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Old 06-11-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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Default Considering move to Nashville

I have moved a few times in my life, but have always resided on the East Coast. I may be relocating to Nashville in the next couple of months and was wondering what kind of adjustment it would be. I've had quite a few people tell me Nashville is cosmopolitan. Also, I would be working in Brentwood and was looking for recommendations on areas to live. I'd like to be no more than 15-20 minutes from work and the same amount of time from downtown. I'll probably rent a condo or townhome. Also, I am 50 and single so would prefer to avoid living among a bunch of college kids. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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What's your budget?
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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Default Considering move to Nashville

I would be willing to pay up to $1,500 in rent.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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Cosmopolitan?? For the south, it is cosmopolitan. For an east coaster, it would probably be the opposite of cosmopolitan.
If you are used to the east coast, Nashville will be a big shock. It is a very suburban city with lots and lots of sprawl. if you like strip malls, conservative values and SUVs, then Nashville is up your alley.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Cosmopolitan?? For the south, it is cosmopolitan. For an east coaster, it would probably be the opposite of cosmopolitan.
If you are used to the east coast, Nashville will be a big shock. It is a very suburban city with lots and lots of sprawl. if you like strip malls, conservative values and SUVs, then Nashville is up your alley.
On the other hand if you like a symphony in the top 5 in the south(including TX), extensive entertainment scene, if you like a city with gorgeous hilly and wooded residential areas and surrounding country, if you like extensive greenbelts, huge parks lakes and rivers, a State natural area within the city limits, a rich local culture and sense of history, you might just like Nashville. Compared to Houston, where I am now, it's a jewel. And considering that media/academy-driven superliberal values (think Hollywood, NY, NEA, ED schools) are destroying our culture, TN (and TX) values start looking pretty good (although Davidson county always leans Democrat). Look at all the social indicators and tell me otherwise with a straight face. Now, here's an article about the booming art market in Nashville:
The Rymer Gallery galvanizes downtown arts explosion | www.tennessean.com | The Tennessean

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Old 06-12-2008, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I would say The Gulch, downtown, or Green Hills.
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Old 06-13-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Cosmopolitan?? For the south, it is cosmopolitan. For an east coaster, it would probably be the opposite of cosmopolitan.
If you are used to the east coast, Nashville will be a big shock. It is a very suburban city with lots and lots of sprawl. if you like strip malls, conservative values and SUVs, then Nashville is up your alley.
I moved here from NJ , Formally from LI NY, AND I consider Nashville Cosmopolitian. There is Art, theater, Symphony and any kind of music that you car to listen to.

Diane G
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Default Moving to Nashville

Diane,

I'd like to hear what the transition was like for you, coming from New Jersey and Long Island. Also, not sure how old you are, but wondering what it would be like for a 50-year-old single in Nashville. Do you have any suggestions on areas to live? Downtoon looks like it has some great recently renovated flats but they are expensive.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Diane,

I'd like to hear what the transition was like for you, coming from New Jersey and Long Island. Also, not sure how old you are, but wondering what it would be like for a 50-year-old single in Nashville. Do you have any suggestions on areas to live? Downtoon looks like it has some great recently renovated flats but they are expensive.
Okay, I know you weren't talking to me, but I moved here from northern New Jersey (Clifton) in 1994. It was complete culture shock, but in a good way. There seemes to be so much open space in even the supposedly most congested areas. I still feel that way. It is a slower pace and terminology is different. For example, around here when you get home from the grocery store, you put your groceries "UP". I had no idea what "put your gorceries up" meant. I would think "Up where?" In NJ, we wnt to the supermarket, got our groceries, came home, and put them "AWAY". That is just one of many examples of how I had to learn the "language".

I am 40 years old, so I think Nashville for a 50 year old would be GREAT!!!!!! I love it here!
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Old 06-13-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Okay, I know you weren't talking to me, but I moved here from northern New Jersey (Clifton) in 1994. It was complete culture shock, but in a good way. There seemes to be so much open space in even the supposedly most congested areas. I still feel that way. It is a slower pace and terminology is different. For example, around here when you get home from the grocery store, you put your groceries "UP". I had no idea what "put your gorceries up" meant. I would think "Up where?" In NJ, we wnt to the supermarket, got our groceries, came home, and put them "AWAY". That is just one of many examples of how I had to learn the "language".

I am 40 years old, so I think Nashville for a 50 year old would be GREAT!!!!!! I love it here!
40 years Old, You are an old Geezer!
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