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Johnson-City is located northeast of Knoxville near the Cherokee National Forest. Voted by Money Magazine in 1996 as "the best place to live in the Southeast," Johnson City is a clean, safe city, proud of its southern heritage. This growing town lies in a beautiful mountain valley of eastern Tennessee, and has 19 city parks and 5 recreation areas for visitors to enjoy. Also, inside the city limits, you'll find tennis courts, several athletic fields, 2 swimming pools and golf. Just a short drive takes you to the Nolichucky River and Cherokee Lake for fishing and boating, swimming, hiking and biking. The Tipton-Hayes Historical Site in Johnson City was the home to statesmen of the American Revolution through the Civil War, and a battle over the formation of the "State of Franklin" was fought here. The site includes a small museum and visitor center. For more historical sites, a short drive southwest of Johnson City takes you to the town of Greeneville, birthplace of Davy Crockett and home of the 17th President, Andrew Johnson. Another interesting place for the whole family to visit in Johnson City is the Hands On! Regional Museum. This museum has entertaining and educational hands on displays, such as a walk through an ark with exotic animals, a coal mine, a replica of a Tennessee Valley Authority dam - visitors can even fly an airplane. Other points of interest near Johnson City include the Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Caverns, the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Surrounding areas: Englewood, Tennessee (3.2 mi), Jonesborough, Tennessee (6.3 mi), Boone Lake, Tennessee (8.1 mi), Bluff City, Tennessee (11.4 mi), Hampton, Tennessee (11.6 mi), Big Sandy, Tennessee (12.1 mi), Erwin, Tennessee (13.3 mi)

Johnson City Vacation Rentals

Johnson City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn Of Johnson City1900 S Roan StJohnson City, TN (423) 928-9600
Comfort Suites3118 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN (423) 610-0010
Days Inn2312 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN (423) 282-2211
Garden Plaza Hotel211 Mockingbird LnJohnson City, TN (423) 929-2000
Hampton Inn508 N State Of Franklin RdJohnson City, TN (423) 929-8000
Holiday Inn-johnson City101 W Springbrook DrJohnson City, TN (423) 282-4611
Jameson Inn119 Pinnacle DrJohnson City, TN (423) 282-0488
Quality Inn & Suites207 E Mountcastle DrJohnson City, TN (423) 282-3335
Ramada Limited2606 N Roan StJohnson City, TN (423) 282-4011
Red Roof Inn210 Broyles DrJohnson City, TN (423) 282-3040
Sleep Inn Inn & Suites2020 Franklin Terrace CtJohnson City, TN (423) 915-0081
Super 8 Motel108 Wesley StJohnson City, TN (423) 282-8818
The Jam N'jelly Inn1310 Indian Ridge RdJohnson City, TN (423) 929-0039
Americinn Lodge & Suites376 E Jackson BlvdJonesborough, TN5.6 mi.(423) 753-3100
Comfort Inn-elizabethton1515 19e BypElizabethton, TN9.1 mi.(423) 542-4466
Comfort Inn South4624 Fairlane DrKingsport, TN11.8 mi.(423) 239-7447
La Quinta Inn #935-kingsport10150 Airport PkwyKingsport, TN12.6 mi.(423) 323-0500
Holiday Inn Express2002 Temple HL RdErwin, TN13.4 mi.(423) 743-4100
Hampton Inn-Kingsport2000 Enterprise PlKingsport, TN15.6 mi.(423) 247-3888
Meadowview Conference Resort1901 Meadowview PkwyKingsport, TN16.2 mi.(423) 587-6520
Cleeks Motel2760 East Stone DrKingsport, TN16.4 mi.(423) 228-9996
Comfort Inn100 Indian Center CtKingsport, TN16.5 mi.(423) 378-4418
Econo Lodge1704 E Stone DrKingsport, TN16.7 mi.(423) 245-0286
Microtel Inn1708 E Stone DrKingsport, TN16.7 mi.(423) 390-2110
Best Western Colonial Inn4234 Ft Henry DrKingsport, TN18.1 mi.(423) 239-3400
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1217 Stewball CirKingsport, TN18.1 mi.(423) 723-2300
Jameson Inn - Kingsport3004 Bays MeadowKingsport, TN18.1 mi.(423) 230-0539
Ramada Inn Kingsport2005 Ln Masa DrKingsport, TN18.1 mi.(423) 245-0217
Sleep Inn & Suites200 Hospitality PlKingsport, TN18.1 mi.(423) 279-1811
Bristol Lodging Services LLC111 Holiday DrBristol, TN18.6 mi.(423) 968-1101
Hampton Inn3299 W State StBristol, TN18.7 mi.(423) 764-3600
Days Inn Kingsport805 Lynn Garden DrKingsport, TN19.0 mi.(423) 246-7126
Super 8700 Lynn Garden DrKingsport, TN19.0 mi.(423) 246-5515
Regency Inn975 Volunteer PkwyBristol, TN19.4 mi.(423) 968-9474
Knights Inn2221-2 Euclid AveBristol, VA20.1 mi.(276) 669-7171
Howard Johnson Inn2221 Euclid AveBristol, VA20.2 mi.(276) 669-7171
Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol131 Bristol East RdBristol, VA20.7 mi.(276) 669-8164
Econo Lodge912 Commonwealth AveBristol, VA21.2 mi.(276) 466-2112
Super 8 Motel Bristol2139 Lee HwyBristol, VA23.4 mi.(276) 466-8800
Comfort Inn2368 Lee HwyBristol, VA23.8 mi.(276) 466-3881

