Moving To Dunlap
nutin2it

United States

#69 Jul 14, 2008
hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>check out hasting green reality in dunlap area..land is 500 down.50 dollars per acre per month...about 3500 per acre..can not buy mineral rites around dunlap area..they belong to sky line coal company..and they will sell the rock off your land to any one for 10 percent royalty..you buy the land..it dont come with mineral rites..
I bought land in the dunlap area last year and there was NOTHING that I signed that said I DIDN'T own mineral rights. If someone else owns them, they didn't show up on the title search or were listed anywhere. Please expand on your comments.
Dunlap is home

Naperville, IL

#70 Jul 25, 2008
I can understand how you fell in love with Dunlap. I was born in Dunlap, left, came back and left again. Of course all of this happened when I was a child. My whole family still lives in Dunlap. Dunlap was like many towns across Tennessee --- small, generation after generation of families lived here, quaint, one redlight, drive in movie theater, skating (at times), etc.... You get the point. Moving back here was one of the highlights of my life. We played with cousins, made new friends, but most importantly we were an "old fashioned" family. Thats what you fall in love with when you come to Dunlap. It still has that air of "old fashioned" goodness. I'm sure Hillbilly will laugh at that. I've heard his stories and I'm here to tell you all of that is everywhere you go. Dunlap's not perfect and yes, Pikeville is more of the same and probably a little more so because it is even further off the beaten path. Thats probably where Hillbilly should stay, but don't let him sway you. There are a lot of things "right" with this town. I can still go back today and see the majority of people that I knew years ago. They have married, had children of their own, opened businesses, and love Dunlap enough to live in the same town as adults. If you are looking to be really active in the local government I could see where you might have trouble displacing locals. There are a lot of senior citizens in this county and they remember that so and so is the son of "whoever" and they went to school with them. If you're really worth your weight in salt and if this county wants change they will elect you. If not you, then maybe your children or your grandchildren. All the things that most people hate about Dunlap is what someone else loves. No shopping? Go to Chattanooga. Yes, I know it is 45 minutes away. Trust me I live in the Atlanta area and I sit in traffic for 45 minutes just trying to get to a mall. As for people you just have to look. The churches in Dunlap are great and the people in them caring. Are there hypocrites? Oh yes, and the majority of people will be nice enough to name them for you. In some ways the biggest downside to Dunlap is that it is still small enough that everyone knows exactly who you are, who is your kin, where you work, what you make, and most importantly--- what you are up to:)
I hope you move there, but if you have doubts maybe you should try renting a house for a few months (it kind of sounded like maybe you were retired). Housing can be much more reasonable than a lot of places and you could treat it like a vacation. It would also give you a chance to look for the house of your dreams. I will tell you that if you get a house on the mountain you will have trouble getting around during inclement weather. Good luck. Dunlap or Pikeville it doesn't really matter, they both possess alot of the same beauty and quaintness that I suspect you are looking for.
North Georgian

Cartersville, GA

#71 Jul 25, 2008
I totally agree with the last post. I to, grew up in Dunlap. I was born in Pikeville, and grew up on the Barker Dairy Farm, and love to revisit every time I can to see family there in Dunlap. Wife wanted to go there when we were married and she fell in love with the area. One day I to will move back to Dunlap. I remember when they only had the one caution light. But it has grown up to a nice family style city. Nothing wrong there.
Alice

Dunlap, TN

#72 Jul 26, 2008
I have a blog called The Sequatchie Outlander. You can post your comments anonymously, but I reserve the right not to post your comment if it inappropriate. What's inappropriate? I'll know it when I see it.

http://sequatchie.wordpress.com
Freckles

Rossville, GA

#73 Jul 26, 2008
Alice, I just looked at this website and I must say it is something that Sequatchie County has needed for a long time. The local paper doesn't want to step on anyones toes so they print what will smooth over the truth. It would be nice to hear the whole truth about what happens in Dunlap.

Also every elected official shoud have a phone number where they can be contacted by the residents of the district that elected them. Don't you think????

