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Old 08-22-2011, 01:44 PM
 
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There's a possibility we will be locating to either city. Can anyone tell me what these places are like, cost of living, schools, etc....? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:16 PM
 
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Clinton is off exit 122 on I 75, and will put you closer to the Powell area, which is growing quickly. In short, you'll be closer to lots of stuff. Clinton is also more of an old town that has transformed over the years, with a struggling downtown that has had to adapt from a shopping area to a specialty store environment.

I visit Kingston on my sales calls, and I see Kingston as a more rural area, a little further away from things. But still 20-25 minutes to Turkey Creek.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Parkridge, East Knoxville, TN
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I agree, clinton is more of a suburban city that has slowly developed towards knoxville in the recent past, while kingston is still a rural town. Clinton would probably have a more affluent, educated population than kingston. Kingston is also home to a large coal fired power plant, and that makes the environment marginally worse than in clinton.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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I agree, clinton is more of a suburban city that has slowly developed towards knoxville in the recent past, while kingston is still a rural town. Clinton would probably have a more affluent, educated population than kingston. Kingston is also home to a large coal fired power plant, and that makes the environment marginally worse than in clinton.
Do you know this or are you guessing?

Actually, the median income is about the same but there are less people living in poverty in Kingston.

Yes, Clinton gets you closer to things but as was mentioned in another thread, Clinton is a bit rundown. I would settle for something in Knoxville such as the Powell or Hardin Valley area that way you will be in a good school district.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:22 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Oh. And this information can be found at City-Data.



For population 25 years and over in Clinton:

High school or higher: 79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%


For population 25 years and over in Kingston:

High school or higher: 79.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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We moved to Kingston in March 2010 (from California). Couldn't be happier. Wonderful people. A new hospital is being built about three miles from Kingston (Roane Medical). Husband is Physicist at ORNL and I'm retired. Essential services are close. Great vet for our pets. We were worried about how difficult it might be to find someone to work on our Hondas -- if we'd have to go to Knoxville -- but there's a good shop right in town that compares with the one we used in California. Plenty of choices for churches. Gorgeous scenery.

For shopaholics (we're not), Turkey Creek is about 20-30 minutes away. Closest movie theaters are in Oak Ridge and Turkey Creek.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Eastern TN
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Clinton and Kingston are pretty far away from each other. Where is work/daily commute to? That will make a different with what you choose.

It is pretty quick to get into the heart of Knoxville from Clinton, longer from Kingston (but not far to Farragut/far west Knoxville).

I live south of Kingston out in the country. It is beautiful here and I have a decent work commute to ORNL. I think Kingston has a lot of potential as a small town, but at this point it is fair to say that it is pretty quiet (although 150 people just participated in Kingston's first triathalon!).

Clinton also has potential, but it feels more depressed to me. In general, Anderson County north of Oak Ridge has a very different feel than Roane. Probably a visit in person will help you sort it all out.

Feel free to ask more questions.
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