The Pros And Cons Of Living In Farragut, Tennessee
Are you considering living in Farragut, Tennessee, and want to know what it’s like to call this city home? In this video, we're going to give you some pros and cons of living in Farragut. We’ll look at the top 6 reasons why people love living here so you know exactly what to expect.
Location And Amenities
When it comes to real estate, location is key—and Farragut’s location tops the chart. Situated near the intersections of I-75, I-40, and Pellissippi Parkway, you can literally be anywhere you want in a short amount of time. Downtown Knoxville, the University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge, and the airport are all within a 20-minute drive or so.
Farragut is also very convenient, with some of the best food and shopping in the greater Knoxville area. Besides being a convenient place to live, the town of Farragut has a lot of amenities for everyone to enjoy. This includes six parks that have everything from splash pads and playgrounds to soccer fields and basketball courts. Plus, Farragut has miles and miles of greenways for walking, running, and biking.
The town of Farragut also has other amenities like a Town Hall and the Knox County Clerk's Office, which is super convenient. There's also a museum, a public library, and a recently added Community Center that has things like a gymnasium, classrooms, and a whole lot more.
Schools, Community, And Taxes
If schools are important to you, you've probably already heard about the Farragut School System. Farragut High School was ranked 10th in the state by US News and World Report. Not only is Farragut known for its academics, but it's also known for its great athletic programs.
One of the cool things about Farragut is the small town community feel that you get here, especially with the special events they throw. This includes activities such as the Fourth of July Parade, the park in the holiday season, the Music Fest, and a whole lot more.
Another one of the things that people really love about Farragut is you get all of this at no extra charge. Farragut has no property tax. The town actually gets its revenue from the sales tax, which means anyone who shops in Farragut helps to pay for all these great amenities.
While these are a couple of the pros, we’re going to give you a lowdown on some of the cons of living here in good ol’ Farragut. Let's be fair: not everything is perfect. If you are serious about moving here, then you need to know this stuff.
Because Farragut is close to the interstate, it has a lot of shopping and restaurants. This means traffic can get bad, especially around the holiday season. Another con is that the cost of housing is more expensive than in the surrounding areas. The median sales price is almost double that in the greater Knoxville area, coming in at around $630,000.
Another thing you should know (and that some people just don't prefer about the town of Farragut) is that it’s located in the county and runs off of the sales tax, not property taxes. This means some services just aren't provided. For example, the fire department is subscription-based. This means if you don't subscribe and you have a fire, you will have to pay the full price for the services—and I can promise you it's not cheap.
Another example is that you have to sign up for trash service—or you get to take it to the dump yourself. We also don't have our own police department; rather, we’re placed under the Knox County Sheriff's Department, which we all know is not a negative.
Make Farragut Your Home
We hope this video has given you some insight into the pros and the cons of living in Farragut. East Tennessee has many options when looking for a place to live and to love, so feel free to reach out to us if you’d like more information on finding your home.
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