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Retirement Living in Tazewell County - Virginia

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Area Description

Located in the heart of the Appalachians, this Blue Ridge Mountain county is breathtakingly beautiful, with clean air, low light pollution, low cost of living and the friendliest people on earth!

Includes Cities/Towns: Bluefield, Cedar Bluff, North Tazewell, Pocahontas, Pounding Mill, Richlands, Tazewell.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Tazewell County is known as the outdoor adventure capital of the Appalachians! Hiking, biking, bird watching, motorcycle roads, atv trails, fishing, kayaking on America's most biologically diverse river and so much more!

Cultural Activities

A very large arts community exists in Tazewell County that produces both gallery style shops and great traditional music programs.

Public transportation

Three regional transit services running shuttle buses to all areas of Tazewell County. General cost twenty five cents one way.

Medical Facilities

CLinch Vally Medical Center is a full service facility. Tazewell Carillion Hospital is the Commonwealth of Virginia's ONLY five star service hospital!


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  23.2  31.4  39.5  3.4 "
 Feb  25.5  34.4  43.3  3.1 "
 Mar  33.0  42.7  52.5  3.8 "
 Apr  40.8  51.5  62.2  3.5 "
 May  49.3  59.5  69.7  4.5 "
 Jun  57.0  66.5  76.0  4.0 "
 Jul  60.8  70.2  79.6  4.1 "
 Aug  59.3  69.0  78.8  3.5 "
 Sep  53.4  63.0  72.6  3.3 "
 Oct  42.4  52.7  63.1  2.8 "
 Nov  34.5  43.5  52.5  2.8 "
 Dec  27.0  35.2  43.4  3.0 "

Mild climates with mountains means no hurricanes or tornadoes! We experience a regular rainfall that means we rarely experience wildfires. There are no volcanoes around and earthquakes that do happen can't be felt.

Natural Disaster Areas

Cost of Living for Tazewell County, VA

Tazewell County, Virginia cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Subdivisions, adult communities and unzoned housing.

Senior Assistance in Tazewell County, VA

Tazewell County, Virginia offers the following assistance for seniors:

All of the above

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Retail, Visitor Services, Healthcare.

Additional Information

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