64% say quality of neighborhood main factor
Many factors influence where a person chooses to purchase a home in Knoxville such as convenience to work, proximity to relatives or friends, and the quality of the school system. A majority of all Knoxville home buyers (64 percent) across different locations listed quality of neighborhood as the most important factor influencing neighborhood choice. Convenience to work was the second most important factor with half of respondents citing its importance in choosing their Knoxville neighborhood. Affordability of homes was also very important with 43 percent citing it as a factor in their neighborhood choice.
Source: National Association of Realtors 2009 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers