Life in Greene County

Downtown Greeneville, Tennessee

Greene County's lifestyle is unparalleled. It provides a uniquely appealing place in which to live, work and raise a family. 

The fact that Greeneville and Greene County are truly extraordinary has been evidenced in several publications during the past few years, including "The 100 Best Small Towns in America," in which Greeneville was ranked first in the state and 39th in the nation; "Top Mountain Towns Guidebook" in 2005; "Boomtown USA" in which Greeneville was one of only three Tennessee towns to be recognized and named to the top 100 small communities in the U.S. in 2004; "The 50 Best Small Southern Towns" in 2001 and 2008; "America's Most Charming Towns & Villages" in 2001; and the Greeneville landscape "Twelfth Best Small Town in the Nation for Corporate Facilities" by Site Selection magazine in 2001.  Southern Business & Development magazine ranked Greeneville and Greene County the number two small market in the south in 2002 for completed new or expanded facilities from 1993 to 2002, and in 2005, Greeneville was ranked 11th best micropolitan in the United States for new and expanded industry by Site Selection magazine.



Greeneville’s government is an Aldermen/Administrator. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen consists of 4 Aldermen and the Town Mayor. Two Aldermen each are elected from the Town’s two wards. The Mayor is elected from the Town at large.

The Greene County Legislative Body is represented by the Greene County Mayor and 21 County Commissioners. Three commissioners are elected from each of Greene County's seven districts. The Mayor is elected from the County at large. 


In 2020, the median home value in Greene County is $128,100. 

Monthly rental on a two-bedroom apartment averaged $650.

To get detailed information on Greene County's climate, things to do, education and medical facilities, please use the menu to the left.

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