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-College-town amenities
-Nearby mountains and national park
-Rebuilding downtown


-Some downtown blight
-Weak recent job growth
-Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Knoxville Metro Area

Knoxville, the largest city in eastern Tennessee and home to the University of Tennessee, serves as a gateway to the tourist and recreation destinations of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to the southeast. The 400-acre university campus with its 26,000 students is located along the waterfront just to the southwest of downtown, and adds a notable college-town element, particularly during football season.

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Quick Facts About Oak Ridge

    The unemployment rate in Oak Ridge is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Oak Ridge jobs have Increased by 1.53 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oak Ridge's cost of living is 18.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Oak Ridge's population is 29,302 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.29 percent.
    Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Oak Ridge is $119,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.41%.
    Oak Ridge public schools spend $12,570 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.1 students per teacher in Oak Ridge.

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It's not a good time to buy in Oak Ridge. Home Appreciation is down -3.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Oak Ridge Real Estate.
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general educational/business preparedness

Marginal, at best. Lack of social and business skills to perform anything but menial tasks. No clue about customer service, business etiquette or basic business... (Read More)



If you are active and under 30 ...

I would not recommend Oak Ridge to you. The city is okay, and a drive to the mountains is only a short drive. However, the crime rate in Oak Ridge is astronomical for... (Read More)



Oak Ridge is the best!!!!!!

Oak Ridge is a great town. I love it here. Be sure to check out the fine local cafes and bistros. The World's Famous Jefferson Tavern is a must visit for anyone passing... (Read More)



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