Johnson City, TN is one of the best places to live. From endless outdoor adventures and affordability to easy commutes and a diverse economy. There’s something for everyone in Johnson City – don’t believe us? Check out some of our recent recognitions.
Johnson City was recognized as one of the best places in the United States to live by Livability.com, one of the leading online authorities used for researching communities. One of the key characteristics that Livability.com described for placing Johnson City, high on their “2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live” list is the area’s natural beauty. In Johnson City, you’re surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains and numerous rivers and lakes— not to mention, a pleasant climate that lets you experience all four seasons.
That recognition was amplified when Johnson City was named a Top Adventure Town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. For decades, Blue Ridge Outdoors has been the authoritative guide to outdoor sports, health and adventure travel in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. Johnson City was chosen as a medium-sized Top Adventure Town for its vibrant outdoor scenes, active lifestyle, and access to amazing adventures including Tannery Knobs Mountain Bike Park. This city park located in the heart of downtown includes 40 acres of wooded terrain, winding bike trails, an asphalt pump track and a ridgeline overlooking the mountains.
Johnson City also ranks high in categories of affordable housing and education which helped land another Livability.com recognition as one of “5 Most Affordable Cities in Tennessee.”
In August of 2020, Johnson City was named one of “The 10 Most Diversified Metro Economies in the United States.” Livability.com says it’s one of the economies that has the range of industries, depth and nimbleness needed to overcome turbulent times and come out on the other side even stronger. The article mentions major employers like Crown Laboratories, a skincare and beauty company that makes products like Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, and also recognizes the county as a leader in aerospace engineering. In addition, it lists outdoor assets and affordability as other key characteristics for a diverse metro economy. Johnson City’s economy is strong in healthcare, led by Johnson City Medical Center, and the city is a regional hub for retail shopping centers and local restaurants.
Whether you are a young professional or someone who has worked hard and is looking for the perfect place to settle down for some relaxation, we are confident you’ll find a place here within our community to call your own. Johnson City is growing, and it’s exciting to see authorities recognizing how special our area truly is… all we’re missing is you!