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Old 10-10-2006, 01:35 PM
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My husband and I are looking for a place to move to and escape the TX heat. We'd like a small town that has nice weather, pretty views, and some basic amenities (wal-mart, grocery store, hardware store, restaurants). We are looking to buy 5 or more (pref more) acres (pref w/stream or creek) for us, our 2 kids (11 & 9), 2 dogs, 2 mini donkeys, 3 goats and 1 cat! My husband is self-employed and can move his software company there, or maybe start a new business there. My research has led me to the Cumberland Plateau area (particularly Crossville), it seems like it might be just what we're looking for.

Unless I'm wrong, it seems like the Cumberland Plateau area isn't very populated. And I did a search on this forum and couldn't find very many posts about the area. Looks like the weather is great due to the elevation, and from the pics it looks so beautiful. I'm just wondering why the area hasn't grown more. Is there something we should be concerned about? I'd like to find out any negatives about the area before making a trip there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:41 PM
Location: Pikeville, Tn
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Thumbs up Cumberland plateau

Sonshine, I think the number one reason the plateau doesn't seem more populated in the sheer size of the area. I also doubt you would find any population figures for the plateau itself. You would have to compile figures from all the counties and cities on the plateau.

I don't know exactly how many square miles there would be but the cumberland plateau takes up a lot of territory. I actually think you could take the 5 biggest cities in Tennessee and literally hide them on the plateau with room to spare.

Crossville is a fair sized city and it is on the plateau. Seems like everytime I go there something new has been added. It would be a good place for a small business to start up or relocate.

As a resident of the plateau, I don't really see any negatives. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to live. Kerry
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