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Johnson City:
A Local Perspective

Johnson City is well known for a number of things, but of foremost interest to the apartment hunter might be the fact that it is famous for being one of the most affordable cities in the country. All the major costs of living are lower here than in the vast majority of the U.S.A, including utilities and transportation.

Johnson City is part of a collection of cities that make up a region known as the "tri-cities". Kingsport and Bristol are the other two major towns that comprise the area. With 3 colleges and the East Tennessee State University, there are several good educational options that draw new residents towards the town.

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Finding a Johnson City Apartment

When to search

When moving to Johnson City, a two-month window should provide you plenty of time to find an apartment. Start just before two months before your proposed move in date to set yourself up for apartment hunting success.

How to Search

Finding an apartment can be hard, especially when there are so many choices. With our filters, you can narrow your search by price, floorplan, and amenities. Looking for an apartment building with a fitness center, swimming pool, and easy access to a dog park? We've got you covered.

Staying in the know

The cost of living in Johnson City is affordable, so you need to distinguish yourself from other applicants using something other than your finances. Bringing great references that speak to your reliability and responsibility is a great tactic to make your application more appealing to prospective landlords.

Life in Johnson City


The bus system in Johnson City is affordable, but with sparse routes, a short service day, and service only every hour. It quickly becomes clear that having a car is your best option. Looking for an apartment with available parking is definitely recommended, unless you live immediately near to your most frequent destinations.

Where to play

During your time in Johnson City, you must catch a concert at the Down Home. This legendary venue is a local treasure. The Acoustic Coffeehouse provides a more laid back vibe for your live music. Couple that with a few museums and scenic local parks, and you can find quality entertainment year round.