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Old 08-13-2007, 06:40 AM
 
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Hello, welcome to the forum.
The short answer to your questions would be yes.
A little more details. In the Tri-Cities we have several colleges: ETSU, North East State, Milligan College and branches of UT and Walters state. However there are no college foot ball games to attend. there is quite a bit of baseball though.
There are many places within 10 miles or less of the city area that you can feel like you are out in the middle of the country. Yes there are townhouses/condo type housing within easy drive.
We have GREAT health care facilities, some very top notch doctors and specialists. JC medical center has been listed in the top 100 hospitals for many years.
Flooding...only a few few areas require flood insurance and even then usually don't ever use it.
There are way more "safe" neighborhoods than not. There are really only a very few areas that I would call "iffy" as far as safety.
Hope that helps.
Good morning mb... Can you tell me where the "iffy" parts are and the areas that require flood insurance? Oh, what is a wheel tax? Thanks you so much for your help.
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Old 08-13-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Good morning mb... Can you tell me where the "iffy" parts are and the areas that require flood insurance? Oh, what is a wheel tax? Thanks you so much for your help.
Hi,
Well, the "iffy" parts if JC, in my opinion of course, is the are over by Legion Street and any area that is in West downtown over my Market Street.
As for flood insurance areas that is along the water front of Boone Lake and only some of those as some of Boone Lake is kinda cliff sideish. There are a few areas along feeder creeks that might require flood insurance coverage but it really isn't that much of an issue here. I'd say a safe guess would be less than 5% of Tri-Cities properties require flood insurance.
Wheel tax is a tax you pay in the county you live when you pay to get local tags for your car and their renewal, but seeing as the total (including this tax) is only $24.oo per year, it's no big deal.
Hope that helps.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:43 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Default Anyone have pics?

Of the Johnson city area of Tennessee?
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Default Yes Ma'am :)

Here are some links to JC pics posted here on the forum, enjoy!

New pics of Johnson City

//www.city-data.com/forum/tenne...-pictures.html

Down Town Johnson City Pics!

There are some others as well, you can do a search or look back through these pages of threads.
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Apalachicola, Fla
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Angry mistyblue1954

THE HUB AND I HAVE THE SAME FEELING YALL DO ABOUT FLA, TOO. iWAS RAISED RIGHT UP THE ROAD IN vA. WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME LAND TO GET OUT OF FL. I AM DOING SOME RESEARCH ON THIS AREA TO. BECAUSE IT IS CLOSER TO MY FAMILY IN VA. WE ARE TIRED OF THE EXTREMELY HOT SUMMERS AND THE HIURRICANCES THE QUESTION U ASKED ABOUT THE NW SE SW SIDES OF TOWN IS THE SAME AS IT IS WHERE I WAS RAISE. EACH SIDE OF THE CITY IS LIKE THE SE IS THE POOR SIDE OF THE CITY SW IS THE RICH SIDE WITH DRS AND LAWYERS , AND NW IS LIKE MIDDLECLASS ,THAT SORTA THING IF U KNOW WHAT I MEAN. WE ARE LOOKING TO BUY A SMALL PARTIAL OF LAND 5 TO 10 ACRES WE CAN BUILD ON IN THE NEAR FUTURE
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Hello,
I'm new at this so here goes----
I have about had it in Fla as I've read alot of other Floridians have too.
I'm not a millionaire and thats about all Fl is going to have use for very soon.
And the hurrianes are just awful!!
I have done some research in Johnson City and Elizabethton and they look really great and affordable.
On remax site they list a NW SE and SW area fror Johnson City.
Whats the difference? I am seeking a small older home and my huuby and I like to go to car shows and the races. Love the mountains Too!!!!:
Thanks, Terry
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Apalachicola, Fla
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We Want To Know Is The Area Good For Motorcycle Riding, And The Price Of Land . We Are Just Looking For 5 To 10 Acres Of Cheap Land Cause We Aint Rich. We Want Out Of Fla . To Be Closer To My Family In Va But Not To Close. Any One That Gives Us And Idea And The Prices And Maybe Some For Sale By Owners Is What We Prefer. No Realtors If Possible.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Johnson City area of TN
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This is my first post here. One thing that I'm finding interesting is all these Florida folks going to East Tennessee and I will probably be one of them come October. Right now I pay nearly a thousand bucks a month rent here on the northside of Orlando, last month I got hit with a $249 electric bill (NOT running the a/c all the time) and don't get me started about the traffic.

I'm looking at possibly Johnson city. I see that evidently there's mall and the chain restaurants. How are the local places that aren't part of a chain? I like Applebee's, etc but I also like to sample local food and culture. Are the people friendly or are they stand-offish?

