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Old 09-29-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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Have a friend that lives in Elizabethton.. she loves it. I would like to hear from you all a few things about Elizabethton. I was at first leaning towards Kingsport, but would like something outside the city, yet close to the city.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:01 AM
 
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Outsider's opinion ... It's just 10 miles from Johnson City. Big enough to have essential services like groceries, auto repair, accounting, dentistry, etc. Locals have enough pride to keep it clean and have put planters, sidewalks and awnings along their main street. It's only 10 miles from Watauga lake and is a more complete town than Hampton would be. Elizabethton feels a little more "surrounded" by mountains than the Tri-Cities do.

But it's a sleepy place that appears to just be hanging on. Many homes are for sale. You can buy a 1950s 3 BR house in the area easily for $75K.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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Sounds like the place for me! My husband is retired, but I plan on working, I have posted my resume with a few places and had some response.. so I am excited I'll be down in the next week or two, looking for housing.. I would like to rent until I get a feel for the place. I have been wanting to make this move for a while.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Aiken, SC
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Default Love living in Elizabethton

We moved here 18 months ago from South Carolina and just love it.

The people are so friendly, it has all your basic needs and Johnson City is a short drive away for PetsMart, Best Buy, TJ Maxx, Olive Garden, Carrabas etc etc.

Elizabethton has two grocery stores, Walmart, Tractor Supply and Lowes, plus Applebees, Fatz, Longhorn Steakhouse and local cafes and country cooking places.

What are you looking for?
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:49 PM
 
Location: land of ahhhs
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Elizabethton has two grocery stores, Walmart, Tractor Supply and Lowes, plus Applebees, Fatz, Longhorn Steakhouse and local cafes and country cooking places.
Plus that cute covered bridge and park on the river.
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Old 10-04-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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Elizabethton sounds like my kind of place. I'll have to visit when I retire in Tennessee.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Elizabethton is like a lot of other small central-southern Appalachian towns. They seem to have a segment of the population that is economically and culturally somewhat isolated... not everyone, but some are. I love Elizabethton because I have family there and the mountain/water access is fantastic. If those things weren't important to me, not sure if I would find it in my favor so much.

They had some really beautiful abandoned factories that were huge monuments to the 20th century industrial economy (North American Rayon, etc.), but I think they have torn almost all of them down at this point.
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