Tornadoes spawned by the landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs) pose a non-trivial threat tolife and property. Previous research efforts have developed TC-tornado climatologies and have noted differences between East coast and Gulf coast landfalls, but a direct climatological comparison between the two affected coastlines has yet to be studied. Moreover, better understanding of significant differences in the mesoscale environments during TC landfalls could improve tornado forecasting techniques. Therefore, this project evaluated similarities and differences between East coast and Gulf coast TC tornadoes with a focus on: (1) the regional TC tornado climatology; and (2) the local environments of TC tornadoes utilizing RUC-RAP 20-km model analysis soundings. The climatological analysis covered a 70-year period (1950-2019), while the environmental analysis covered a 15-year period (2005-2019). The climatological analysis identified significant differences between East and Gulf coast TCs regarding tornado frequency, seasonality, and spatial distribution. Multiple sounding-based environmental metrics were also identified as being both significantly different between the two coasts and potentially pragmatic for forecasting purposes. In general, among these metrics, the East coast environment exhibited greater low-level moisture and instability, while the Gulf coast environment exhibited greater low-level vertical shear and helicity. An analysis of the synoptic environment identified several patterns that likely contributed to TC tornado development, including close proximity to an upper-level jet, the presence of mid-level dry air intrusions, and the presence of baroclinic boundaries within the onshore front-right quadrant.