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Old 03-02-2019, 11:08 AM
 
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We are hopefully moving to TN and I am applying for jobs. I found one at Vanderbilt that would be a great fit for me, but we were always thinking more eastern TN (Knoxville area) and so I haven't really researched the Nashville area. We are really not urban people at all (currently live in NJ and want to get away from the congestion/over-development). I'm okay with living in a more rural area and driving into Nashville for work (which is similar to what I do now)...and I'm also not sure if "Nashville congestion" is anything like northern NJ congestion (i.e. it's not like I'm coming from the mid-west or something like that). Anyway...are there any places within maybe a 30 minute drive of Vanderbilt that are more rural? Or is that not a thing that exists? (If not, then I won't bother applying.) Thanks for your advice.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:19 AM
 
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We are hopefully moving to TN and I am applying for jobs. I found one at Vanderbilt that would be a great fit for me, but we were always thinking more eastern TN (Knoxville area) and so I haven't really researched the Nashville area. We are really not urban people at all (currently live in NJ and want to get away from the congestion/over-development). I'm okay with living in a more rural area and driving into Nashville for work (which is similar to what I do now)...and I'm also not sure if "Nashville congestion" is anything like northern NJ congestion (i.e. it's not like I'm coming from the mid-west or something like that). Anyway...are there any places within maybe a 30 minute drive of Vanderbilt that are more rural? Or is that not a thing that exists? (If not, then I won't bother applying.) Thanks for your advice.
It's hard to cross town during rush hour in 30 minutes, but I think a commute to Vandy in 30 minutes might be doable from west of town (Kingston Springs, maybe also Fairview), maybe also NW of town along I-24 in the Whites Creek and Joelton areas.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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We are hopefully moving to TN and I am applying for jobs. I found one at Vanderbilt that would be a great fit for me, but we were always thinking more eastern TN (Knoxville area) and so I haven't really researched the Nashville area. We are really not urban people at all (currently live in NJ and want to get away from the congestion/over-development). I'm okay with living in a more rural area and driving into Nashville for work (which is similar to what I do now)...and I'm also not sure if "Nashville congestion" is anything like northern NJ congestion (i.e. it's not like I'm coming from the mid-west or something like that). Anyway...are there any places within maybe a 30 minute drive of Vanderbilt that are more rural? Or is that not a thing that exists? (If not, then I won't bother applying.) Thanks for your advice.
Just so you know, there is traffic congestion in the Midwest. Think Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, etc.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:45 AM
 
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Just so you know, there is traffic congestion in the Midwest. Think Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, etc.
Yes, I should have been more clear. Thanks for clarifying. I just meant that I'm unfortunately very accustomed to mega amounts of traffic congestion as I grew up in and still work in one of the most crowded places in the country. Didn't mean anything negative about the Midwest...was just using a (perhaps bad) example.
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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It's hard to cross town during rush hour in 30 minutes, but I think a commute to Vandy in 30 minutes might be doable from west of town (Kingston Springs, maybe also Fairview), maybe also NW of town along I-24 in the Whites Creek and Joelton areas.
Thanks! I'll check this out.
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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It's hard to cross town during rush hour in 30 minutes, but I think a commute to Vandy in 30 minutes might be doable from west of town (Kingston Springs, maybe also Fairview), maybe also NW of town along I-24 in the Whites Creek and Joelton areas.
I would look hard at that - because if it’s during commute times it can be over 30 minutes from any of those according to my friends who live in Kingston Springs and Joelton.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:20 PM
 
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I would look hard at that - because if it’s during commute times it can be over 30 minutes from any of those according to my friends who live in Kingston Springs and Joelton.
For the next 18 months, 440 and the surrounding area will be a disaster due to construction. This will impact Vanderbilt University and VUMC greatly.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:27 PM
 
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Try Pleasant View and surrounding Robertson County. Parts of Cheatham County. Everywhere else will be too far out.
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Old 03-02-2019, 02:59 PM
 
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I used to live in Connecticut and would visit New Jersey (around Teaneck) once in a while and I HATED driving in NJ. I was always afraid I would end up in the Tunnel or on the bridge to NYC with no way to turn back.



Nashville has traffic. Agreed.


But at least the roads make SENSE! I always got turned around in NJ. The jug handle turns drove me crazy. Turning right to turn left?



And there's an IKEA in Elizabeth that I can never figure out how to get to. You can SEE it from the highway but it seems like you can't get there from there? Very frustrating.



For what that's worth. 65 is not YET, anything like 95.
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Old 03-02-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Bellevue
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We are hopefully moving to TN and I am applying for jobs. I found one at Vanderbilt that would be a great fit for me, but we were always thinking more eastern TN (Knoxville area) and so I haven't really researched the Nashville area. We are really not urban people at all (currently live in NJ and want to get away from the congestion/over-development). I'm okay with living in a more rural area and driving into Nashville for work (which is similar to what I do now)...and I'm also not sure if "Nashville congestion" is anything like northern NJ congestion (i.e. it's not like I'm coming from the mid-west or something like that). Anyway...are there any places within maybe a 30 minute drive of Vanderbilt that are more rural? Or is that not a thing that exists? (If not, then I won't bother applying.) Thanks for your advice.
From west of town you could start at Bellevue or maybe Ashland City to be closer in then out to Fairview or Dickson. Commute on I-40 isn't that bad but getting worse depending on the time of day for AM in & PM out rush hour. With the I-440 construction you can get off at Charlotte &46th & work your way into Vandyland there. You can get off I-440 @ Murphy & avoid most of the construction. When there is a wreck you can use US70 (Charlotte) or US70S (West End) as an alternate.

To meet your 30 minute limit I would put Bellevue & Ashland City on that list. Not as bad as trying to get cross town from other points. There are many apartments in Bellevue to get you started.
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