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Old 11-15-2012, 08:13 AM
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I plan to move to Eastern Tn tentatively by this coming spring maybe early summer. I'm 58 and can't stand the grey skies of Northeast Ohio area any longer and the people here have never been too friendly at all. I want to find a simple nice quiet place, near but probably not really in the mountains. I just want too find a nice community, good people, happy atmosphere. I want to be able to hunt and fish some, raise maybe a couple farm animals or not cause I'm not sure. I need to find work (yeah I know, but I'm not looking to make a fortune). Looking for a place I won't have to worry about a well going dry. Near stores and a decent hospital as I am by myself and am realistic about my age.
I haven't worked in a real long time some years but also haven't been on public assistance either. I've taken care of my invalid parents during this time. I am well educated and am a decent handyman jack of all trades kind of guy. I don't want any trains, planes, semis running in hearing distance because I've been around that all my life. I do need high speed internet though if possible. Anybody got any relocation ideas? Although born in Georgia is there any room there in Eastern Tn for 1 more yank that likes people and doesn't think he is better than anyone else? Nice place for my kids and grandkids later to visit. Thank you in advance.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:08 AM
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I'm kind of in the same situation. I've been talking on the Johnson City etc board because that is the area we have targeted for our retirement. You may want to visit the discussions on that board. The cost of living is apparently really cheap (average household income is $35,000) and the weather looks perfect to me. What I mean is much milder winters than I'm used to in MD and certainly milder than Ohio yet they still get snow on occasion. What makes the area so inexpensive is the housing prices and property taxes. But I gotta say the water bills etc do look like they offset that a lot.

It is in the valley between 2 mountain ranges from what I've read. I'm visiting for the first time in a week. I think if you don't want to live in the mountains there are a ton of options in any of the cities. There is a very good hospital I'm told, I believe in JC.

Good luck, maybe we'll meet up some day!

Here's the link to the other board.

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