The Kingsport Community
Make Kingsport your home for the next three years...
Start your adventure here
Kingsport is where famous trailblazer Daniel Boone began his journey to the western frontier. The city developed around the Holston River where Boone began his Wilderness Road expedition through the Appalachian Mountains. Fast-forward more than 200 years and Kingsport now has a population of more than 53,000.
Enjoy four beautiful seasons in Northeast Tennessee! Runners and hikers alike love Warriors Path State Park and Bays Mountain Park. Plus, the scenic Greenbelt is only a short walk from the Kingsport Family Medicine Clinic and Holston Valley Medical Center.
The Kingsport Aquatic Center is an indoor/outdoor facility offering fun for the whole family all year long!
Experience the sights and sounds of Kingsport
The small cabin where the Carter family wrote famous folk ballads is now the location of the Carter Family Fold, only a short drive from Kingsport. But, you don't have to leave town to enjoy the sounds of southern Appalachia. Downtown Kingsport offers a free summer concert series - Twilight Alive. And more than 70 professional musicians make up Symphony of the Mountains, which plays classical concerts, pops and light musical offerings across the region.
One of the most popular community events is FunFest. This week-long family-friendly festival features concerts, an 8K race, parade and a hot air balloon rally. Other popular festivals include Racks by the Tracks and Oktoberfest.