What better place to plant your roots than an area with strong roots of its own? Kingsport’s rich history manifests itself every day through historical landmarks such as Netherland Inn and Exchange Place, as well as the lively downtown streets filled with local art, lofts, cafés, live music, and beautiful old buildings. Celebrating with community festivals, the Independence Day Parade, American flag lined streets and the Kingsport Veterans Memorial, heritage, tradition, and patriotism are held close to the hearts of those who call Kingsport home.

Mild summer climate due to proximity to the Mountains

There are over 20 golf courses within 20 miles

Tennessee is a low-cost, low-tax state

The mountains provide many recreational opportunities

The median home value is approximately $135,000

First member of the AARP Age-Friendly Community network

The median home value is approximately $135,000

The cost of living is lower than national average, at 87.20

Ballad Health operates 21 hospitals in the region

A number of active adult communities in the area

Excellent Health Care

Past Winner: “Most Walkable City” and “All American City.”

First city to post 1.6 million miles of authenticated physical activity in a year

Bays Mountain, a 3,550-acre nature preserve

Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra

Tri-Cities Airport is only about 20 miles away


Kingsport was the first city to become a member of the AARP – Age-Friendly Community network

The cost of living in Kingsport is 87.20, considerably less than the U.S. average of 100