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Johnson City Community

blue plum festival Johnson City is a progressive university community of more 65,000 in the breathtakingly beautiful foothills of Northeast Tennessee. Over one million people live within a 50 mile radius, placing it among the top 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the nation. Life is amazingly free of traffic, litter, commercialism, and other less desirable traits of larger cities.
Based on economic growth, climate, crime rate, housing costs, education, health care, recreation, transportation, and the arts, Johnson City has been rated one of the "most livable" areas in the country. Johnson City has a wide range of cultural and recreational opportunities. For outdoor enthusiasts, the region contains over 275,000 acres of national forest, the famed Appalachian Trail, extensive trail systems, spectacular water falls, and lakes. Over 75 festivals annually highlight the natural beauty, historical and cultural heritage of the region. The historic community of Jonesborough, home to the National Association for the Preservation of Storytelling, is located five miles away.
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