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"Remembering Knoxville"


Remembering Knoxville - 7/27/2008
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Ed
Roanoke, VA

This city in the foothills is a friendly but isolated place. I think there is way too much traffic for a city of this size. I don't think the natives like their downtown area as I can see lots of promise there. The Knoxville Zoo is one of the best zoos in the U.S. and it rivals the National Zoo in Wash DC, in my opinion. The Smoky Mountains are awesome and there are tons of activities to enjoy. I also think it is a great place for a yankee to retire!

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Lisa

re: Remembering Knoxville - 7/27/2008 - 9/6/2008
Hi, I like your review of Knoxville. Could you tell me how made the crime is? What are the safest parts of Knoxville to live? I'd really appreciate more info since I'm considering relocating there. thanks, Lisa


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Elizabeth
Powell, TN

Knoxville, TN - 10/7/2014

My opinion is that Knoxville has so much to offer to all types of people. If you love to cycle/walk/run, we have great greenways. Have a boat? I can't begin to talk about all the great areas you can explore by boat...Norris Lake is my favorite. Pull your boat right up to the marinas for food and entertainment. Whether you are single or have a family, there is something for everyone. Market Square in downtown Knoxville and The Old City are definitely worth a visit. Night life is great as well. Movies on Market Square, Boomsday (google that), Mardi Growl, Biscuit Festivals, Chili Cook off, Rossini Festival and soo much more! Also we have Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg within a short distance. No boredom to be had here. There is always something going on in AND around Knoxville that you are sure to find plenty of life out there within a short distance.

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Laura
Saint Petersburg, FL

Murfreesboro vs. Knoxville? - 8/5/2014

I'm debating between a teaching position in Murfreesboro and Knoxville. I am a single 42 year old who is a personal trainer & fitness competitor, and enjoys being involved with church activities. Can anyone recommend one city over the other? I'm relocating from St. Pete/Clearwater, Fl. Ideally, I'd like an area that offers southern charm, friendly folks, festivals, restaurants, sporting events, hiking, boating, and biking/runner friendly. Of course the potential for meeting quality, Christian men would be an added bonus! I'm torn between the areas surrounding Murfreesboro and Knoxville! Thank you!!!

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jeanne
Deland, FL

Knoxville is a nasty place to live - 11/6/2013

I have spent moved a lot so believe me when I tell you that Knoxville is one ugly place. It is dirty, the air is filthy, the water is disgusting, there is radioactive waste in groundwater, cell phone towers and power lines protruding from the landscape, meth labs galore, nuclear plants, uranium plants, body farm, traffic, radon in half the homes, and a ridiculous housing market that is so inflated it's almost criminal. The people who live here are some of the most unattractive people I have ever seen. Many are deformed and mutant like. So not only is the city itself rated the ugliest city in America, the people are too.

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jeanne
Deland, FL

Huge mistake moving to this hell hole - 11/6/2013

There are so many reasons to hate knoxville - filthy air,radon, lousy water, traffic, hillbillies, cell phone towers every 5 feet, power lines every where, nuclear plants, uranium plants, body farm, and ignorant sloppy people. Now one would think that with all the other negatives to the area that one would be able to find a nice home for a reasonable price, but you would be wrong. The construction quality is criminal at best. No one up dates their houses yet they ask prices as though it were midtown Manhattan. The also act like they are doing you the favor by taking your money for the crap house. House hunting in Farragut in particular has been the most miserable experience to date and we have moved many times. The entire experience has been so bad(which I won't go into on this post) that I have been advised to lodge a formal complaint with the board of realtors. So do not be fooled into thinking that Knoxville is a nice place to live, it is not

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Honest
Knoxville, TN

Knoxville is a horrible place to live - 10/25/2013

Knoxville is a horrible place to live. The people are mean, noisy, dirty and they will rob you as soon as look at you. They absolutely hate people from anywhere other than Knoxville. Yankees are scorned from the minute you open your mouth. My wife and i have lived here for over 18 years. We are finally moving back to the north where we belong. Jobs are scarce if you don't work for the university or one of the crooked utility companies. Traffic is horrible because every hillbilly with a car thinks he is a race car driver. With two interstates crossing roads here, the pollution is unbearable. Please, don't move here. YOU WILL REGRET IT.

