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Old 02-04-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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Hello everybody,

My wife and I are leaving God Awful Ca. and have narrowed our search down to Granbury Texas or some part of Tennessee. We know a lot about TX but nothing about TN...so we're hoping you can help

Here's what we;re looking for:

Price 250 - 300K
Min 2 Acres
Conservative,friendly Town
Set back a little from big city but not too far (30 mins or so)
Job and education not a priority since no kids and are self employed

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Tennessee is a very large state with three very distinct regions. It runs the gamut from flatter land just east of the Mississippi in the western portion of the state, all the way to the mountains of East Tennessee. Generally, it is hotter with sometimes more violent weather - not always! - in the west, too. More importantly, you need to define "big city." What may be big to you, could be small to me, or vice-versa. What size city are you living in now? What are you use to? Often, we are more comfortable with what we are familiar with, even though we think we want drastic change. But a lot of southern cities are smaller - or have more of a big-town feel - than northern cities, for instance.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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hiknapster,

Thank you for the reply. I guess I could have been more specific. We're in San Diego which is pretty big and we hate it.
We love green and mountains.

It just feels like its time to slow down, buy some horses again and relax a bit more. Don't want to get "too far" out there, because we realize we may get cabin fever on occasion - so as I mentioned, 30 minutes or so from a couple nice restaurants, a mall, movies etc. for those days when we want to get out.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Crosstown *****
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hiknapster,

Thank you for the reply. I guess I could have been more specific. We're in San Diego which is pretty big and we hate it.
We love green and mountains.

It just feels like its time to slow down, buy some horses again and relax a bit more. Don't want to get "too far" out there, because we realize we may get cabin fever on occasion - so as I mentioned, 30 minutes or so from a couple nice restaurants, a mall, movies etc. for those days when we want to get out.

Knoxville...
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Knoxville...
More specifically, I think Maryville fits the bill.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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She's interested in an area with horses so not particularly Knoxville or Maryville, I think. I'm thinking more of horse country in Middle and West Tenn., but close to a city.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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THank you all for the responses. Hiknapster (its he horses would be nice but not a deal breaker. I've heard Knoxville and maryville a couple times now.

Again, thank you
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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If your looking for green and mountains I agree with the others, Knoxville area. A close second would Chattanooga, its also close to mountains, in fact lookout mountain is right there in Chattanooga. Knoxville is close to the Smoky mountain national park, which contains the largest mountains east of the Rockys. Both cities have nice downtowns, both are growing with decent economies. There are also some nice communities between Knoxville and Chattanooga like Cleveland, Athens, Sweetwater if your looking for more of the small town life. Although coming from San Diego Im sure even Knoxville would be the small town life to you. Good luck with your escape from the left coast
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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THank you all for the responses. Hiknapster (its he horses would be nice but not a deal breaker. I've heard Knoxville and maryville a couple times now.

Again, thank you
We do have plenty horses here so maybe that's why you've heard about Maryville. There are horse pastures and stables visible wherever you drive all around the county outside of the city lines of Maryville. There is a lot of farmland in the county. It's not flat terrain, for the most part, but being in the Foothills makes for some beautiful views of the mountains. In comparison to San Diego it will seem very small town.


Most of your wish list can be found in Blount County (Maryville is the county seat). I did a very quick search of the public MLS for your wish list. Here are some current listings from several different parts of the county. The first two have a barn and fencing already waiting the others don't:

Listing #821622

Listing #826687

Listing #819362

Listing #816806

Good luck with your search for a new life!
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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J&Em,

Thank you very much, that was very nice of you. We'll look into it.
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