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2nd in state

Town of Farragut ‘livability’ rank vs. TN municipalities

An online news website has determined what more than 22,000 Town residents already know — Farragut is one of the best places to live in Tennessee.

Stacker, which uses data analysis to create online editorial content, created a list of the Top 10 places to live in Tennessee and ranked Farragut second among all cities and towns in the state, based on information provided by the website Niche, which provides comprehensive data assessments of overall area livability.

With 25 miles of walking trails, a park in all four geographical sections, a collection of highly-ranked schools and no Town property tax, Farragut ranked only behind the Nashville suburb of Brentwood.

“It’s the people that make Farragut a great place to live,” Town Mayor Ron Williams said. “We’ve got the best staff we’ve ever had.

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Light the Park

With Town of Farragut Public Works Department assembling more than 100,000 holiday lights

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Phase 4 of McFee Park set

Thanks to an initial payout of American Rescue Plan Act funds, Town officials are moving forward on Phase 4 of McFee Park, which will provide 160 additional parking spaces.

Of the $3.5 million funds already disbursed to Farragut, $1.5 million is earmarked to construct the additional parking using permeable pavers along the park’s loop road.

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KCSO Reports

• At 10:14 a.m., Friday, Nov. 19, Knox County Sheriff’s Office units were dispatched to a Campbell Lakes Drive hotel in reference to found property. Officers arrived and met with front desk staff, including complainant. She advised they had a guest causing a problem the previous day. When they told him they were calling KCSO, he left quickly and left a backpack in the parking lot. It contained three laptops cleared with LEIDS and other miscellaneous small electronics. Backpack was logged into property and placed in the KCJ lockers.

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Citizen input on Boring Road corridor draws 74

Farragut hosted two community workshops last week, both seeking public input for the future of the Town.

The first, held from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 15, sought input on the Boring Road corridor — the southern portion of Smith Road from Boring Road to Kingston Pike and to the west along each side of Kingston Pike to Virtue Road — as Town leaders are looking to update the Comprehensive Land Use Plan and the Future Land Use Map pertaining to that area.

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Letters to Santa

The fun tradition of Letters to Santa continues this year, and children may drop their letters off in Founder’s Park at Campbell Station, which began Monday, Nov. 22.

The last day to send them is Monday, Dec. 20. Letter writers are urged to include a return address so Santa can write back.

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