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11 Excellent Reasons to Call Johnson City Home

Our low cost of living means you can lead a comfortable lifestyle no matter how much you earn. There’s no income tax or pension tax anywhere in the state of Tennessee. Mild weather and four distinct seasons will let you experience all that nature...

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,"...

Getting in Shape in Johnson City

The weather is heating up, and before you know it, it will be summer. With summer, we can expect swimming pools to open, beach trips to be taken, and swimsuit season will be in full swing. If you’re anything like most people, you’re probably not...

Founders After 5

Downtown Johnson City’s free concert series, Founders After 5, takes place at the amphitheater in Founders Park every Friday (except First Friday) at 6:00 PM, May through September. No outside alcohol is allowed on city property, but local...

Wellmont Health System

Wellmont is a not-for-profit health system guided by a vision to deliver the best health care anywhere. Wellmont provides services ranging from primary care and family physician, to community-based hospitals, to high-quality specialty...

“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.