Johnson City Real Estate
Moving to Johnson City, Tennessee
Named one of the "Top 100 Cities for Relocation" by Forbes Magazine, Johnson City has a great mix of culture and recreation. Over 18 parks offer outdoor activities such as hiking, fly fishing, and golfing against the beautiful backdrop of the Appalachian Mountains. Art and antiques are favorites in downtown Johnson City, along with the several retail shopping centers that dot the area. Nearby Bristol Motor Speedway draws race fans from across the country.
Climate –With four distinct seasons, you get a little of everything but too much of any one thing. The average summer temperature is a mild 80 degrees, and the average winter temperature is a mild 40 degrees. Precipitation is moderate and spread evenly from month to month, so you don’t have to worry about being deluged during a rainy season. An occasional snowfall will add some sparkle to your winter, but it’s unlikely you will ever have to dig out of a major blizzard. The seasonal mix means you always have a beautiful change of scenery to look forward to.
Population – The population of Johnson City is less than 60,000, giving it that small, but not too small, town feel.
- About 25 percent of the population is families
- 30 percent of the population is between the ages of 25 to 44
- The area appeals to people from all age groups.
- There’s a place for everyone.
Education – You will be excited at the number of nearby schools. Johnson City offers children a great public education starting in elementary school all the way through high school. With its easy proximity to East Tennessee State University, there are no limits to what your children can achieve academically without going far from home. For smaller children, numerous preschool and day care options are available.
Entertainment – Parks, playgrounds, and sports facilities are at your disposal, or you might want to attend a symphony concert, spend an afternoon with the kids at the Hands On! Regional Museum, or shop in historic Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee and home of the National Storytelling Center. When you get hungry, there are scores of places to eat that will satisfy every food craving. The Nolichucky River flows close by, which makes whitewater rafting and kayaking popular options. Other family-friendly activities include hiking and biking trails and some of the best trophy trout fishing in the country. And just a stone’s throw away, you’ll find world-renowned attractions like Bristol Motor Speedway and Bays Mountain and Barter Theatre.
Work – The area’s economy is largely fueled by East Tennessee State University (ETSU) and the medical "Med-Tech" corridor, anchored by the Johnson City Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Saratoga Technologies, Inc., and the ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy and Quillen College of Medicine. Health care isn’t the only industry with a presence in Johnson City, however. Major employers include American Water Heater Company, R R Donnelley, Cantech Industries, General Shale Brick LLC, Mullican Flooring, NN, Inc., TPI Corporation. and AT&T Wireless.
Contact The Shields Team of Keller Williams Realty to SELL your Johnson City Home today! Office: 423-433-6517
Tennessee Virginia Regional listings last updated Nov 16, 2018 2:00:am.