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Old 03-24-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Howdy all, My wife and I are considering a move to either NC or TN. We'd like to be near the mountains if possible and not too far from a larger city. We'd sure appreciate any suggestions. We are considering Hickory, NC as it's about an hour from Charlotte and near the mtns. Possibly around Chatanooga also. We'd also consider around Nashville but now we're talking pretty far from the mtns. Thanks, mark
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Are tax rates an issue? Incomr, sales tax. and real estate taxes are probably higher in NC than TN.

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Are you going to be looking for jobs, or are you self-employed/retired? The answer would be to go where the job market is better for your field or actually, where you GET a job before moving.

The mountains of NC/TN are very similar terrain/weather-wise; what specific traits were you asking about that might have advantages one over the other? It's kind of hard for people who don't know you to say "Oh, you should consider X" when you haven't really told us what factors weigh into your decision. There is no such thing as one place being universally "better" than another--it all depends on what is better, after careful research and preferably a visit, for YOUR particular situation.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Howdy all, My wife and I are considering a move to either NC or TN. We'd like to be near the mountains if possible and not too far from a larger city. We'd sure appreciate any suggestions. We are considering Hickory, NC as it's about an hour from Charlotte and near the mtns. Possibly around Chatanooga also. We'd also consider around Nashville but now we're talking pretty far from the mtns. Thanks, mark
In your other thread you said you wanted a city of 50-80,000. What sort of job do you need? I suggest locating wherever you find a job, and drive to the mountains for vacation.

Chattanooga is a good choice. Maybe Bristol TN/VA, but not sure how good the job market is. Another option is the suburbs of Roanoke, VA for possibly a better job market.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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Thanks for the comments. I was told by a business associate in Virginia that the state may be hit hard by the coming military cuts, not that we're in the military but it's a factor for a state's economy. One of the reasons we've targeted the south is the culture. We're Christian and Republican and would like to live in an area a bit less liberal than Oregon. We also love to travel and experience new places and people.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:05 AM
 
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Are you going to be looking for jobs, or are you self-employed/retired? The answer would be to go where the job market is better for your field or actually, where you GET a job before moving.

The mountains of NC/TN are very similar terrain/weather-wise; what specific traits were you asking about that might have advantages one over the other? It's kind of hard for people who don't know you to say "Oh, you should consider X" when you haven't really told us what factors weigh into your decision. There is no such thing as one place being universally "better" than another--it all depends on what is better, after careful research and preferably a visit, for YOUR particular situation.
Francois, THanks for the input and more questions. In terms of a job market, my business can be anywhere but it's best if we're at least near a larger city as we market to businesses for office support. We dont' want to live IN a big city or a subburb. Part of our move to the South is for the cultural experience, and want some of the "small town" feel. We can't move to a really small town though as it would be VERY difficult for my wife to find a job as a bank teller or bookkeeper.
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