Before you settle on an area, be sure to check out the Lakeway Area, just northeast of Knoxville. This area includes Hamblen, Jefferson and Grainger Counties. We have two beautiful lakes (Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake). Industry is flourishing in these communites, as well as recreational opportunities. We have numerous golf courses, marinas, local sports venues and many other opportunities. The housing market is healthy, and pricing is much cheaper than in the metro areas. Educational opportunities abound with Walter State Community College, Carson Newman College and sattelite campuses for East TN State University, Lincoln Memorial University and Tuscelum College. The medical community is strong here, with three major hospitals and a very strong and growing group of medical professionals. Transportation is easy. We sit at the junction of Interstate 40 and 81 for easy access to every direction. You can find links to our city web sites, Chamber of Commerce, lake information and many other local sites from my web site, listed below. Also, I'm available to help you in your search. I have many clients from Florida and always have room for one more!!!