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We Are Just Right for… Outdoor Enthusiasts

Northeast Tennessee is known for beautiful outdoor scenery and recreational opportunities.  Pack a picnic lunch and hit the trails, or bring a lawn chair and just kick back and relax. The Tweetsie Trail is a hiking, biking, running, and walking...

Jonesborough

History comes to life in this 18th century town. Its well-preserved Main Street will take you on a beautiful journey through the past. Dotted throughout Town you’ll find ma and pop shops, friendly faces, farm to table foods, plenty of “y’alls” and...

Umoja Festival

Johnson City embraces people from all cultures, backgrounds, and walks of life, and that unity is celebrated at the Umoja Festival, held annually since 1997. "The whole idea of the Festival is to show the diversity that we have in this region,"...

Strategic Location

With easy access to an extensive railroad network and situated near the Tri-Cities Airport, Johnson City is a prime location for conducting business operations. We share the Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5/-4) with and live within a day’s drive of nearly...

Brightridge

BrightRidge is a not-for-profit, public power provider that has proudly served our community since 1945. Public power means that each customer is an owner; therefore, our customers benefit from affordable energy, better service, and a utility that...

“I think, being from East Tennessee, you’re kinda born with a little lonesome in your soul, in your blood. You know you’ve got that Appalachian soul.”

Ashley Monroe

Framed by the Appalachian Mountains to the west, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east, the Nolichucky River to the south, and the Watauga River to the north, Washington County is as pretty as a picture, a region abounding in both natural beauty and cultural heritage. American legends Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett once walked our rolling hills and valleys, and their pioneering spirit still pervades the area, imbuing its people with liveliness and fortitude.

We mountain men and women may have lonesome souls, but we’re seldom lonely. Washington County is the oldest incorporated area in Tennessee and the fastest-growing county east of Knoxville. More than 126,000 people live in Washington County, including residents of Jonesborough, the state’s first and oldest town, and students living on the campuses of Milligan College and East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

Today, Johnson City is home to more than 65,000 residents, a thriving urban center that has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best and most popular small metro areas for raising a family, starting a business, or retiring.