Considered the 'Model City' by its officials and residents, Kingsport is given this designation due to the meticulous planning and care that went into its creation. City planner and landscape architect John Nolen was behind the design of the city, which boasts some of the first roundabouts or traffic circles in the country. Kingsport has also been called an excellent example of a 'garden city', with particular quadrants of its locale being dedicated to business, churches, residences, and recreation. Across its 45 square mile area, Kingsport houses nearly 50,000 residents.

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Part of 'The Mountain Empire' which includes some areas of Virginia and northeastern Tennessee, Kingsport, Tennessee, affords residents affordable mountain living. Whether you're looking for a small starter apartment or a southern style home for a growing family, Kingsport has a home in one of its many winding neighborhoods for you. With a strong emphasis on family values, Kingsport represents the best of Tennessee: convenient access to necessities, a high quality of life, and a varied mix of ranches, bungalows, apartments, and large dwellings.

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