our region

The place where imagination, creativity, entrepreneurship and ingenuity abound.

Welcome to Johnson city!

A City of over 71,000 people, we enjoy the benefits of modern day amenities and access without losing our small-town feel.  Strategically located as the hub of the Appalachian Highlands, Johnson City boasts a  nationally recognized education system, booming industry, lively nightlife, year-round events, and limitless outdoor recreation. 

live here

High quality of life, low cost of living. Don’t believe us? See what others have said:

Named the 2021 Best City for Young Families in Tennessee
based on real  estate market hotness and inventory, diversity in local school districts, access to parks  and outdoor recreational facilities, and residential and road safety. (Insurify) 

Ranked #2 of the Top 10 Metro Areas
where the cost of living has dropped the most  during the pandemic. Overall cost of living dropped by 3.3%, grocery costs down 12.6%, and housing costs down 3.1%. (Apartment.com) 

Named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2018 
outpacing more than 2,100 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 350,000.) (Liveability.com)

work here

With a growing economy, lower than average unemployment rate, and no state income tax, Johnson City is the place to work. Ideal for entrepreneurs, remote workers, and every one in between, Johnson City is at the forefront of economic growth and stability for our region.

Ranked one of the Top 10 Most Diversified Metro Economies in the United States (Livability.com)

Ranked #1 Most Affordable Metro to Live on $100,000 Salary (Magnify Money)

3,000+ Jobs Created in The Last 5 Years

play here

A lively downtown of restaurants and music, natural scenery, extensive amounts of events and festivals, and a wealth of outdoor recreational opportunities are all in your backyard here. Northeast Tennessee boasts multiple biking trails, parks, waterfalls, world-renowned fishing waters, class IV rapids, hundreds of miles of rivers, lakes and streams, and 288 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Additionally, residents are less than a day’s drive from half the US population and Tri-Cities Airport is about 15 miles away. Nearby getaways include the Smoky Mountains, Asheville, NC., Charlotte, NC., Knoxville, TN., and Nashville, TN.

Voted “Top Adventure Town” for a mid-size city (Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine)

Hundreds of Events, Concerts, Festivals, and More Throughout the Entire Year

Endless Options for Dining and Breweries to Enjoy Day and Night