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Old 11-24-2007, 03:43 PM
 
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I may have to bite the bullet and switch my energies to a cheaper living in Kingsport but have some questions about it.....I know this is relative in terms of what you are used to but the housing seems quite reasonable but I don't know if the housing I am looking at on the mls are in good areas or bad. I have some concern that the cheaper the housing, the "not so good areas" exist. Well, this has been my concern where I now live, and other places I have visited.
My question is this, where can I search for a good neighborhood. I would love something that is quiet, maybe treelined with sidewalks......Close to a grocery store, or maybe some parks. What areas of Kingsport are desirable? Can you give me zipcodes that are in nice areas? if you give me streets I will be lost since I don't live there as of yet.
Thank You so much! Everyone on here has been so great, esp mbmouse! I thank God for people like you
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:23 PM
 
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Try 37664 and 37660. Kingsport has broad based zip codes. So, even in these there are more desirable and less desirable areas. I don't know your price range but there are neighborhoods like Fairacres, Greenacres, Greenfields, etc. that are close to both grocery and parks. If you want to go toward Colonial Heights which has Warriors Path State Park and grocery shopping you will want to search 37663. There are just so many possibilities!
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Try 37664 and 37660. Kingsport has broad based zip codes. So, even in these there are more desirable and less desirable areas. I don't know your price range but there are neighborhoods like Fairacres, Greenacres, Greenfields, etc. that are close to both grocery and parks. If you want to go toward Colonial Heights which has Warriors Path State Park and grocery shopping you will want to search 37663. There are just so many possibilities!
Yes, almost all (if not all) Kingsport residents live in either 37660 or 37664. Both zips offer the gamut in housing prices ($60-500K+) but 37664 is the wealthier of the two.

Topo, there are undoubtedly several established neighborhoods in and around Kingsport that might be suitable for you. If you'll provide a price range, I'll try to recommend a few areas that should have what you're looking for.

SmokyMtnGal mentioned Green Acres and it's one of my favorite Kingsport neighborhoods as it's centrally located, relatively inexpensive and attractive w/ nice homes & yards, large trees & sidewalks. The only drawback, IMO, is its proximity to Eastman. Adjacent to Green Acres is Greenfields, which is similar but w/ smaller (and cheaper) homes.

You may find some useful info in this earlier thread:
//www.city-data.com/forum/kings...bout-eden.html
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Old 11-24-2007, 08:54 PM
 
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very cool, but if the zipcodes are broad, how do I find some of these nice subdivisions, is there a place in the mls that I can search for places such as
Greenfield acres, and the others u mentioned? I am also looking for a craftsman fixer upper, Ideally....lol. I am hoping to spend less than a $100,000. I only need a one or two bedroom maybe with a basement. hhhmm, just thought of something, do houses in Kingsport have basements?
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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very cool, but if the zipcodes are broad, how do I find some of these nice subdivisions, is there a place in the mls that I can search for places such as
Greenfield acres, and the others u mentioned? I am also looking for a craftsman fixer upper, Ideally....lol. I am hoping to spend less than a $100,000. I only need a one or two bedroom maybe with a basement. hhhmm, just thought of something, do houses in Kingsport have basements?
I just checked Realtor.com and found 112 Kingsport listings for homes priced between $60-100K. Well over half of those were at least 50 years old, and most have basements. Here's one beautiful home in a very nice neighborhood that looks like a steal:
Single Family Home - Kingsport, TN, 37664 - Realtor.com

To search for specific areas & neighborhoods, check out the websites of some of the listing agencies you see on Realtor.com.
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tennessee
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I just checked the MLS and found only three, 1/2 bedroom, homes with a basement, and under $100K in the Greenfield/Green Acres areas of Kingsport. They didn't look that great but I can give you the MLS numbers if you would like to look them up yourself?
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