Less than a year after ranking Farragut as No. 2 in the state regarding livability, the Town has been ranked No. 1 in three separate categories by Niche.com.
Based on data from a multitude of sources, Farragut recently was ranked No. 1 for: best place to buy a house; best place to retire; and best suburb in which to purchase a house.
Niche.com described Farragut as “a suburb of Knoxville with a population of 23,110. Farragut is in Knox County and is one of the best places to live in Tennessee. Living in Farragut offers residents a rural feel, and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Farragut, and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Farragut are highly rated.”
Farragut was graded “A” for public schools and housing; and received an “A+” under the descriptor “good for families.” Farragut’s median household income was listed on the website as $109,156, with the median cost of a house being listed as $370,900. Additionally, it noted 87 percent of Farragut residents are homeowners and 13 percent are renters.
Quotes from anonymous residents on the site included the following:
“Farragut is a beautiful community. There are walking paths all round the Town to encourage you to get outdoors and move your body, which I love! There are also all the amenities you could ever want with a small town feel.
“The schools are some of the best in the state, and lots of family-friendly activities multiple times a year. With so much at your fingertips in Farragut, it’s hard to not fall in love with the Town and surrounding areas.”
“Farragut has an amazing community of kind hearts and amazing people. Each neighborhood has its each unique designs and the shopping opportunities in Turkey Creek are amazing.”
“I have grown up in Farragut for most of my life and I love it there. The Town is so clean and well-run and there are so many nice things to do. Farragut has plenty of shopping areas, restaurants and parks.
Niche.com, which evaluates K-12 schools, colleges, graduate schools and communities, uses public data from organizations, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the FBI, along with personal reviews and surveys to determine its recommendations.
See the Niche’s Farragut rankings at niche.com/places-to-live/farragut-knox-tn/rankings/. On its website, Niche states: “... we’ve collected and analyzed dozens of rankings factors from federal and local government datasets. We’ve combined those with proprietary Niche data and community reviews from each area.”