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Old 12-29-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I have been reading a lot of post on here for a little while and finally decided I would try and get some help just like everyone else. Me and my wife live in South GA now and are looking to relocate to Knoxville. She is a RN and will more than likely be working at UTmedical and I am a student that will be starting RN school at UT. I know hardly anything of the area and we are trying to figure out where to live. We are young (20 and 22) but we do not like the crazy college scene, we are married and would enjoy meeting other couples. We are not looking to buy a house but rather rent one or a nicer/newer town home, we would settle for a apartment but would prefer it to be upscale and or new, our budget for a place is 1,000 (max). Of course we would like it to be in a safe area not to far from our work and school (30min max). We enjoy local shops and restaurants and are big fresh market and earth fare fans. We have been trying to find places but the things we find seem to be really out dated and old/bland looking. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: LaBelle, Fl
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West Knox comes to mind. Turkey creek/faragut is a bit more "upscale" yet well within your budget. I was just up there house/apartment shopping and there a TON of beautiful 2 and some 3 bedroom homes for rent at or near that price point. Its a bit away from downtown but only 20-25 minutes from ut in traffic. Plenty of shopping in a 5 minute drive. Some very nice apartments too with all the updates...granite, hardwood, gas fireplace etc. We have a large family so we decided on some older homes in the cedar bluff bearden area. With a budget of 1000 max you should have no problem finding a nice 2/2 apartment or even a condo with that modern feel. The downtown places I looked at just seemed far too small in square footage for the money. Drive 15-20 minutes outside of downtown in any directions and you can get a nice bang for your buck.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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The perfect area is going to be Bearden/West Hills/West Knoxville. It's near UT, hospitals and there is a Fresh Market and Earth Fare. The Grove at Deane Hill comes to mind but there is also The Reserve at Westland and Bell Walker's Crossing. I have a friend that lives at Copper Pointe and loves it there. There are many others.

Of course my favorite apartment complex that is right in Bearden is the 414 Forest Park. It's a very old building that has been renovated. The Google Street View is pre-renovation. It still may not be your cup of tea but they've done a beautiful job and the location cannot be beat.

It's not true that you get a better bang for your buck in Farragut. Besides the immediate downtown area, Farragut is the second most expensive area in Knox County. And if attending UT plus working in a downtown hospital the ride might get tedious. But downtown is not going to get you new rentals or reasonable prices. The best bang for the buck, in my opinion, is north of downtown. Steeplechase is newer and in a great location.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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Thanks for the replies so far our favorite is Bell Walker's Crossing. We are making a trip within the next couple of weeks and plan on doing a lot of browsing, thank you for the help and I continue to welcome more input.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:56 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Thanks for the replies so far our favorite is Bell Walker's Crossing. We are making a trip within the next couple of weeks and plan on doing a lot of browsing, thank you for the help and I continue to welcome more input.
I think Bell Walker's is an excellent location and choice. Just off the highway and down the street from Parkwest Hospital, too.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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Anybody heard or know anything about Greystone Summit besides the fact that they are extremely expensive?
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