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Old 11-06-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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Is there a side of Cookeville(outside of city limits) that is still natural with nice housing? We'd like to not be in a close subdivision. Maybe more at the outside edge of town. We're still hoping to find a little natural Tennessee but be a hop, skip and a jump from all that we need and want! We're going to take a trip down next weekend and start at Cookeville and then go on down to Murfreesboro and then work our way back up to Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet area on our way back home. I'm just trying to get an idea of areas that should be considered in each place so as not to get somewhere out of our league and end up in the ritzy neighborhoods or the icky neighborhoods.


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I'm still in Knoxville, which I enjoy, but I've been trying to get to Cookeville. I'm not giving up yet!

There are three large Corps of Engineers lakes within 20-30 minutes of Cookeville: Center Hill, Cordell Hull, and Dale Hollow. You can definitely get more bang for your buck in and around Cookeville than in pretty much all of metro Nashville, although of course you'll give up a few conveniences (there's no Target in Cookeville, for example, and wages are generally lower).
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Is there a side of Cookeville(outside of city limits) that is still natural with nice housing? We'd like to not be in a close subdivision. Maybe more at the outside edge of town. We're still hoping to find a little natural Tennessee but be a hop, skip and a jump from all that we need and want! We're going to take a trip down next weekend and start at Cookeville and then go on down to Murfreesboro and then work our way back up to Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet area on our way back home. I'm just trying to get an idea of areas that should be considered in each place so as not to get somewhere out of our league and end up in the ritzy neighborhoods or the icky neighborhoods.
There's really no bad parts around Cookeville. It's all beautiful, rolling land with the occasional subdivision. There are lots of farms right outside the city limits, and you won't have any problems at all finding a nice home outside the city in some beautiful areas but just a short hop away from town. And I'm pretty confident that you'll get more bang for your buck in Cookeville than you will in Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, or Mt Juliet.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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Is there a good real estate website with home listings covering Putnam county around Cookeville that also lists property taxes? Costs of homes is important, but to us, so is what we would have to pay in property taxes each year. Do they have a homestead exemption or senior tax freeze on property taxes in Tennessee I wonder?



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There's really no bad parts around Cookeville. It's all beautiful, rolling land with the occasional subdivision. There are lots of farms right outside the city limits, and you won't have any problems at all finding a nice home outside the city in some beautiful areas but just a short hop away from town. And I'm pretty confident that you'll get more bang for your buck in Cookeville than you will in Murfreesboro, Hendersonville, or Mt Juliet.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Property taxes here are MUCH lower than Illinois. There are lots of realtors here that have websites and list home and most listings will have the taxes. Google American Way, First Realty, and use Trulia to search houses in zip codes 38501 & 38506, You should get all the info you need.
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Gainesboro, Tennessee
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I agree. There are no icky neighborhoods in or around Cookeville. I'm from Michigan and I have not found one bad area from Jackson County (Gainesboro) to Sparta (White County). Cookeville is in between the two. I've been here 20 years.

Get at least 11 acres and you fall under the Green Belt law. Lower taxes. Anything under and you may pay higher taxes.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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I know taxes, property taxes that is, is lower than Illinois taxes. But since my husband and I are looking to downsize in general cost of living because we will be downsizing our income by retiring, we would very much like to have property taxes below $1000 a year. We have talked to so many people in the south that have taxes of just a few to several hundred $$ a year...not sure where all that is and still have decent property. I know there is something out there for us, just gotta find it!

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Property taxes here are MUCH lower than Illinois. There are lots of realtors here that have websites and list home and most listings will have the taxes. Google American Way, First Realty, and use Trulia to search houses in zip codes 38501 & 38506, You should get all the info you need.
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Old 11-08-2010, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Gainesboro, Tennessee
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Thats really easy to do. Just remember in your search...GREEN BELT if your looking for land.

A friend of mine in Montana is looking to move here and I have been helping him search. He kept saying I only need 2 or 3 acres when I'd find properties with 5 to 15 for less money and less taxes. I told him buy it and rent the land out to a farmer for hay or pasture. I think I finally got through to him about more land, less money and lower taxes.

This place I'm on is only 4 acres and I pay 1400.00 a year! We are really looking to sell but stuck at the moment.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Used to be L.A., now Cookeville, TN
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Default LLuce

I just recently moved to Cookeville from California. Best thing I have done in my 60 years. I have read the threads on this site for the last 5 years and everyone has been extremely helpful. DELETED: Please send via DM. Good luck in your search, Cookeville definitely is everything and more that all of the thread contributors have described.

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Old 11-13-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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Starwalker Fallen Angel, please define "GREEN BELT", I'm not sure what it means?

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Old 11-16-2010, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Cookeville, Tn
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Try zillow on the internet for listings and tax info and past sale history. Very useful
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