Whether you are moving up from the quiet country or taking a step back from the big city, Kingsport provides the ideal middle ground by combining a high quality of life with a low cost of living.
Emilie Park discovered the low-cost factor when she moved to Kingsport from New York City in 2007 with her husband and three children. In New York, they lived in a 900-square-foot apartment that cost $380,000. In Kingsport, they found a 5,000-square-foot home on a three-quarter acre piece of property for $575,000.
“The affordability played a huge factor in us moving to Kingsport,” says Park, who is owner and managing partner of XCellerated Fitness.
“We love the fact that our dollar goes so far here. All the money we’re saving helps us afford a lifestyle that would not have been feasible (in New York). We have extra money to travel, and we’re able to save more for our children’s future.”