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Old 12-29-2012, 01:12 PM
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I am really interested in Eastern Tennessee but I am also considering North Carolina and Virginia as well. I am a very strong Christian I'm old school on that, My wife and I are Penticostal and we are very Socially conservative we do not drink either gave up on that years ago I do like to fish and love the outdoors we are looking for a town that is Socially Conservative with access to good hospitals,churches and good fishing I am open to all ideas I am retired but would like to work a part time job. Of those 3 states I mention where would be the most affordable state to live and where would I get the most for my dollar?
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:09 PM
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East Tennessee would be perfect for you with the Tri-Cities (Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol) the best area to focus on. Of the three, Bristol would probably most suit you. Tennessee has no state income tax which is a nice benefit.

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Old 12-29-2012, 03:17 PM
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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You might also like Lynchburg, VA. It's the home of Liberty University, which is a bastion of socially conservative Christianity. There are many, many churches. Lynchburg is also near the Blue Ridge mountains and there's also Smith Mountain Lake nearby for the outdoorsy stuff. It's a nice area for people who like a more subdued lifestyle.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:24 PM
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Cleveland TN is the home base for the Church of God and tends to be socially conservative. Youare close to Chattanooga for hospitals and specialists.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:43 PM
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You should probably also consider Greenville, SC.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:53 PM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Ashe or Wilkes County North Carolina sound like your kind of place. Kerr Scott Dam, Yadkin River or Reddies River for fishing. People often complain about Wilkes because there is so little night life. Most of the night life there is going to church. Ashe County has the New River, amoung other good fishing rivers.




On the part-time job, it would be according to what you want to do part-time.

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:01 AM
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Eastern Tennessee definitely sounds like the place for you. Very conservative area of Tennessee. Much more republican then Western N. Carolina aswell.

Best part of Eastern Tennessee for us conservatives? Knoxville is the less liberal, hippie-free version of Asheville NC, plus so much more.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:38 AM
Location: Savannah GA
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IMO it's only the Appalachian Mountain region that's most common to each. North Carolina and Virginia are probably more alike overall because of the Piedmont and Atlantic coastal plains, which have a distinct culture. The Cumberland Plateau of central Tennessee just looks and feels different to me. And Memphis might as well be in Arkansas or Mississippi.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:30 AM
Location: Murphy, NC
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Not a ton of difference between the states, in fact SW virginia/west nc/east tn are very similar. I prefer this region. I recently got a cheap lot in murphy and farm in eastern kentucky. Lots of lakes in the far south west corner of NC. Churches are never a big issue in this region, especially if you're not set on a particular type of Christian church. In morganton nc there are several churches in a 10 mile you wonder how the population can sustain all of them. If you don't like snow, don't go to high in elevation, East Tennessee is generally slightly cooler than the NC side of the mountains.

Statewise speaking, Virginia is in danger of becoming a liberal state, NC taxes the value of your vehicle and has a liberal governor - all that could change but just saying. The downside with Tennessee in my opinion is that depending on the area, it can be expensive. But there are definitely good deals in this region. I think it comes down to an area you feel good about when visiting and where your family will have the activities they like as well. Asheville is liberal so beware, outside that immediate area is conservative though.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:42 AM
Location: Shaw.
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Originally Posted by dhanu86 View Post
Statewise speaking, Virginia is in danger of becoming a liberal state,
If you don't live in NoVA, that shouldn't really affect anyone. Virginia does have a lot of nickel and dime taxes, though (usage taxes, for example).
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