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"Does it snow in Knoxville?"


Does it snow in Knoxville? - 12/20/2008
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Knoxville has an incredibly mild climate with 4 beautiful and distinct seasons. In winter it can snow here, but rarely does. It occasionally gets below freezing, usually occuring only at night. The coldest months are January and February where the coldest it usually gets hovers around freezing. Knoxville gets alot of rain in the winter and occasionally it ices up. If it does snow here, it usually is just a few flakes and doesn't accumulate. Knoxville has had some big snow storms in the past, but I have lived here for 5 years and I have yet to see a significant snowfall.

With the exit of winter comes my favorite season in Knoxville - SPRING!!! At the end of March it starts warming up and the lush vegetation and beautiful flowering plants start to come to life. By the end of April, Knoxville is at the heighth of beauty. Simply leaving the house to drive to work is a pleasure as the beauty of the colorful spring here is breathtaking.

By May it starts to warm up and get more humid. Our summers, however, are just as mild as our winters. It rarely hits a hundred degrees in the summer and I have been surprised at how nice and mild our summers are as I anticipated much hotter and humid weather. The hottest and most humid months would be August and September.

Starting in October comes another breathtaking season - Fall! The leaves slowly change colors, the humidity drops and the temperature is perfect. This lasts all the way until the middle of November. Tourists flock to the Smoky Mountains to see the changing colors and the hills in Knoxville are just filled with the deepest shades of red, yellow and orange.

If you can't tell, I really like it here in Knoxville. It truly is a hidden gem of the USA and a great place to live.

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GetReal
Knoxville, TN

If you are thinking of moving here, or anywhere ne - 11/22/2016

Oh how we wish we had never moved to the Knoxville area! We researched everything before we did, but we had no idea about how low quality the people are here. We've been here 10 years and we still can't figure out what the heck is wrong with these people. We are affluent, educated, hard-working, loving, and social. We have the same values they espouse (but don't live up to), and we are ethnically like the large majority here. I could tell you stories about east Tennesseans and our interactions with them that would astonish you. We've tried everything to integrate and learn to like them over the course of the 10.5 years we have lived here. We have not made a single friend from this area. Our only friends are from elsewhere. They are only friendly if they think they can get something out of you, and when they do they don't even appreciate it - it just makes them want more. We've hired them, paid them more than they are worth, and STILL they don't do what you ask, don't show up on time (or at all), and lie even when the truth would work better to their advantage. Their words about being friends, are just words, there is no follow through. Yes, it is beautiful, inexpensive, conservative, has lots of churches (yah, get them outside of the building and see how they actually act), and there are tons of things to do outside (we like the weather at least), but the people have ruined it for us. We can't wait to get the heck away from these dishonest, lazy, distasteful, people. And get this - I grew up in KY! You would think they would at least be accepting of people from the south. Many places are hostile to Californians (even Texans who are the greatest people in the US), but these people are hostile to anyone not from their 20 mile radius. I've lived in Owensboro KY, Bowling Green, KY, Dallas, and Thousand Oaks, CA and I've never had trouble with people, until now. We have two homes here, one on the lake in Rockwood, TN and one in the city of Knoxville. Our girls have gone to school in both places, and even though they've lived here their whole lives they have trouble making REAL friends. Once you scratch the surface of the people here (even the kids) you find hostility, depression, negativity, big egos (totally unwarranted), and exclusion. Yes, it is beautiful, yes we could afford to build our dream home, yes the outdoor activities are fabulous, yes the schools are reasonably good within the city (NOT the country area), and yes we had such high hopes when we moved here, but NO it has not worked out for us - we are OUT of here ASAP!

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Impressed after a visit - 4/21/2016

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Dismal - 4/20/2016

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Could have culture shock! - 3/8/2016

I've been reading the comments, and I can definitely see how some people may have culture shock moving here. Also,l the hesitancy to accept outsiders sometimes trickles down into the school system. Think about this, there are people who have lived here for generations. The preferential treatment of the "Good Ole Boy" network is alive and well and evident in both the workplace and at churches.

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Mariela
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Boring - 1/26/2016

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Robert
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HIT THE ROAD! - 12/27/2015

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Eddie
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Jill
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Visit Knoxville and see for yourself! - 1/18/2015

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Elizabeth
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Laura
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jeanne
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jeanne
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Honest
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Steve
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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
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Never Move To Knoxville - 9/26/2013

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Walter
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Nice city - 7/8/2013

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Brett
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Median home price - 4/29/2013

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

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Richard
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Nice.. - 3/15/2013

Farragut is a very nice place to live.

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

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

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