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Old 04-05-2014, 11:16 PM
 
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Have some questions about Nashville

1-How is the weather in summer and winter compared to NYC ?

2- Will the people be open to a Muslim family with a wife wearing Hijab / hair cover ? we want to avoid dirty looks / comments

3- Is the Job market robust here as statistics and rankings are showing ? I am a supply chain officer who procure spares for Aerospace industry but my job as spares buyer is common also in
Automotive ,Oil , Petrochemicals / Electronics industries
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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1. It's hot and humid in summer. We usually have a fairly moderate winter. This year was the coldest in twenty years; with several days down in to the single digits. I can't really compare it to NYC. This forum has detailed weather data for major cities; you might look at those for both Nashville and NYC.

2. I see people with head covering quite often in my neighborhood in west Nashville. Someone would probably get "funny looks" in the more rural parts of the state. Muslins are still a small percentage of the population.

3. Some of our major industries/employers in the greater Nashville area are automotive (Nissan, GM, Bridgestone), medical, distribution (since we are near the geographic center for the eastern US), government, schools (with several colleges), financial services, publishing, stores and restaurants (Dollar General, Shoney's), some consumer electronics (Electrolux), and, of course, the music business. DuPont used to have a major facility here, but I'm not sure what they do out there anymore.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:04 AM
 
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Have some questions about Nashville

1-How is the weather in summer and winter compared to NYC ?

2- Will the people be open to a Muslim family with a wife wearing Hijab / hair cover ? we want to avoid dirty looks / comments

3- Is the Job market robust here as statistics and rankings are showing ? I am a supply chain officer who procure spares for Aerospace industry but my job as spares buyer is common also in
Automotive ,Oil , Petrochemicals / Electronics industries
1 - Hot summer, mild winter in my opinion.
I just went through what many consider a bad winter here in Middle Tennessee and it is very mild compared to any Northern city such as NYC.
2 - Depends on where you are, to be honest. There are many of us diverse people migrating here, hence the population growth in the Nashville Metro area. But compared to Chicago or NYC, you will find a larger percentage of the population who are not used to Muslims or are possibly anti-Muslims. So you may get strange looks from time to time.
3 - You can find a job here.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:24 AM
 
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1. The weather is much milder in the winter here. A snow storm means 1/2" of ice :-)

2. You won't be the only muslims. I sat next to a woman wearing a hijab yesterday watching my kid's soccer game. However, there is a portion of the population that seems pretty anti-muslim and vocal (google Murfreesboro Mosque and Stephen Colbert). That said if you land in Nashville proper (there is a larger Kurdish population here) or one of the more affluent suburbs you'll be with lots of other transplants and more education folk who are open and accepting of different religions and cultures.

3. The job market is good here but it sort of depends on you skill sets. I wouldn't come here trying to be an admin assistance because the competition is fierce, but for higher level positions it is good.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:42 AM
 
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Williamson County is VERY VERY VERY conservative. You might want to keep that info in mind. Just sayin'

(the county not ironically south of Nashville)
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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Williamson County is VERY VERY VERY conservative. You might want to keep that info in mind. Just sayin'

(the county not ironically south of Nashville)
So is Sumner.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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So is Sumner.
And Wilson.....it's just Davidson that isn't. And I guess parts of Rutherford may not be.

But anyway maybe this is just me broadly stereotyping but I wouldn't think anyone would get a lot of "weird looks" in areas of South Nashville that have the big Kurdish populations.
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Old 04-10-2014, 06:28 AM
 
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Nashville is home to the largest Kurdish population outside of Iraq. We are a cosmopolitan city. We are diversifying. You will be fine.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Nashville is home to the largest Kurdish population outside of Iraq. We are a cosmopolitan city. We are diversifying. You will be fine.
NO, not anymore, Atlanta has that tile from moving from Nashville.230 miles SE..
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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NO, not anymore, Atlanta has that tile from moving from Nashville.230 miles SE..
I doubt that. Source?
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