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Pros

-Cost of living
-Nearby recreation
-Small town feel

Cons

-Low educational attainment
-Isolation
-Arts and culture


What Bert Has To Say About Morristown Metro Area


Morristown is a nondescript town located along I-81, a major transportation route. It sits at the northwestern base of the Great Smoky Mountains, east of Knoxville. Owing to a low-cost workforce and a central location relative to U.S. markets, the town has a diverse, industrial base of auto parts, furniture, office supplies and other manufacturing. Downtown is small, original, and has some historic interest.

An overhead sidewalk and “Skymart” was built in the late 1960’s, an unusual feature for this size of town. Recreational opportunities center on the large Cherokee Lake to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the east. Knoxville provides some city amenities and services not available locally. Costs of living and housing are the biggest attraction.

Morristown is located in a flat, green valley nestled between the Appalachians to the east and Clinch Mountain to the west. The valley is a mix of open agricultural land and deciduous forest. The climate is mainly continental with some subtropical influence, giving variable weather with periods of summer heat and humidity. The angle of nearby mountains allows warm moist air to approach from the southwest, but the elevation keeps evenings relatively cool. Winters are cool and variable with some periods of snow, but accumulations seldom last.


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Quick Facts About Morristown


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Morristown is 6.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Morristown jobs have Increased by 0.05 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Morristown's cost of living is 14.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Morristown's population is 29,112 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.27 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Morristown is $106,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Morristown public schools spend $8,706 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Morristown.

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I love Morristown
Just found this site today. I Read a few of the remarks on here. I moved to Morristown 30 years ago from the state of CT. I have to say I love Morristown for so many... (read more)
re: Morristown is not heading in a great direction
Jessica, I appreciate you opinion. For the working class, Morristown may not be as thriving as Knoxville, however, for those who which to retire and live on the... (read more)
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