Heritage, tradition and patriotism are close to the hearts of those who call Kingsport home, and the founder Kingsport coined the phrase “The Kingsport Spirit” to describe the enthusiasm of residents dedicated to making it a great place to live. With a cost of living 13% below the national average, access to quality education in the nationally recognized preK-12 Kingsport City Schools and college programs at Kingsport Academic Village, and a community large enough to have an urban vibe while small enough to be neighborly, people of all ages find true value in their investment living here. Four distinct and comfortable seasons give outdoors enthusiasts every reason to get out and experience recreation amenities, such as Warrior's Path State Park - the state's most visited, the city's popular Greenbelt, or take advantage of proximity to five national parks, 14 other state parks and six lakes. While Eastman, founded here in 1920, remains the city's largest employer, its excellent location also makes it a prime place for logistics and distribution companies.
A quick look at life in Kingsport, TN, including schools, things to do and health care
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Outdoor recreation opportunities abound