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Old 11-18-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Anchorage Alaska
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Good morning all. I am still researching cities there for us to make our next home (cant wait! I love it there). Could anyone give me any info on Limestone Tn such as about the schools,(middle and jr high) Rentals/lease purchase homes, (would love a fixer upper farmhouse in the country, with electrical working fine), stores there, churches, pics, more info? I looked it up on city data main page but it wouldnt come up. Please and thank you. have a great day. gingerpeaches
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Limestone,TN/Bucerias, Mexico
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We moved to Limestone two-plus years ago to a great old farmhouse on a big creek. It is a really beautiful country area, located about 30 minutes from Johnson City and Greeneville. Lots of gently rolling hills, green meadows and gorgeous mountain views. As to amenities, there really isn't much here - a few little stores, lots of churches and farm supply business scattered throughout the area plus one bank in the old town of Limestone. I wish there were more of a village center; but only 15 minutes away is beautiful, quaint Jonesborough with nice restaurants and some basic shopping (like the Dollar Store, pharmacies and three big grocery stores). If you like rural areas and privacy, Limestone is a perfect place to settle.
As to schools, our kids are grown so I can't speak to that although there is a brand new elementary school close by. I don't know how one would go about finding a property to rent or buy here except maybe looking for an agent who lives here (maybe someone on the forum could make a suggestion). There is no newspaper/publication that specifically reports on news here (wish there were). There are some great old farmhouses - many unoccupied - along the country roads that traverse this area. Perhaps you could just post what you're looking for at one of the little stores. Johnny's Exxon station on 11E might be a good spot! It seems like that's where many locals hang out. You could also go to Realtor.com and plug in 'Limestone' and see what comes up. There're also a bunch of for sale by owner sites on-line you could check. With the current real estate market on the decline you might find an owner who'd be willing to do a lease-purchase.
One last attribute of Limestone is Washington College, one of the oldest colleges in the area. Although it is no longer a functioning school its historic 18th century(?) architecture and lovely setting seem to reflect the area's once apparently prosperous history. I'd love to see the 'college' revived as a center for Appalachian arts, music, etc.

Sorry I couldn't tell you more than the superficials. Best of luck with your search!
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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Good morning all. I am still researching cities there for us to make our next home (cant wait! I love it there). Could anyone give me any info on Limestone Tn such as about the schools,(middle and jr high) Rentals/lease purchase homes, (would love a fixer upper farmhouse in the country, with electrical working fine), stores there, churches, pics, more info? I looked it up on city data main page but it wouldnt come up. Please and thank you. have a great day. gingerpeaches
Hello gingerpeaches. We are looking to move to Limestone area and do our dream of organic "living off the land" thing in our retirement years. Can you give us any input since 2008?
Dirt Lover
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Limestone and nearby Telford are beautiful, once-quaint small towns that have downtown centers begging to be revitalized. The region (Jonesborough, Greeneville, Limestone, Telford) was once at the forefront of progressive thought (Sam Doak, Elihu Embree, Hezekiah Balch) and the vestiges remain throughout the countryside. You could probably find a beautiful old farmhouse (most likely to be restored) with a few acres to do your living off the land thing.

There are more and more people in the area that feel as you do. Last night, I attended an event at the Jonesborough Visitors' Center that had to do with uses of local and native plants.
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Old 05-15-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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I live in Telford and can say that the Telford, Limestone, Chucky areas are just absolutely beautiful. We moved here from FL in '07. Just come and see the area and you'll love it.
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Old 12-21-2019, 10:21 AM
 
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Reviving an old thread to see where ginger peaches ended up. We just bought 16 gorgeous acres in Limestone and are SO excited. I’m looking to get to know more people there before we build our barndominium and make our move in 2021!
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Old 12-21-2019, 11:37 AM
 
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We are looking to move to Limestone area and do our dream of organic "living off the land" thing in our retirement years.
I would caution anyone thinking of 'living off the land' after retirement to consider it carefully. This is assuming that retirement is at age 66 or older. Living off the land is physically demanding and 66+ is when many health issues begin to crop up.

My greater concern would be where the nearest medical facility is located.
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Old 12-21-2019, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Reviving an old thread to see where ginger peaches ended up. We just bought 16 gorgeous acres in Limestone and are SO excited. I’m looking to get to know more people there before we build our barndominium and make our move in 2021!
My big question wouldn't be about the area itself - Limestone is great ag bottomland and you can do great farming there. It's the best in the area there.

However, rural areas here are fairly closed off to outsiders and people have social circles composed of people who have been here for years.

Where are you coming from? What are you looking for socially/culturally? Rural east TN is an insular place.
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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I love living in Limestone. It reminds me of the old tv comedy "Green Acres". The rolling hills are beautiful and fertile. Limestone is located between Jonesborough and Greeneville, TN. Most of Limestone is still farmland which makes it very attractive to visit. Contrary to what people might think, I found the neighbors to be warm and welcoming. I moved here from Maryland in 2015. There is no trick to making friends. Just be who you are, be warm and friendly and that's exactly what you'll get in return. Although I'd selfishly like to see Limestone remain just as it is I would certainly recommend the area to my friends and family. Bob
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