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Old 05-17-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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Im from illinois and wanting to move to either tn or ky i have two small children and would like to know a list of good places in east tn that i could raise them and i love mountains so the same goes for ky i would also like to know what towns and that have mountains that are low on crime that we could move to i like mountian views and rolling hills can someone pls help me with these questions as i cant find anything good on pc
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:57 AM
 
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I would highly recommend Eastern Tennessee over Eastern Kentucky as for most it's much less of a cultural adjustment and more welcoming to transplants. I would suggest Johnson City, TN which is a good sized city and home to East Tennessee State University which helps provide more to do for a city it's size otherwise and also offers economic stability in terms of jobs and housing. It's quite close to the Blue Ridge Mountains, sitting just to the west of mile high peaks.

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Old 05-18-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Look at Southwest Virginia as well. The mountains are amazing, the bluegrass culture is great, public schools are generally better in VA than TN or KY, and their are some amazing towns.

Bristol, VA (where I grew up) is actually apart of an area called the Tri-Cities of TN/VA. It's actually composed of four cities (Bristol, TN, Bristol, VA, Kingsport, TN, and Johnson City, TN) which have most all of the amenities of any other major metro without the downsides.

I would also suggest looking into Roanoke, VA...it's a great city with amazing mountain views, temperate climate, tons of outdoor activities, and a pretty competitive division 1 NCAA football team in nearby Blacksburg which is such a large part of getting entrenched in the local culture (if you can stand those god-awful Hokies!)
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Im from illinois and wanting to move to either tn or ky i have two small children and would like to know a list of good places in east tn that i could raise them and i love mountains so the same goes for ky i would also like to know what towns and that have mountains that are low on crime that we could move to i like mountian views and rolling hills can someone pls help me with these questions as i cant find anything good on pc
Southeastern Indiana along I-74 towards the Ohio River and Cincinnati would also suit you very well.
Madison, Indiana has a very historic feel to it and has enough amenities for the family.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:17 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Im from illinois and wanting to move to either tn or ky i have two small children and would like to know a list of good places in east tn that i could raise them and i love mountains so the same goes for ky i would also like to know what towns and that have mountains that are low on crime that we could move to i like mountian views and rolling hills can someone pls help me with these questions as i cant find anything good on pc
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Southeastern Indiana along I-74 towards the Ohio River and Cincinnati would also suit you very well.
Madison, Indiana has a very historic feel to it and has enough amenities for the family.
Mountains in IN?
Dang, I musta missed those on my last trip!
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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To be fair, there are quite a number of foothills in Southeastern Indiana, even if they can't be classified as mountains. If you go west of Cincinnati on US 50, there are some grades over 5%.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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To be fair, there are quite a number of foothills in Southeastern Indiana, even if they can't be classified as mountains. If you go west of Cincinnati on US 50, there are some grades over 5%.
Exactly and the OP mentioned steep foothills.
By no ways of the imagination is southeastern Indiana especially close to Cincy flat
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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To be fair, there are quite a number of foothills in Southeastern Indiana, even if they can't be classified as mountains. If you go west of Cincinnati on US 50, there are some grades over 5%.
I imagine the foothills of the Ohio River that extend from Ohio all the way west through Illinois were not exactly what the OP meant by "mountains."
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