Crime & Safety
Blountville is a community worth keeping, it still has that feeling of an older community where you know about everyone at the grocery store, but also has easy access to three cities for shopping, nightlife, or catching a NASCAR race. It is a community where the gentlemen still get their hair cut at the barber, you know all of your neighbors, and kids still play outside. The people that live in this community tend to stay and generations graduate from the same high school. It is a feeling that doesn't exist many places any more, but when your here you will know it's home.
I grew up in Blountville Tennessee and have spent many years away living in other areas to return to be near family a few years ago. It was a small town and pretty safe growing up but job opportunities were not plentiful and the salaries were low. I spent many years living in other states and towns and thought I had experienced areas with drug problems and some poverty. Only to return to the area to discover that the decline in the area due to crime related to theft and drugs had skyrocketed the area to one of the worst in the nation and the worst in Tennessee I have heard. I would like to see the area have an economic turn around and the drug issues be cleaned up to return to a safe place to live and one where there were opportunities for a decent living.
The people here are friendly, but there's not much going on at all. It's good for people who want to live out in the country, but still be connected to civilization.