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"One of the best places to live in Tennessee"

We have always said Johnson City is great, but now we have proof. Johnson City's rating on Niche is the best in northeast Tennessee, and something to be proud of! Click here to read the full article, or keep reading for some of the biggest takeaways from our Niche ranking.

Great Schools

Niche ranks Johnson city as the #10 suburb with the best schools in Tennessee. We are very proud of that ranking! The highest rated school in our area is Fairmont Elementary School, with an overall A grade. They received an A score for academics, and A in diversity, and an A+ for their teachers. Fairmont is in one of our favorite historic neighborhoods in Johnson City, The Gump Addition.

Other schools to make the top of the list are Town Acres Elementary, Science Hill High School, Indian Trail, and University High (Colin's Alma Mater! 12 years! Then he finally got out of the 8th grade..ha and graduated in 1991).

No data exists on Niche for private schools, so if you want yours to make the list, go give it a 5 star review!

Affordable Housing

We covered this in our last blog post, but Johnson City is blessed with affordable housing prices. In our area, the middle class is not priced out of most homes. According to Niche, our median home price and median rent are both below the national average, and 52% of residents own their home, rather than rent. This means that our area has affordable housing, and an affordable cost of living.

Great for Young Professionals

Johnson City ranked #12 on Niche's top 100 suburban areas for young professionals in Tennessee. Our area has a great market for young professionals to build a successful career, thanks to a strong economy and many small businesses that make this area unique. Johnson City is anchored by East Tennessee State University, the Quillen College of Medicine, and a thriving medical industry. This makes Johnson City a great place to live for young professionals, and anyone looking for a great place to live.


We are happy to serve the young professionals of our area. If you know anyone starting their career in this area, please give us a call! Our buyers agents would love to help them find their perfect starter home.

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