Moving To Dunlap
Rich

New Port Richey, FL

#28 Sep 24, 2007
just visited Dunlap over the weekend.
I heard the golf course was sold and will open up as a public course. very good news for the area.
joey and faith

Gloucester, MA

#29 Sep 26, 2007
my wife and I have only spent a short period of time in dunlap, and we thought it was wonderful, and wanted to move there. but that was only a first impression. now, after reading all these comments, we really are confused. but we really look forward to all the input.
Lily

Rossville, GA

#30 Sep 26, 2007
Just because you visit a place for a short period of time does really tell you about it. Read Mary's comments again and that will tell you the problems a newcomer to Dunlap is having. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't want to tell you don't move there, but think real hard before you leave what you have behind. Do you have kids? grandchildren? There is nothing to do there. You can't go to a movie and the only place to shop is Walmart. No hospital, and the ambulance service is having problems. There is an emergency room but if you need a hospital it is across the mountain to Chattanooga or down the valley to South Pittsburg. If you move to one of the mountains an ambulance is not just around the corner and down the street. Things to think about!

Since: Oct 07

Cordova, SC

#31 Oct 3, 2007
This is in response to all of the negative comments that have been posted about Dunlap. I moved here 18 years ago and have been accepted from the very first day. I also work with quite a few people that have moved here from other states as well as other areas of Tennessee and they have been accepted as well. All of the negative things that have been said about Dunlap can be said about other areas of the world, not just here. In my opinion if you are man or woman enough to try to make a place for yourself in the community you will eventually not only win friendship from people but also their respect. Everyone has to make his or her own decisions about anything and everything in life and this is definitely a big decision. My advice is don't make a hasty decision to either move or not to move, so your research, talk to some people that live here, come and visit for a while and see how you like it. You can also find alot of useful information about Dunlap and the surrounding area at www.bledsoe.net . Good luck in whatever you decide to do.
Christina

AOL

#32 Oct 16, 2007
I grew up in Dunlap and moved away right out of High School to Chattanooga(Hixson)Tn. My parents still live there and I go visit them but would never consider moving back. There is a major drug problem especially METH and lots of theft. All you have to do is read the Dunlap Tribune. My parents live in a bad area called Cartwright Loop and I always worry about them. I went to Seq. Co. High School as well and what Steph said was right certain people are treated differently. I would not want my kids to grow up in that town or go to Dunlap Schools.
Ily

Hollywood, FL

#33 Nov 2, 2007
My family and I are considering buying property to eventually move there. How are "Latins welcomed here?" I would like the response to come from someone that has moved into Dunlap, not a person that has always lived here. People from Dunlap seem nice, but I'm sure the locals don't want their city to grow. Like the comment that was made about the Taco Bell and the Walmart. The truth of the matter is that eventually this will be a bigger city than the locals are use to. I am sure they don't want that. But we all have the right to live where we choose. That is why I would like only honest answers, God is watching so be honest.

Since: Oct 07

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#34 Nov 8, 2007
My husband and I moved from New Orleans to Dunlap 3 and 1/2 years ago and we love it. We were met with friendly faces and were accepted immediately. We definitely experienced culture shock but in a good way. We do have to commute to Chattanooga to work so keep that in mind. It is true that shopping is limited and Dunlap could use a nice community coffee house but those things will come in time. Right now we are enjoying the simplicity of life here, the beautiful fall colors and we always enjoy the breathtaking views from the mountains. All cities have their problems but we've not experienced anything remotely similar to the problems and crime we were faced with in New Orleans. I would recommend Dunlap to anyone with the understanding that employment will most likely need to be sought in Chattanooga.
Angel Presto

