Retire in Kingsport, TN

Livability Score
48
** 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
52835
Median Househould Income
38333
Median Age
44.4
65 Years and Over
11606
Median Home Value
134000
Unemployed
2382
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. El Loco Taco

Really enjoyed my meal...flavorful and big portion. I almost didn't finish. I got shrimp and chicken tacos and shrimp fajitas. All delicious. Next time I'm...

2. Pal's

You're driving through to night from New Orleans to New York with your pals. You stop for gas. And then you see the perfect stop to drive thru and grab a...

3. The Fried Alligator

A great place to enjoy Cajun food. The food was very good, but they get the five stars for the effort they put into atmosphere. The alligator and dipping...

4. Phil's Dream Pit

Great food, great atmosphere. Nice family owned restaurant in the country! Great service!

5. Purple Cow

I pray neither God nor a doctor say I have high blood pressure or diabetes, or need to be vegan because evenings like this would go away. I had to pull my...

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. 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...

3. 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...

4. Natural Tunnel State Park

I've been camping for 35 years and have never seen a campground run as well as this one. We were supposed to just stay here for a night as we travelled...

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. Carter Family Fold

Driving down the crooked highway leads you to the roots of American music. My trip to the Carter Family Fold was planned. I bought the five disc Carter...

Shopping
1. Rocky Top Vapor

The best around. Always helpful with ANY aspect of vaping. They always stock all of the basics- and keep a steady turn-around of great premium brands and...

2. Target Stores

I LOVE Target!!! The staff at this location is great and so helpful. The store is clean and well organized too. They have some great quality store brands...

3. Cindy Saadeh Fine Art

An absolutely beautiful Gallery, with a fantastic selection of Handmade Artwork by over 63 Local and Regional Artists! Perfect place to find those "One of a...

4. Dewayne's World of Comics & Games

Dewayne is probably the nicest comic book store owner I have ever met. After meeting me once he knew me by name when I stopped in the next time. That's the...

5. Rainbows End Floral Shop

My mom and I visited almost every flower shop in Kingsport as I was planning my wedding. Rainbows End definitely displayed the most professional service to...

Health
1. 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...

2. 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.

3. 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...

4. 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!

5. Frank Merendino, DDS

I was visiting the Tri-Citites from California and had a dental emergency. Dr. Merendino got me in right away and did a wonderful job fixing the problem!...

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