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Old 04-22-2007, 09:00 PM
 
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DO NOT MOVE TO ANTIOCH!!! anything along nolensville road is definitely iffy....east nashville is a NO NO, clarksville seems to be in the news for nothing good lately and tornado's are always hitting there, hermitage to me is not all that great and some parts are just downright nasty! parts of hendersonville are ok, oh and then you have bellevue (is that the place with bellmont university???? i can't remember, they all run together...but that area seemed really nice and homey)...so what, the greenhills area, depending on what side of it you're on, most of it is REALLY nice, some celebs live there, brentwood as well, the area around cool springs is nice, franklin as well, a little pricey, but not as much as i'm sure you're paying now....i for one LOVE murfreesboro (i live there, and we have a home outside of m'boro that is already grossed us over 100k in value in only 3 yrs! almost 2 acres, over 2800sqft)...it's kind of close to everything..smyrna, laverne, nashville, lebanon (although i would not live there either, but they have a shopping mall off the exit that people like)...but yeah shopping on sunday really easy because everyone's in church till at least 12...does suck that almost every restaurant closes at 10 or 11, so movie and dinner has to start at like 5! but yeah if you can at all, i would definitely VISIT, find a map, go down the main 'busy' strips or interstates, see areas that you like with what activities you want, then venture out from there for homes....shoot, call a realtor in nashville and talk to them, they can tell you ALL areas to avoid...
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:35 PM
 
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Question more info on Clarksville?

I may heading from New Orleans to Clarksville this summer? Parrott or someone, can you elaborate on problems mentioned in Clarksville? Are there neighborhoods or towns nearby that are safer than others?
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:25 PM
 
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I may heading from New Orleans to Clarksville this summer? Parrott or someone, can you elaborate on problems mentioned in Clarksville? Are there neighborhoods or towns nearby that are safer than others?
Clarksville is home to a huge army base on the northwest part of Montgomery County, which can bring its own set of problems. Quite a lot of the problems you hear about occurs in that area. I'm not trying to just blame the army base, but it does have a big effect on that part of the county.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:19 AM
 
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then you have bellevue (is that the place with bellmont university????

No, Belmont University is near Vanderbilt - on Wedgewood.
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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Default Good areas near LaVergne TN

[Hi, I am new to this. I would like to know good areas to rent apartment near LaVergne, TN. Looking for a nice, safe place. Appreciate your input




quote=The_New_Yorker;531202]I've been reading great things about Nashville and its surrounding areas, but with the possibility of moving to TN from NYC, I'd like to get a sense of the bad areas. From what I've read, it appears that Antioch isn't that hot. Any others areas to avoid?

To give some background... With the RE market in NYC gone through the roof, my wife and I are looking to packup with our 1 year-old daughter and head to a market where the cost of living, homes, schools, and job market are digestible. I've done research on the Murfreesboro area and like what I've read so far. I'm planning to take a trip down later this month to visit. Coming from NYC I am prepared for the "culture shock", but as long as there is "variety" we should be ok.

Any input would be appreciated![/quote]
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Old 02-28-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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[Hi, I am new to this. I would like to know good areas to rent apartment near LaVergne, TN. Looking for a nice, safe place. Appreciate your input




quote=The_New_Yorker;531202]I've been reading great things about Nashville and its surrounding areas, but with the possibility of moving to TN from NYC, I'd like to get a sense of the bad areas. From what I've read, it appears that Antioch isn't that hot. Any others areas to avoid?

To give some background... With the RE market in NYC gone through the roof, my wife and I are looking to packup with our 1 year-old daughter and head to a market where the cost of living, homes, schools, and job market are digestible. I've done research on the Murfreesboro area and like what I've read so far. I'm planning to take a trip down later this month to visit. Coming from NYC I am prepared for the "culture shock", but as long as there is "variety" we should be ok.

Any input would be appreciated!
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It's so weird to hear of me to talk of "culture shock" moving here...but I guess I'd understand it if I moved to NYC.
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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To give some background... With the RE market in NYC gone through the roof, my wife and I are looking to packup with our 1 year-old daughter and head to a market where the cost of living, homes, schools, and job market are digestible. I've done research on the Murfreesboro area and like what I've read so far.
It meets your criteria.

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I'm planning to take a trip down later this month to visit. Coming from NYC I am prepared for the "culture shock", but as long as there is "variety" we should be ok.
Coming from NYC, it may seem as though there isn't any variety here. Those of us living here probably don't see it that way, but your family might.

