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Old 01-16-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: SC
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Husband and I would like to move to Tenn from Ohio and would like info on where the white collar auto or mechanical engineering jobs would be? We have been looking at the east side of the state near Knoxville and would love to stick to that area if possible.

We also would like an area where nice homes can be found on some acreage for reasonable "Midwest"prices = under 300k. Driving under 30 minutes to arts, downtown and some culture would be nice, along with 5+ acres and privacy.

We pretty much live in extremes. Well educated and professional (I am an artist), yet into homesteading, organic gardening, natural rearing of animals. What "neighborhoods" should we be looking in?

We are tired of the nasty Ohio and Michigan weather that we have lived through all our lives. Since he is the main bread winner, access to automotive engineering and auto/parts manufacturing plants would be the first thing we need to find.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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There probably are plenty of opportunities for engineers judging by a quick Google search. Around Knoxville there are manufacturing and some research related (Oak Ridge) and it would be possible to find more rural homes within a reasonable drive in several directions around Knoxville (even within Knoxville county). The job itself would be the determining factor in which direction to look.

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A house near both Knoxville and Oak Ridge with all of your wish list requirements: Listing #739619


If you head down to Chattanooga the VW plant that opened a little while back appears to be still hiring as they expand and there are also quite a few related companies springing up to support the plant. He may find a good job here as well. I'm not well versed with the towns down there but do know it is similar to Knoxville in that city turns to rural pretty quickly.

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You might want to plan a vacation trip to visit and determine if either city, and the towns around them are what you envision and then find the job before you move. The housing will be the easiest part of the deal.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:02 PM
 
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Thank you so much.

Are there any glaring differences between Knox and Chat, as far as culture?
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:01 AM
 
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Thank you so much.

Are there any glaring differences between Knox and Chat, as far as culture?

I dont think there are any glaring differences, but with all cities there are some differences. First the weather is slightly warmer in Chattanooga then it is up in Knoxville. Chattanooga and Knoxville both have nice dowtown areas, but Chattanooga probably has a bit more to do downtown then does Knoxville. Knoxville has better access to the Smokey mountain national park, and all the attractions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. (if you like touristy things like that) All of east Tennessee is a good place to plant your stakes, hard to go wrong here. Good luck and God bless
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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In my search it seems like there is more nice, and affordable housing with acreage outside Knox. Chat almost seems stuck down there on the edge of the state with less room for a commute to downtown. I see a lot of 300k suburban homes and new construction crammed outside Chat with less room for cummuting from outside town. Maybe I am wrong. I was kind of focusing on the location of the VW plant on the SE side of town.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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I strongly urge you to check into engineering positions in the Knoxville MSA. Check out Denso of Maryville for starters. It's tough to get into VW with usually very long waits.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Soddy Daisy, TN
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I strongly urge you to check into engineering positions in the Knoxville MSA. Check out Denso of Maryville for starters. It's tough to get into VW with usually very long waits.

DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee - Welcome
That's not true at all, particularly in skilled positions. [Mod cut: rude]

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:55 PM
 
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Husband has 20 years experience with the Big 3 in Detroit, and suppliers, and 2 masters degrees in the field. He has also traveled to Germany and other countries in the past via work. Hopefully that would be an asset for getting hired.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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Thanks for the links btw. I am bookmarking them all.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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I we were to remove VW in Chatt from the equation, comparing Knoxville and Chattanooga, which city would have the most job opportunities in engineering and parts manufacturing?
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