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Old 12-21-2016, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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If you're going to check out Greenville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Roanoke you should throw Johnson City into the mix. College-town vibe with great schools and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. There is a downtown mountain bike park under construction and a recently completed rails-to-trails project. The city still flies under the radar a bit compared to the cities you mentioned but I think that will start to change in the coming years.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:10 PM
 
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I agree Johnson city is great for outdoor enthusiasts. I don't think people consider how close it is to the high elevation NC ski areas. Are there areas on the outskirts where one could buy property with long range views at a reasonable price?

Like I said earlier, if the OP finds Knoxville too scruffy he can save himself the trip to Roanoke (and Johnson city). But if he does decide to visit JC from Knoxville, he should go by way of Greeneville and Jonesboro. Mainly for the scenery but also it saves some miles.
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Old 12-22-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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You're right about Johnson City being close to the NC ski resorts as it's about an hour from Beech and Sugar and 45 minutes from Wolf Ridge.

There are long range views throughout the city itself and definitely on the outskirts although land is often not as cheap as people think.
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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East Tenn. State University in Johnsonville has a nice looking campus. I think it is the nicest one in Tenn based on only looking at Google maps streetview. It reminds me of Clemson University a little bit.
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
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East Tenn. State University in Johnsonville has a nice looking campus. I think it is the nicest one in Tenn based on only looking at Google maps streetview. It reminds me of Clemson University a little bit.
I assume you mean Johnson City, lol. You're right, it is quite beautiful.
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