This may seem like strange question, but is there skiing nearby? I used to ski when my father was stationed in Germany and also visiting my Grannie in Maine. But oddly enough, there doesn't seem to be skiing in Florida for some reason .
Hi, my first time here. JC is great. You actually have the benefit of the TRI-Cities, Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol. Big Nascar area!! Malls, shopping, unique one of a kind restaurants and shops. skiing is within a few hours drive. That would be in west Virginia on I-77. Cost of living is moderate. Property taxes are reasonable. Double in the city because of city tax. My husband and I live about 12 miles south of the city and our property is valued at $190,000. We pay a little over $500. per year. Private schools are available. Med/tech is really growing here. Friendly folks, major attractions close. (like Ripley's Aquarium, Dollywood...etc) The best of mountains, lakes, camping, fishing...anything. Lot's of reasons to move here.

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We Want To Know Is The Area Good For Motorcycle Riding, And The Price Of Land . We Are Just Looking For 5 To 10 Acres Of Cheap Land Cause We Aint Rich. We Want Out Of Fla . To Be Closer To My Family In Va But Not To Close. Any One That Gives Us And Idea And The Prices And Maybe Some For Sale By Owners Is What We Prefer. No Realtors If Possible.
Big Biker area. Lot's of planned events and runs. Lot's of groups. NICE folks. My husband works on big bore motorcycles at a shop selling higher end bikes, in Kingsport.
3 years ago we bought about 3 acres for around $29,000. Then we had the house and everything that goes with new construction. Property values vary in the area. I reckon you need to tour the area and decide which areas appeal to you, find a GOOD realtor, and go from there. Great biker church here, on Carol Creek Road. (be a good place to network, too)
Popular biker bar on Boones Creek Road. Meet lot's of nice folks there.
Google some real estate sites to get ideas on home prices. Most are listed with realtors. Not a lot of folks have to energy to do all the work associated with selling real estate. hahaha...I see you are allowed to send me a direct message. If you wish to do that, I may be able to help more.

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Old 08-30-2007, 10:44 AM
 
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Med/tech is really growing here.
The health care industry is really growing in JC. MedTech is a fantasy in the minds of some of the city commissioners and some other prominent citizens. The consultants hired by the City and others appear, at least from the articles in the JC Press to have given up on the MedTech Corridor and turned their efforts toward attacking the established economic development community.

I know that this is supposed to be a booster site for JC and the Tri-cities, but I want to share a different view. This is a nice enough place to live and I've been here for 30 years, but there are lots of nice places to live. One thing that hasn't been noted, or at least I haven't found it, is the amount of trash that decorates the natural environment. For example, trout fishing on the Wautauga River is great, but be careful you don't trip over one of the hundreds of tires that our thoughtful citizens have tossed into the water. Hiking is great, but sometimes you have to wonder how someone managed to get an old frig 5 miles up into the mountains so they could dump it. Also, this is allergy country and the concerns expressed earlier about air quality really need to be taken seriously.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I know that this is supposed to be a booster site for JC and the Tri-cities, but I want to share a different view. This is a nice enough place to live and I've been here for 30 years, but there are lots of nice places to live. One thing that hasn't been noted, or at least I haven't found it, is the amount of trash that decorates the natural environment. For example, trout fishing on the Wautauga River is great, but be careful you don't trip over one of the hundreds of tires that our thoughtful citizens have tossed into the water. Hiking is great, but sometimes you have to wonder how someone managed to get an old frig 5 miles up into the mountains so they could dump it. Also, this is allergy country and the concerns expressed earlier about air quality really need to be taken seriously.
Hi jcres,
Welcome to the forums! This is not a "booster site" by any means. It is a site for real people, just like you to voice your opinion of the area and answer questions to those who are looking for more information about a city/town/state. There are forums on city-data for every state and other topics as well. We are just a heavily moderated site and insist on everyone being polite and using the site only as it is intended, not a blog or chat room, but an information sharing forum. So glad to have you and your insight. I agree about the tires, that is awful! Saw it on the news the other day and glad they are addressing it, hop it gets resolved/cleaned up soon!
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:53 AM
 
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Hi jcres,
Saw it on the news the other day and glad they are addressing it, hop it gets resolved/cleaned up soon!
I'm well aware of these sites - have lurked for some time - this one just seems a bit over the top in terms of the glowing descriptions of the area. On the other hand some of the other cities, particularly in the near midwest have downright depressing threads with nothing positive. Having consulted extensively in some of those cities they are underestimating their own worth so I guess it is better to be positive, even if there is hyperbole.

I'm not optimistic about the above happening. If you have never done so take a float from about Hunter Bridge to the park in Elizabethton and try to count the tires, not to mention all of the other trash. It is even sadder because of the clarity of the water. I will say that the fish don't seem to mind.
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