My husband and I live in the nicest apartment community in Oak Ridge (seriously...ask around). It is called Bristol Park Apartments(http://www.bristolparkoakridge.com/
). We have lived here for around 3 years. We love it. And I can't think of any apartments closer to ORNL than these. We're only a few miles away from the lab. You really should check this place out. I think a lot of people come to live here when coming from out of state to work at the labs. There are tags from all over the country here in the apartment's parking areas. If you are going to sign a lease here, I'll let you know my name for the referral fee. Seriously though, this place is an amazing place to call home.