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Old 09-03-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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massnative71 - I can tell the difference between reserved and rude. I experienced rudeness from some people; perhaps the smile confused them. I also met some great people and have wonderful memories of living in Boston - I was very happy living there. Then again I'm very happy now. Thanks for the tip about the south-facing beaches on Cape Cod; I mostly visited Truro and the lower cape.

Love that dirty water and the neon when it's cold outside.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I moved from Nashville to Boston in January 2012. It's different but honestly not culture-shock different like some people make it out to be.

The biggest shock was the state of the roads and interstates up here which is just awful. I try to take the T as much as possible but when I have to drive, I hate it. That being said the excellent public transit system more than makes up for that.

I miss Nashville a lot and would like to move back one day but Boston has grown on me and I like it. People warned me about the winters and unfriendly people and I don't find either to be true. There's definitely more snow but they get it off the roads so quickly you don't really have to worry about it. Maybe it's because Nashville has had a lot of transplants in the past 20 years but I also don't find the people to be that different. Of course, I moved to Nashville from France so they're all just Americans to me.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to send me a PM
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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Funny this thread came up because in the future I may consider TN.. although not Nashville or Memphis.. maybe Knoxville though. That's in Eastern TN, near Asheville and many different little cities. Central location and kinda near KY too.. closer to the ocean compared to Memphis. I may start a small business in the future and may want to go to a more business friendly climate and I want to have 3 kids at least. Knoxville seems best for that.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:03 PM
 
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Funny this thread came up because in the future I may consider TN.. although not Nashville or Memphis.. maybe Knoxville though. That's in Eastern TN, near Asheville and many different little cities. Central location and kinda near KY too.. closer to the ocean compared to Memphis. I may start a small business in the future and may want to go to a more business friendly climate and I want to have 3 kids at least. Knoxville seems best for that.
Great, but I'll be honest...I'm biased. Nashville is perfect for that! Specifically Hendersonville or Franklin/Brentwood area. Perfect for raising kids, perfect for starting your own business...my parents have done both.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:19 PM
 
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I moved from Nashville to Boston in January 2012. It's different but honestly not culture-shock different like some people make it out to be.

The biggest shock was the state of the roads and interstates up here which is just awful. I try to take the T as much as possible but when I have to drive, I hate it. That being said the excellent public transit system more than makes up for that.

I miss Nashville a lot and would like to move back one day but Boston has grown on me and I like it. People warned me about the winters and unfriendly people and I don't find either to be true. There's definitely more snow but they get it off the roads so quickly you don't really have to worry about it. Maybe it's because Nashville has had a lot of transplants in the past 20 years but I also don't find the people to be that different. Of course, I moved to Nashville from France so they're all just Americans to me.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to send me a PM
Thank you so much!!
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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\Specifically Hendersonville or Franklin/Brentwood area. Perfect for raising kids, perfect for starting your own business...my parents have done both.
But $$$, and 3 hours further from the coast than Knoxville.
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