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The Reserve at Johnson City

The Reserve, Johnson City’s premier apartment community, is located just off I-26 within four miles of area shopping centers, restaurants, parks, and medical facilities. Apartments at the Reserve get their luxurious look and feel from distinctive...

We Are Just Right for… Job Seekers

Johnson City has an unemployment rate of only 3.1% as of December 2017, and there are currently more jobs available in Johnson City than our local employment agencies are able to fill. Jobs are plentiful in fields like manufacturing, light and...

Community Culture

Arts and culture are vibrant parts of the Johnson City and regional communities providing rich opportunities for personal enjoyment, educational experiences, tourism, economic growth, and employment. The arts help improve our personal well-being...

History

Johnson City was originally founded as a railroad station in 1856 by Henry Johnson. The city originally called "Johnson Depot" was a major rail hub for the southeast and including three separate railroad lines that crossed in the downtown area. The...

The Lay of the Land

With a population of more than 66,000, Johnson City is the 9th largest city in Tennessee. The Johnson City, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area covers Carter, Unicoi, and Washington counties, which have a combined population of more than 200,000....

“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.