About Us

Colonial Hill Retirement Center – Johnson City, TN

Colonial Hill Retirement Center’s philosophy is “We respect the wisdom and dignity of age.” We believe that the greatest service we can provide is genuine concern and compassion in the giving of ourselves and our talents to the extra effort that is required in obtaining excellence in resident service.  Our residents can depend on each employee performing their duties according to our philosophy on a daily basis.  This philosophy is practiced and applied everyday by Colonial Hill’s well-trained staff.

Colonial Hill offers 63 spacious apartments in 9 distinctive floor plans to suit every lifestyle.  Every apartment has a full kitchen, walk-in closet(s), and balcony.  We have studio, one, two and luxury two bedroom apartments.  Please peruse our floor plans and see which apartment suits you best.   You may sign a lease at Colonial Hill or rent month-to-month.  There is no entry fee and no monetary obligation to be put on our waiting list.  It is as easy as requesting a tour and providing us with your phone number and address.  We will contact you when your requested floor plan opens up.  You may tell us if you are ready to make a move or if you just want to stay on the list until the next available apartment opens.  You may remain on the list at your convenience.

There are many amenities included in your monthly fee.  These include house activities, maintenance, weekly housekeeping, one meal a day, transportation two days a week, water, and trash pick-up.

Lobby at Colonial Hill Retirement Center.

Safety is a priority at Colonial Hill.  Every apartment at the center has two hour fire-rated walls, fire retardant doors and floors.  Every apartment has smoke alarms, sprinklers, and two emergency call lights.  We have staff available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at the center.


Colonial Hill Retirement Center has been an independent retirement community for over 25 years and is owned and operated by National HealthCare (NHC).

NHC provides services to 76 long-term health care centers and over 9,000 residents. NHC affiliates also operate 36 homecare programs, six independent living centers and 15 assisted living communities. NHC’s other services include Alzheimer’s units, long-term care pharmacies, hospice, a rehabilitation services company, and providing management and accounting services to third parties. In order to understand in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of NHC, the investor must review our most recent Form 10-Q quarterly report, Form 10-K annual report and press releases, which are available here on our web site. National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE Amex: NHC, NHC.PRA) is one of the nation’s oldest long-term health care companies.

NHC is recognized nationwide as an innovator in the delivery of quality long-term care. Our goal is to provide a full range of extended care services, designed to maximize the well being and independence of patients of all ages. We are dedicated to meeting patient needs through an interdisciplinary approach combining compassionate care with cost-effective health care services.
The National HealthCare Corporation environment is one of encouragement and challenge … innovation and improvement … teamwork and collaboration … and honesty and integrity. All NHC employees are committed as partners, not only to the health of our patients but to the well being of the communities we serve.





Our Mission

At NHC, care is our business. Care that respects the individual. Care that promotes recovery, well being and independence. Care that seeks to meet all standards of quality.