Is Greeneville a good place to raise ...

Is Greeneville a good place to raise a family?

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Greeneville Born

Averill Park, NY

#1 Jul 28, 2008
I was born in Greeneville and lived there until I was 6. Moved to Alabama then and finished growing up here. I visited Greeneville last moth for the first time since I was 6. I took my 2 year old som and took him to the same park I played in as a child. It brought back so many memories I had forgotten. I am thinking about moving my family there. It is a beautiful town. How is the economy there? I am a contractor in the excavation and paving business. Is there a demand for that there? My wife is a RN and while I was there I saw that Laughlin Hospital where I was born Has moved and built a very nice facility. Does anyone know the pay rate there for RNs , and is there an availability of mid range housing in Greeneville? In the 200k range. In al where I am you can get a 3 to 4 bedroom nice home for that is it the same there? Thanks for the info.
Live in the city

Gallatin, TN

#2 Jul 28, 2008
County school system is in shambles and imploding.

“Pot Smoking”

Since: Jul 08

Greeneville Tennesse

#3 Jul 31, 2008
I was born and raised in the town of Greeneville,and I could not wait til I could leave.Still go back from time to time just to see the change,I don't think I would move back any time soon.
Taildragger

Eddyville, KY

#4 Aug 2, 2008
I,too, was born in Greeneville and counted the days until I was able to leave.
If your idea of a "good town to raise a family" would include surrounding yourself by fat people, fast food, racism, homophobia, and a general ignorance of the World the, by all means, move on back.
It could have been a beautiful, sleepy ante-bellum town, but its citizens and lawmakers tend to prefer Applebees and Wal-Marts to colonial buildings and country wisdom.
Having said that, there are number of things that have changed since I left: Scott Niswonger has dumped a ton of money into the town supporting the Arts and cultural things in general (I tip my hat, Mr. Niswonger) and I believe some area artists have taken advantage of low property prices in order to establish themselves inthe area.
Caveat Emptor.....
dave

Cookeville, TN

#5 Sep 9, 2008
Greeneville is your classic small town.Everyone knows everyone and crime is low,compared to the biggeer cities.
Hello

Gallatin, TN

#6 Sep 10, 2008
I just moved here not to long ago I left a very small town back in missouri. My small town had the same problems that everyone listed above me. So far Greeneville seems pretty nice but My husband and I do not know anyone so we dont have problems with anything here I suppose if we were born and raised here and knew all the inns and outs about the town we would not like it here. But I guess ingnorance is bliss. I think RN's make in the upper 18 to 20 range per hour I would call the hospitals and check. Plus there seems to be tons of housing here compared to were I was living and nice ones at that. I had no problem finding a home in a nice neighborhood. The economy seems good to me here, thats one of the reasons we moved here. Hope this helps coming from a person that is a greeneville transplant.
concerned1

Fort Campbell, TN

#7 Sep 10, 2008
well, this town is growing at an alarmingly sloooow rate. Good luck finding work in the with your excavation and paving business, I know people here that are in that line of work and are always complaining about the lack thereof.
Greeneville Born wrote:
I was born in Greeneville and lived there until I was 6. Moved to Alabama then and finished growing up here. I visited Greeneville last moth for the first time since I was 6. I took my 2 year old som and took him to the same park I played in as a child. It brought back so many memories I had forgotten. I am thinking about moving my family there. It is a beautiful town. How is the economy there? I am a contractor in the excavation and paving business. Is there a demand for that there? My wife is a RN and while I was there I saw that Laughlin Hospital where I was born Has moved and built a very nice facility. Does anyone know the pay rate there for RNs , and is there an availability of mid range housing in Greeneville? In the 200k range. In al where I am you can get a 3 to 4 bedroom nice home for that is it the same there? Thanks for the info.
Shy Thang

Murfreesboro, TN

#8 Oct 5, 2008
You can brag about Scott Niswonger all you want. Yes he has given alot of money to help children get a more rounded education. But, at the same time he is the main culprit behind expanding the airport. They want these homes and-or-land for practically nothing. It's unfair that a person buys a home, pays land tax, insurance on the home, then there's the upkeep. Scott Niswonger doesn't care if these people have homes, or end up so close to the runway, they become such good friends with the pilot, that you invite them to your family reunions. If Scott Niswonger cares thst much about Greeneville and Greene County, how can he encourage these people, that they have to take the amount offeed, and they have to take the very bottom dollar, just so he can get what he wants. I moved here expecting to spend the rest of my life here. At anytime, they could take my home,or most of my land and there's nothing I can do. Mr. Niswonger, share the love AND your money. People stand with us against this, it could happen to you next.
Justin

Cookeville, TN

#9 Nov 14, 2008
If you like Rednecks and hicks then yes.
High Acheiver

Smyrna, TN

#10 Nov 17, 2008
Even though I no longer live in Greeneville, it is a great place to raise a family. There are hicks and rednecks anywhere you go these days. Most of the people on here are negative people in general, so overlook them please.
Greeneville

Gallatin, TN

#11 Nov 22, 2008
November 22, 2008
County Schools Report Card A Good One, Parkins Says
http://greenevillesun.com/story/299257
No Greeneville

Talbott, TN

#12 Dec 1, 2008
Dont move to Greeneville. Its full of drug addicts and std consumed hos.
County Resident

Gallatin, TN

#13 Dec 14, 2008
Coming from Alabama, Greeneville is a decent place to live. Sure, there are issues, but it is all about your perspective. Schools are good, if the kids want to learn, crime is relatively low, you can find plenty of housing in your price range. It is a small town, with limited venues for shopping, restaurants, etc. so be willing to travel 20-30 minutes for these needs. Any issues here are probably worse in bama, at least from my personal experience.
Chico

Elizabethtown, KY

#14 Apr 24, 2010
Yes, Dunkin Donuts is locating here so you will see more fat people.
Greeneville

Smyrna, TN

#15 May 12, 2010
I agree with Justin, more rednecks here then anywhere else, stay out unless your willing to die and not have a life!!!!

Since: Dec 09

Madison, TN

#16 May 12, 2010
The city of Greeneville, in and of itself, is being ran very well. It's clean, with good streets, good services, and from what I'm able to gather--the city has a pretty good school system.

All of that being said, it is somewhat closed with regards to left leaning politics and social issues. If you don't mind that sort of thing, it's a good enough place to raise a child.

The economy, here, is pretty lousy. I can't imagine what would need to happen here, short of the legalization of pot, that would turn our economy around.
small town benefits

Murfreesboro, TN

#17 May 15, 2010
Of course there are the good and the bad, but if you enjoy a smaller town then this is a great town. The city schools are top notch. They are full of wonderful teachers and tons of technology. I can't speak on behalf of the county schools because I am not as familiar with their resources but I know there are many good teachers there. It is also very close to Johnson City and Knoxville if you need something that Greeneville doesn't have to offer. Of course there are rednecks but I see just as many in Los Angeles when I visit there. You find rednecks everywhere.
cindy p

AOL

#18 May 15, 2010
as long as steve burns is sheriff it is not a good place to live and raise a family. crime rate is 2nd worse in state.
small town benefits

Murfreesboro, TN

#19 May 15, 2010
cindy p- just wondering where you got those statistics. I would like to look into that. With Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and many other cities with high crime how are we number two?? Is it based on population?
John Galt

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#20 May 15, 2010
I've traveled, have seen the sights, and met many different people all over the world and conclude, for many reasons, that Greeneville is wonderful place to live.

If Greeneville wasn't a nice place, I would not be here.

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