possible move to Oak ridge/Knoxville area... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 3 Old 06-28-2011, 11:36 AM - Thread Starter
mama2wes's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 78
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 what neighborhoods should we look at? i have never been there. What is around 30 min to oak ridge, and gives you a crunchier vibe? Is it possible to get a few acres? what about downtown areas?


mama2wes is offline  
#2 of 3 Old 07-06-2011, 11:18 PM
creillysheehan's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi there, We lived in Oak Ridge for 2 years and Knoxville for 6, before moving away last fall. What sort of place are you looking for? I'd say yes, it's possible to get a few acres. Downtown has really grown in the last few years and has gotten pretty nice. As far as crunchier areas, probably the Old North neighborhood, or Park Hill. Both are east/northeast of downtown and I'd say about 30 min from Oak Ridge.  Also some parts of South Knoxville (south of the river and downtown), although I'm not as familiar with that area.

Oak Ridge, and out toward Oliver Springs you might be more likely to find some acreage.  Also some areas of west Oak Ridge are nice and have sizeable yards, at least.  Plus there are several green belts and the Oak Ridge Reservation that lots of homes/neighborhoods back onto, so there's green space available for roaming at least.

Also in Knoxville there's a really great AP community with an API support group that meets every month on the west end of Knoxville.  PM me if you'd like more details!



creillysheehan is offline  
#3 of 3 Old 08-23-2011, 12:27 PM
crystalj's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

The West Hills & Farragut areas are close enough to many shopping and restaurant areas but also offer a more country feel.  We used to live in West Hills which was 15 minutes from downtown and about 25 minutes from Oak Ridge.  Are you looking for house already or land to build on?  We used this realtor in Knoxville to search for our home.  Here's properties for sale in Knoxville if you don't mind building with decent acreage.

crystalj is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off