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Old 12-02-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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I used to live in Wilmington - right by Bourbonnais prior to moving to Virginia. Still hoping and praying to move to Cookeville soon.
What a small world! I live in Kankakee (Limestone) and work at a dental office in Bourbonnais! My husband and I ride our motorcycles a lot on 113 and in and around Wilmington. About the only place to ride around this area for a quick ride! How did you end up in Virginia and how long have you been there? When do you think you'll get to Cookeville?
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Now in Cookeville, Tn
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I spent three months there in 1982/3, staying in downtown Kankakee and managing the Wendy's on 50. Then, in the last few years, my son's baseball team played in a few state tournaments at a really run down complex out in the cornfields. Stayed at the hotels by the mall.
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Old 12-02-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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I spent three months there in 1982/3, staying in downtown Kankakee and managing the Wendy's on 50. Then, in the last few years, my son's baseball team played in a few state tournaments at a really run down complex out in the cornfields. Stayed at the hotels by the mall.
Well I'll be darned! So I guess you know why I want to get out of here! Cornfields is right! Surrounded by cornfields. LOL! Where was that run down complex?
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Now in Cookeville, Tn
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North of town. The last time we played there was in 2007, but I remember going past a newer Kohl's, turning left and going out of town a bit. I think a former major leaguer built it, could it been real nice, but it feel into bad shape. Last time we played there the scoreboards had been repossessed.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Maryville, TN
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North of town. The last time we played there was in 2007, but I remember going past a newer Kohl's, turning left and going out of town a bit. I think a former major leaguer built it, could it been real nice, but it feel into bad shape. Last time we played there the scoreboards had been repossessed.
hmm..I don't know where that would be out there. I can't think of any sports complex old or broken down. But I have no kids in sports (all grown up) so I don't keep tabs on that stuff.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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What a small world! I live in Kankakee (Limestone) and work at a dental office in Bourbonnais! My husband and I ride our motorcycles a lot on 113 and in and around Wilmington. About the only place to ride around this area for a quick ride! How did you end up in Virginia and how long have you been there? When do you think you'll get to Cookeville?
It definitely is a small world! My husband retired from UPS and wanted to live on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We bought a house right off the BRP and have been here for about 2-1/2 years. While it is peaceful it is also lonely and there is nothing to do in Floyd. Being from the Chicago area, we miss access to a big city and think Cookeville might be the right place. Out in the country but also close to Nashville.
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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My family and I are looking for a change. We live in Northern KY right now and are planning on moving to TN. MY parents contracted a job in Cookeville and really seemed to like it. I am a nurse and with my husband we have 3 children 9, 7, and 3. Any reccomendations on Nursing jobs, schools, or the opportunity to open up a small store/restaurant in the area???
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:29 PM
 
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My family and I are looking for a change. We live in Northern KY right now and are planning on moving to TN. MY parents contracted a job in Cookeville and really seemed to like it. I am a nurse and with my husband we have 3 children 9, 7, and 3. Any reccomendations on Nursing jobs, schools, or the opportunity to open up a small store/restaurant in the area???
The hospital in Cookeville is large (1800 employees) and is a great place to work. There are a couple hundred doctors in town, too, with lots of clinics and offices. Keep in mind that the nursing school at the local university churns out lots of graduates every year who are also looking for jobs, but generally if you are patient you have a good chance of getting a nursing job in the area.

As far as schools, stick to Putnam County (Cookeville, Algood, Baxter, and Monterey). But coming from Kentucky, you may find some of the more rural counties in the area (White and Overton, especially) to have good schools, too.

There are tons of restaurants in Cookeville, and the competition is fierce. The big chain restaurants seem to thrive, and some of the locally-owned places do great, too. What kind of small store or restaurant are you interested in?
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:18 PM
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Location: New Lenox, Illinois
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Default Particulars About Cookeville and Tennessee

Like many others on here, we are Illinoisans (New Lenox, east of Joliet) who are sick of the weather, corruption, and cost of living up here. Through several sources we've become attracted to Cookeville and have done a bunch of homework on the area.

Only a few questions remain:

1) What part of Cookeville has modestly prices homes yet is safe in which to live?

2) Overall, what types of taxation does Tennessee levy on citizens compared to the boatload of them here in the embarrassing Land of Blagojevich?

Thank you!

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Old 05-19-2011, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Now in Cookeville, Tn
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1) Pretty much everywhere. The area near TTU is student loaded and not the greatest, but not as bad as the bad areas of Joliet by any means.

2) Biggest tax to affect you here is sales tax. 9.5% on just about everything, including things that aren't taxed in Il, like Dry Cleaning. Property Taxes are about 30% of what you pay in Il and only state income tax is on investment and interest income, non on earned income. Citiy services lack compared what you are used to, no curbside recycling or regular yard waste pick up, but utility costs also are lower and all provided by the city if you are in city limits. Do not have to deal with 3-4 different providers.
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