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Unread 03-30-2008, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Talking How about a RURAL area?

I'm curious as to what areas around Nashville are rural (to me, this is a town with fewer than 3000 people and lots of open land). Farms, horse country, pickups, etc. This is the lifestyle I grew up with and it's the lifestyle I love. Call me a hick if you want... you're probably right.

Anyway... give me some information about small-town country life around Nashville. How expensive is it to live in these areas? How bad is the drive to Nashville? Are there good public schools for families, or are these reserved for larger suburbs like Brentwood? Most importantly... MOUNTAINS. How close can I get?
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Unread 03-30-2008, 11:12 AM
 
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Well it sounds like you need to move to East Tennessee if that's what you are looking for. I'd say close to Nashville your best bet would be Chapel Hill, Hendersonville, or Watertown.
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Unread 03-30-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well, since you said that mountains were most important . . . I'm sorry to tell you there's no mountains around Nashville. There are rolling hills in this area; everything from gently rolling to steep. The mountains are over in East Tennessee. And some part of the Cumberland Plateau can seem like mountains.
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Unread 03-30-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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urgh.

well, what about hills, then? anything that isn't flat. I've been in Michigan for the past year, and I can't STAND it.
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Unread 03-30-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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urgh.

well, what about hills, then? anything that isn't flat. I've been in Michigan for the past year, and I can't STAND it.
Plenty of hills around here. The only part of the area that I could call non-hilly is up around the Kentucky border.
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Unread 03-30-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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great. Where ARE these areas?!
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Unread 03-30-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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How far out from Nashville are you willing to go? Many of the areas within an hours drive of downtown Nashville are being built up. There are still some "rural" areas to the northwest and west of Nashville (parts of Cheatham, Robertson, and Dickson County). I'm not sure how long they will stay that way, but one of those areas might be what you're looking for.

If you're willing to go further away from Nashville than the surrounding counties, then they are many small towns that are still "country".
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Unread 03-30-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Preferably no more than an hour out... ideally, I'd work in Nashville with a 30-40 minute commute (or less). Is housing very expensive in these areas?
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Unread 03-30-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Middle TN
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Westmoreland, Cottontown, Cross Plains- land is cheaper around here, for now anyways. A lot of Nashvillians seem to be moving in this direction... Lots of country, winding backroads, hills and hollers...
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Unread 03-31-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: TN
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Well it sounds like you need to move to East Tennessee if that's what you are looking for. I'd say close to Nashville your best bet would be Chapel Hill, Hendersonville, or Watertown.
I don't think Hendersonville would be what the OP is looking for. I think there are more than 3000 people there and it is not so "rural", in my opinion
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