Cost of living in the Bay Area keeps going up every year, traffic is pretty bad, and public schools are not that great anymore, commuting to the city takes about 1 1/2 hours each way and toll for bridges are currently $3 each way. Gas prices as of today (11/6/05) is $2.69
The only good thing about living here is the weather, plenty of outdoor activities, excellent food and cultural museums and activities. However everything else is very expensive.
We have a small publishing company, and work from home, we can conduct our business from anywhere in the country, since we only talk to our customers on the phone, and we sell via the internet and catalogs.
We DON'T HAVE TO COMMUTE to downtown, or be near big cities, our main concern is good schools, we have a 2yr-old daughter.
We're looking for a house in the $150-$250K range.
How's the weather like in Knoxville?, what are the best places to live? how about schools and outdoor activities?
Any help will be greatly appreciated