There are tons on threads on this forum about Murfreesboro; it you have any other specific questions I'd be happy to answer them to the best of my knowledge.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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I'm going to be honest. If you and your wife are from NYC, then you should come and visit NUMEROUS times, and especially the outlying areas. Not just the city itself because of the many people I have met from where you're from, NYC seems to be like a religion versus a place. Indeed- things will be about 360 degrees different for you. So you might want to do some serious studying first before moving down just for a cheap house. Just some words of advice.

this is really good advice!!!!
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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DO NOT MOVE TO ANTIOCH!!! anything along nolensville road is definitely iffy....east nashville is a NO NO, clarksville seems to be in the news for nothing good lately and tornado's are always hitting there, hermitage to me is not all that great and some parts are just downright nasty! parts of hendersonville are ok, oh and then you have bellevue (is that the place with bellmont university???? i can't remember, they all run together...but that area seemed really nice and homey)...so what, the greenhills area, depending on what side of it you're on, most of it is REALLY nice, some celebs live there, brentwood as well, the area around cool springs is nice, franklin as well, a little pricey, but not as much as i'm sure you're paying now....i for one LOVE murfreesboro (i live there, and we have a home outside of m'boro that is already grossed us over 100k in value in only 3 yrs! almost 2 acres, over 2800sqft)...it's kind of close to everything..smyrna, laverne, nashville, lebanon (although i would not live there either, but they have a shopping mall off the exit that people like)...but yeah shopping on sunday really easy because everyone's in church till at least 12...does suck that almost every restaurant closes at 10 or 11, so movie and dinner has to start at like 5! but yeah if you can at all, i would definitely VISIT, find a map, go down the main 'busy' strips or interstates, see areas that you like with what activities you want, then venture out from there for homes....shoot, call a realtor in nashville and talk to them, they can tell you ALL areas to avoid...
Murfreesboro is definitely a go...not as much new money as brentwood, still has that small town flava...reminds me of Fairfield Ct 20 years ago....houses are cheaper here too...
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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Here's my perspective. Most Southeastern cities function very differently from their Northeastern counterparts. For one, the city itself will for the most part shut down after 5:00 save for a few bars. By 8:00, the downtown area will be vacant. Most people who work in the city just work there but live in the burbs.Most people spend their weekends in their yards/house versus clubbin' and city exploring. The city itself is actually small, so you don't have much to explore anyway. There are a few lofts in downtown Nashville, but these are kind of pricey for what you get versus what you can also get in a close by burb'. Secondly, at least for now the density isn't as bad as say NYC or Atlanta. You can actually live somewhat far out from the city and get there pretty quick. Nashville gives way to countryside very quick. It actually isn't that big of an area.
A good part of the newer housing builds are of the tract home, vanilla siding type. But these are cheap by the dozen in most cases. We're talking in the 150-200k range. But they are kind of generic.
These Southern cities are going to have a new, somewhat unestablished feel. This is due to the fact that much of the metro South didn't start developing until the late 80's. So there will often not be the same historical feeling as you would fin in NYC.

People are generally nicer than just about anywhere. Family value, church, and so on are pretty important. you'll find that you can shop a lot faster on Sunday mornings because everyone's in church.

Most stores and eateries are of the big box, chain variety. The biggest mom-n-pop type of food is actually a big chain called Cracker Barrel, which are these old-fashioned style restaurants with rocking chairs and antiques inside. There just happens to be around 700 of them spread all over the South and parts of the midwest. Wal-Mart, Home Depot, strip-mall type joints rain king over the retail world. They also have more selections than Wal-Marts I've seen out here in CA. Like you can buy lawn mower tires in those out South versus here where I live now.

The area is changing. If you hunt around, you can find things like Japanese restaurants, decent bars with good beer, and of course- BBQ. But don't expect the kind of diversity in food choice.

People lean kind of conservative, but due to the high presence of musicians and artists, you can find a somewhat broad mixture of political opinion. You might find it refreshing. You might hate it.

Overall, Nashville to me is a pleasant, low-stress city that I love. This is after living in both the East Coast and California after having been raised in East Tennessee. I now appreciate what it has and other places don't. But if you are from NYC, or some other sexy city, you might not find it as appealing. I guess life is about taking risks. Good luck.

"These Southern cities are going to have a new, somewhat unestablished feel. This is due to the fact that much of the metro South didn't start developing until the late 80's. So there will often not be the same historical feeling as you would fin in NYC." ka-ching -boy did you nail it! in a nutshell that's my biggest lament living here _ I so miss the history of CT!
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