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Old 06-29-2007, 03:32 PM
 
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Are There Any Areas Of Johnson City That Are Prone To Flooding Or Poor Drainage? I Was Speaking To Some Local People In February And A Few Mentioned That The Area Around The Old Downtown And The Area Along Rt 67(cherokee Road) Were Both Prone To Flooding.
Any Truth To This?
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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Yes, some areas of the downtown JC area are prone to flooding. Also near Knob Creek Road. Can't verify Cherokee Road, however.

Actually, there are many natural caves in the area that contribute to this problem. Have your heard about the Gray Fossil Museum? A recently discovered massive archeological site that was most likely created from prehistoric animals feeding around lakes within caves. We are looking forward to the museum opening soon.
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Old 06-30-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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Thanks Plain Jane. I Have Been Looking In Areas Outside The State Of Franklin Loop. Any Known Flooding Problems In Roundtree Area Or Lake Ridge Area North West Of Rt 11e. I Noticed Alot Of Homes For Sale In The Neighborborhood Around Steven Drive And Towne Acres School. There Seems To Be Alot Of Commercial Delvelopment. Surrounding This Area. Are There Any Other Reasons? Thx Again Jm17
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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jm17,

If you can check a city topographical map, you see Roundtree is on a very high elevation. The area around Lake Ridge is lower in elevation and closer to Boone Lake, which, by the way, is a man-made lake produced by the TVA system years ago.

My personal favorite of the three areas you mentioned, is the Towne Acres School area. I just like the convenience, traffic flow and neighborhood "feel". The other two are newer areas but accessed by older narrow curvy roads that were oringinally county roads.....not city streets. (I avoid driving in these areas.)

Having said that, we know of people who just bought in the Belmont Acres area (within the Towne Acres school district) and were advised to have a ground check for limestone caves below the property. Everything checked out OK, but it can be an issue.

Realtors will most likely try to steer you "outside the SOF loop"...commissions will be higher there. Check out some of the more established areas of the city. There are some very well-built older homes in the Gump Addition area (Northeast JC) and around the university (south JC). Good luck in your search.
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:07 PM
 
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No, not near Cherokee unless you are on a berm, or your house has a small hill in front of it. We are in Johnson City. From what I have heard, Nolichucky River has caused flooding but that isnt right in Johnson City. There is also the Doe River (in Hampton ) we looked there but there was a massive flood there about 10 years ago because they are on the side of a mountain. Hope this helps.

There is alot of new development off State of Franklin. N. Johnson City is a good investment, IMO

sunny
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