Kingsport and the Tri-Cities have been ranked by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. for golfers

Population

  • 50,000 (City)
  • 157,419 (County)
  • 480,415 (SMSA)

Climate

  • Average Temperature is 58˚F
  • Precipitation: 41.3 inches
  • Snowfall: 18 inches
  • Elevation: 1,212 feet

Location

Kingsport is in the northeast corner of Tennessee bordering Virginia

Tax Information

  • State Tax: 7%
  • Local Tax: 2.5%

Walk This Way

Kingsport, Tennessee was named as one of the Top Ten Cities in which to Walk by Walking Magazine

Historical Significance

Kingsport’s popular Greenbelt is a 10-mile walking and biking trail that extends from one end of the city to the other, through a multitude of landscapes, historical sights, shops, and eating destinations.

Bays Mountain

Kingsport is home to Bays Mountain, the nation’s largest municipally-owned park. A 3,500-acre nature preserve with 22 miles of hiking and biking trails.

Historical Significance

Kingsport is home to the historic Netherland Inn, the nation’s only registered historic landmark that was both a stage stop and a boatyard.

Daniel Boone Trail

The historic 200-mile Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail started in Kingsport and blazed the pathway to the western frontier for hundreds of thousands of settlers.

State Parks

Kingsport is home to Warriors Path State Park, the most visited state park in Tennessee. Kingsport is near 5 national parks, 15 state parks and 6 TVA lakes.

Festival Culture

Kingsport is home to Fun Fest, a nine-day summer family festival that is consistently ranked as one of the Top 20 Events to attend in the Southeast in July by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Run, Run, Run!

The Fun Fest Crazy 8’s Road Race, which holds both men’s and women’s 8-K world records, was listed by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine as one of the Top Five Best Road Races in the South.

Sportsmanship

Because of its legendary hospitality and first-rate amenities, popular attractions and visitor accommodations, Kingsport continues to be selected among cities nationwide to host numerous Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Championships and other sports tournaments.

Road Trip

Kingsport, Tennessee, is within a day’s drive of 70 percent of the U.S. population.