Living in Kingsport, TN
In far northeastern Tennessee, on the state line with Kentucky lies Kingsport, population 53,000. It is one of the tri-cities in this corner of the state along with Johnson City and Bristol. Kingsport has a comfortable suburban feel though it is not attached to a crowded, large metropolitan city. Kingsport is nestled near mountains and the Holston River, so hiking, kayaking, fishing and other outdoor fun abounds. The 3,500 acre Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium is a must see attraction. It is known for its iconic “Church Circle” with high steeple houses of worship ringing a classic roundabout traffic circle. The Art in the Heart Gallery showcases local artisans. Enjoy craft beer at the Sleepy Owl Brewery. Schools in Kingsport are “A” rated and the main campus of the University of Tennessee is just an hour down the road at Knoxville. Homes in Kingsport are affordably priced at a median of $141,000.