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Old 03-19-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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My husband and I along with my mother would like to relocate to TN. My mother would like to wait until she retires and I want to wait for the kids to graduate - so we are looking at 3-4 years.We currently live in Endicott ny pop 13,000 and quite often go to Binghamton ny for shopping etc pop 44,000. We rent right now we only pay 475 for a two bedroom half house lol we are very lucky my mother has lived here for 25 years or so hence the low rent. My husband is a prep cook and I am an office worker - I am flexible with customer service jobs etc.

We would love to live in an are that has some scenery I was looking at Chattanooga TN until I saw the nuclear plants there.

I was also looking at Gaitlinburg until I read all about the traffic.

We would like to move somewhere with reasonable rent 600-800 for a two bedroom. Eventually we would like to buy a house that either has two double wides or a garage apartment or something like that for my mother to be with us. My in-laws live in morristown but we are concerned about not getting jobs and we really would like more scenery. We dont want to live any further west than chattanooga and we want to stay away from oak ridge.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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No further west than Chattanooga and want to stay away from Oak Ridge. May want to check on places starting from Bristol and then work your way south from there.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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My mother would like to wait until she retires and I want to wait for the kids to graduate - so we are looking at 3-4 years.
We would like to move somewhere with reasonable rent 600-800 for a two bedroom.
3-4 years...is a long ways away to predict rent or job opportunities...
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:07 PM
 
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Yeah it is a long way away - I am a little ahead of the game but we are visiting this summer the parents in Morristown..just wanted an idea of places to look at - if we were to decide on an area I would buy the land etc maybe before we even move there...I know that I already want to visit Chattanooga and I also know i need to research nuclear plants.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:51 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Yeah it is a long way away - I am a little ahead of the game but we are visiting this summer the parents in Morristown..just wanted an idea of places to look at - if we were to decide on an area I would buy the land etc maybe before we even move there...I know that I already want to visit Chattanooga and I also know i need to research nuclear plants.
If I were in the same situation, I would secure jobs first...then look for a place to rent till the job works out OK, then find ground or a house to buy in the perfect location...
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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If I were in the same situation, I would secure jobs first...then look for a place to rent till the job works out OK, then find ground or a house to buy in the perfect location...
That is simply the ONLY way to go. I'm sorry but you can find the most charming place in the world but if there are not jobs, and the closet job that you might find is a hour away, then what is the point?

You start with the job. From there you search for the best schools closest to the job, although for you that probably won't matter. It's always a good idea to live in a decent school zone for a couple of reasons. Then you look for safe neighborhoods.

Nuclear reactors? Better stay away from the places that hold nuclear waste, too. Or do tests out in the middle of nowhere. How about the drilling for natural gas? Ever see "Gasland?" There's folks out in the middle of nowhere; Wyoming, Colorado, Texas and so on, and when they turn on their water and flick a lighter the water catches on fire, all from gas drilling. What about coal mining? They strip the tops right off the mountains. Or you could think you are fine until you hear the blasting. And you could be living in one state and the river in your backyard has the nuclear waste from another state. Happens a lot.

Baby they raped and pillaged this land a long time ago. The best you can do is find your little piece of paradise and hope for the best. No place is safe. Not any more.
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