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Old 04-07-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I live in Fountain City. Our daughter goes to Sterchi Elementary and it is highly rated. I don't know a darn thing about sports, so I can't help with that.

Fountain City is a very sweet community. It has a duck pond and a beautiful park, gorgeous new library and very friendly people. My friend, JMT, took so fabulous photos of the area. Scroll down to see them: Most ecletic areas of Knoxville?

Maryville is nice but a bit more expensive. I am not a fan of Oak Ridge. It was thrown together in the 40s as part of the Manhattan Project. Admittedly, it looks a lot better today, but living too close to that place gives me the creeps. Other people like it a lot so it is just an opinion.

Acording to mapquest, it take 35 minutes to get to Fountain City from Maryville and 34 minutes to get to Oak Ridge. Of course it will depend on where you live, traffic, etc.

Good luck with whatever you do!
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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Just my two cents on Oak Ridge:My family and I moved there in September and have so far loved living there. It's lacking in a hip downtown area and major shopping directly in Oak Ridge, but that's all pretty accessible. It's a quiet town with lots of nice parks and greenways. And as others have mentioned, the schools are well-respected (my son's 1.5 yrs so I can't attest to this personally yet). Maybe living in DC and Miami before this has desensitized me or maybe I've been REALLY lucky, but I feel pretty safe in most parts of Oak Ridge and don't feel all that threatened in the so-called "bad" parts of it. So to answer the original poster's question, it is not a nasty town or a den of petty thieves, but rather just has it's bad parts like everywhere else. And even those, I just haven't personally had problems with. Anyway, just felt compelled to put a post in the plus column for Oak Ridge.
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Old 04-09-2009, 07:28 AM
 
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102507, I moved to Oak Ridge from Mississippi and love it! Its a small community "feel".......the people are very friendly and I have found it very easy to find my way around here. Its a beautiful place - good luck to you!
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