Johnson City Weather & Climate

The climate of the northeastern Tennessee mountains is temperate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is fairly well distributed throughout the year; as there is no distinct wet or dry seasons. October has the least rainfall, July the most. Snowfall is quite variable from year to year, and some winters have relatively little. Thunderstorms occur anytime of the year, but are most frequent in spring and summer. Summer temperatures are rarely extreme, but the high humidity often makes it seem hotter than it actually is. Snow is minimal in Tennessee except in the higher mountain regions. Severe storms are infrequent in the state, being east of the center of tornado activity, south of most blizzard conditions, and too far inland to be affected by hurricanes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 24°F 3.60 in. -
February 48°F 27°F 3.75 in. -
March 57°F 33°F 3.92 in. -
April 66°F 41°F 3.29 in. -
May 74°F 51°F 5.11 in. -
June 81°F 59°F 4.40 in. -
July 84°F 63°F 4.75 in. -
August 83°F 62°F 3.45 in. -
September 78°F 56°F 2.99 in. -
October 68°F 43°F 2.07 in. -
November 57°F 34°F 3.02 in. -
December 47°F 27°F 3.49 in. -

Johnson City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 9 miles north of Johnson City in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located approximately 26 miles west of Johnson City in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located roughly 62 miles south of Johnson City in Asheville, North Carolina, the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located around 68 miles southeast of Johnson City in Hickory, North Carolina, and finally the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located about 71 miles east of Johnson City in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

Johnson City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC69.5 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN73.8 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN76.1 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN76.1 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC79.5 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC79.5 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC119.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Pine Oaks Golf ClubJohnson CityTN 
Elizabethton Municipal Golf CourseElizabethtonTN9.1 mi.
Buffalo Valley Golf CourseUnicoiTN10.2 mi.
Tri Cities Golf CourseBlountvilleTN13.8 mi.
Cattails at Meadowview Golf CourseKingsportTN16.8 mi.
Crocketts Ridge Golf ClubKingsportTN16.8 mi.
Warriors Path State Park Golf CourseKingsportTN16.8 mi.
Steel Creek Golf CourseBristolTN18.9 mi.
Graysburg Hills Golf CourseChuckeyTN19.2 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseChuckeyTN19.2 mi.
Clear Creek Golf ClubBristolVA20.6 mi.
Silver Lake Golf ClubChurch HillTN22.7 mi.
Scott County Park & GolfGate CityVA23.4 mi.
Tillery Tradition Country ClubMount GileadNC26.8 mi.
Andrew Johnson Golf ClubGreenevilleTN27.6 mi.
Baileyton Golf ClubGreenevilleTN27.6 mi.
Bear Trace at Tims Ford State ParkWinchesterTN27.6 mi.
Kinser Park Golf CourseGreenevilleTN27.6 mi.
River Trace Golf CourseGreenevilleTN27.6 mi.
Mount Mitchell Golf ClubBurnsvilleNC29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC30.4 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC30.4 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC32.4 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC36.5 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC69.5 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV104.3 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC105.7 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV111.3 mi.
State Parks
Warriors Path State ParkTN12.2 mi. 
Natural Tunnel State ParkVA31.9 mi. 
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC39.6 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC51.8 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN90.2 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC102.5 mi.

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