Oak Ridge, TN

Gorgeous scenery and plenty of smarts

Residents share dedication to educational excellence, love for the outdoors, and a welcoming spirit.

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Oak Ridge, TN

Shhhh…it’s a secret! Well, not anymore. Created to be the home base for the Manhattan Project during WWII, this city thrives as a well-rounded community in its own right, offering residents affordable housing, high quality schools and career opportunities. Oak Ridge is home to Jackson Square – a shopping center that dates to the city’s earliest days and today houses cute boutiques, must-try food and the longest continually operating playhouse in the Southeast. And with employers like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UCOR and Y-12 National Security Complex here, the city continues to be a global leader in research, science, engineering, technology, supercomputing and national security.

Quick Facts

Average Commute
19.9 minutes
Median Home Value
$178,526
Median Household Income
$55,666
Total Population
29,037
Walk Score
18.5137
Median Property Tax
$1,254

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