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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....
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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...
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Flower Power

Got a room in your house that feels drab or outdated? You don’t have to remodel or redecorate—just buy a bouquet! Flowers are a simple, inexpensive way to instantly brighten up a room, and some kinds of flowers give you more bang for your buck....
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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...
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The Carnegie Hotel

Wedding Venues in Johnson City

There’s no doubt about it: we are in wedding season. Whether you’re planning one of your own or your mailbox is rapidly filling up with invites to others’ weddings, this is an extraordinarily popular time of the year for couples to tie the knot....
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“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.