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Old 04-14-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Anyone familiar with the Middleton TN area?
We want to retire to a small town where my husband can fall out of bed into a lake. This looks like a nice, small town with a few larger cities around it.
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Old 04-14-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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Well, if you had no other ties or job opportunities in Middleton . . . I would think about somewhere else. There are other small towns that are closer to lakes and recreation areas.

I don't have anything against that area of Tennessee, but I don't consider it anything special either. Just a personal opinion.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:42 AM
 
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We do have some friends in the Jackson area. The lake I'm talking about would be a private lake, nice and quiet, I hope. We are still looking into the possibility of a house in that area. Of course, we wouldn't do anything until we visited the area. Just checking to see if there was anything negative about the town.
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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You can watch the old Walking Tall movies. They were about the sheriff in nearby McNairy County. I think they were filmed on location.

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Old 04-15-2007, 09:33 AM
 
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eeewwwwee. Sounds like home to me!!! I am from, what used to be, a small town in Ky. It's no longer small and going back there just doesn't satisfy my need to be in a smaller town. Having lived in the suburbs of Chicago for the last 18 years, anything out of Illinois sounds good to me. I don't need "the larger things in life" anymore. Just a Walmart and medical facilities will do fine. A nice grocery is good too. The Eastern part of TN seems to be getting very populated so why not go West?
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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eeewwwwee. Sounds like home to me!!! I am from, what used to be, a small town in Ky. It's no longer small and going back there just doesn't satisfy my need to be in a smaller town. Having lived in the suburbs of Chicago for the last 18 years, anything out of Illinois sounds good to me. I don't need "the larger things in life" anymore. Just a Walmart and medical facilities will do fine. A nice grocery is good too. The Eastern part of TN seems to be getting very populated so why not go West?
HEy donbo. I'm glad to see you are interested in West Tennessee. I don't know how small of a town you want but Middleton is a bit of a ghost town. I think they have one traffic light that just flashes as a stop sign. You would have to go to nearby Bolivar for Walmart, and the best medical facilities in west tenn. outside of Memphis are in Jackson. Medina and Three Way are a couple of good towns. Both populations are over 1,000 now. You also would have the luxury of being only 10 minutes from North Jackson in Medina, and 1 minute away in Three Way.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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I'm looking into Medina and Three Way, also Lexington was suggested by my friend in Jackson.
When I say small town, I mean tiny. There were less than 500 people in my Ky. town. I also lived in a small town in Arkansas. I believe there were 200 or so people "out of season". I'm used to driving 25 miles to Walmart. I'm 64 years old and I still can't get used to the traffic here in Illinois. Everyone here has a death wish, I believe.
Thanks for the suggestions.
My husband would like to fish Reel Foot also. I know that's pretty close. I even considered Dyersburg.
Thanks for your suggestions Titanfan, I'll keep on looking.
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:25 PM
 
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Of course, a private lake is nice, but there are some large, nice lakes in Tennessee. Dale Hollow and Center Hill come to mind. You might think about looking at the small towns near the lakes. Paris or Dover might also be a choice. They're near Kentucky and Barkley Lakes and Land Between the Lakes.

Of course, Middleton might suit you just fine. I just think of that area as not being the most scenic area of Tennessee (no offense meant to anyone from that area).
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:00 AM
 
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I own a home in Middleton, Tn and I love it there. WalMart is in Bolivar and is about 15 miles away. There is a real great hardware/ lumber company in Middleton with prices similar to Home Depot. Just wish they would get a better grocery store but the one there is alright. I live in a gated community with a small lake and it is nice. I wold be happy to answer any questions you might have about the area.
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