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Old 04-29-2007, 09:09 PM
 
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hi all. currently my family and i live in SW Florida. My husband has his own painting and handyman buisness. But since the past hurricanes and so many contractors out bidding you bc everyone is desperate to get work. his buisness has Dropped. we are looking to move out of here and head to the mountains ,, just trying to find out info on Everyones opionion on where the best towns to look into,, i would like to live close to where its busy but have our home on the out skirts of the town that we can have our horses and a little acres.. not looking to spend alot . not more than 150.000. any help? i would greatly appreciate it,, also on the construction buisness up there and work?
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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Smile Tn

Look into a town called Cleveland TN, its 20 minutes from Chattanooga. ( a nice size city) I am relocating there at the end of this month. Its a wonderful place to live. The home market is wonderful and so are the taxes and Insurance. I agree with you , Fl is getting out of hand. I see alot of familys leaving this year. I cant see any changes any time soon either. But TN has alot to offer and is a wonderful state. If you are looking for homes the zip code for Cleveland is 37312. Not sure on the work side, but since chattanooga is only 20 min, the job market should be good.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:06 PM
 
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Just a word of advice (based on my experience), make sure you know the job market before making assumptions....

TN has lots of young graduates from excellent universities and good paying jobs are very tight. Chattanooga / Knoxville are in the same boat.

Check it and you will see. Good luck to all of us trying to move to TN. I'm one of these folks and currently negotiating a job for the past 3 weeks.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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I indicated I was not sure on the work side. However, Chattanooga since its a larger city may have more to offer. My parents have lived in Cleveland for 20 years, they did indicate to me the economy was strong and there are several fortune 500 co located in this area. I have seen approx 100 jobs avail for myself and my husband on monster jobs for this area. I guess it depends on the field of work your in.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I'm from sourthwest Florida, too.

Hoosier07 gave wonderful advice. Make sure you have a job.

Monster is fine, I guess. But make sure that what you SEE is what you GET.
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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We both already have jobs waiting for us. Based on my parents knowledge of the area, with good companies too. Salary's the same too. So we are looking foward to the move and the financial savings.
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:51 PM
 
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That's excellent.....good luck for you ! I just mentioned because I've seen some people moving without even seeing the place personally. That's scary !!!

Again...good luck !
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:54 PM
 
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Thanks for the kind words. I am very excited!!!!
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Old 05-10-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I am in Red Bank TN. Moved here from SE FL. I love it but I wish I would have negotiated my pay better. I took a huge pay cut.
Compared to West Palm Beach FL our everyday bills are $660 cheaper a month here. We are renting. I have a 3/2 house with a garage that is $300 cheaper then our 2 bedroom apt in FL
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I am in Red Bank TN. Moved here from SE FL. I love it but I wish I would have negotiated my pay better. I took a huge pay cut.
Compared to West Palm Beach FL our everyday bills are $660 cheaper a month here. We are renting. I have a 3/2 house with a garage that is $300 cheaper then our 2 bedroom apt in FL
My husband was up there a little over a month ago and really loved the Red Bank area...How do you like it? We are going to start in an apartment (closer to Signal Mountain) and pay half of what we pay for rent here in Broward County (SE FL). Once we are sure of what area we want, we will look to buy. We are figuring are expenses will be about $1,000 less/mo. Thanks for your thoughts, in advance...
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