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Old 08-14-2008, 09:02 PM
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We're coming down this weekend......and we're going to look in Oakland and Mason (cheap brand new homes in Mason). Do you have any thoughts on the area and the schools? Some of you may remember that I have a son with high functioning autism, and a daughter with a learning disability. My son may or may not be ok with the public schools in Fayette or Tipton county schools. We have some private options, but we're trying not to go that route if possible (not sure with how good they'll be for the price) and I may home school him for a while. But for the most part, what do you think of those areas??? Thanks!
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:18 PM
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I've never even heard of Mason I take it that it's a tiny little town...near Oakland? Oakland is about as rural as you can get around here. I can't imagine they have any crime there, but you won't find anything else (to do) there either. In terms of the schools....I'm sure they are safe, but usually smaller, rural school systems do not have stellar special ed services, due to not having as much need for them.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:34 PM
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Oakland is a growing area, seems to be mostly people moving further out east from Memphis. It's also a known speed trap, although I understand it's not a problem if you live there.
Oakland has easy access to the Wolfchase area for shopping and entertainment, so I guess that's a plus. Oakland also has their own Kroger and Mc Donalds, and what else do you really have to have in a small town?

Never heard of Mason either, sorry.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:59 AM
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Oakland has grown a whole lot.
Lots of subdivisions.
Some really nice, some not so nice.

Mason is out Highway 70 (Summer Ave.).
It is not far over the county line.
And it is the home of two interesting and well known restaurants, Bozo's and the original Gus' Chicken.
(A bit of trivia, Bozo's was used in that movie about Johnny Cash, Walk the Line)
There is also a big prison in Mason and Longtown Gin.
And John Wilder lives in Mason.

I don't know anything about the schools in Mason, but if I was interested in a house there I would make an appointment to tour the school and talk to the folks there.
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