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Old 04-24-2011, 01:39 AM
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Hi there!

Husband and I are planning on moving to this beautiful state within a year or so, pending planning, etc.

I am searching many areas, and we don't have the finances or time to travel the areas a lot.

We would like hills/mountains, cooler climate, and we do love snow! We also would like a nice friendly town of course, with some dining and parks with activities for the community, fair amount of shopping, so guessing that the high mountain towns are kinda out for us since most those towns don't seem to have walmarts and such? Maybe I am not searching deep enough.

We are just basic people, love nature, and peaceful living. Middle aged, and love quiet christian living.

I am looking at the north-east towns, and the cumberland gap areas.

Any advice? Any help at all to give some direction would be very much appreciated.

Last edited by Ms Harmony; 04-24-2011 at 01:40 AM.. Reason: just wanted to take a smiley out, seemed to bright, lol
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:02 AM
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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It depends on your perspective, of course, but Tennessee doesn't get a lot of snow. Even the Cumberlands and the northeast section doesn't get much. You might want to try West Virginia.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:04 PM
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It's all relative and I second checking West Virginia.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:47 AM
Location: Kingsport, TN
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I would suggest Unicoi or Erwin in NE Tennessee. There is a Walmart in Erwin and you would have easy access to Johnson City for shopping & restaurants, be surrounded by mountains, and likely get a few decent snows most years. For more snow you'd have to go to higher-elevation places like Roan Mountain, Flag Pond, or Mountain City.

If cool temps are more important than heavy snows, then you might find the area around Cookeville agreeable.
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Old 04-25-2011, 02:01 PM
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Too help in the daunting decision. Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Tourist Attractions
I would suggest setting up a bogus e-mail & name. This way "YOU" get too decide who & whom you contact.. When asking for free information from the Chambers be specific on what you ask for.
Then plan numerous trips too that area.. stop at the local restaurants and stores..ask questions.
If you copy & paste & Google the State Parks of Tennessee you will also get even more information.. for the outdoor person.
Another link for the outdoor person.. http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~dunigan/landforms/

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