Moved here from Houston, TX been there most of my adult life moved to Sweetwater 2yrs this June. This is a very friendly town. Everyone looks out for each other. Most people do not even lock their doors around here. And keep the garage doors up all the time. Here I am with locking my doors at all times and keeping my keys on me even when I'm outside on my own land from living in Houston and have an ADT system. The neighbors actually laughed at me for getting an Alarm. Some have been here their whole life and said, nothing happens over here. The crime has been in abandoned homes or land due to drugs as I have a reliable source. Not sure where you received your information from but you might want to recheck it. I have been here only two years and when I go into most stores they know me by my first name.
The whole town is my favorite places. Love how the whole town gets together on certain days of the month and stay open late so individuals that work during the day and come out and shop after hours. They have movie nights downtown in the summer. They just had Fly you kite downtown with Mary Poppins. They do a lot of fun family nights so everyone can come together as a community.
I'm originally from Chicago and live in Sweetwater. If you want to talk crime, check out Illinois. I know people here that don't even lock their doors! Also, there are plenty of fun things to do here. If you need city" life, we are between Chattanooga and Knoxville. Seems like something is wrong with your facts. Cost of living isn't as high here and there are plenty of jobs nearby.
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|High School / GED||37.0%||32.0%||27.0%|
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