Johnson City is located in a trio of counties in the state of Tennessee. Washington, Carter, and Sullivan counties all claim pieces of Johnson City, with Washington taking the biggest portion. By 2014 Johnson City had made a name for itself as the ninth-largest city in the state, and it is also the principal city of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area. Homes in Johnson City provide a pleasurably surprising value for the luxury that they offer. Most homes are of a more impressive vintage than most, and most have an affordable price tag that families will find easier to handle.
Johnson City is ranked as #14 on the list of Best Small Places for Business and Careers by Forbes and #5 on the list of The 10 Least Expensive Cities for Living in the U.S.A. by Kiplinger. The low cost of living in Johnson City has been attributed to affordable homes and utility, transportation, and health-care costs that are below average. Being both an exciting city to live in regarding jobs and careers, as well as one of the most affordable ones, Johnson City is the perfect location for people looking to save money and advance their businesses in a tremendous way. The city shares land with steep mountains, rolling hills, and breathtaking valleys which are all a part of the Appalachian Ridge-and-Valley Province. Other mountains and rivers find their homes in Johnson City as well, including Buffalo Mountain and Watauga River.
The Nolichucky River, just to the south of Johnson City, proffers whitewater river rafting and kayaking opportunities for the adventurous tourists and residents. Neighborhoods in Johnson City feature idyllic names such as Avondale Forest, Austin Springs, Idlewilde, Melrose, Mountain Home, and Buffalo View. The city itself is known as an economic hub which is mostly powered by the East Tennessee State University, the Johnson Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, and Saratoga Technologies. Major companies that have founded their headquarters in Johnson City include American Water Heater Company, Cantech Industries, Moody Dunbar, Inc., and Mullican Flooring. For those interested in cultural activities, Johnson City provides a hub for that as well. The Little Chicago Blues Festival, the Umoja Unity Festival, and the Blue Plum Festival are all artistic and historic celebrations bringing Johnson City residents together to celebrate the past and the present. Johnson City is an epicenter for easy living with its affordable costs and its tremendous business and entertainment opportunities.