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Old 02-08-2009, 08:21 PM
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I am a single mom that will be moving to Knoxville, next January to attend UT for nursing. I am 22 almost 23 and have a son that will have just turned 2 by the time we move. I was wondering if anybody could point me in a nice direction as far as a nice area to live in with my son thats close to campus and not expensive. I could probably afford to rent for 600-750 a month and would perfer to live in a house than an apartment (since he has lots of outdoor toys). I dont want to be surrounded by college parties and I dont want an area that isnt safe.

Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.

And by close I mean within 15 or so minutes of campus.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:53 PM
Location: Knoxville
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Congrats bbraz, and 10 months out, good planning. There are plenty of places to choose from, and to be within 15 minutes of campus, allows you several to choose from. The best thing that would help you, is to plan a long weekend, and take time to tour and see what fits your budget, as the rental market for homes, will be expanding, as many sellers are turning to rent, due to time to sell. Good luck, and many others will post with several choices. A little hard to know what will be available next Jan.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:05 PM
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Hi! I thought I would give my suggestion on this subject. I currently live in the Fountain City Area, which is about 15-20 minutes from downtown. This is an area that has alot of quiet neighborhoods, along with the convenience of grocery stores, eateries, daycares, ect. just a few minutes away. I have lived in a house in Fountain City that I bought a little over a year and have greatly enjoyed the area. There are several houses on my street that have periodically been open for rent in your price range, or cheeper. I feel the area is fairly safe and has alot of young couples just starting out and retired couples as well. I would suggest taking a drive through the area and checking out the for rent signs. I think its a good starting point. Hope this helps!
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