Keep up the good work. Are you a home grown resident or an outsider that has moved into the area?
FL Lady

Pikeville, TN

#74 Aug 2, 2008
Why wasn't your closing ready? Who or what made it not ready?

I am a realtor and we really do get the bad rap when things like this happen...and the majority of the time it has to do with the lender not getting things ready on time...they seem to thing a closing date is only a "suggested" date. And...in their defense...many times it is because the borrower doesn't get them the documents and information they need quickly enough....I have NEVER one time seen a deal not close on time because of something a realtor did...it closes with or without the realtor...

Just food for thought
Fl to Dunlap

Saint Petersburg, FL

#75 Aug 2, 2008
My husband and I visited Dunlap twice and purchased land. We are very excited about building there. We found the people very friendly, they are not strung out like the big cities. The crime, well, let me tell you. The majority of teens at my kids' high school smoke pot and/or drink - at the least. We are not prejudice which is the main thing that concerns me about Dunlap, especially the comments about Mexicans on this board.
The roads are wonderful! And not having to plan our lives around rush-hour traffic with be a blessing.
We hope to make lots of great friends in Dunlap. We will to join a church. As for people talking behind your back and knowing your business - there are people like that everywhere.
Thank you Dunlap residents for accepting those of us who are moving into your beautiful city. I know it must be hard - growth is a bitter-sweet thing. I hope we can help make our city a little more sweet!
Hillbilly, I challenge you to spend a week in my city (or any city big city). You'll be glad to go home (or even to Dunlap) if you are worried about crime.
Booya

United States

#76 Aug 13, 2008
I was born and raised in the great little town of Dunlap,have been gone for about 30 years and I am very excited to move back to a slower pace,nice neighbors,sharing gardens,knowing most everyone in town and calling them by name.There is something to be said about feeling safe and secure in your home and knowing if you ever need anything you can knock on your neighbors door and be warmly welcomed in,maybe even have a nice home cooked meal..So say what you will,Dunlap is an awesome,wholesome,little town to live and grow in and let's face it Chattanooga is not that far away..
Mark

Lookout Mountain, GA

#77 Aug 15, 2008
If you are looking for a church when you get to this area, I'd like to invite you to First Baptist downtown. We are are a small but growing church and have a new pastor as of March 2008. Check our website www.fbcdunlap.org
Fl to Dunlap wrote:
My husband and I visited Dunlap twice and purchased land. We are very excited about building there. We found the people very friendly, they are not strung out like the big cities. The crime, well, let me tell you. The majority of teens at my kids' high school smoke pot and/or drink - at the least. We are not prejudice which is the main thing that concerns me about Dunlap, especially the comments about Mexicans on this board.
The roads are wonderful! And not having to plan our lives around rush-hour traffic with be a blessing.
We hope to make lots of great friends in Dunlap. We will to join a church. As for people talking behind your back and knowing your business - there are people like that everywhere.
Thank you Dunlap residents for accepting those of us who are moving into your beautiful city. I know it must be hard - growth is a bitter-sweet thing. I hope we can help make our city a little more sweet!
Hillbilly, I challenge you to spend a week in my city (or any city big city). You'll be glad to go home (or even to Dunlap) if you are worried about crime.
Laurie Kilgore-Breedlov e

Alexandria, KY

#78 Aug 21, 2008
I RAN from Dunlap. I was born and raised there but never fit in. I was made fun of, by teachers and other adults. I decided I did not want my children growing up in such a small minded town. It has been run by the same people and families for so long it is impossible to JOIN in on anything. My Grandparents live and own most of the Kilgore Loop. I love them dearly but could not stay in such a judgemental place. I wanted my children to have a better life than Dunlap offered. There are no good paying jobs and you have to know someone to get a job. I grew with NO Blacks and all. If someone dated one they were treated so bad they would just pack up and leave. ALL YOU BETTER THEN EVERYONE PEOPLE need a reality check and GODS WORDS to help you understand YOU CAN NOT TREAT PEOPLE THAT WAY. GOD Say "Do not judge others for you will be judged." Now LEADERS OF DUNLAP act like you should.
whats up in your hometown

