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We Are Just Right for… Fitness Enthusiasts

Fitness isn’t an all-or-nothing endeavor. Every little bit helps, and while it’s certainly commendable to challenge yourself, it’s also perfectly acceptable to do just enough to keep your body and your mind in good working order. No matter what...

Johnson City Eye Clinic

Providing a Higher Level of Eye Care Since 1942 For over 75 years Johnson City Eye Clinic has provided incomparable eye care to our four-state region. Johnson City Eye Clinic proudly offers a broad spectrum of dedicated services for eyes of all...

Appalachian Fair

The yearly Appalachian Fair is the second-largest event of its kind in the state of Tennessee and has been a cherished tradition in the Tri-Cities for over 90 years now. A study conducted in 2003 showed the fair had an economic impact of $26...

Johnson City Burgers

Few food items are as beloved, ubiquitous, and versatile as the hamburger. Whether you’re loading them up with cheese and bacon, classing them up with premium beef and artisanal buns, grabbing a greasy-yet-satisfying one from a fast food joint, or...

Degree Trends

Now more than ever, postsecondary education is becoming a necessity for young people in America. More than 21 million students attended colleges and universities in 2016, meaning that more people attended college in 2016 than ever have before....

“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.