has written 9 SperlingViews. Currently, Lisa is living in Bristol, VA and has a little something to say:
Hi, I lived in So IL for around 31 years and I happily relocated to Lexington, KY in Jan 2008. I thought Lexington, KY terrain looked like IL so I found myself still wanting something different. I lived in Lexington, KY (me and my son) for 3 years and then we mistakenly moved to a small town in North Eastern TN. We've lived here for nearly 1 year and have not been happy. This has a city bus system that quits very early (last run 5:15pm) and doesn't run on the weekends. Plus this town has a downtown that is mainly 1 long street. Me and my son now have a new appreciation for Lexington, KY where we lived at for 3 years. We wish we had not left there. I didn't realize just how great a place Lexington, KY was. Life as been depressing and lonely so I think me and my son will be heading back to So IL soon. I'm not excited or enthused but happily we will be nearby family and old friends.
Beautiful but Boring Posted On: 10/21/2011 10:26:36 PM
The terrain of this place is beautiful. You can see mountains and hills. If you like a small town you will probably like it. I don't care for the downtown; it's like one long street. It's mostly made up of antic shops but does have a few places to eat and a few places you can have coffee. It has 1 really great bakery donut shop but if you get something you don't like don't even try to get your money back or you will get a "no" answer. They have free music playing downtown every Tues and Thur from like 7pm to 8:30 or 9pm. But I think they don't have the music during the cold season except all year around (I think) they have free (donations welcome) bluegrass music at Bristol, TN mall starting at 7pm (like to 9pm). This is a low crime city although there's probably some bad neighborhoods like any city. Nobody ever bothered me and my son. If you are hungry you can get good free meals at the 2 soup kitchens. I met some friendly people here. But my son and I been depressed and unhappy here so we are moving on soon. Unfortunately we don't have a car. If you have a good car it might not be so bad since there's probably lots of neat, beautiful place you could drive to. Gatlinburg, TN (never got to go) and the great smoky mountain national park isn't that many miles from here.
re: Lexington, KY pros and cons - 9/6/2008 Posted On: 10/21/2011 10:03:19 PM
Close to 1 year ago before my son and I left Lexington, KY, the city bus started going our to the Kentucky Horse Park. It started this new route about 2-3 months before we left Lexington. But at this time you'd have to call Lextran and see if they still have this bus running. I only got to visit the Horse Park once; it was one of the most fun experiences I've ever had. My son and I wish we would have stayed in Lexington, KY. I wish I would have appreciated Lexington, KY more for Lexington is a great place to live. It has a good sized downtown and it's really pretty.
re: reclocation - 1/22/2011 Posted On: 5/25/2011 8:29:39 PM
My best pick would be Asheville, NC. It's healthier and lower in crime then Knoxville, TN.
What is the cheapest weekly motel stay in Ashevill Posted On: 5/25/2011 8:24:39 PM
Anybody know of any really cheap motels that are at least clean, not super dumpy in Asheville, NC? besides intownsuites or whatever the name of that one is Hoping for something that is no more then $200 per week tax included.
re: reclocation - 1/22/2011 Posted On: 5/25/2011 8:20:45 PM
Oh one more thing about Knoxville, TN is that apartments and cost of living is less then Asheville, NC.
re: reclocation - 1/22/2011 Posted On: 5/25/2011 8:18:26 PM
I'm no expert but from what I know of Knoxville compared to Asheville, Knoxville is higher in crime and higher in polution. But I'm not sure which city is better for jobs. I been to Knoxville before but not yet to Asheville. I'm thinking of moving to Asheville, NC myself.
Lexington, KY pros and cons Posted On: 9/6/2008 2:15:35 PM
I relocated to Lexington, KY from Carbondale, IL Jan this year(2008). I've not been so happy with Lexington. I really wanted to move to Knoxville, TN but was afraid of the crime rate looking so high (according to Sperlings 7/7). Lexington looks much like So IL. I did get to take a ride in the countryside and it was hilly and beautiful. The downtown here is beautiful and historic. Some of the houses remind me of houses in both New Orleans and Charleston, SC. My son can't stand staying in a motel and because of that I got stuck living in a not so pretty and not so good neighborhoods (near Woodhill Dr. If you move to Lexington and want to go to some of the best places you will need a car. I have to rely on the bus and the bus doesn't go to either the Horse Park or 2 of the best parks they have. So I've not been so happy here.
re: Then go back to Cali - 11/13/2007 Posted On: 9/6/2008 2:01:18 PM
Hi, May I ask you is crime a big concern in Knoxville. Sperlings rate for crime is 7/7 and that sounds kind of bad to me. Could you tell me where most of the crime happens? Knoxville seems like a fun city and I want to move there but my only concern is that if it is safe to go there. Any info you give me is much appreciated. thanks!
re: Remembering Knoxville - 7/27/2008 Posted On: 9/6/2008 1:57:41 PM
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