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Johnson City, Tennessee
Johnson City, Tennessee is located in eastern Tennessee, northeast of Knoxville near the Cherokee National Forest. As part of eastern Tennessee known as the Tri-Cities (Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City), Johnson City is the largest area in the region and was once voted by Money Magazine as “the best place to live in the southeast”.  With such beautiful surroundings, safe and excellent schools, friendly people, low tax rates and an abundance of fun things to do, more and more people are realizing that Johnson City Tennessee is a great place to call home.

Johnson City Schools
The Johnson City public schools are excellent schools with 8 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school serving the area. Total student enrollment for 2005-2006 school year was 6,998. Johnson City schools have a wonderful support staff and excellent teachers that help students strive for the best in education.

East Tennessee State University is also located in Johnson City. The Quillen College of Medicine, a U.S. News and World Report top ten medical school developing primary care physicians also calls Johnson City TN home. Milligan College is also a four year college and is located nearby.

Hospitals/Medical
The Johnson City Medical Center serves Eastern Tennessee and is located in the city. The medical center and the Quillen College of Medicine combine to provide the city excellent medical care and emergency help.

Activities
Living in Johnson City Tennessee, you will never run out of things to do and see. Johnson City has an abundance of city parks, 19 to be exact and 5 recreation areas. These parks have tennis courts, athletic fields, walking paths, and swimming pools. Johnson City is just a short trip from several state parks and the Appalachian Trail. Within a short drive from the city, you can be near the Nolichucky River or Cherokee Lake which is perfect for whitewater rafting, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and biking. In the winter, you can also drive a short distance be near the North Carolina ski areas and enjoy skiing and snowboarding.

Walnut Cove Apartments are located near Willow Springs Park, one of the most beautiful parks in Johnson City TN. The park provides a great backdrop for walks, afternoon exercise, or a weekend picnic. It will soon have a dog park, which is a great way to exercise your best friend, too!

In downtown Johnson City TN there are many great little shops and restaurants that offer everything from a casual dining experience to full gourmet cuisines. The Hands On! Museum is also a popular spot downtown and a great place to take the kids. This museum lets children explore the sciences and humanities through hands on, interactive exhibits.

The city is also home to many historic sites from the American Revolution and the Civil War. The Tipton-Hayes Historical Site was the home of John Tipton, a member of the 1776 Constitutional Convention. Johnson City Tennessee is also home to the birthplace of both President Andrew Jackson and Davy Crockett. Both of these sites have tours and historical markers denoting the places and events.

Johnson City Tennessee is also very close to Bristol Motor Speedway, which features NASCAR racing events and many other car events. Also located in Bristol is Bristol Caverns, a fun place to visit and learn more about caverns and cave structures.

Johnson City’s close proximity to Asheville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Gatlinburg, also make it easy to enjoy all the fun attractions in those areas. In Asheville, you can enjoy the many scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as the very popular and always stunning Biltmore House. Also, just north of Asheville is Mt. Mitchell, the Eastern United States' highest mountain. Nearby is also the Knoxville Zoo in Knoxville TN. Gatlinburg, TN, the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, would also be an easy day trip to take from Johnson City, and is a one of a kind vacation destination with something for everyone to enjoy. To the south, cities like Charleston SC, Savannah GA, and Atlanta are not too far away, and would be easy and fun trips to take.

There is much to see and do in Eastern Tennessee, which is just one of the many reasons why so many people are moving to the area. With low tax rates, excellent schools, and a safe and clean city, Johnson City Tennessee is a growing and thriving community.
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