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Old 08-14-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Which would be your choice and why?
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:59 AM
 
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Which would be your choice and why?
Huntsville and Knoxville are similar, although Knoxville is older and larger. Huntsville didn't become a large town until 30-40 years or so ago which is one reason I-65 didn't go near it, it wasn't a major town when the interstates were being designed.

Huntsville has a lot of really smart people there because of NASA. Knoxville has TVA and Oak Ridge. Public schools in both cities can be very good because of that.

I like Knoxville a little better because it's right next to the mountains and has slightly cooler summers.
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Knoxville.
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Knoxville simply because you're so close to the Smoky Mountains!
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Old 08-15-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Shreveport-Bossier City?!! What's there except a couple of casinos? At least you're four hours from some truly get metropolitan areas, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston.

Huntsville: don't know much about it, but it supposedly has a great quality of life and a high satisfaction rate for transplants (which is most of the population, anyway.) Growing and diverse market, UAH is a get university. Easy access to Nashville, and still 3-3.5 hours from Atlanta.

Knoxville: I agree w/ InLondon's "perk" here. You can almost practically the Smokies from Knoxville. The community spirit behind UT is very strong. Most of the city is rather--and not just old, which there's nothing matter with--and unfortunately dumpy. At least you're close to Atlanta.

Huntsville is my top pick here.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL and smalltown Ohio
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If you finally decide to move to Knoxville try to live in the Halls/Fountain City area or on the west side of Knoxville (west side is where all the yankees and western transplants tend to move). Tennessee Vol football games are on par with my Florida Gators And Lady Vol basketball is always fun. Lots of places to jog like the "greenways" system of paved trails they have in Knoxville. Rode my mountain bike along those trails many times...City of Knoxville - Greenways

No state income tax is a plus. But they do have a high sales tax to make up the revenue. Low property taxes if you decide to buy a home. Car insurance is really cheap. Nice nightlife if that's your thing. Cotton Eye Joe was a fun place to let loose. They have the Turkey Creek shopping center that is quite nice. I am starting to miss the place as I type lol. All in all it's a nice place that is really friendly to newbies
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Old 08-15-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Shreveport-Bossier City?!! What's there except a couple of casinos? At least you're four hours from some truly get metropolitan areas, Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston.

Huntsville: don't know much about it, but it supposedly has a great quality of life and a high satisfaction rate for transplants (which is most of the population, anyway.) Growing and diverse market, UAH is a get university. Easy access to Nashville, and still 3-3.5 hours from Atlanta.

Knoxville: I agree w/ InLondon's "perk" here. You can almost practically the Smokies from Knoxville. The community spirit behind UT is very strong. Most of the city is rather--and not just old, which there's nothing matter with--and unfortunately dumpy. At least you're close to Atlanta.

Huntsville is my top pick here.

Im not really sure what is in Shreveport-Bossier City, but I see on CD that Bossier City is growing pretty good ,So I was wondering whats special about it,Im sure its a nice place but why are people moving there?
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Old 08-15-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: USA
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Im not really sure what is in Shreveport-Bossier City, but I see on CD that Bossier City is growing pretty good ,So I was wondering whats special about it,Im sure its a nice place but why are people moving there?
SBC has a milder winter than the other two cities and there are 5 casino boats, movie prodction studios, 2 river parkways, one big shopping district known as "The Boardwalk", Barksdale Air Force Base, plus a large layer of shale under the surface which contains natural gas; when brought to full production will be the 4th Largest natural gas field in the World. Also the AF's Cyber Command is to be headquartered here.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Knoxville.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Birminham/Shelby County
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Huntsville
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