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What’s wrong with Kingsport, TN?

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 6:34 pm CET

What’s wrong with Kingsport? Well, it’s not Ocala. It’s also not Durango. It’s not Lakeland, Cincinnati, Nederland, or Rockford. It’s not even Asheville or Greenville. It’s not any of the dozens of places we thought we might like to live, but it was the number one pick when we went through the survey on a few months ago. We’ve done the survey a few more times since then, and Kingsport comes up in our top 10 every time.

On you can pick your lifestyle preferences in categories like weather (we like seasons, but keep it mild, please); culture (museums & music – yes, zoos and operas – no); recreation; region (we have no particular preference); and housing cost. Affordable housing is a priority for us as we would like to buy a house.

Some other towns that come up under our preferences are Sheboygan, Wisconsin (too cold in the winter); Salem, Oregon (too far from home); and Tulsa, Oklahoma (too tornadoey).

So what’s wrong with Kingsport?


Jul 18, 2008
11:23 pm
#1 David Cate wrote:

Hi Amy,

Thought we would say hello from Kingsport. Nothing wrong here – the water’s fine.

Saw your post today and thought I would share with you some more information and videos about Kingsport.

Have a great weekend.

– Home in Kingsport

Oct 13, 2008
8:11 pm
#2 Sean halliday wrote:

I love Kingsport as well as the Tri City area.

Lived here for 3 years now and I grow to love it more and more each day.

I’ve created a website to showcase the Tri Cities:

Sean B. Halliday

Apr 14, 2011
9:44 am
#3 Mini Meadows wrote:

I’ve lived in Kingsport for about 2 years. It’s a family-friendly place. I have lived in California, Utah, North Carolina, Missouri, Florida, Virginia, Ohio & Pennsylvania. I have never met such genuinely nice people ever! It’s not too far from cities with a little more action. Kingsport is not too small, either, like some other rural towns I’ve lived in.

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