Chattanooga, TN

#35 Nov 8, 2007
I definatly agree with Beth & No Excuses. I am 30 and moved to Pikeville for a while when I was 12. From Birmingham, AL)(Pikeville is a whole nother story) When I was in my early twenties, I moved to Dunlap. I have a child in daycare and one in middle school. There is no way I would choose to raise them anywhere than here. I do admit, I was born a city girl and it took me a while to get used to a small town, but now I love it. The people are much friendlier here than in the city and the closest you get to criminals here is either by reading about them in the paper, thru gossip or if you are involved in the "crime". Believe me, there is way less crime here than in a bigger city. Our newspaper comes out once a week and is less than 10 pages front and back. You should see our crime section! It's huge. Maybe 1 or 2 paragraphs twice a month. Believe me, if you want to move here, I guarantee you will find more reasons to than the reasons not to listed here by a very few people. My family would definately welcome you!
hillybilly

Dunlap, TN

#36 Nov 12, 2007
Ily wrote:
My family and I are considering buying property to eventually move there. How are "Latins welcomed here?" I would like the response to come from someone that has moved into Dunlap, not a person that has always lived here. People from Dunlap seem nice, but I'm sure the locals don't want their city to grow. Like the comment that was made about the Taco Bell and the Walmart. The truth of the matter is that eventually this will be a bigger city than the locals are use to. I am sure they don't want that. But we all have the right to live where we choose. That is why I would like only honest answers, God is watching so be honest.
just be sure you got a job...hundreds of mexicans have moved into the area to work in the rock quarrys..its got so bad..i got mexicans wanting to stack rock..for 10 dollars a day plus i buy lunch..the job used to pay 100 a day...and more people move here and wages are going down every day..the locals are making big money working the new comers
JaD

Dunlap, TN

#37 Nov 27, 2007
Lily wrote:
Ernest,
I am so glad that you are returning to the wonderful Dunlap that you knew 10 years ago...NOT!!!! Drive down 127 and see who walks the streets, all the new stores and who has opened them. Not the home grown Dunlap residents that you may remember. Do you get the Dunlap Tribune? Check out the drug problem, break-ins, and DUIs. What a safe town..I wouldn't put down Hillbilly and Pikeville. Dunlap makes Grundy County look like PARADISE.
Hey I was going to say the same of the Hillbilly, Listen everybody I am 30 year old and me and my family was born and raised here in Dunlap.....and what the hillbilly fails to tell you is that Dunlap (Sequatchie county) and where the hillbilly is from Pikeville (Bledsoe County) Has always bashed each others counties mainly because high school football, so that is one reason he bashes Dunlap. Also Come on Drugs, Car theft, Break ins...come on hillbilly do you mean to tell me that Dunlap is the only place on earth that has all these things...look at the crime stats, they speak for themselves. Pikeville is no angel city either. Any way for people that want to relocate here I can say this is a beautiful valley,and the school system here is small not full of gangs, but things to do here is what I dislike the most, but in the recent years we have grown more than I ever thought we would. Point blank I'm happy to raise my family here,I could not think of another place to do it.
Yankee Transplant

Charleston, TN

#38 Dec 7, 2007
Hey - I lived in Dunlap, for a few months. Had many things in a storage facility. Goobs storage. He sublet it to two women, W&W Storage, and they sawed off all the locks for the storage facilites and sold everthing. Didn't give anyone notice. All my family history, momentos, etc. gone. I wouldn't live there again if my life depended on it.

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#39 Dec 11, 2007
Dear Yankee Transplant,
Sorry to hear about your stuff being sold. Was there some confusion about your monthly rental fee? I've had stuff in storage at Goobs for 4 years and nothing has ever been touched including the locks. My belongings have been safe and secure there.
Boilermaker1 at aol-com

Crossville, TN

#40 Dec 20, 2007
I was raised in Memphis and want to move to Dunlap. I am now living in Crossville. I and my lady are senior Citizens and looking for a long term lease home where it is less congested and a happier place to live. I am a sourthern boy so I know what living with neighbors are and getting along with them....some dont seem to want to het along! anyone have a nice home with garage for us to lease, long term please contact me...Jim Smith.. Thanks!
Boilermaker1 at aol-com

