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
|January||47 degrees||24 degrees|
|April||69 degrees||41 degrees|
|July||88 degrees||64 degrees|
|October||72 degrees||43 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 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.
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.
- Baileyton Elementary
- Chuckey Elementary
- Chuckey-Doak Middle School
- Doak Elementary
- Mosheim Elementary
- North Greene High School
- South Greene High School
- West Pines Elementary
- Camp Creek Elementary
- Chuckey-Doak High School
- Debusk Elementary
- Glenwood Educational Center
- McDonald Elementary
- Nolachuckey Elementary
- Ottway Elementary
- West Greene High School
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 College||Main Campus in Morristown, Tenn.||30 miles|
|East Tennessee State University||Johnson City, Tenn.||30 miles|
|Milligan University||Johnson City, Tenn.||36 miles|
|Northeast State Community College||Blountville, Tenn.||36 miles|
|Carson-Newman University||Jefferson City, Tenn.||44 miles|
|Mars Hill University||Mars Hill, N.C.||44 miles|
|King University||Bristol, Tenn.||53 miles|
|University of North Carolina Asheville||Asheville, N.C.||54 miles|
|University of Tennessee||Knoxville, Tenn.||72 miles|
|Appalachian State University||Boone, N.C.||86 miles|
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.
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
- Obstetrics / women’s services and imaging
- Medical / surgical unit
- Outpatient lab
- Progressive care unit
- Radiation oncology
- Surgery and endoscopy
- Wound care
|Hospitals||# of Beds||Location|
|Greeneville Community Hospital East||140||Greeneville|
|Greeneville Community Hospital West||100||Greeneville|
|Johnson City Medical Center|
Level 1 Trauma Center
|445||30 mi. away in Johnson City|
|Niswonger Children’s Hospital|
St. Jude Tri-Cities Affiliate Clinics, Dedicated Children’s Emergency Department
|69||30 mi. away in Johnson City|
|James H. Quillen VA Medical Center||114||30 mi. away in Johnson City|