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Old 09-01-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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If you have a large enough parcel of land, and keep to yourselves, I dont see a problem arising.

Its different than moving into a neighborhood, where houses are closer, and you're more "visible." If that makes any sense.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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I second the suggestion of getting a real estate agent to help you search.

A good rule of thumb about acceptance, is the smaller the community, the more likely you will be to find someone that does not care for your lifestyle. When I say lifestyle.....that can mean: color of your skin, length of you hair, church you go to - or don't go to, manner of speech, car you drive, or don't drive, the way you dress, the way you order your eggs in the local coffee shop, well you get my point. No matter where you go, you will find kindred spirits as well as hateful people too. It's just that in a small community, it may be a higher percentage of the total. 5 jerks in a community of 250 feels a lot different than 5 jerks in a community of 15,000.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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My opinion is cheapest land will be east and south, then north. Most accepting will be downtown and west. I agree with Barking Spider, stick to the more populated areas. Knoxville can be very rural 10 or 15 minutes out of downtown.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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Last year, I bought 8 acres and home. I'd like to sell (not really a big land guy), but don't think my girlfriend would agree! The land is only slightly sloped and the soil is amazing.

I'm in Holston Hills which is an easy, straight 6 mile drive to downtown. My neighbors are very groovy for sure.

Good luck
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Last year, I bought 8 acres and home. I'd like to sell (not really a big land guy), but don't think my girlfriend would agree! The land is only slightly sloped and the soil is amazing.

I'm in Holston Hills which is an easy, straight 6 mile drive to downtown. My neighbors are very groovy for sure.

Good luck
Wow, that is so true. Holston Hills is very groovy for sure and I am guilty of leaving them out of my suggestions!
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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One thing to consider when looking at Knoxville is the fact that UT has a very large Vet School here as part of their flagship campus. I'm not sure how that might impact your ability to find a job as a vet-tech. When first coming to Knoxville, I found it difficult to find a decent paying job as a legal assistant/paralegal because UT also has a law school here. Cheap labor LOL Just one thing you might want to consider! Best of luck!
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I've been concerned about the job market with UT there. We definately won't be moving until we have jobs secured. We're probably going to visit for a couple days in mid Oct and check out all these areas y'all have mentioned. Thanks everyone!
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