Crossville, TN

#41 Dec 20, 2007
I was raised in Memphis and want to move to Dunlap. I am now living in Crossville. I and my lady are senior Citizens and looking for a long term lease home where it is less congested and a happier place to live. I am a southern boy so I know what living with neighbors are and getting along with them....some dont seem to want to get along! anyone have a nice home with garage for us to lease, long term please contact me...Jim Smith.. Thanks!
hillbilly

Dunlap, TN

#42 Dec 21, 2007
Boilermaker1 at aol-com wrote:
I was raised in Memphis and want to move to Dunlap. I am now living in Crossville. I and my lady are senior Citizens and looking for a long term lease home where it is less congested and a happier place to live. I am a southern boy so I know what living with neighbors are and getting along with them....some dont seem to want to get along! anyone have a nice home with garage for us to lease, long term please contact me...Jim Smith.. Thanks!
in crossville you got medical help...have you thought about that,,if you need life force ,you will be taken to knoxville..not chatt...also you got police..in dunlap its not the same...you really need to check it out better....the chance of your getting your house broke into,car stole.etc.is much higher in dunlap..than any local area..
Rich

New Port Richey, FL

#43 Dec 22, 2007
The Dunlap Tribune has the crime stuff on the first page.
No more than expected from that size town.
They make it seem like a big deal. Sells papers.
We will be talking to a home builder in the Spring.
We own 5 acres on the River.

Since: Oct 07

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#44 Dec 26, 2007
Dear Boilermaker1 - come on down to Dunlap! Here are some statistics for you to consider despite what some here have said. Even tho the population of Dunlap continues to grow (12% increase in the first 5 years of this decade) the crime rate (property and violent crimes) is lower than Tennessee's average level. I've only seen statistics thru 2006 so far but there seems to be a decrease in most crimes. As for police (county sheriff and city police), they are visible when I roll thru town and as for Lifeforce, its based at Erlanger in Chattanooga which of course, is the trauma/teaching/charity hospital so, well you get my drift huh? Come on down and check out some available properties!
Yankee Transplant

Charleston, TN

#45 Jan 6, 2008
BethM wrote:
Dear Yankee Transplant,
Sorry to hear about your stuff being sold. Was there some confusion about your monthly rental fee? I've had stuff in storage at Goobs for 4 years and nothing has ever been touched including the locks. My belongings have been safe and secure there.
My stuff was safe while Goob was running the place, but when he sublet out to some lady named Wanda and Pug, things were sold out. No confusion about rental fee/payments. His wife turned over a ledger. But several of us had out things sold at what these women called a 'flea market'. They backed out of the business after several of us reported it to the local authorities.
Boy Did I Screw Up

Dunlap, TN

#46 Feb 19, 2008
I'm so sorry I bought a house in Dunlap, Tennessee. This is the worst place That I have ever lived, very poor area. No there are no jobs hardly that pay enough to live on but yet everything cost more here. Gas is $.15 cheaper in hixson right now (just right over the mountain)School system is a joke my son went from straight A's to F's, he already knows the work and doesn't want to redo it over. I would tell someone to look around Harrison or Birchwood area.NEVER DUNLAP, wanna buy my house I WANT OUT!!!!!!!!!! I HATE THIS LOW LIFE, TRASHY, LITTLE TOWN with 1980,s fashion, NO MALL, but they do have a Goodwill, Walmart, and 2 Dollar Generals. It is known real well for it's meth labs and pot feilds. The sherriff sent a pamplet home with our children stating that if they come accross one in the woods they should stay with it and sent someone for help. And pretty much told them what they needed to know to make their own METH LAB with pictures. This place is a joke.
hill billy

Dunlap, TN

#47 Feb 22, 2008
any child going to school in dunlap or pikeville schools will be taught how to make meth...about teaching them how to make meth..with pictures,,and chemical list...also they are taught how to sign up on food stamps..and in sex eduction,,are taught all about oral sex..i try to warn people about that area[dunlap]before they get suckered in..but most out of state people cant see past the trees,,until they are there a while,,,and they become a crime victim...

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