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Old 01-26-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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My wife and I are considering a move to Tenn. from Oklahoma. Not right now, but sometime in the next couple of years. I know nothing about the area, and am looking for suggestions about where to live. Considering, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Johnson City-Kingsport, Clarksville, and possibly Nashville. We have 3 children all of which are homeschooled. What are the best industries in the state, the best places to find employment, etc.

Any information would be helpful.
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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Really depends on whether you want to live in a bigger city or a smaller one. With respect to industry, Clarksville is certainly exploding with the addition of Hemlock Semiconductor becoming the pillar. Also have Trane, Fluor and Bridgestone as major corporations.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Niota, TN
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Need a little more info:
What do you do for work?
Do you want to live by mountains or water?
What do you like to do ( hobbies or free time )?
Ages of children and what do they like to do?
Would need to decide where you want to work and then find a area close to job.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I'm in the oil (energy) industry, but I work in inventory control, so I can move to another industry with no issues.
I would love to live near mountains, but driving distance (say, 2 hrs.) would be ok.
I like to work out, spend time with my wife and kids (so parks are important).
My 3 girls are 7, 4, and 18 months.

Which cities, in general, offer the most variety of job markets?

As far as population goes, I would be comfortable with anywhere with at least 100K.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Crosstown *****
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Originally Posted by jmw1975 View Post
I'm in the oil (energy) industry, but I work in inventory control, so I can move to another industry with no issues.
I would love to live near mountains, but driving distance (say, 2 hrs.) would be ok.
I like to work out, spend time with my wife and kids (so parks are important).
My 3 girls are 7, 4, and 18 months.

Which cities, in general, offer the most variety of job markets?

As far as population goes, I would be comfortable with anywhere with at least 100K.

Chattanooga.
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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me and my family are looking at moving to east tn we been looking at sneedville and grainger county any one have any input it would be greatly app thanks in advance
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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me and my family are looking at moving to east tn we been looking at sneedville and grainger county any one have any input it would be greatly app thanks in advance
My question would be, "why?" There's nothing wrong with the area but Sneedville is kind of in the middle of nowhere, and while Grainger County is closer to civilization, it is still a haul to most larger places.

It might suit you fine, though. So the question is, "Why are you picking those places?" Family? Jobs? Retirees that really, really want to get away from it all? I guess your question just gives me more questions.

Once again, nothing wrong with the area at all, but we will probably need a lot for info from you, especially regarding where you are coming from and what you are looking for in order t further help.
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