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Old 07-16-2009, 01:17 PM
 
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What is the best area of Knoxville to move into? I was looking at Alcoa and Maryville, any other suggestions?
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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What is the best area of Knoxville to move into? I was looking at Alcoa and Maryville, any other suggestions?
When this question comes up, I often wonder why no one mentions the Halls Crossroads area. I kinda like that area.
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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I'll look into it thanks. My husband and I are looking where there is more work available (he does construction mainly) and schools ( I'm in school) as well.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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Halls is good, as are a lot of other areas. Since it is not very close to a main highway, it CAN be a bit of a drive to work if it is downtown or especially West Knoxville. Some areas have transplants and some areas can be a bit hard to get to know the neighbors. It really depends.

But I don't understand about the school comment. Do you mean that you are going to UT?

And you'd probably have to look in the paper to see where you could find a construction job. Not many of those around the country, these days.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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Probably UT- I will be transferring. I didn't know if the knoxville area was still booming with building or not- that is what I am trying to figure out. What is the area of the South with the less unemployment, we are in GA and it is has been very difficult.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Probably UT- I will be transferring. I didn't know if the knoxville area was still booming with building or not- that is what I am trying to figure out. What is the area of the South with the less unemployment, we are in GA and it is has been very difficult.
I could be very, very wrong about this, but as far as I know - and I closely follow the national economic news - construction is not BOOMING anywhere.

Having said that, we didn't really see a BIG boom here, anyway. We're always just kind of steady. Heck, up to this past January, you still had to wait to get a table at most restaurants. The classifieds almost ground to a halt after that.

Finally, I am starting to see "Now Hiring" signs at the local stores, fast food, etc. Doesn't mean we are chugging along, or anything. But it looks like we were one of the last places to feel this recession and we will probably pull out quickly.

Once that happens, I expect construction to pick up. There's an awful lot of people that would like to move to this area because of our weather, people, economy, housing costs. Some of the places they want to escape from are starting to see a SMALL uptick in sales.

We are going to rock, but we aren't quite there, yet.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Best area? Does anyone else find this question a little wierd? Does the OP come from a culture where everyone has the same requirements & wishes?

How can we answer this question unless we know the OP's priorities?

What I like about Knoxville is there are lots of great areas, but they are great in different ways.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Best area? Does anyone else find this question a little wierd? Does the OP come from a culture where everyone has the same requirements & wishes?

How can we answer this question unless we know the OP's priorities?

What I like about Knoxville is there are lots of great areas, but they are great in different ways.
I know. How's the weather is another one. Depends on where you come from. Someone once asked, in another forum, is $15 enough to live on? That was it. No more info. That one was impossible.

What we are saying is that we need more info, really.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Best area? Does anyone else find this question a little wierd? Does the OP come from a culture where everyone has the same requirements & wishes?
I don't think the question is weird at all, and it's not really necessary to make the OP feel bad or odd for asking. It goes without saying that every person is going to have different requirements, but when moving to a new place, it's completely natural to wonder, quite simply, where it's "best" to settle. It's not very hard to describe or suggest some nice areas of Knoxville even if the OP doesn't provide a detailed list of wants & needs, after all.

Forgive me if I'm being harsh here, but this kind of response would really turn me off if I was the OP. It's certainly not very welcoming.

But, ya know, maybe it's just me…
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I don't think the question is weird at all, and it's not really necessary to make the OP feel bad or odd for asking. It goes without saying that every person is going to have different requirements, but when moving to a new place, it's completely natural to wonder, quite simply, where it's "best" to settle. It's not very hard to describe or suggest some nice areas of Knoxville even if the OP doesn't provide a detailed list of wants & needs, after all.

Forgive me if I'm being harsh here, but this kind of response would really turn me off if I was the OP. It's certainly not very welcoming.

But, ya know, maybe it's just me…
No, it is not just you, it is me and many others too. We have had several very informative posters over the past few months not be here much anymore, not sure if anyone else noticed this? I think some see this site as a social forum, which is absolutely fine, I have formed several very good friendships that started here. However the main reason for this and other state forums is to discuss and find out info about the different states/cities/towns areas. Of course there are going to be the repeated questions of: " Which area is the best?" " Where is the best jobs?", Where is the least crime?" " Where are the best schools", etc. I think if one gets "sick" of seeing that question from new posters, maybe they should stick to the chat threads?
Now I will have to say there is a line here, we have had several come on here and say pretty much the same thing that does just cause one to over it. Such as (generalizing here folks) " I heard TN is cheap and there is lots of land, where can I get a 3 bed,2 1/2 bath, 2500 sq ft house with garage, basement and 5 acres for under 100k? If you tell me where it is I will buy it sight unseen because I only care about the cost of a home...oh and that is in the best school district right?" Ok, yea, that deserves a remark or two, I'll admit it.

However, to the OP, seeing as this is in the Knoxville Forum, I believe you are asking for the best place in Knoxville and in my opinion that is the South Knoxville area, anywhere along the "Dogwood Trail". You can do a google search on that and should find the names of the roads, that escape me right now, but I like that area best because it is more established and less cookie cutter type homes and seems more neighborhood friendly to me.
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