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Old 04-22-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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Default Relocating to Morristown, TN- Wanting to live in Knoxville... Help

Hello my husband will start a job in Morristown at the end of May, and we will like to live in Knoxville because we like the feeling of a city, more than the small town. But I saw that the commute for him will be brutal, do yo know any areas with good schools that can have at least a 45min-to 1hr commute?

I will really appreciate your help with this!!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:17 PM
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Your closest neighborhood that fits that description (45 min commute from within Knox Co) is the Carter schools community. Bad news: Carter's buildings are some of the oldest in the system. Good news: the superintendent and mayor seem determined to remedy that problem. Better news: the neighborhood has been unified in its struggle to improve the schools in their community. Maybe look at property along the Strawberry Plains exit off I-40.

Another thought is along Gov. John Sevier Hwy on the south/east side of town. Your kids would attend South-Doyle H.S. and its feeder schools.

Are you sure the location is worth $100 in gas each week for this commute? Even living on the east side of Knoxville to be convenient to Morristown means driving 20-30 miles west for Knoxville's weekend activities.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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The Carter area isn't 20-30 miles from downtown. 10 -15 perhaps?

Holston Hills is a beautiful older neighborhood that is zoned for Carter schools. It is 6- 8 miles from downtown.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:34 PM
 
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You might want to consider living in Morristown and playing in Knoxville on the weekends.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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If you decide to split the difference, look in Dandridge. A cute small town, has some decent offerings and isn't as ugly as Morristown. Closer to Knoxville, even closer to Sevierville and all the stuff that Pigeon Forge offers.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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Dandrige is adorable. How are the schools?
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:31 PM
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Location: Powell, TN
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The Carter area isn't 20-30 miles from downtown. 10 -15 perhaps?
You're correct in distance. I was calculating round-trip mileage on their vehicle, and didn't quite express it clearly in those terms.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Yes, it's about 20 minutes to downtown from the Carter area of Knox. I don't think South Knoxville would get them any closer, though. If you were going to live in Knox it would probably behoove you to get as far east as you can. Living in the Carter area would put you around 40 minutes to Morristown, depending on both locations. Dandridge is indeed adorable but the schools are not the best from what I understand.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:12 AM
 
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Not much going on in Morristown, if you like the "city-life" with more things to do I wonder how happy you'd be there. I live in N. Knox and get to Morristown in 45mins via 640 to 40 to 81. I will say Douglass Lake in Dandridge is nice and clean though.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:16 AM
 
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Default Relocating to Morristown, TN- Wanting to live in Knoxville... Help

Thank you all for your help!! I think we maybe will stay in Morristown.


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Not much going on in Morristown, if you like the "city-life" with more things to do I wonder how happy you'd be there. I live in N. Knox and get to Morristown in 45mins via 640 to 40 to 81. I will say Douglass Lake in Dandridge is nice and clean though.
Which neighborhoods in N. Knoxville?

Thanks
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