Retire in Johnson City, TN

Livability Score
54
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
64614
Median Househould Income
39121
Median Age
36.4
65 Years and Over
9801
Median Home Value
154500
Unemployed
1994
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Buffalo Street Downtown Deli

Excellent style and staff with a side of friendly. Between the Cuban sandwich and the selection of local beer, Buffalo Street Downtown Deli is classy for...

2. Scratch Brick Oven

Delicious and fresh! We did their trust option and the creation we got was delicious! Pesto sauce on one side, red sauce on the other, apples, garlic,...

3. Mid City Grill

While Mid City Grill doesn't look like much from the outside, you should go in and give it a try. Excellent burgers with some unique sides, I will be going...

4. La Herencia Mexican Taqueria

Let me preface with the fact that I am a critical reviewer and despise eating places that don't blow me away. I've been all over America eating food. I...

5. Gourmet & Co

Gourmet & Co. is a true gem in Northeast Tennessee! I was on a quest to find a restaurant in the Tri-Cities that served sustainably-sourced, New American...

Golf
1. Graysburg Hills Golf Course

Best course in area hands down! The course is always in great shape and always challenging! It also has the prettiest hole in the world!

2. Cattails At Meadowview

Nice pro shop. Cart guys, practice green, No starter, snadwiches available at the turn. cold water coolers, and cart gal on course. Five different...

3. Pine Oaks Golf Course

In Johnson City on Buffalo St less than a mile from downtown is Pine Oaks Golf course. Convenient and in expensive it a good course. Weekdays it's $28 for...

4. K & G Golf

Pretty good range, but it has very erratic schedule. You have to call before going to ensure they are open.

5. Crockett's Ridge Golf Club

Beautiful setting through challenging, rolling woodland. Pin placement can be tough due to multiple bunkers guarding the greens. Surprisingly powerful golf...

Active
1. French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Our guide Jonah was great. Very laid back and made our trip just right for our family. It was our family of 5 in one raft. Girls were 17 and 14 and son was...

2. Roan Mountain State Park

Absolutely beautiful, if you're passing through, definitely pull off the road, spent about 20 minutes, and take a look!

3. Bays Mountain Park

Fantastic place for a trip. I have been on the lake side trail and the firetower trail. Both trails were well maintained and provided a good workout. The...

4. USA Raft French Broad River

If you are looking for a 1/2 day or full day to raft on the French Broad this is a great place to use for your outing. Our guide, Tim, was the best. He...

5. Appalachian Underground

My nine year old son and I wanted to do something special in the Asheville area for Labor Day. The night before I texted Melanie at Appalachian Underground...

Arts
1. Bristol Motor Speedway

I traveled from New Jersey to Charlotte and then drove three hours to take in the Irwin Tool 250. This was awesome! The Midway here was fantastic....

2. 620 State

Great place. Meatloaf rocked!!!! Drinks were splendid. Tuna tower was also a favorite. ...;.................

3. The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room

So good, my husband and I both had the pb and banana sandwich. However they were out of bananas so they used apples instead which was delicious! Great...

4. International Storytelling Center

We have been going for the 4th year now and we love it. Who would have thought that listening to a professional story teller would be a great way to spend...

5. Rhythm and Roots Reunion

We've been to numerous music festival over the years, and can confidently state (if you like roots music) that the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion is,...

Shopping
1. Bedinabox

Read the reviews and couldn't quite believe it. So, I stopped by the factory to see for myself if the product was as good as the claims online. I drove 4...

2. Beaty Shoes

Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Jessica Simpson. Yeah, they've got all that. And then some. I mean this warehouse has rows and rows of shoes. For $20 maybe $30...

3. The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room

So good, my husband and I both had the pb and banana sandwich. However they were out of bananas so they used apples instead which was delicious! Great...

4. Simply Mac

I also have to add my compliments to the other reviews. The people who work here are very friendly and knowledgeable without ever being condescending. I can...

5. Atomik Comiks

I love Atomik! Sean and Lindsey are great. I've spent hours perusing through the store, looking at everything from the super rare to the spectacularly new....

Health
1. Amanda Thurman Licensed Massage Therapist

I am now a regular customer (2 times/month) and in a short time she went from 4 to 5 stars. Try her and I guarantee you won't regret it.

2. TLC Laser Eye Centers

From the first call TLC made me feel important. They are very informative and knowledgable. The office on arrival is impressive. They go out of their way to...

3. Don Ratliff, DDS - Sunset Dental

Best Dental office ever! The staff is kind and the tech's gentle and knowledgable! Dr. RATLIFF is personable, knowledgable and gentle on your mouth!

4. Pure Life Chiropractic

Dr. Christina Christiansen is absolutely amazing. She is my favorite type of Dr. She is passionate about her work and compassionate to her patients. I...

5. James H Quillen Va Medical Center

typically when you think of VA hospitals you may cringe. This one is not a typical VA. I have truly enjoyed my care at this facility. They have moved things...