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Old 04-26-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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I would appreciate anyone who can help me. We are a retired military family of 6. We are soooo tired of the coast and our dream is to live in the Mtns. My youngest boys, who are twins will be starting High School and I also need a great comm.college for my other 2 boys. I really want the High School to be a good FRIENDLY one. So since we can move anywhere, and the school is a priority. We could rent at first, then buy. Can someone tell me the nicest towns they know of. Thanks!

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Old 04-27-2015, 10:06 AM
 
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I'd recommend Carter or Unicoi counties for beautiful mountain views and since you don't need employment, but rural schools tend to be lackluster. What is your budget?

The community colleges feed into the University of Tennessee system. I'd say they would be pretty standard statewide.
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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I don't know if any community colleges in East TN would be considered great. Just from a gut feeling, I'd say investigate the CC's around Chattanooga for a higher quality education than Pellissippi, Walter's State or Northeast State.

Really depends on your budget for housing or rentals. Knoxville Metro, Chattanooga Metro, Johnson City, Kingsport, and Greeneville have the best schools. Does not generally include "county" or rural schools.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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I would appreciate anyone who can help me. We are a retired military family of 6. We are soooo tired of the coast and our dream is to live in the Mtns. My youngest boys, who are twins will be starting High School and I also need a great comm.college for my other 2 boys. I really want the High School to be a good FRIENDLY one. So since we can move anywhere, and the school is a priority. We could rent at first, then buy. Can someone tell me the nicest towns they know of. Thanks!
Knoxville ora city near by like Seymour (Actually a rural community) or Maryville. Good access to the mountains and al the services you need and 20 minutes from Knoxville. Schools are good as well.

UTin Knoxville is a very good University to boot.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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I love TN, but if I were moving to a smaller town in the mountains, I would pick one of the towns close to Asheville. Many of them seem to have decent school systems. I really like Waynesville, Hendersonville and Black Mountain. Great downtown towns, lots of local restaurants and shops, etc.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:01 PM
 
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I love TN, but if I were moving to a smaller town in the mountains, I would pick one of the towns close to Asheville. Many of them seem to have decent school systems. I really like Waynesville, Hendersonville and Black Mountain. Great downtown towns, lots of local restaurants and shops, etc.
Agreed. If someone wants a small town in the mountains, WNC has ETN beat. Waynesville is beautiful and has a CC. Down the road there's Sylva which is gorgeous and is home to Western Carolina. I own a cabin near there and highly recommend it. I prefer TN over NC over all, but for mountain living, NC wins.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:01 AM
 
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Thank you all for your help. I really appreciate the information. Bless you!
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