Livability Score

75
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (5) F
Dos Gatos Coffee Bar
Coffee Shop
Brewrista and the Bean
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Open Doors Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (16) A+
Wallace Theatre
Theatre Arts
Hide-Away
Nightclub
KLayne Gallery
Art Gallery
The Warrior's Canvas & Veterans Art Center
Art Gallery
Thomas Stadium Seating
Stadium
Thomas Stadium
Stadium
ETSU Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Mini-Dome)
Stadium
Freedom Hall
Stadium
William B. Greene Jr. Stadium
Stadium
Kermit Tipton Stadium
Stadium
Betty Basler Stadium
Stadium
AMC Johnson City 14
Cinema
Holiday Lanes
Bowling Alley
Real to Reel Movie Theater
Cinema
Food and Drink (63) A+
YeeHaw Brewery
Bar
Tipton's Street Pub
Bar
Appalachian Hookah Lounge and Bar
Bar
Wonderland Lounge N' Grill
Bar
Numan's Cafe & Sports Bar
Bar
Capone's
Bar
Sharp's Deli
Deli
Atlantic Ale House
Bar
Patriot Popcorn Company
Sweets
Johnson City Brewing Company
Bar
Mulligan's Gaming Pub
Bar
Little Animals Brewery
Bar
McDonald's
Fast Food
Dairy Queen
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Long John Silver's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Pal's
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Cook Out
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
Krispy Kreme
Fast Food
Fitness (3) F
Energy Fitness
Gym
Memorial Park Community Center
Community Centre
Planet Fitness
Gym
Groceries (19) F
Cakebuds Bakery
Bakery
IGA
Grocery Store
Food City
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Earthfare
Grocery Store
La Costa Chica Mexican Grocery
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Bakery
The Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Food City
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Natural Foods Market
Grocery Store
Food Lion
Grocery Store
Parks (37) A+
Founders Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Spring Street Park
Park
Majestic Park
Park
King Commons Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Powell Square Park
Park
Veterans Park
Park
Carver Park
Park
Legion Street Rec Center & Pool
Park
Cardinal Park (Howard Johnson Field)
Park
Memorial Park
Park
Memorial Stadium
Park
Paul Christman Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Keystone Community Center
Park
Kiwanis Park
Park
D R Beeson Park
Park
Neighborhood Park
Park
Carnegie Park
Park
Jaycee Park
Park
ETSU Athletic Complex
Park
Rotary Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Metro Kiwanis Park & Friendship Gardens
Park
Shops (54) A+
BoomTown & Co.
Clothing
Hometown Cottage
Gift Shop
Craig's Crown Cutz
Hairdresser
Trek
Bicycle
Reclaimed Inspired Goods
Interior Decoration
Bernina In Stitches
Fabric
Atlantis
Gift Shop
Breaker Barber Company
Hairdresser
Faces by Ren
Beauty
Levels Barbershop
Hairdresser
Flashback Heat
Clothing
Vibes Nails and Lotion Bar
Beauty
BP Shop
Convenience Store
Local Motion Cyclery
Bicycle
Treehouse (Convenience Store)
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Florist
Roadrunner Markets
Convenience Store
Scotchman
Convenience Store
Norris Bicycles
Bicycle
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Belk
Department Store
Target
Department Store
AT&T
Electronics
Books-A-Million
Books
By-Lo Markets
Convenience Store
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commute F

Of all people who commute, 1.0% take public transportation in Johnson City.
Public Transit Stops (0)
Stops & Stations
F
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.0%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Johnson City is 97/100 - which is 8% higher than Tennessee.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B+
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime D

Johnson City crime rates are 3,794 per 100k, which is 30% higher than Tennessee
Property Crime
3,419 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
375 crimes per 100k
C-
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employment F

The median income in Johnson City is $42,174 - which is 9% lower than Tennessee.
Med. Household Income
$42,174
F
Unemployment Rate
3.7%
F
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health A

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (36)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
Central Fire Station
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Ed Seaton Fire Station
Fire Station
Clarence H Eades Fire Station
Fire Station
VAMC Primary Care Clinic
Clinic
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Hospital
Watauga Avenue Fire Station
Fire Station
ETSU Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinic
Johnson City Medical Center
Hospital
Johnson City Dental
Dentist
Fastpace Health Urgent Care
Clinic
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Karing Hearts Cardiology
Doctor
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Sturgill & Storie Orthodontics
Dentist
L L Gelder Fire Station
Fire Station
Comprehensive Breast Center
Clinic
SoFHA Imaging Center
Clinic
Douglas W. Buckles Public Safety Station
Fire Station
Franklin Woods Community Hospital
Hospital
SoFHA OB/GYN Specialists
Clinic
Johnson City Internal Medicine
Clinic
FirstChoice Internal Medicine
Clinic
SoFHA Walk-In Clinic
Clinic
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
C-
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housing C+

Johnson City home prices are $170,700 - which is 17% higher than Tennessee
Home Price
$170,700
D-
Home Appreciation Rate
7%
D
Home Affordability
4x (home price to income ratio)
C-
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schools C

The Johnson City graduation rate is 85% - which is 6% higher than Tennessee
School Test Scores
52%
D-
High School Grad. Rates
85%
C
Elementary Schools (17) D-
Munsey Preschool & Kindergarten
South Side Elementary
North Side Elementary
University School
Mountain View Elementary
Ashley Academy
Fairmont Elementary
Washington County Adult High School
Cherokee Elementary
Towne Acres Elementary
Woodland Elementary
Happy Valley Elementary
Central Elementary
High Schools (4) F
University School
Science Hill High School
Tennessee Virtual Learning Academy
Washington County Adult High School
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ratings A+

