Make Johnson City your home for the next three years...
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What do Al Capone, railroads and bike trails have in common? Johnson City! Known to some as Al Capone’s "Little Chicago" hideout, Johnson City is a former railroad town that has grown into a city of more than 65,000 residents and 15,000 students at East Tennessee State University.
Enjoy four beautiful seasons in Northeast Tennessee! Runners and bikers love Founders Park and the Tweetsie Trail - a 10-mile rails-to-trail route named after the famous Tweetsie Railroad that once chugged through town in the early 20th century. Buffalo Mountain Park and Roan Mountain State Park offer great hikes with rewarding views.
Experience the sights and sounds of Johnson City
Students at East Tennessee University are keeping the sounds of Appalachia alive. Many of the university's old time, country music and bluegrass bands perform at East Tennessee's premier listening room - The Down Home.
Downtown Johnson City hosts a free concert series - Founders after 5, and festivals throughout the year such as - Blue Plum Festival and the Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza. Downtown is also home to three craft breweries - Yee-Haw Brewing Company, JRH Brewing and Johnson City Brewing Company.