Sorry, sweetie... I lived in Knoxville, TN all my life until 3 years ago when I moved to Florida. Can't help ya there, wish I could! I know how stressful it is to move to a completely new area. Can you take a weekend trip there to check it out? That helped me a lot, although moving to a new place is just plain scary in itself at least you'd get a decent idea of what you're in for!
We're planning on doing that. It sounds like a perfect situation: we have been fighting to hold onto the house (in bankruptcy and facing possible foreclosure for years now) and a co-worker is unable to find a buyer for her former home (in Gaston). It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a sunporch on 3 partially wooded acres, for $550 a month rent-to-own.