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Old 12-15-2009, 12:46 PM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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Hi all-

I am new to the board and am considering relocating to Nashville but I want to make sure I do some research. I am also considering Phoenix and Charleston.

I am hoping to get some insight from people who live or have lived in the city, I think it will be more valuable than any stats.

I am from Ohio but I currently live in the WPB area of FL. I moved to FL almost 3 years ago for the weather but after giving FL a chance I don't think it is for me. The worst thing about FL is the people, there are so many mean, rude people here. I think if Ohio was warmer it would be the perfect place to live.

I am 30 and single with no kids so I am looking for a city where I can meet a nice guy with similar interests.

I love to hang out at sports bars rather then clubs, I like dive bars and laid back people. I would love to move to an apartment where I can be within walking distance to some great local bars and live music is important.

One of the things I miss about OH are the parks, I like walking/hiking and FL is flat and not many parks with trails.

I am not to concerned about high-end shopping but I would like a place with a farmers market and a decent mall.

I have been to Nashville 2x before on vacation and had a blast but things are always different in vacation mode.

Thank you for your help

Nashville is ok for visiting for short periods at a time. Alot different living here. We moved here 2 years ago and tried to give it a chance. But we are leaving here for the same reasons you are wanting to leave WPB.
I was born and raised in Fla. Lived in Louisiana then moving to Ca then to TN. TN is like it's in a world of its own.
Phoenix is really nice. Charleston has a lot of charm. Either of these two places I feel would be a great place you'd really enjoy. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Neither.

I cant speak for Nashville but I hate Phoenix. I live there. It is overgrown, overpopulated and overbuilt. The only jobs available even in a good economy are low-paying service jobs that dont offer much of a paycheck or a future. Phoenix ranks as the TOP American city for foreclosures, job loss, car theft and air pollution; and AZ is the worst state for education (deplorable schools). And dont even get me started on the oppressive heat that keeps you a prisoner in your own home between late May and the end of OCT. It has the WORST job market of any large city in the US, even worse than Detroit, even the local media is saying that. The only purpose Phoenix serves is being a retirement center in the middle of the desert.
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Neither.

I cant speak for Nashville but I hate Phoenix. I live there. It is overgrown, overpopulated and overbuilt. The only jobs available even in a good economy are low-paying service jobs that dont offer much of a paycheck or a future. Phoenix ranks as the TOP American city for foreclosures, job loss, car theft and air pollution; and AZ is the worst state for education (deplorable schools). And dont even get me started on the oppressive heat that keeps you a prisoner in your own home between late May and the end of OCT. It has the WORST job market of any large city in the US, even worse than Detroit, even the local media is saying that. The only purpose Phoenix serves is being a retirement center in the middle of the desert.
Yes, we know you hate Phoenix. So when are you going to move out of here?????????????????

For the 2000th time, can we please get a spam button?

Oh, stats please? I want you to PROVE these statements.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Lived in PHX all my life. I personally love it. It's not flat at all. It's in a valley surrounded by mountains much bigger than the Appalachians. During the winter and spring the desert is pretty green with awesome wildflowers by march. Six month of the year is some of the best weather in the country, however if you're not used to heat than you'll have a difficult time. I've seen many transplants move here and leave right away because of it. But it's a lifestyle thing. Just like people up north take overcoats and umbrellas for granted, here you always wear shorts and a T-shirt and swim all the time.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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Lived in PHX all my life. I personally love it. It's not flat at all. It's in a valley surrounded by mountains much bigger than the Appalachians. During the winter and spring the desert is pretty green with awesome wildflowers by march. Six month of the year is some of the best weather in the country, however if you're not used to heat than you'll have a difficult time. I've seen many transplants move here and leave right away because of it. But it's a lifestyle thing. Just like people up north take overcoats and umbrellas for granted, here you always wear shorts and a T-shirt and swim all the time.
I agree cacto. I love Phoenix. The heat is bad but its a dry heat. It's not like the heat with humidity. I've lived in the humidity states and the dry heat in California, Vegas etc. I'll take the dry heat any day.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:16 PM
 
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So I have lived in both Nashville and Phoenix. I am 27 and originally moved to nashville when I transferred schools in 2008. I've lived in LA for a short 3 months and in Phoenix for about 5. I have moved back to Nashville 2 times now and I desperately miss Phoenix. I thought I loved Nashville and I do, it was great when I was single but other then drinking and eating there's not much to do. I truly prefer the healthier lifestyles of Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, and Phoenix area.

However, I used to rave about Nashville but more so when it was every season but winter. I am originally from the philadelphia, PA area and I can't stand the cold. I can deal with fall weather or cold weather for about 6 weeks, but after that I'm over it. Snow for a pretty white Christmas then be gone. I prefer sun, sand, and water. Phoenix is the desert and it does get to be in the 100's. HOWEVER, the humidity in Nashville in my eyes is WORSE. I prefer dry heat any day!

As far as jobs, I truly believe its what you are looking for and the level you are at with your career. Phoenix is a hub for a lot of major companies and has a lot of shipping facilities out there. They are one of the 6th largest cities in the US. It is also close to a bunch of different weekend travel spots... like Sedona, Vegas, LA, Flagstaff, etc.

If you are a dog lover, both cities cater to both - however I have noticed Phoenix is further along with that then Nashville...but Nashville is getting there. Phoenix is spread out so it takes longer to get places and traffic sucks. Nashville traffic seems worse because its a smaller area and people are moving here everyday, and everything is also a lot closer.

That brings me to my next point....housing. The housing market is about a 7.5% difference in price according to livability website, I'm not sure how relevant that is but then again I was briefly looking. The housing market in Nashville is the perfect time to buy, but be ware of what people are getting away with. The quality in my eyes is nothing like Phoenix. People can get away with selling homes her for more at a lower quality, because EVERYONE is moving here.

I'm not sure what to tell you, but I do love both places. I just prefer heat, so maybe one day I'll move back.
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