Farragut, Tennessee, wants you to know that they're nobody's suburb. Even though Farragut is only 17 miles outside of Knoxville, it took a stand in 1980 to incorporate as a town just to avoid getting gobbled up by Knoxville.
Despite only becoming an official town in 1980, that doesn't mean that Farragut has no history of its own! From playing host to the Battle of Campbell's Station during the Civil War to its days known as a fort called Campbell's Station, this little place has been around for quite a while. For a suburb (ahem ...) this area is a little larger than most, with 16 square miles to accommodate all the people who are moving here. But beware: Lots of people have learned about this clean, beautiful little town and they're moving here in droves.
Moving to Farragut
Whether you're looking for a long-term or month-to-month lease in Farragut, you'll be able to find what you want. This little nugget of awesomeness, however, isn't the only benefit of living in this town. I mean, seriously, the place has a violent crime rate that's 5 times lower than that of Tennessee in general. Honestly, being able to get a rental apartment while knowing that you'll most likely be safe walking down the street? Oh yeah, nothing to hate here. Of course, for a move to such an amazing place, you've got a little planning to do.
When to start looking
You should start looking immediately. Like ... now. Though the town is quite large considering its population, which is only around 20,600 people for an area around 16 square miles, this doesn't mean that there are an overabundance of homes to go around. Seriously, go look at one of those Google Maps of the town. Do you see all that green? Those are lush wooded areas, pretty little ponds and fields of beautiful grassy areas. That equates to not a ton of homes. Don't get worried, though; it's still possible to find a great place in Farragut. You just need to start looking 2 to 3 months in advance.
What to bring along:
If you've been paying attention, you have likely figured out that Farragut landlords don't have any shortage of people wanting to live in the town. Know that this means? You need to get your head in the game. Prior landlord references? Have them! Credit check? Sure, he's likely to do one anyway, but you'll look prepared if you bring your own. Oh, and you know that super low crime rate we mentioned earlier? They'll likely want to keep it that way, so bring along a background check. Don't worry too much, though; a less-than-perfect background in any area isn't an automatic disqualifier. Just be prepared to try out a few places.
If you've even partially been paying attention, you know that Farragut covers a large area. That means there are numerous places that you could call home, and in reality, it's simply not possible to say which would be best. Why? Glad you asked. Because each of the following neighborhoods has their own little benefits, and being that they're all in Farragut, you can bet that there's a variety of advantages to each area. Seriously ... there are probably people in need of 2 bedrooms settling for a 1-bedroom apartment just to get in. Because there's a ton of great areas, this doesn't make much sense; but hey, to each his own.
Town Center: When you've got a place around the Town Center, you're pretty much set. There's all the shopping you can possibly need right here. If an emergency comes up, you'll be relieved to know that Turkey Creek Medical Center is literally only a few feet away.
Concord: This area leads down to the community of Concord, and it serves as a mainly residential area. Don't worry too much, though; there is a nice shopping area up next to Kingston Pike. You know, if you can ever manage to drag yourself away from those luxury apartments you're living it up in.
Belle-Aire: Another highly residential area, living in Belle-Aire means a short drive to get to the stores. It also means that you're right next to Concord Park, Anchor Park and Little Turkey Creek.
Virtue: This southeastern area of Farragut has numerous little creeks running through it, so unless you're one of those weird people that don't find water flowing down the stream relaxing, you'll love it. There's a few stores and banks around Kingston Pike, but it's mostly residential, with the bonus of nearby McFee Park.
Living in Farragut
Knowing everything available in Farragut's neighborhoods should be enough to get you running there, but there's always those who want just a bit more. Not sure just how much it takes to float your boat, but there's no way that you'll think anything about Farragut other than "amazing" when you combine the aforementioned perks with the following things to enjoy while living there.
Get your golf on
You think you're the next Tiger Woods? Go check out Willow Creek Golf Club. Want to save a bit of money and play on a much smaller scale? No problem; there are mini-golf attractions in the area too!
Okay, you're pretty much surrounded by history anyway. After all, a Civil War battle took place here. How often can you say that? Don't want to get your pants dirty digging for artifacts? No problem. Go check out the Farragut Folklife Museum instead.
Weather the elements
Ever felt like seeing if you could survive in freezing temperatures? Yeah, us either. You can, however, enjoy some camping at Farragut State Park when weather permits. Or you could just take an RV, if you still call that camping.
Easy to travel
You're within shouting distance of Interstates 40, 75 and 140. You can get just about anywhere in Tennessee using these highways, and if you're looking to go even further, you can head to McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville. Oh, you got your own plane, do ya? Heck, maybe you can ask Raby Airpark for permission then.