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Metro area: Knoxville
Nearest city with pop. 50,000-plus: Knoxville (10 miles)
Median Home Price: $272,700
Cost of Living Index: 102.9
Primary School Test Score Index: 131*
Violent Crime Index: 34
Percent pop. with commute <30 min.: 68%
Just to the west of Knoxville is the suburban community of Farragut, TN. Farragut is an upscale residential community that boasts excellent schools, beautifully designed parks and greenways, great recreational opportunities and lovely residential Farragut homes.
The Town of Farragut was incorporated on January 16, 1980, with the first Board of Mayor and Aldermen elected on April 1, 1980. Controls on zoning, building codes and signage plus major improvements to roads are important aspects of the Town. A sincere commitment to these controls plus the development of parks, green space, pedestrian links and leisure opportunities make this community a great place to live and work. The Town is named after Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, the first admiral of the United States of America Navy, who was born in the Farragut area.
Farragut real estate includes mainly upscale single family homes, townhomes and a few apartments. The starting price for Farragut real estate is around $150,000 and go up to over the $1 million mark. The most common price range of single family homes in Farragut is between $200,000 and $300,000. Farragut is home to the Turkey Creek shopping complex, located on Parkside Dr. between Lovell Rd. and Campbell Station. The complex is a 300 acre space which contains retail shopping, medical facilities, a theatre, office space, banks, restaurants and hotels. The future of Farragut is bright with growth continuing westward with the areas of Northshore/Choto still seeing high numbers of new construction. A new high school was recently built in the Hardin Valley area and is the second high school to accommodate Farragut residents. MORE INFORMATION or call 865-621-3658.
The Knox County School district serves Farragut homes and all of Knox County. The schools that specifically serve Farragut homes are Farragut Primary, Farragut Elemtary, Farragut Middle, Farragut High and Hardin Valley High (2008). There are also several private schools in Farragut: Farragut Montessori School, Kiddie Kottage Learning Center, Greenway School, St. John Neuman Catholic School.
Farragut schools are some of the highest rated schools in the country. In 2006 and 2005, Farragut made the list of the top 5 percent of public high schools in the nation based on its AP program.
In September, 2007 Farragut High School had the most National Merit Semifinalists in the state tied only with White Station High School who each had 16 finalists. Farragut had a total of 30 semifinalists and commended students, the largest number in the state.
Farragut, TN is surrounded by parks, greenways and bodies of water. Farragut public parks include Anchor Park (marine facilities, playgrounds and picnic areas on the shores of Lake Loudon), Major Bob Leonard Park (walking trails, soccer, softball fields and playgrounds), Campbell Station Park (library, playgrounds and walking trails), Concord Park Marina (boating facilities, picnic areas, boat launch, river sports, playgrounds, Yacht Club, boat docks), Cowan Park (playgrounds, picnic facilities, hiking trails, fishing piers, sprinkler park).
The Knoxville are has an extensive highway system for a city this size. Interstate 40 runs right through the center of Knoxville and connects with interstate 75. I-75 south will take you to Chatanooga in an hour and a half and Atlanta in 3 hours. I-75 north will take you to Lexington, Kentucky in about an hour and a half. Traveling west on I-40 will get you to Nashville in about 2 hours. Traveling east on I-40 will get you to Ashville, NC in about an hour and a half. Knoxville also has public bus service through KAT (Knoxville Area Transit). The closest airport is McGee Tyson (TYS) located in south Knoxville near Alcoa, TN about a 15 minute drive from downtown Knoxville.
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