Quality of Life

A Great Place to Live

Greene County’s lifestyle is unparalleled.  It provides a uniquely appealing place in which to live, work and raise a family.  The climate consists of four very distinct, very mild seasons, which allow residents and visitors to take advantage of the limitless outdoor recreational opportunities available. We have several activities for all ages, fantastic educational facilities, and so much more.


Greene County experiences four very distinct, mild seasons. This comfortable weather creates amazing, picture-perfect views and allows residents and visitors to enjoy the limitless outdoor recreational activities of the mountains.

* Source: USclimatedata.com

Average Temperatures^HighLow
January47 degrees24 degrees
April69 degrees41 degrees
July88 degrees64 degrees
October72 degrees43 degrees

Things to Do

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Greeneville is a city rich in historical beauty where residents and visitors experience a small community feel while being conveniently located within a one-hour drive to several larger metropolitan areas. It is Tennessee’s second-oldest town, the home of Andrew Johnson, the 17th president of the United States, and the birthplace of celebrated hero Davy Crockett. From historical tours to hiking trails, Greeneville has something for everyone!

Education in Greene

Both Greeneville and Greene County school systems received the Governor’s A+ Award for Community Excellence in Education. Only 52 of the 139 school systems in Tennessee have qualified for this recognition.

Greeneville City School System

Greeneville ranks fifth out of 136 school systems in Tennessee Competency Test results and the city school system consistently rates above state averages in attendance and graduation rates (96.7%). Approximately 238 teachers and administrators (five with doctoral degrees, 147 with master’s degrees, and 14 with specialist degrees) are among the system’s 416 employees. The student/teacher ratio is 14:1 and the Per Pupil Expenditure is $10,237. The Greeneville City School System is also one of only two systems in Tennessee that have maintained accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for more than 40 years.

Greene County School System

Of the 565 teachers and administrators employed by the county system, 65% hold advanced degrees. The student/teacher ratio is 15:1 and the Per Pupil Expenditure is $7,640, while the graduation rate is 94.9%. The Greene County School System is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Higher Education

Greeneville is home to two outstanding institutions for higher learning, a Walters State Community College satellite campus and Tusculum University. Both schools are accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit their websites to learn more.

There are 11 more college campuses located within a two-hour drive of Greene County:

Walters State Community CollegeMain Campus in Morristown, Tenn.30 miles
East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City, Tenn.30 miles
Milligan UniversityJohnson City, Tenn.36 miles
Northeast State Community CollegeBlountville, Tenn.36 miles
Carson-Newman UniversityJefferson City, Tenn.44 miles
Mars Hill UniversityMars Hill, N.C.44 miles
King UniversityBristol, Tenn.53 miles
University of North Carolina AshevilleAsheville, N.C.54 miles
University of TennesseeKnoxville, Tenn.72 miles
Appalachian State UniversityBoone, N.C.86 miles

Medical Facilities

Healthcare needs for the community are met by medical facilities staffed by more than 100 physicians in a variety of specialties, state-operated homes for individuals with developmental disabilities, several nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and numerous other health-related businesses.

Health services are enhanced by Greene County’s close proximity to major medical centers in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities area. Veterans in the area have close access to the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Johnson City, which provides tertiary medical care, surgery and psychiatric services for veterans in surrounding states.

Ballad Health, a family of 21 hospitals regionally, operates Greeneville Community Hospital with two campuses.

Greeneville Municipal Airport is a home base for a medical-evacuation helicopter, enabling the hospital and Wings Air Rescue work to cover points within 125 miles of Greeneville. 

Greeneville Community Hospital is now one hospital with two campuses. The East campus is an acute inpatient facility, with a wide variety of additional services including cardiology services, diagnostic imaging, ICU, surgery and women’s services, including obstetrics and imaging.

This campus has a rich history of delivering excellent patient care, following the vision of Dr. C.B. Laughlin, who founded the hospital in 1939.

Our patients can take comfort in knowing they will still be served by the same, familiar faces. Our top priority is always to provide the best in patient care.

Greeneville Community Hospital West (formerly Takoma Regional Hospital) campus is focused on outpatient services including:

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Geropsychiatric services
  • Inpatient rehabilitation services
  • Occupational medicine
  • Outpatient lab
  • Sleep lab

Greeneville Community Hospital East (formerly Laughlin Memorial Hospital) is a 140-bed facility offering an array of services, including:


  • 24/7 emergency department
  • Acute inpatient
  • Cardiology services
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • ICU
  • Obstetrics / women’s services and imaging
  • Medical / surgical unit
  • Outpatient lab
  • Progressive care unit
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgery and endoscopy
  • Wound care
Hospitals# of BedsLocation
Greeneville Community Hospital East140Greeneville
Greeneville Community Hospital West100Greeneville
Johnson City Medical Center

Level 1 Trauma Center

44530 mi. away in Johnson City
Niswonger Children’s Hospital

St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinics, Dedicated Children’s Emergency Department

6930 mi. away in Johnson City
James H. Quillen VA Medical Center11430 mi. away in Johnson City