Kingsport homes for sale, located in Sullivan County, TN are within the largest city in the Kingsport/Bristol TN-VA metropolitan statistical area. The city was settled in 1761 and the name is a version of King’s Port. This was originally an area on the Holston River that was known as King’s Boat Yard. It was a beginning point of the navigation area for the Tennessee Valley. As an important shipping port, barges carried items down the Holston River to the Tennessee River at Knoxville. Western portions of Kingsport real estate are also located in Hawkins County.

The city has a population of 50,861 and is part of the Tri-Cities combined statistical area. The city is part of what is called the “Mountain Empire” which includes part of southwestern Virginia and mountainous counties in Tennessee. There are many recreational opportunities for residents of Kingsport real estate. Bays Mountain Park is 3500 acres of activities and nature providing challenging elements such as high rope and low rope courses. The Flying Squirrel and Hawk’s Nest are two of the zip line courses that will provide participants with a thrilling experience.

There are more than 25 miles of hiking trails in Bays Mountain Park. Residents and visitors can enjoy ‘getting back to nature.’ Mountain biking is another activity that many find pleasurable. Warriors Patch State Park is another opportunity to enjoy nature. The Sculpture Walk is a public art venue that is sponsored by downtown businesses and many people come from all areas of the country to display their art. From shopping to area restaurants, there are plenty of things to do and attractions to visit.

Residents of Kingsport real estate are served by Kingsport City Schools’ public school system. There are eight elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school as well as private schools. Northeast State Technical Community College has their main campus in Kingsport. There are a large number of single-family homes in Kingsport ranging in size. New construction and land for building a custom home is also available. There are some historic homes in Kingsport and with the nearby hills; buyers may choose homes with acreage for a variety of reasons including equestrian living.

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