility is included on our top 10 list for its outstanding meal services, its staff and the activities that it offers to residents. It's situated on a beautiful 16-acre campus with mature oak trees and mountain views, which residents can enjoy in the large courtyards, outdoor kitchen, putting greens and screened-in porches.
1 Liberty Place
Bristol, VA 24201
Located in the northwestern region of Bristol, less than 20 miles from Abingdon, Brookdale Bristol is situated on a private campus with mature trees just minutes away from grocery stores and restaurants. Seniors choose from multiple floor plans, from cozy and efficient studio apartments to two-bedroom units with plenty of room for guests. Residents with green thumbs can cultivate plants in the greenhouse or gardens, and the facility's wireless internet makes it easy for seniors to check their email and stay connected with friends and family. The facility ranks on our top 10 list for its overall value, delicious cuisine and its friendly staff.
English Meadows Blacksburg Campus
3400 South Point Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24068
English Meadows Blacksburg Campus, located 100 miles to the east of Abingdon, is featured on our top 10 list for its comfortable, well-appointed facility, its delicious food and its overall value. It's located right next to the LewisGale Hospital Montgomery and near shopping, dining and the Virginia Tech campus. The facility is comprised of 90 resident units, including assisted living studios and apartments and memory care, all with private baths and emergency call systems. Residents may enjoy restaurant-style dining with daily specials and an à la carte menu in the comfortable dining room, or prepare their food in their own private kitchen.
The Wybe & Marietje Kroontje Health Care Center
1000 Litton Lane
Blacksburg, VA 24060
The Wybe & Marietje Kroontje Health Care Center provides assisted living and nursing home services in the southern region of Blacksburg, about 110 miles away from Abingdon. This facility has lush, natural surroundings with walking paths, gardens and wildlife, and it accommodates up to 60 residents who need assistance with four or more activities of daily living. We've included this facility in our top 10 list for its friendly staff and the quality it provides.
Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford
7486 Lee Highway
Radford, VA 24141
Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford, which is located near the Carilion New River Valley Community Hospital, about 90 miles from Abingdon, is listed here for its numerous community amenities and its friendly, knowledgeable staff. This pet-friendly community accommodates up to 65 seniors and offers several different residential floor plans to choose from, including affordable studio apartments and one and two-bedroom apartments that are roomy enough for overnight guests. The facility arranges a variety of off-site activities to keep residents busy, and those who prefer to stay home can participate in games, Wii Sports, yoga, gardening, arts and crafts and group discussions.
Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg
201 Wheatland Court
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Situated near the Northgate Village Shopping Center, the New River Valley Mall and the Montgomery Regional Hospital, Commonwealth Senior Living at Christiansburg provides convenience and comfort for seniors seeking assisted living or memory care services. Residents choose from pet-friendly studio and one-bedroom apartments, both of which feature cable television, wireless internet and emergency call systems. Residents can prepare their own meals in the in-room kitchenettes or enjoy chef-prepared meals in the communal dining room, and overnight guests are allowed. We've included this facility for its high-quality cuisine and its personable staff.
Elmcroft of Kingsport
901 Teasel Drive
Kingsport, TN 37660
Located in eastern Tennessee at the foothills of the Great Smoky and the Appalachian Mountains, about 35 miles away from Abingdon, Elmcroft of Kingsport provides comfortable senior living with scenic views, fun activities and customized care plans. The facility provides scheduled transportation to nearby points of interest and medical centers, as well as a variety of signature programs such as the Vitality Club and Second Wind Dreams. Residents enjoy restaurant-style dining with meals made from locally sourced ingredients, including original culinary creations and traditional dishes. We've included this facility on our list for its dynamic activities calendar, its exceptional staff and the overall value it provides.
2424 N John B. Dennis Highway
Kingsport, TN 37660
Brookdale Kingsport is included on our top 10 list for its friendly staff, the comfort and style of its facility and its dining program. This pet-friendly assisted living facility is located in the eastern region of Kingsport, Tennessee, just 35 miles from Abingdon. It offers a wide array of amenities, including an on-site beauty salon and barbershop, fitness classes and an arts and crafts studio. Residents have in-room kitchenettes for those who prefer to do their own cooking, as well as a community dining room where they enjoy delicious meals with special dietary menus.