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Old 02-26-2008, 07:08 PM
 
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Knoxville- beautiful scenery only 3 hours from ATL(If you ever want to go there), beautiful Great Smoky Mountains to the east/ southeast.

Birmingham- beautiful scenery north of Birmingham on I-65, Appalachain foothills east of town.

Charleston- Beautiful seaside city, lots of history, you'll enjoy it there, great for warm-weather lovers.

Savannah- Honestly, i thought Savannah was overrated, it's mostly an industrial town, though it's historical.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Parkridge, East Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville definitely has more of a sophisticated urban vibe than the others, but its not as large as Birmingham which is more of a business and suburban south vibe. Savannah is great, but I don't know too terribly much about the place since I've only visited a few days. Parts of town close to downtown can be dangerous. Charleston has a really cultural downtown, but it isn't growing very fast. Knoxville is probably the safest of the 4
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Old 12-19-2010, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Knoxville- beautiful scenery only 3 hours from ATL(If you ever want to go there), beautiful Great Smoky Mountains to the east/ southeast.

Birmingham- beautiful scenery north of Birmingham on I-65, Appalachain foothills east of town.

Charleston- Beautiful seaside city, lots of history, you'll enjoy it there, great for warm-weather lovers.

Savannah- Honestly, i thought Savannah was overrated, it's mostly an industrial town, though it's historical.

Are you kidding about Savannah, it was the first planned city in America, perfectly gridded streets. Yes, it has industry, I pick it over all of the ones listed, it is stunning.
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Old 12-19-2010, 04:09 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Knoxville definitely has more of a sophisticated urban vibe than the others
Charleston and Savannah are easily more sophisticated and urban than Knoxville. Easily.

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Charleston has a really cultural downtown, but it isn't growing very fast.
I'm sorry, but you really have no idea what you're talking about. The Charleston metro has experienced a growth rate of 20% from 2000-2009. The Knoxville metro has grown 13.5% in the same time period.
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:24 PM
 
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Downtown Charleston from about the crosstown down minus a few spots is very nice. The thing about downtown is if you want to live in a safe area it will be $$$$$$. Most of the people I work with that live downtown have 2 or 3 roommates or live in some pretty sketchy areas. Everyone thinks North Charleston is the "bad" part of town and while it has its bad areas the bad areas of downtown Charleston look like what you see from the bad parts of Detroit.

Downtown Charleston is very walkable and very scenic. Restaurants are top notch, theaters, and lots of bars (very few if any night clubs though).
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:22 AM
 
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I suspect Knoxville has a better music scene, but Charleston is MUCH more refined. Plus - just walking around Charleston's streets is an endless source of entertainment for this old house lover.
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