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Steve
Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Living - 10/3/2013

What more could you ask for: City Vibe, small town feel A sports haven Low cost of living Close to mountains -- run up to have a picnic lunch and be back in time to pick the kids up at school Great medical facilities No better place if you love ORANGE It is a paradise for young and old

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Allison
Knoxville, TN

Never Move To Knoxville - 9/26/2013

I hate Knoxville, been here since May and it is nothing but a dirty town with fake people, poor job opprotunity, and no activities for a 19 if you aren't enrolled in the college. Diversity here goes straight from White Trash to Ghetto to Hipster. I am doing all I can to get back to Nahville where the lifestyle is actually enjoyable

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Walter
Woodstock, CT

Nice city - 7/8/2013

We are relocating to the Knoxville area for several reasons! It's a nice area, the political climate is conservative and even though there are more democraps in Knoxville than the surrounding areas there aren't enough to cause the fiscal and social catastrophies they cause wherever they predominate, and can be. controlled with roach spray! The cost of living is quite reasonable, I have the right to defend myself and and the gun laws sane! No income tax is an attraction and plenty of jobs for those that actually want to work! Since we don't call 911, there is zero concern about the crime rate and someone mentioned that they were a former Knoxville police officer and that crime is under reported..... I have to note that minor crime is categorized and under reported in every jurisdiction, but it's tough to hide violent crime and really those numbers tend to be statistically correct! We are leaving the northeast because of the absolute infestation of democraps, fiscal insanity, insane taxes, stupid and flatly ineffective gun laws, a society devoid of manners and an overall preponderance of ignorance.

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Brett
Knoxville, TN

Median home price - 4/29/2013

The median home price in 2013 is around $140,000

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Richard
Knoxville, TN

Nice.. - 3/15/2013

Farragut is a very nice place to live.

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Richard
Knoxville, TN

Nice place to live... - 3/15/2013

The far Western part of Knox County is a delightful place to settle.

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Marie
Knoxville, TN

Hate it! - 1/26/2013

I hate it here. There is no diversity, Period. Cost of living is low, but pay is much much lower, too. If you have respiratory issues such as asthma, don't ever live here. My childhood asthma is starting to com back thanks to bad air quality. Cannot wait getting out...

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EDWARD
Knoxville, TN

Good place to live - 1/25/2013

Four seasons , inexpensive, below average unemployment, entertainment from college football and campus culture (University of Tennessee) to opera and everything in between. Interstate highway main junction means easy to drive anywhere. It is a 30 minute trip to the Smokey mountains, 7 hours to the beach. Every chain store and restaurant in existence available in Knoxville plus local restaurants, including 5 star, and shops. Numerous hospitals and Doctors are available.

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geraldine
Knoxville, TN

Life in Knoxville - 10/29/2012

Home grown, corn bread feed. No place like Knoxville, If you came here and didn't like it I guess you just don't like the finer things in life. True Tennesseans are the most awsome people you will ever meet.{ Meaning thoes born and raised here.} You have to love football and the song Rocky Top, Be down to earth. Most of us dont put to much thought into culture things. We have lakes and streams and beautiful Mountains, Gatlingburg, and Dollywood and a whole lot more. Restaurant's galore, what ever kind of food you like we'll have here somewhere. I have lived in other places and I always come home. We have a lot of different religion's here what ever your's might be I'm sure you will find your church. Most people here don't live in the fast lane they like to smell the roses as we go by. Knoxville has a little bit of anything your looking for if you'll take the time to find it. This little town has the same problems as any other. I dont know of any place you can live crime free,& drug free. Now on the down side /Kids run wild in the city streets, { I think most parents have to work and aren't home to keep up w/ them } Traffic is awful, crazy weather, not a lot of good paying jobs,{ they are out there if you have a good education.} I might add we have several mall's. Walmart is where most people shop. When tragety hit's we turn out in great numbers to help.

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Glen
Knoxville, TN

Wonderful place. - 10/2/2012

I have lived in Knoxville since 1994. I moved from Fresno, CA after retiring from a career in Law Enforcement. The quality of life is so high here it's off the charts. I actually picked Knoxville as a place to retire and I'm glad I did. Wouldn't live anywhere else. Lots of activities for families and I'm never bored with plenty to do in this part of the world.

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Blake
Seymour, TN

Religion - 6/27/2012

This is a very religious city. On the surface it isn't as evident but, it ties people together here(Christianity). If that's your worldview this is a great place, if not, you will hit brick walls in most relationships including:business interactions and general group ventures.

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uhclem
Powell, TN

Comfortable - 1/22/2012

Warm in the summer and cold in the winter.

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Thomas
Knoxville, TN

Knoxville - 1/3/2012

Do you mean xenophobic? This is so untrue. Knoxville is a great place to live and raise kids. Come one and all to a great little city that is growing and welcoming everyone.

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robert
Knoxville, TN

Don't Knock Knoxville - 12/12/2011

Heres is my take on Knoxville: Easy to drive around; Lots of scenic beauty; I find Tennesseans friendly and polite. I think the culture is family friendly and conservative and slow. Pace of life is slow. It helps if you like UT Football. Cost of living is low and so are wages. Downtown is rundown unfortunately. No state tax on income. Sales tax is 9% across the board. I feel safe here where I live although there is a low income section on the other side of town. Art museums and culture events on low side. I grew up close to NYC and have been all over the US; I really like it here. But it is not for everyone and onr would do well to know what you can live with and what you can't if you are thinking of moving here.

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Jordan
Knoxville, TN

u - 12/9/2011

There is never anything going on in this city.

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