Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Tennessee > Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol
 [Register]
Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol The Tri-Cities area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-20-2007, 06:49 AM
 
86 posts, read 302,956 times
Reputation: 17

Advertisements

My husband, kids and I are hopefully going to be moving to TN and I have been doing research about different areas in the Tricity area to move to. I have read many posts on here and have found them to be very helpful. However, I have not seen any information on Hampton. Can anyone tell me what they think of the area? Schools, and general feel for the area? Does anyone know the drive time to the Community College in Blountville? Thank you so much for your time and help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-20-2007, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
7,280 posts, read 21,318,181 times
Reputation: 2786
Hello,
Hampton is almost to top of Roan Mountain. It is a very small heavily rooted community on the mountain side. There is a small school, but it doesn't have the greatest of ratings. You would have to drive down to Elizabethton for just about anything including grocery's it would be about a 30 minute drive down a windy steep mountain Rd. There are a few little mom and pop stores and restaurants up there though. The drive to Bluntville from Hampton would be about 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic....which is not your typical traffic, it can be slow going when you get caught behind a farm tractor, a farm truck hauling hay etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
1,697 posts, read 6,805,192 times
Reputation: 1793
Default easy drive from Hampton to Elizabethton...

Hampton's just 6 miles from downtown Elizabethton, a 10-min. drive or less on a very good highway (19E/321). Hampton's a 20-25-min. drive from the town of Roan Mtn., which in turn is about 25-30 minutes from the Cloudland parking lot atop Roan High Knob.

The drive from Hampton to Northeast State (near Tri-Cities Airport) takes 40-45 minutes, on good roads (mostly 4-lane) the whole way.

My personal impression of Hampton is that it's kinda depressing and a little rough around the edges, but part of my negative image is formed from an incident that happened about 30 years ago when I was beaned in the head by a rock thrown by some redneck kid at Dennis Cove Rec. Area.

IMO, the schools in the area are not strong. Beautiful setting, though, with quick access to some rugged areas if you're into hiking. Another positive: Gas prices there and in Elizabethton are among the lowest in the country.

LookingToGetOuttaAZ, have you thought about Bluff City?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 12:01 PM
 
86 posts, read 302,956 times
Reputation: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by kamoshika View Post
Hampton's just 6 miles from downtown Elizabethton, a 10-min. drive or less on a very good highway (19E/321). Hampton's a 20-25-min. drive from the town of Roan Mtn., which in turn is about 25-30 minutes from the Cloudland parking lot atop Roan High Knob.

The drive from Hampton to Northeast State (near Tri-Cities Airport) takes 40-45 minutes, on good roads (mostly 4-lane) the whole way.

My personal impression of Hampton is that it's kinda depressing and a little rough around the edges, but part of my negative image is formed from an incident that happened about 30 years ago when I was beaned in the head by a rock thrown by some redneck kid at Dennis Cove Rec. Area.

IMO, the schools in the area are not strong. Beautiful setting, though, with quick access to some rugged areas if you're into hiking. Another positive: Gas prices there and in Elizabethton are among the lowest in the country.

LookingToGetOuttaAZ, have you thought about Bluff City?

I have thought about Bluff City but have not really looked into it. I would like to be in a place that has lots of trees. Can you tell me anything about Bluff
City? Thank you all for your help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
1,697 posts, read 6,805,192 times
Reputation: 1793
Default Bluff City's a fairly attractive small town...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LookingToGetOuttaAZ View Post
I have thought about Bluff City but have not really looked into it. I would like to be in a place that has lots of trees. Can you tell me anything about Bluff
City? Thank you all for your help.
that overlooks the Holston River. As is true pretty much everywhere in NE Tenn., there's no shortage of trees in the area and the river views in some places are stunning. The terrain around Riverside Rd. and Bullock Hollow Rd, which run east of Bluff City, is particularly beautiful. The town itself has some historic buildings, a nice library and it seems pretty clean.

Aerial view:
Bluff City, TN

I've only passed through Bluff City a couple of times and can't say what it's like to live there, but you'll find some more info on the town here:
https://www.city-data.com/forum/kings...ml#post1326462
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
7,280 posts, read 21,318,181 times
Reputation: 2786
ooops! Sorry Kamoshika, is correct, I was thinking of the town of Butler as far as drive time, my bad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 03:48 PM
 
86 posts, read 302,956 times
Reputation: 17
Thank you both very much. Do you know if the schools are good? Thanks again
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 06:09 PM
 
16,177 posts, read 32,491,185 times
Reputation: 20592
We have to go through Hampton to get to our lake place and there is no way on God's green earth I would live there full time.

Here's a link the State of Tennessee 2006 Schools Report Cards.

TN Department of Education: (http://www.k-12.state.tn.us/rptcrd06/ - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
7,280 posts, read 21,318,181 times
Reputation: 2786
To be honest, no I have not heard any good things about the schools there, sorry
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2007, 07:08 PM
 
86 posts, read 302,956 times
Reputation: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by mbmouse View Post
To be honest, no I have not heard any good things about the schools there, sorry
Mbmouse, Are you talking about the schools in Bluff City or Hampton? Thank you so much for your time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Tennessee > Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top