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Old 10-29-2006, 06:48 AM
 
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Hi everyone,
My husband and I are relocating to the Knoxville area in late December. Many of the houses that we like are in Powell. What is Powell like? I've looked at the schools and they seem to be pretty good.

Any other comments on Powell?

Thanks!
Shelley
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:10 AM
 
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Default Anyone?

Forty hits and no comments? Anyone??!!

We're moving soon and most of the houses we like are in this area. We need help
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Old 10-30-2006, 09:05 AM
 
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Red face Powell

Hi There, Well here is small bit of info I have received as we are also moving to Tennessee in spring or summer. I first found a home in Oak Ridge and just loved the neighborhood. I stopped by the real estate company and got a wonderful realtor who has been very helpful. I have kept in touch with him for the past two years and last year when we were there he started a file with all the want's and want not's that we are looking for. Now he suggested that we look in powell. He said you get alot for your money there, compared to Oak Ridge and since our childern are grown we did not have to worry about the schools. He said people that move to Oak Ridge are there usually because of the wonderful school system. So I would suggest you look into both areas for housing cost and school systems. Hope this is some help to you. KLOSK.
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Old 10-30-2006, 10:32 AM
 
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Hmm, I'm not really sure how to answer your question. Powell is basically like the rest of Knoxville. I've never heard of it being particularly crime ridden or anyting thing. Is there anything specific you'd like to know? I don't know anything about the schools in that part of town.
Here is a link to the community, in case you haven't seen it yet. Maybe it will help.
http://powelltn.com/
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:12 AM
 
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If you want a personal opinion, I can give you that.

During our house search, we found a lot of houses in Powell. Nice houses at lower prices than other search areas. We ended up buying in Clinton. Once we were moved in I drove down to Powell as it had a lot of stores for everyday needs.

My own opinion is I don't really like it down there. Going down 25 to get there from Clinton (which is also a route I take a lot to get to the bypass and go on to I-40) takes you through what is largely a depressed area. Claxton is very run down. Though Powell has a lot of stores (Kroger, Target, Staples, etc.) they're older and not as kept up as other areas like Oak Ridge and Knoxville.

I wouldn't say it's an area you should rule out - check it out yourself if possible and see how you feel about it. But there are lots of other towns close by that are nicer.
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Old 10-31-2006, 04:05 PM
 
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Actually, I feel the opposite of JMarkey. We live in OR and I love it here but we often go to Powell to restaurants or to the WM, Target and other stores there. I also think Powell is more convenient to the Interstate than OR. So, actually, if you can get more house for your money in Powell and the schools are good, I'd go for it. My choice would be 1) Oak Ridge 2) Powell 3) Clinton. Welcome to TN!
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Old 10-31-2006, 06:29 PM
 
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[quote=jmarkey;145586]If you want a personal opinion, I can give you that.

During our house search, we found a lot of houses in Powell. Nice houses at lower prices than other search areas. We ended up buying in Clinton. Once we were moved in I drove down to Powell as it had a lot of stores for everyday needs.

My own opinion is I don't really like it down there. Going down 25 to get there from Clinton (which is also a route I take a lot to get to the bypass and go on to I-40) takes you through what is largely a depressed area. Claxton is very run down. Though Powell has a lot of stores (Kroger, Target, Staples, etc.) they're older and not as kept up as other areas like Oak Ridge and Knoxville.

The area with those stores is less than 10 years old and I don't think they are that much different from their counterparts.
There are some less than spectacular homes through certain parts of that area though.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:19 AM
 
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These are the kinds of things I'm looking to learn. We've looked into Oakdale, as well, but the houses seem older and to need more work. Is my perception correct? Maybe it's just the 125,000-140,000 price range we're considering.
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Old 11-01-2006, 08:08 AM
 
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Hi Shelley,

A resource that we found very helpful when we were looking was the real estate classifieds in the Knoxville Sentinel online, knoxnews.com. If you're flexible as to where around Knoxville you can live, there are quite a few homes in that price range. Hall and Gibbs often have nice places for sale, though I don't know anything about those towns.
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Old 11-02-2006, 02:54 PM
 
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Thanks for the link, and all the insights!
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