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Old 12-25-2006, 08:11 PM
 
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Friend of mine, native Californian, has lived with his family in Cookeville for more than 10 years and really likes it. The college brings some culture, and he says the people are generally nice.
I'm so glad to hear that! I wonder if your friend is part of the California group of families I know who migrated, one family at a time, from the La Jolla area to Cookeville about 10 years ago. The ones I talked to absolutely love it.
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Old 12-29-2006, 02:26 PM
 
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Default Cookeville Police?

Have been doing some research and have ran across a few articles about the Cookeville police. A few cops under investigation by the FBI, and the story about the cop that shot that family dog. The dog story was a shock, mostly because the official reports say he was justified and most people say the video says different. I'll take these as random incidents unless I hear otherwise.

Well, my wife who is not real thrilled about moving is starting to soften. All that is left now is to get the job offer. I should hear in a week or two if the company is going to offer me the job in Cookeville.

If this comes through, I will be looking for an apartment in Cookeville for the short term. Anyone know of a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment with the ability to sign a 6 month lease? I prefer not to near the campus area, too much noise late at night in the college scene. I need to rent while I sell my house here and look for a new one in Cookeville.
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Old 12-29-2006, 06:55 PM
 
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Have been doing some research and have ran across a few articles about the Cookeville police. A few cops under investigation by the FBI, and the story about the cop that shot that family dog. The dog story was a shock, mostly because the official reports say he was justified and most people say the video says different. I'll take these as random incidents unless I hear otherwise.

Well, my wife who is not real thrilled about moving is starting to soften. All that is left now is to get the job offer. I should hear in a week or two if the company is going to offer me the job in Cookeville.

If this comes through, I will be looking for an apartment in Cookeville for the short term. Anyone know of a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment with the ability to sign a 6 month lease? I prefer not to near the campus area, too much noise late at night in the college scene. I need to rent while I sell my house here and look for a new one in Cookeville.
Oh believe me, no one was more shocked than I was at the FBI sting. One of the cops was a good friend of mine, I was a groomsman at his wedding. His family feels completely betrayed. He definitely deserves all the punishment he got.

As for the dog shooting, it was a hugely unfortunate event, but I guess I'm one of those who doesn't blame the police officer. The highway patrol had told Cookeville police that the people they pulled over were armed and dangerous. The dog was a pit bull, not a French poodle. Even though on the video it looks like the dog was smiling and wagging its tail as it jumped out of the car, my niece was also attacked by smiling, tail-wagging pit bull that wouldn't let go of her head until my cousin shot the dog. I can definitely understand why the officer shot the dog.

You're right that most of the apartment complexes in Cookeville are around the university, but there are a few that aren't: Fleetwood Village is off South Willow at exit 286 of I-40, Saxony is on East Spring just east of downtown, and Putnam House is off East 10th near the Cookeville Country Club. There are probably others I'm not aware of. When you're in Cookeville, you can pick up an apartment guide at most convenience stores right next to the real estate guides.

Good luck with the possible move. Once you're in Cookeville I hope your wife will like it, particularly the schools. My brother-in-law was raised in Pascagoula, and I went to Ole Miss, and for myself I can tell you that it's nice living in a town like Cookeville that doesn't have "bad" neighborhoods (which is not the case in most Mississippi towns, even small towns). My mom did not want to move from Florida to Tennessee back in the 1970s, but once we made the move, she didn't want to leave.

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Old 01-01-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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I have a question about homes with metal roofs. Are they a noisy? It would seem during a heay rain the noise would be very load in the house.
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Old 01-02-2007, 08:18 PM
 
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I have a question about homes with metal roofs. Are they a noisy? It would seem during a heay rain the noise would be very load in the house.
I love metal roofs! I love the way they look and the way they sound. They also tend to last a lot longer than asphalt shingles.

The noise really isn't that bad since, hopefully, you've got a well-insulated attic separating your living quarters from the metal roof. My cabin up in the mountains has a metal roof, and unless it's a hard rain you can't hear anything hit the metal. And when it is a hard rain, it's a very soothing sound, at least to me it is. Then again, I also like hearing rain fall on the roof of my car. Maybe I'm just weird.
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:26 PM
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Well, I think that asking if you can hear rain hitting a metal roof is a silly question. Sorry.

Of course you can hear it.

And I love the sound!

It's great to sleep or watch old movies to.
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:23 PM
 
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Default Cookeville Realtor

Does anyone have a good relocation realtor they would like to suggest in the Cookeville area?
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Old 01-02-2007, 10:55 PM
 
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Well, I think that asking if you can hear rain hitting a metal roof is a silly question. Sorry.

Of course you can hear it.

And I love the sound!

It's great to sleep or watch old movies to.
Actually, I don't think it is silly......

I thought maybe they coated the back of the panels with a sound deadener similar to the way they do it in cars. That along with the attic insulation, I thought they may be pretty silent.

Our deer hunting camp has a pole barn that we spent a lot of time in. It is also insulated with R13 and the noise is very loud when it rains. If it were that loud, I would not use it on a home.
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Old 01-03-2007, 02:05 AM
 
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Actually, I don't think it is silly......

I thought maybe they coated the back of the panels with a sound deadener similar to the way they do it in cars. That along with the attic insulation, I thought they may be pretty silent.

Our deer hunting camp has a pole barn that we spent a lot of time in. It is also insulated with R13 and the noise is very loud when it rains. If it were that loud, I would not use it on a home.
Yeah if there's no insulation it can be pretty noisy. But as long as you've got a well-insulated attic, you should be ok. Plus, metal roofs are usually put on top of some sort of waterproofing felt, just like asphalt shingles, and the felt also helps to deaden the sound.

If it were really that noisy, I dare say most people who have metal roofs would go back to asphalt shingles.
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Old 01-03-2007, 10:48 AM
 
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I have always liked the look of the metal roofs, very clean lines. Their durability is an added plus.

If I move to Cookeville I think I will buy property and build a house. After looking at real estate there and here in Wisconsin I am not finding a home that fits well. I know basically what I want but can not find the ideal home.
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