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Old 06-14-2007, 09:16 AM
Location: Lake City, Florida
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My fiancé and I are looking forward to getting out of Florida and starting a new life together in Tennessee area, specifically; Knoxville, maryville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, newport, Greeneville and Elizabethton. Eveything I have rea says nothing but great things about all these places! However! Could someone perhaps guide us to which one might be more suited for us? We are in our mid 30’s and I have 10 year old son. I need a highly rated elementary school, close to populated areas for shopping and yet quiet.

We plan on taking a trip up there for a week in Late July early Aug of this year. Moving to another state can be frustrating when you don’t know where to start and are not familiar with were you want to go. Some personable help would be refreshing. This forum is great because I really get a feel for good areas and problem here is that they ALL seem good! So I do not know were to start and I just can't believe that ALL these places have no faults? It is very important to me that my son have a good environment to grow up in-he plays soccer and is an honor roll student and I would like to keep him on this path. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:47 AM
Location: Maryville, TN
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I don't have children, but live in Maryville, after moving to TN two years ago. Maryville has a top notch school system, and is a very sports oriented community.

I would suggest visiting several times, checking out the areas, and seeing what you like and dislike about each. We travelled here for 20 years before moving here. We don't regret the move.

Good luck on your search!

Edited to add: Every place you move has it's down sides. But for the most part, alot of that is personal preference. That's why I suggested visiting.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:42 AM
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I'd probably scratch Pigeon Forge and Sevierville as both are tourist Black holes.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:07 PM
Location: Lake City, Florida
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Thank you: BarbG and sliverbox any and all comments and opinions are welcome. Well, minus Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, the main places we are looking at are Knoxville, Maryville, Newport, Greeneville, and Elizabethton. Any comments about these places? We are looking to be out of the way but not so far that we have to drive an hour to do shopping but we enjoy quiet no busy city life.
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:27 PM
Location: somewhere over the rainbow Ohio
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We visited here numerous times before moving here from another state. At first we wanted to live in Pgeon Forge/ Sieverville area and even seriously looked at real estate to buy. But we realized the traffic and living in tourist towns was going to be a serious flaw if we lived there full time.
So we originally landed in Knoxville(East town), then moved out to Corryton and loved Corryton for the convenience of the shopping in Knoxville and it was still rural. We've since moved out to Dandridge and Dandridge is very rural but still about 30 minutes to Knoxville and next to Pigeon Forge/Sevierville, so we hop over there and play tourist every so often. But we always end up saying how glad we don't live there, it is great to visit, but we would hate that traffic everyday.
You can't beat the friendliness of this area either or the natural beauty.
Lots of luck in your search,
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