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Old 01-17-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: MD
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Around knoxville? I have been looking and can't find what I'm looking for so for those that live in the area or know the area please help me out here. I'm looking for the small town feeling with the quaint downtown area, town square,etc.. Is there any towns like this close to knowville?
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Around knoxville? I have been looking and can't find what I'm looking for so for those that live in the area or know the area please help me out here. I'm looking for the small town feeling with the quaint downtown area, town square,etc.. Is there any towns like this close to knowville?
Try Kingston, Harriman, Clinton, Dandridge, Loudon, Sweetwater
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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I thought Clinton was lovely. We definitely would've considered Clinton if there had been more land for sale there, since we're looking to build one day.

But as destiny would have it, now Kingston has a special place in my heart!
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Sweetwater is definately a quaint town and so is Madisonville. It has an older downtown area but yet it is right off of a 4 lane Hwy which has a wide array of retail establishments (including a Super Walmart!)
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:16 AM
 
Location: MD
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Thanks, I looked all these up and you're right they're all quaint looking, I'm trying to find the closest one to Knoxville, I think it would be clinton? I really like sweetwater,kingston and dandridge the best though. Of those 3 which has the best schools, do any of you know?
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:41 AM
 
Location: out there somewhere in the sticks
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Thanks, I looked all these up and you're right they're all quaint looking, I'm trying to find the closest one to Knoxville, I think it would be clinton? I really like sweetwater,kingston and dandridge the best though. Of those 3 which has the best schools, do any of you know?

The vice principal from our middle school lives in Kingston and his children attend there. Not sure if this is representative or not. But if you add in the 4th(Clinton) - go to Clinton.
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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Keep in mind Knoxville is big. You need an address in knoxville to figure out what's closer. To drive from one end of knoxville to the other, I think it's a 45-minute trip in itself (experts, please correct me if I'm wrong!)

We bought in Kingston, but not in the city itself; we're 14 miles out of the center of town, on the Loudon border. Our property is about 35 min from the office parks in west knox area.
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Old 01-19-2008, 05:47 AM
 
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I agree with what has been posted here. However, there are other wonderful quaint towns a little further out from Knoxville. Lots to choose from in this state!
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Old 01-21-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Lee's Summit, MO
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Cumberland Gap is certainly "quaint".
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Default Love Loudon

not as far as sweetwater or madisonville. Has a great courthouse square and new businesses coming back to 'down town.' check out Mark's Downtown Diner and Tic-Toc Ice Cream (set to reopen for the season in February.) There's also the Carmichael Inn - tasty food and coffee. They've even renovated the theater and have live concerts about once a month. There are two gift shops, a bank, a gym and a florist. Come down to Loudon during the Smokey Mountain Fiddler's Convention or during the Hwy 11 yard sale. I tell my friends in Los Angeles that I live in Mayberry. I love it there.
Hope to see you there soon!
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