WALK! Magazine awards the #1 Walking City in America to the City of Kingsport go to www.walk-magazine.com for more info
I have personally watched folks like Kitty Frazier, Tom Parham, and Hank Brown (and many others) work tirelessly over the past 20+ years to develop the 8-mile Kingsport Greenbelt. I've also watched Keep Kingsport Beautiful organize massive clean-up campaigns year after year. Now, I'm watching groups lobby for local spurs to connect to the Greenbelt (like Ridgefields and Preston Woods). It's so gratifying to see everyone's hard work recognized by national publications! Yet another reason why Kingsport is the Volunteer City in the Volunteer State! - Jeff
The Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrates National Tourism Week during the week of May 10 - 18. What better way to recognize tourism than to bring people to enjoy and experience first hand our very own Greenbelt!
Monday, May 12, 2008
On the Greenbelt (off American Way Rd)
Rain location: Quality Inn
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www.MoveToKingsport.com is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s www.MeadowViewResort.com and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at www.BestPlaces.net). The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.