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Old 05-28-2007, 03:04 PM
 
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Thanks Angelo,
I do indeed enjoy Fourth & Gill...particularly as a native Knoxvillian who has lived in most parts of the city. Hiknapster is correct...my family owns several homes which we lease in north Knoxville...not really sure what his point is though.

There's a song by local musician Todd Steed with a line stating that "North Knoxville is the last place in America not trying to be somewhere else"; that resonates with me.

As others have stated, Fountain City is a lovely area with wonderful people. I wish you success.
Cheers,
Bill
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Old 05-28-2007, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Hiknapster is a woman. Not a problem. I get that all the time!

Your family does a fantastic job of renovating those beautiful older homes. If I had my wish, every one of those historic homes all over the city could be restored back to its former glory like so many have done.

Orlando had an older area near Lake Eola that had older homes that were severely rundown. Slowly, people came in and restored them, BUT the Orlando police also ran out the loiterers, prostitutes, drug dealers, homeless, etc. and it worked. They were relentless until they were gone and then they made sure they didn't come back. It sounds heartless, I know, but what is the alternative?
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Old 05-28-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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I am a big fan of Holston Hills. After looking at the neighborhoods mentioned in this thread, I selected Holston Hills.... it's on the east of the feared "east" side of town.

Frankly, I am completely unaware of that part of the east around Magnolia. I don't see suspicious folks around my neighborhood... just neighbors walking their dogs on occasion.

Holston Hills is a classic (1920's) golf country club with a variety of homes including some very impressive vintage homes. The most amazing part is that Holston Hills is in the most beautiful forest that I have ever seen...rolling hills. The actual golf course is known nation wide as one of the top vintage designs....but I don't golf.

It's also affordable. Even with all of the fancy homes, there are more modest homes around... almost all of them have interesting architecture. My home is 1000 sq ft with one bathroom, but my neighbor has five! (and offered to allow use of them if my bathroom goes down... sweet people here.)

When you take a walk in my neighborhood, it feels like sight seeing... the gardens, homes and woods are always interesting and individualistic.

I looked at other areas of Knoxville:
West Knox: ridiculous traffic, ridiculous prices, all the charm of a new shopping mall in new-neighborhood sprawl...I can't tell if I'm in Orlando or Tennessee in that area.
Downtown - lots of indigent folks panhandling, and the road noise from I-40 is incredible in many areas... BUT I do like the close proximity to the cool stuff that happens downtown which makes all of that more tolerable. It's expensive, so that helped my decision!

An area that I do like is in what I would call the mid-north area... around the Washington Pike area... a little funky, but very affordable with nice neighborhoods sprinkled around... AND it's within biking distance of downtown.

My ONLY gripe about Holston is that I have to use my car to get to downtown...otherwise, I'm in for a longish bike ride.

Knoxville has a lot to offer.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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Default holston hills

What is the zip code for holston hills?. I tried Realtor w/o any luck.
Thank you!
Carla
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:43 AM
 
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37924 will get homes on Holston.....I'm looking into that area. The local area is 106.
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Word of caution.

I looked into this area. It's right next door to my job.

Check the schools. I feel that I would have to pay to put my child in private school if I moved there.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:20 AM
 
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Ooopss....thanks Hik, I thought it was Carter Schools.
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Old 05-29-2007, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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They do use Carter Middle School. I hate to say it, but I'm not real impressed by their report card:

TN Department of Education:
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:42 PM
 
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The zip code is 37914. I don't have kids, so schools aren't my main concern. I do have some experience with them, though... and Chilhowee Intermediate is a rather sweet school (very, very few behavioral issues with a very well organized and connected staff). I don't know about Carter Schools. The Chilhowee kids do feed into there, and I was impressed with the Chilhowee kids.

Carter Elementary should be very good as well. I don't know about middle and high schools.

Again, I'm not terribly focused on the schools.

My neighborhood was known for having retired movers and shakers of Knoxville (older folks), but I gotta tell ya that I am seeing lots of people like myself moving in... young folks who are thrilled with the area.

Many people consider Holston Hills the older (and far less expensive) version of Sequoya Hills which is one of the most desired addresses in town.

If schools are your *main* concern, I would suggest Farragut, Maryville, Alcoa, Oak Ridge (rather far), and Bearden High (which is closer in to town than those other areas and schools).
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