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Quality of Life


Cost of Living

  • Kiplinger's ranks the Tri-Cities' cost of living the fifth best in the nation for MSA's with a population of 250,000 or more
  • Sullivan County's cost of living is 14.6% lower than the U.S. Average
  • RelocateAmerica.com ranked the region among the nation's top 100 places to live


Cost of Living Sullivan County, TN United States


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Sports and Recreation

  • Racing enthusiasts can enjoy a race at Bristol Motor Speedway - a 165,000- seat pulse-pounding NASCAR arena - or the Thunder Valley Dragway

Bristol Motor Speedway

Thunder Valley Dragway

  • Enjoy golfing at one of the region's many award-winning golf courses

Blackthorn Club

Cattails at Meadowview

Clear Creek Golf Club

Country Club of Bristol

         Ridgefields Country Club

Steele Creek Golf Course

The Virginian Golf Club

Tri Cities Golf Club

  • Take in a college basketball, baseball, soccer, or football game

East Tennessee State University Athletics

King University Athletics

Milligan College Athletics

  • Take in an Appalachian League Minor League baseball game

The Bristol Stateliners 

The Kingsport Axmen

The Johnson City Doughboys 

 Cultural Attractions

  • Enjoy a play at the famous Barter Theatre of Abingdon, VA

Barter Theatre 

  • Take in a concert or ballet at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center or Paramount Center for the Arts

Paramount Center for the Arts

Niswonger Performing Arts Center

  • Experience one of our numerous historical sites or cultural festivals around the region

National Storytelling Festival

Deery Inn Museum

  • Visit the Gray Fossil Site & Natural History Museum

Gray Fossil Site & Natural History Museum

  • Kids will love the Hands On! Regional Museum

Hands On! Regional Museum

  • Visit one of our many parks including Bay’s Mountain Park and Planetarium

Bay's Mountain Park & Planetarium

 Musical Heritage

  • Visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol
  • Attend one of our many music festivals such as the Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Kingsport’s Fun Fest and Johnson City’s Blue Plum Festival
  • Area concert venues include Freedom Hall Civic Center, Paramount Center for the Arts and Niswonger Performing Arts Center 
  • East Tennessee State University is home to a nationally recognized Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music education program  

Higher Education

  • Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • King University
  • Kingsport Center for Higher Education - houses six different universities
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Regional Center for Applied Technology
  • Regional Center for Automotive Programs
  • Regional Center for Health Professions
  • Quillen College of Medicine

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  • Northeast Tennessee is served by Ballad Health, Holston Medical Group, and State of Franklin Healthcare
  • All major medical centers in the Tri-Cities have received numerous state and national awards of excellence
  • ETSU College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and School of Nursing provide a top-notch healthcare workforce
  • Home of the Niswonger Children’s Hospital - a St. Jude’s affiliate and regional leader in children’s medical services

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Outdoor Recreation

  • Bike the Virginia Creeper and many other cycling trails
  • Golf at some of the most beautiful courses in the state
  • Enjoy one of our six area mountain lakes
  • Our rivers and streams are a national destination for fly-fisherman
  • Hike the beautiful Appalachian Trail
  • Explore or camp in our 221,000 acres of Cherokee National Forest
  • Explore numerous historical and living-history sites throughout the region

Lodging and Conventions

  • Plan your next convention at the Meadowview Marriott Resort and Convention Center or the Millennium Centre and Carnegie Hotel
  • Enjoy luxury accommodations at the historic Martha Washington Inn or General Morgan Inn
  • Numerous options for bed & breakfasts, inns, and other speciality lodging
  • Other national hotel brands to meet any budget


  • Fine dining choices such as The Chop House, Gourmet and Company and Cafe Pacific are available
  • A regional favorite, Tupelo Honey Cafe chose the Tri-Cities for their seventh location
  • Enjoy unique, local cuisine from our many boutique restaurants
  • Our regional barbecue is in a class all of its own
  • The Tri-Cities is also home to many national chain restaurants with options to meet all budgets


Our Community

Sullivan County, Tennessee is home to companies and attractions known around the world.  Browse our website to learn all the reasons you should join Eastman, Bell, Domtar, Teleperformance, Home Shopping Network, Bristol Motor Speedway, and many others by locating a facility in Sullivan County!


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