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Old 03-26-2009, 10:31 PM
 
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I think that's a very good point, and it explains why in Tennessee we seem to have a whole bunch of retirees from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana because of I-75 and I-65 but not as many from the Northeast.
You will be able to blame the I 40 for my move then.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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And I-81 is a reason why there seem to be a lot of retirees from New England in the Tri-Cities area. Did you know you can be in DC in 5 hours from the Tri-Cities?
Looks like all (ok, a lot of) roads lead to or from TN LOL!
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:39 AM
 
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Look into the retirement friendlier side of things as well. Depending on your status, you may be paying taxes on your annuities and retirement retainers in TN. From what I've read thus far NC seems more friendly on all the retirement items. But really, depending on how you live, shop and drive (i.e.) travel, you may find that it all boils down about the same. Trust the government, they will get their share both locally and federally.

ToMM
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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I really appreciate all of your opinions. We don't need to be by I-95. We like the mountains and my husband loves golf, so whatever makes him happy and I love the mountains. How's the polution in eastern TN? That's very important, b/c I've heard there are several plants in eastern TN have poluted the air.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Air pollution isn't the issue, it is allergies if you are already a sufferer!
Those beautiful mountains have a lot of trees which equals a lot of pollen.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:28 PM
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Location: Powell, TN
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I really appreciate all of your opinions. We don't need to be by I-95. We like the mountains and my husband loves golf, so whatever makes him happy and I love the mountains. How's the polution in eastern TN? That's very important, b/c I've heard there are several plants in eastern TN have poluted the air.
Look at Crossville, Tennessee too...great golf communities there.
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Old 03-27-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Look at Crossville, Tennessee too...great golf communities there.
There are great golf communities all over East Tennessee, not just in Crossville.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Not a lot of mountains in Crossville, either. Of course, it is equally beautiful out that way for many other geological formations.

rjmj, you have probably heard about Eastman in Kingsport, which people blame for all sorts of nefarious dreamed-up pollutants. What people actually are scared of is the smell, which comes from a sewage treatment plant (so I've heard, anyway) and Domtar, a paper processing plant.

Also, there is some kind of textile industry (dying, maybe?) in Morristown (the "Lowlands" area) which sometimes has a bad smell.

But mbmouse is right. The concern is for allergens.
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:06 PM
 
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Let's not kid ourselves, there's a lot of pollution that gets trapped in the TN valley. But the numbers are improving, due to coal scrubbers and cleaner vehicles.
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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Default Thanks for your input

Thanks to all of you, I will check it out
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