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Old 12-31-2012, 01:02 PM
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So, NYC gal, what did you finally decide? After reading all the comments (11 pages) I'm curious. Personally, I would have voted for Knoxville. Close to the Smoky Mnts, Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Cades Cove, etc. and still close enough to Nashville or Chattanooga to visit there frequently. I am orginally from middle Illinois, ended up moving to Sevierville, Tn. back in the 80's, was there for several years; then moved to northwest Ga (about 30 miles north of Atlanta), and now I am out in Az. But my fondest wish, and ultimate goal is to move back to east Tn. I love, love it there. Yes, it gets hot in the summer, and can get quite cold in the winter...but I LOVE east Tn. When I first drove through Knoxville and then onto Sevierville, I felt "at home". You know that feeling that you just have about a place...thats how I felt. I hope that where ever you settled, you are happy.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:37 PM
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It sounds like you're wanting to be a country girl, which means you don't want to go to one of the large cities such as Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis. Tennessee is a diverse state with two distinct divisions. All three have their own particularly kind of beauty. East Tennessee is mountainous, Middle Tennessee is hilly and West Tennessee is gently rolling with a few areas of wetlands along rivers such as the Obion and Forked Deer. The people are friendly throughout the state. I don't think you'd have a problem anywhere in Tennessee. (I doubt if many Tennesseans who've never been there realize that Staten Island is not the best place to be. After all, it suffered major damage a couple of months ago.)

Originally Posted by NYC_Gal_88 View Post
102? If it's 102 there now, what is the weather like in mid-July? I don't mind the heat though, I enjoy it more than the disgusting weather we have up here in NYC. We have one week of 100+ degree weather, then the next week drops down to the 70s, then back up to the 90s. Today we had thunderstorms, horrible! Can't wait to leave this dump!! ()

To be honest, I'm still undecided. I'm going to leave it up to wherever I find a job because I don't think that I could ever make a decision on my own , but my relative did tell me that if I don't find a job quickly, he will let me work at his restaurant in Memphis until I find something permanent.
102 degrees is not typical of anywhere in Tennessee. Summer temperatures are usually in the 90s, with an occasional 100 +. As far as humidity goes, it's not nearly as bad as the Gulf Coast or anywhere close to water, for that matter. It's all relative. I grew up in West Tennessee and live in Texas now; there is no comparison when it comes to humidity. Tennessee does get some winter weather but it doesn't last long.

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Old 06-24-2013, 02:53 PM
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Default CA gal loves Memphis

Originally Posted by NYC_Gal_88 View Post
I'm not sure. I was also thinking of living in the Southwestern part of TN, somewhere near the Mississippi river, but a few people have told me to stay away from the Memphis areas. I was also interested in towns around Nashville, but am not sure about that either.
We are S. CA. types. I've lived outside the US including in Hong Kong and many areas of Asia. We moved to the S. Main area of Memphis and we love it. You can look up crime, including type on the internet. I go out by myself early am/late without problem. There are programs for panhandling and homeless so it isn't an issue. Any big city has issues but Memphis is good at handling them. Surely in NY (and I've been there many times) you've learned to deal with this. One of the many good things about Memphis is the diversity in food and activities (shout out for Trolley Night). They get good music year round and lots of activities if you want. 30 minutes from town we can be in beautiful rural countryside in AR or MI. We can also easily drive to the beach if we want. Usually we just go to the Tom Lee park on the river. I'd say as long as you can find a job this is a good candidate, real estate is almost unbelievable compared to NY or CA.
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