The Tri-Cities area, comprised of Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport, is located in the upper Northeast corner of Tennessee. This area is in the Southern Appalachians between Virginia and North Carolina. The area is characterized by small towns and a rural culture.
Each of the cities can be accessed via Interstate 81 and several other major highways. The Tri-Cities Regional Airport is 30 minutes away from each city and is served by several airlines.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is two hours away to the west, with the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail 30 minutes to an hour away. Additionally, the area is blessed with several TVA lakes which provide a myriad of water recreation opportunities.