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A Great Place to Live


Surrounded by the beautiful Appalachian Mountains, the Northeast Tennessee area offers a pleasant year-round climate with four distinct seasons.

Below is a sampling of the schools and other community resources available throughout our region:

Community/Education

Tennessee
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Northeast State Technical Community College
  • Milligan College
  • King College
  • Tusculum College
  • Hands On! Regional Museum

Virginia
  • Virginia Highlands Community College
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • University of Virginia at Wise
  • Emory & Henry College

Throughout the Region

  • K-12 public and private schools
  • Public libraries

Heritage & History

  • Gray Fossil Site
  • Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site
  • Rocky Mount Living History Museum
  • Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival
  • Native American Festival
  • Historic Jonesborough, Tenn.
  • Historic Abingdon, Va.
  • The Martha Washington Inn

Shopping/Dining

  • Mall at Johnson City
  • Fort Henry Mall
  • Bristol Mall
  • National Retail Stores such as Talbot's, TJ Maxx, Stein Mart, Target, Kohl's & Dick's Sporting Goods
  • National Restaurant Chains such as O'Charley's Applebee's, Stir Fry Cafe, Cheddar's & Chili's
  • Fine dining at many area restaurants including Cafe Pacific, Cafe One 11, Cafe Lola, Russo's, The Troutdale Dining Room, The Martha Washington Dining Room

Short drive to:



  • Biltmore - Asheville, N.C.
  • The Martha Washington Inn - Abingdon, Va.
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - Gatlinburg, Tenn.
  • Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  • University of Tennessee sports - Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium - Kodak, Tenn.

Driving Distances from Johnson City, Tenn.

Abingdon, Va.
52 miles
55 minutes
Asheville, N.C.
65 miles
1 hour
Atlanta, Ga. 
269 miles 
4.5 hours
Charleston, S.C.
326 miles 
5 hours
Charlotte, N.C. 
157 miles 
3.5 hours
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 
376 miles
6 hours
Knoxville, Tenn.
107 miles
1.5 hours
Lexington, Ky.
279 miles
4.5 hours
Memphis, Tenn.
494 miles
9 hours
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
366 miles
6 hours
Nashville, Tenn. 
375 miles
5 hours
Washington, D.C. 
410 miles
7 hours



Department of Physician Recruitment

203 Gray Commons Circle, Suite 120
Gray, TN  37615

Phone: (800) 876-5071
Fax: (423) 467-4860
E-mail: PhysicianRecruitment@msha.com

 
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