Washington County is the place to be when it comes to getting the ultimate shopping experience. From trendy boutiques to timeless antiques, spending a rainy day at the mall or shopping from door-to-door outside, one is sure to shop until they drop. More than 500 retail businesses call Johnson City/Jonesborough/Washington County home, with $2,053 million of retail sales generated annually according the ETSU Bureau of Economic Research. Washington County is the one-stop shopping destination for the region.
If one drives down any one of the main streets in Johnson City, you are sure to find somewhere to shop. From local boutiques in the downtown area, to the classic and convenient location of The Mall at Johnson City, you will find a shopping, dining and entertainment venue sure to please the whole family. The Mall at Johnson City contains about 90 merchants including department stores Belk, JCPenney, Sears and other popular merchants such as Forever 21, Charming Charlie and Crazy 8. Its convenient location near Interstates 26 and 81 is one of the many reasons it is a popular shopping destination in the Tri-Cities. Much of the new retail development is located in North Johnson City, along State of Franklin Road.
Johnson City is home to many shopping plazas including a residential favorite, Johnson City Crossing. Here you will find Bed Bath & Beyond, Old Navy, Stein Mart, and others. The Peerless Shopping Center located on North Roan Street is home to several upscale retailers – Bear N Friends Toy Shoppe, Talbots, and Jos A. Bank. Hamilton Place is home to Academy Sports and a number of smaller retail stores.
Venture to Downtown Johnson City where you will find many additional shopping opportunities including boutiques, craft stores, antique stores and other specialty shops. Many stores have opened as a result of the revitalized downtown project, while some have been calling downtown home for many years.
Take a couple of hours or a day or two to explore downtown historic Jonesborough, Tennessee’s oldest town. Culture Trip named Jonesborough one of 10 most beautiful towns in Tennessee. Most of the shops are housed in the town’s historic buildings built in the late 1700’s. The friendly shopkeepers and beautiful buildings give you a hometown shopping experience like no other. You will find art galleries, gourmet food shops, fashion and pet boutiques along with craft shops.
Antique shops are one of the best reasons to visit Jonesborough. With several antique dealers, you are sure to find a trove of treasures in the clothing, furniture, memorabilia and collectible shops.