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View Poll Results: Knoxville TN vs ROANOKE VA?
Knoxville 24 50.00%
Roanoke 14 29.17%
Neither 10 20.83%
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:20 AM
 
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Knoxville TN vs ROANOKE VA?

I think Knoxville is slightly larger, so already has a slight advantage...

BUT, in terms of living.....cost of living, proximity to other places, mountains, music, general lifestyle, and everything else...which would you prefer?

Not as a tourist, but as a potential place to live?

Which one might have a more artistic vibe or a more entrepreneurial spirit as well?
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Old 04-09-2015, 09:39 AM
 
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I vote Knoxville. It's pretty progressive, and the University of Tennessee certainly helps. From what I've heard, there seems to be some growth in Eastern Tennessee around Knoxville and the area is becoming more "New South." It's probably better than Memphis, really. Great Smokies are right down the road, plenty of outdoor activities. Volunteer football games are huge, probably a super cool atmosphere.
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:45 AM
 
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Knoxville TN vs ROANOKE VA?

I think Knoxville is slightly larger, so already has a slight advantage...

BUT, in terms of living.....cost of living, proximity to other places, mountains, music, general lifestyle, and everything else...which would you prefer?

Not as a tourist, but as a potential place to live?

Which one might have a more artistic vibe or a more entrepreneurial spirit as well?
I don't know much about Roanoke, but with Knoxville they did have some galleries downtown. Also I think the art museum was free. For what it's worth the people I know in Knoxville moved there in part because one of them went to college there and for the business (tax) climate.

Note: Moved from FL & NC.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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Knoxville has an artistic vibe in spots but Roanoke has a far more impressive art museum.

You really need to schedule a road trip. You are missing the Rhythm and blooms festival in Knoxville this weekend.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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Knoxville is nice and all but better than Memphis??
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:58 PM
 
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Knoxville is nice and all but better than Memphis??
Roanoke VA is the city we're comparing with Knoxville...

So far, a pretty good match-up...4-4 each so far.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:07 PM
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Both are nice, and both are nestled directly adjacent to great mountains.

Knoxville's metro area and offerings are quite a bit larger than Roanoke's. Knoxville also has UT as already mentioned, and a much larger and more diverse economy.

Roanoke is not doing really well economically right now, with a major shift of Norfolk Southern employees to either Atlanta or Norfolk looming. Very sad, since railroads basically built the place.
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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Roanoke is the one that is actually nestled against the mountains, it is more comparable to Asheville and Johnson city in that regard.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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I love how becoming the "new south" and losing their culture and heritage is a positive!

Roanoke is nice, but it's in the same state as NoVa which is controlled by the democrats

Knoxville is nice but The college there ruins it for me. College people are the bane of my existence.

I would definitely live in Knox county though
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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[quote=Diff1;39173705]Knoxville is nice and all but better than Memphis??[/quote

Yes, very easily.
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