Rossville, GA

#79 Aug 21, 2008
Laurie,
I couldn't agree with you more! My daughter had a bad experience(sexual harrassment) from her high school PE teacher(now turned preacher) that we moved from the area. I spoke with the principal and superintendent with no help at all. He had friends and relatives in the system that was not about to do anything to him.
You are right about the small minded town. The new people that move into Dunlap and say they love the town have not caused any waves with the home town leaders. Wait until someone that has moved into the city runs for mayor and wins. I'm sure they would call for a recount of votes, it will never happen.
Good luck to you and your family.
Time213

Columbia, SC

#80 Sep 9, 2008
I read through every post here. I will be moving to dunlap very soon, after leaving the military life behind and will be looking for a house to rent in the mid November time frame. If anyone knows of a nice small two bedroom house for rent let me know.

I know the naysayers will probably warn me not to do it and to consider other areas and such, but my wife is from dunlap and I grew up in the sequatchie valley, therefore, I ,know the mess I might be getting myself into. And let's face it, I've been in the military for the past six years, I'm pretty sure I can handle anything that comes my way.
ams

Pikeville, TN

#81 Sep 14, 2008
Did the coaches last name happen to start with a B?
Time213 wrote:
I read through every post here. I will be moving to dunlap very soon, after leaving the military life behind and will be looking for a house to rent in the mid November time frame. If anyone knows of a nice small two bedroom house for rent let me know.
I know the naysayers will probably warn me not to do it and to consider other areas and such, but my wife is from dunlap and I grew up in the sequatchie valley, therefore, I ,know the mess I might be getting myself into. And let's face it, I've been in the military for the past six years, I'm pretty sure I can handle anything that comes my way.
ams

Pikeville, TN

#82 Sep 14, 2008
Sorry I quoted the wrong post.My question was for the poster who's daughter has problems with a coach.
whats up in your hometown

Rossville, GA

#83 Sep 17, 2008
ams, yes it was.
real hungry

Dunlap, TN

#84 Sep 19, 2008
Rich wrote:
Go to a local realtor and check out the other stuff available in town. I think Wagner is overpriced.
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Yes I would call Michelle at All About Real Estate for help she would be glad to show you around and help you find exactly what you're looking for!
Lovin_dunlap

Saint Augustine, FL

#85 Sep 21, 2008
Why is it that all you idiots in Pikeville keep ragging on our town. Ive grown up here, went to school and graduated here. I now have kids of my own who attend schools here. I couldnt dream of them being anywhere else. Im in the miltary and Ive gotten around, ive seen alot of places and lived in a wide variety of towns. Dunlap may not be the most exciting town to live in. But hey, we like the peacefulness of a small town. Dunlap is for people who want things to be simple. I dont wanna live somewhere where it takes 40 red lights and 3 lanes of traffic just to get to town. Otherwise, I would move to Chattanooga. Dunlap is a great town with great people.
returned home

Pikeville, TN

#86 Oct 13, 2008
DONT is my advice! It is beautiful here, I will give it that much, especially where you are looking. But most of the people here are do not have that southern hospitality that i expected. People have become very teritorial here and not so open to new comers trodding on their land. I am from the Sequatchie Valley, moved away for education and career but recently moved back and you think I am a --- alien from another planet. People have asked me it I was too good to stay around, did I have to go to the big cities to realize how good it was here, and s... like that.
If you are looking for southern hospitatlity, Dunlap is not the place. If you are looking are beauty, the mountains surrounding the Sequathich Valley is the place. GOOD LUCK
trash heap

Dunlap, TN

#87 Oct 14, 2008
You can take trash from the heap but it always returns to the dump! They are going to open up the coal mine again! once the coke ovens fires up again (that russia is bying) the air will be fit to breath again like my moonshine makin pappy remembers
whats up in your hometown

Rossville, GA

#88 Oct 14, 2008
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