Nestled in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the communities of Johnson City, Bristol and Kingsport offer abundant natural beauty as well as sporting events, performing arts and the convenience of metro areas.With metro-area population of 500,000, residents benefit from an affordable cost of living, highly diversified economy, no state income tax, outstanding schools, parks, playgrounds, and sports facilities that make life enjoyable. For entertainment, one can enjoy symphony concerts, local music scenes, tasty dining options and shopping in historic Jonesborough (the oldest town in Tennessee and home of the National Storytelling Center). Hundreds of miles of shoreline and thousands of acres of water await fishing, hunting and boating enthusiasts or nature lovers. Fresh mountain air, an idyllic climate and natural beauty make the Tri Cities area the perfect loction to live, work and play.
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- Education. Each Tri-Cities community has its own highly acclaimed public school system, and a number of private academies also serve local students' educational needs. There are several universities with the largest being East Tennessee State University. In Johnson City, there is also a medical school and pharmacy school.
- Real Estate. Affordable housing options abound in the Tri-Cities, which features property taxes below the national average and very reasonable costs.
- Family. The Tri-Cities is an excellent place to raise a family, given its good public school system, its charm and values, its many school -age sports opportunities sponsored by the cities of the region and its exceptionally low crime rate. Families have more disposable income since Tennessee has no state income tax.
- Culture. Music has a strong presence in the Tri-Cities (Bristol is the birthplace of country music), as do other performing arts, historical venues, and regional fairs and festivals.
- Recreation. Hiking, fishing, hunting, biking, white water rafting, skiing (both water and snow) and wonderful climbing opportunities in the nearby Appalachian Mountains are among the recreational pursuits enjoyed by Tri-Cities residents. For NASCAR fans, Bristol International Speedway is located right here in Bristol, Tennessee. In the fall, a ninety minute drive brings you to UT Football, an obsession of the region, closer to a religion than a sport.
- Weather. The Tri-Cities has four distinct seasons and a moderate climate; average summer highs are 85 degrees, while winter lows are 26 degrees. Fall foliage is often spectacular and always enjoyable.
Tri-Cities Fun Fact
Johnson City's ties to Appalachian Mountain's bootlegging activities in the 1920s, fueled by the presence of part-time resident Al Capone, led the city to gain the nickname of "Little Chicago."
The Tennessee practice was founded in 1997 and currently serves the major hospitals and other patient care facilities in Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol.
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