Johnson City has an overall rating of 87% from 28 reviews.
User Reviews (3)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (25)
From AreaVibes
A-
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Johnson City Area Facts

  • Johnson City has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered excellent
  • Johnson City crime rates are 30% higher than the Tennessee average
  • Cost of living in Johnson City is 8% higher than the Tennessee average
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Love it here 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Mar 25, 2022) I love this city. Very quiet, small town vibe, with barely any crime. Yet, at the same time, it has the amenities, schools, and attractions a small city has. JC is an outdoorsman's heaven: Lakes, rivers, mountains, cliffs, rolling hills, and just about everything else can be foun ...Read More d in the Johnson City limits. There's a smaller but still reasonable of indoor activities: A couple trampoline parks, arcades, a bowling alley, some museums... just the basics. Schools are awesome with multiple options, public and private. Johnson City has a massive amount of unique and delicious restaurants: you can never make it to all of them. Vietnamese, Thai - Hell, we have a Peruvian Rotisserie Joint! Crime here isn't nearly as bad as AreaVibes makes it seem. Violent crime is basically nonexistent in most neighborhoods. Property crime is relatively common, though, so you will want to lock your doors at night.

There isn't really a hood or ghetto here, despite the city's size. However, I recommend you stay away from these main roads when choosing where to live: Market/Main Street, Unaka/Watauga Ave and Roan Street South of Science Hill. There are some sketchy patches near those roads, however it is still feasible to live in those places. I hope you consider moving here and joining our community! Read Less
One of the better cities in Tennessee 4.5 rating By shockinghillaryquote ( Apr 19, 2017) Johnson City is by far one of the better cities in Tennessee, and easily outranks its nearby cities, Bristol and Kingsport. Low cost of living, good homes, generally nice layout of the city, and some downtown revitalization in the old brick buildings. There's a pretty good select ...Read More ion of restaurants, as well. The city also has two health food stores. One thing I noticed is that despite having a large college, ESTU, there is hardly any "student" cultural life nearby. There's a pizza place, Kinght's Pizza, and that's about it. You would never really guess there was a college nearby based on the nightlife. The college itself, however, seems quite nice. Overall, it's a good city. Not that exciting, but a nice layout, green grass, well-maintained, and safe. Read Less
Johnson City: Where the Mountains Meet Modern Times 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 16, 2012) I have lived in Johnson City, Tennessee for about 15 years now, and I love it. The city is home to East Tennessee University, which is where both my husband and I work. The area provides residents with numerous job opportunities, many of which are associated with the university. ...Read More At the same time, it also has the appeal of a small mountain town.

If you are into nature like I am, there is so much to do in Johnson City and the general area. There are several lakes for fishing and boating, hiking trails, parks and much more. Roan Mountain State Park is one of my favorite places to visit. I'm also an amateur photographer and love taking pictures of the mountains that surround Johnson City. On weekends, my husband and I love to take the short drive to the North Carolina and Virginia borders to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The university attracts a variety of people from all walks of life. This has brought a lot of culture to the city, which means lots of great food. Alta Cucina is an amazing Italian restaurant. Cootie Brown's is another one of our favorites that offers an eclectic mix of food options. Just don't forget to try their key lime pie for dessert. Other things that make me glad I chose to move to Johnson City include the excellent public school system and the number of fun music and cultural festivals. It seems like there is always something to do, especially in the spring and summer and around Christmastime. The Blue Plum festival, which takes place downtown, is one of our favorites. It's a great time to walk the streets and visit the local shops and artists. Read Less
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Johnson City: Where the Mountains Meet Modern Times 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Feb 16, 2012) I have lived in Johnson City, Tennessee for about 15 years now, and I love it. The city is home to East Tennessee University, which is where both my husband and I work. The area provides residents with numerous job opportunities, many of which are associated with the university. ...Read More At the same time, it also has the appeal of a small mountain town.

If you are into nature like I am, there is so much to do in Johnson City and the general area. There are several lakes for fishing and boating, hiking trails, parks and much more. Roan Mountain State Park is one of my favorite places to visit. I'm also an amateur photographer and love taking pictures of the mountains that surround Johnson City. On weekends, my husband and I love to take the short drive to the North Carolina and Virginia borders to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The university attracts a variety of people from all walks of life. This has brought a lot of culture to the city, which means lots of great food. Alta Cucina is an amazing Italian restaurant. Cootie Brown's is another one of our favorites that offers an eclectic mix of food options. Just don't forget to try their key lime pie for dessert. Other things that make me glad I chose to move to Johnson City include the excellent public school system and the number of fun music and cultural festivals. It seems like there is always something to do, especially in the spring and summer and around Christmastime. The Blue Plum festival, which takes place downtown, is one of our favorites. It's a great time to walk the streets and visit the local shops and artists. Read Less

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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Johnson City? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Founders Park
Unknown Name
Spring Street Park
Majestic Park
King Commons Park
Unknown Name
Powell Square Park
Veterans Park

Entertainment

Wallace Theatre
Hide-Away
KLayne Gallery
The Warrior's Canvas & Veterans Art Center
Thomas Stadium Seating
Thomas Stadium
ETSU Amphitheatre
ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Mini-Dome)

Food & Drink

YeeHaw Brewery
Tipton's Street Pub
Appalachian Hookah Lounge and Bar
Wonderland Lounge N' Grill
Numan's Cafe & Sports Bar
Capone's
Sharp's Deli
Atlantic Ale House

F Commute

Is public transit available in Johnson City? Of all people who commute, 1.0% take public transportation in Johnson City.
Drive to Work
83%

7% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A Health & Safety

Is Johnson City a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Johnson City Medical Center
Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Pharmacies

Walgreens
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Karing Hearts Cardiology

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