Steeped in history and surrounded by the beauty of the Northeast Tennessee mountains, Kingsport is part of the Tri-Cities region and what is known as the “Mountain Empire” of Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Kingsport provides attractive options for living and working, making it an excellent to place to reside, visit, or invest in real estate. Settled in 1771 as “Salt Lick” and chartered, then re-chartered as Kingsport in 1892 and 1917, the city was an early and important shipping port on the Holston River. Kingsport’s rich history includes Indian skirmishes and a Civil War Battle.

         Kingsport was nicknamed “The Model City” because it was designed and planned by noted Massachusetts City Planner and Landscape Architect John Nolen. Kingsport offers more than history and natural beauty. It is the corporate headquarters for Eastman Chemical Company, Domtar Paper Company, BAE Systems (British Aerospace Electronic Systems) and other industries that help drive the local economy and provide employment. Kingsport has many desirable neighborhoods, that provide homes of various sizes, and prices make it an attractive place to live for its nearly 48,205 residents.

         There are many options for fun and recreation in Kingsport. Known for excellent golfing and walking/biking trails, the city is the home of Warrior's Path State Park and Bay's Mountain Park and Planetarium, the nation's largest municipally owned parks. Sports fans can enjoy many AAU Championships and the Kingsport Mets, the Rookie League affiliate of the New York Mets. The entire family can enjoy music, food and fun at the nine-day summer Fun Fest with many family fun activities and events to attend. Buying real estate in Kingsport, Tn provides opportunities to enjoy many professional and personal resources. Kingsport is a great place to raise a family!



Miller Perry Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Indian Springs Elementary School, Rock Springs Elementary School, Jackson Elementary School, Tri-Cities Christian School, St. Dominic School, St. Paul's Day School, and Kindergarten Comprehensive Community Services.


Middle School, Robinson Middle School, and Colonial Heights Middle School


Dobyns - Bennett High School, Sullivan South High School, Sullivan North High School, Christian Life Academy, Lighthouse Christian School, Appalachian Christian School, Appalachian Christian School, and Apostolic Gospel Academy.


Kingsport Center for Higher Education, Kingsport Lincoln Memorial University, Kingsport King University, Kingsport University of Tennessee, Kingsport Milligan College, Kingsport Northeast State Community College, Kingsport Tusculum College, Kingsport Northeast State Community College (about 9 miles; Blountville, TN), East Tennessee State University (about 19 miles; Johnson City, TN), King University (about 22 miles; Bristol, TN), Tusculum College (about 29 miles; Greeneville, TN), Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Cumberland, KY), Walters State Community College (about 46 miles; Morristown, TN), and Appalachian State University (about 53 miles; Boone, NC). 


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