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Pros

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

Cons

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


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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


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Oak Ridge's cost of living is 18.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Oak Ridge's population is 29,302 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.29 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 35 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Oak Ridge is $119,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.41%.
    SCHOOLS
    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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  7/13/2014
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)

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  2/3/2012
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)

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  12/11/2009
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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