Communities

Evans & Evans currently serves a number of communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Choose from the links to the right to learn more.


Johnson City, TN

Johnson City is a thriving community that combines big-city conveniences with small-town comforts. In 1996, Money Magazine voted Johnson City "the best place to live in the Southeast." Johnson City has a growing business community, with opportunities in many different industries, including manufacturing, technology, health care, and more.

Johnson City is also surrounded by natural beauty. Situated in a picturesque mountain valley, Johnson City has 19 city parks and 5 recreation areas. The city has several tennis courts and athletic fields, two swimming pools, and several golf courses. Just a short drive outside the city, the Nolichucky River and Cherokee Lake areas offer opportunities for fishing and boating, swimming, hiking and biking.

Johnson City also houses a variety of retail centers, with stores ranging from national chain stores to unique local boutiques.

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Kingsport, TN

Kingsport is an industrious city located just over the state line from its neighbors in Virginia. Home to manufacturing giants Eastman Chemical Company, Weyerhauser, and AFG, Kingsport offers a wealth of business opportunities.

A relatively young city, Kingsport was originally chartered in 1917. Known as the "Model City, " it was the first city with a modern urban design, and among the first municipalities with a city manager form of government and a school system built on a model developed at Columbia University.

In addition to business opportunities, Kingsport offers a variety of recreational activities. It is home to Greenbelt, a unique linear park offering ample opportunities for biking, walking and jogging, as well as several other city parks. Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium, also located in Kingsport, serves as a year round educational and recreational opportunity for residents as well as school systems throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Bristol, TN/VA

BristolRecently named one of the 100 Best Places to Live for Young People, Bristol, the "city in two states," is a charming and vibrant community with a wealth of attractions to suit any interest.

Bristol has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. The city is internationally known as the Birthplace of Country Music, and music fans from across the country are drawn to Bristol every year to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. The Paramount Center for the Arts hosts a variety of musical, theatrical, and dance productions to suit every taste throughout the year. Each September, Bristol plays host to the Rhythm and Roots Reunion, an annual musical festival that draws internationally famous bands and artists, and thousands of fans, every year.

Bristol is also home to Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR's fastest half-mile track and site of the annual Sharpie 500 and Food City 250. The BMS complex also features Bristol Dragway.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Bristol's temperate climate, and love the variety of opportunities the area offers. Explore the wonders of the natural world at Bristol Caverns and Appalachian Caverns. Hike or bike the Appalachian Trail, or playing a round of golf at one of six courses.

Bristol's charming downtown, lined with beautiful Bartlett pear trees that flower each spring, features high-end clothing stores, charming antique shops, trendy boutiques, and a variety of cafes and restaurants.

Other shopping opportunities can be found at Bristol Mall, and at Exit 7, just a few minutes drive up Interstate 81 on the Virginia side of Bristol. This rapidly growing commercial hub features a number of national chains, such as Wal-Mart Super Center, Lowe's, Home Depot, Grand Home Furnishings, Office Depot, Gamestop, Curves, Advance Automotive, Tuesday Morning, Tinseltown (a 14-theater Carmike Cinema), Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Chili's, Logan's, Ruby Tuesday, O'Charley's, Bob Evans, and IHOP.

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Jonesborough, TN

Historic Jonesborough, TN, the oldest town in Tennessee, is a picturesque village with a proud heritage. President Andrew Jackson practiced law and served as a judge in Jonesborough before becoming president. Presidents James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson also spent time in Jonesborough.

Jonesborough is the "storytelling capital of the world," and home to the International Storytelling Center. The National Storytelling Festival, an annual Jonesborough event for over 30 years,draws thousands of storytellers and listeners each year.

Jonesborough also has a rich musical heritage. The town hosts Music on the Square, a free concert series, every Friday night from May through September. Music is also an important aspect of Historic Jonesborough Days every July.

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Elizabethton, TN

Elizabethton is a charming Northeast Tennessee town with a rich history. The Watauga Settlement at Sycamore Shoals (in what is now Elizabethton) was the first permanent settlement outside the United States' original 13 colonies. The settlement was also the first to employ the majority-rule system of American democracy, and was home to many prominent military officials, legislators, and members of the Constitutional Convention.

Sycamore Shoals, situated at the junction of the Doe and Watauga Rivers, was also home to the Transylvania Purchase, the largest private land deal in U.S. history. The Transylvania Purchase, which marked the beginning of westward expansion, granted all lands in the Cumberland Watershed, extending to the Kentucky River, to the settlers.

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Gray, TN

Gray is an unincorporated suburb of Johnson City, TN. Gray's convenient location, just outside the junction of Interstates 81 and 26, provides quick, easy access to the surrounding Tri-Cities (Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol).

Abingdon, VA

Abingdon, VA is a charming town with deep historical and cultural roots. Originally established in the late 1700's, Abingdon was originally known as "Wolf Hills." The town has played host to such notable characters as Dr. Thomas Walker, Colonel William Byrd and Daniel Boone.

A town with a rich artistic history, Abingdon is home to Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, established in 1933 by Robert Porterfield. Over the years, the Barter has hosted many famous playwrights and actors, including Noel Coward, Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder, George Bernard Shaw, Ernest Borgnine, Hume Cronyn, Gregory Peck, and Ned Beatty.

Abingdon is a quaint town dotted with antique stores, unique locally-owned shops, and eclectic cafes.

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