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Old 10-28-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Any thoughts on Winfield, in regards to schools, jobs, etc?
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:05 PM
 
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Well, I just saw that the scool is only rated a 3
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I've never even heard of Winfield, but when I looked it up on Google Maps to see where it is, I took a little trip on "street view." It really does look like just a wide spot in the road next to the state line, with maybe a thousand residents. The only businesses I saw were some gas stations.

It might be a fine place to live if you didn't need much.

Oneida is a slightly larger town nearby that I have heard of.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Any thoughts on Winfield, in regards to schools, jobs, etc?


Did you do any searches on this place? I thought you needed jobs and schools and had a special needs child? Your looking at BFE. Where do you think the nearest hospital is to Winfield? Or the manufacturing jobs? You need to live near a larger city for the amenities your family needs. I know people in Oneida that have to drive as far as Knoxville to work.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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Did you do any searches on this place? I thought you needed jobs and schools and had a special needs child? Your looking at BFE. Where do you think the nearest hospital is to Winfield? Or the manufacturing jobs? You need to live near a larger city for the amenities your family needs. I know people in Oneida that have to drive as far as Knoxville to work.
You can get a very good deal on real property in Oneida, but it's a long drive from there to Knoxville.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I'm from the northeast. There are a lot of towns up there that seem to be very rural but you can still have very good schools and jobs not that far away. NYMom, Tennessee is not like that. You can pick a small town and get a very bad school, hardly any shopping, different vibe from anything you are use to and a haul and a half to a job. Don't do it. And please visit first before considering any area.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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You can get a very good deal on real property in Oneida, but it's a long drive from there to Knoxville.
yep. There is a reason some property goes cheap. If cheap land and low taxes are the driving force in the decision to move to TN and one is not wealthy or retired I fear great disappointment moving to such rural areas.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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yep. There is a reason some property goes cheap. If cheap land and low taxes are the driving force in the decision to move to TN and one is not wealthy or retired I fear great disappointment moving to such rural areas.
You are sooooooooo right. I love the Oneida area because it is near the BSFNRA but would never go there for any other reason.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:31 PM
 
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Are good schools and medical care, along with a house with at least 5 acres for less than $200,000 possible in Tennessee? Also, my husband works in manufacturing currently. I am a stay at home mom. With 7 kids it hasn't made any sense for me to work, because of the daycare costs and the appointments and sick days that come along with 7 kids.

We have always thought that someday we would move to Tennessee. Since we adopted from foster care, moving has come to the forefront again. The children's biological families keep showing up at the school and trying to pass information to the kids through other kids. This causes a lot of anxiety for the kids, who are afraid that the bios will kidnap them.

I'm getting frustrated. It seems like you either live in the city, or a suburb of the city, or you live in the middle of nowhere. Our kids are used to going outside and playing daily. I have a clothesline outside. My son has a pet pot belly pig, we have chickens, dogs and we raise a cow or some pigs usually every year for the meat. I need a location that will still allow that. We're not interested in areas that have "rules" about what you can and can't do in your yard.

Thank you for all of your help.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Are good schools and medical care, along with a house with at least 5 acres for less than $200,000 possible in Tennessee? Also, my husband works in manufacturing currently. I am a stay at home mom. With 7 kids it hasn't made any sense for me to work, because of the daycare costs and the appointments and sick days that come along with 7 kids.

We have always thought that someday we would move to Tennessee. Since we adopted from foster care, moving has come to the forefront again. The children's biological families keep showing up at the school and trying to pass information to the kids through other kids. This causes a lot of anxiety for the kids, who are afraid that the bios will kidnap them.

I'm getting frustrated. It seems like you either live in the city, or a suburb of the city, or you live in the middle of nowhere. Our kids are used to going outside and playing daily. I have a clothesline outside. My son has a pet pot belly pig, we have chickens, dogs and we raise a cow or some pigs usually every year for the meat. I need a location that will still allow that. We're not interested in areas that have "rules" about what you can and can't do in your yard.

Thank you for all of your help.
Rules is not going to be your problem. We allow all of that in almost any area. Where I live, even in Knox County you can have that.

You'll want to have your husband find a job before moving. Lowest unemployment rate for the largest MSAs in the state are in Knox County.

I ran a search and I am finding some possibilities for you.

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Click on "Find Homes by Interactive Map." Then you can nail it down to price and acreage. Try to get Knox County if you can.
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