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Old 04-05-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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My family is moving to Tennessee in May. Any info on jobs would be appreciated. My husband is a Certified Pipe Welder. I am an Office Administrator (any office job would be fine for me). I would also like to know where the best cities/towns are with affordable but decent rentals. Thank you so much for any help on these topics.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Welcome to TN.

What price range do you consider affordable? And what kinds of things do you like to do for fun?
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:29 PM
 
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My husband wants to stay around 500.00. Is that to low for something decent in that area? We live in Casper and we pay 1000.00 a month for a 2 bedroom, 900 sq ft house that is really junky looking. Thank you for your responce.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:31 PM
 
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Oh and we like to do all kinds of this outside. Sports, hiking, camping, swimming.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It is pretty low for all but the most rural areas and small towns.

I would suggest looking around Knoxville or Chattanooga for rents closer to your range and plenty of outdoor activities.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:39 PM
 
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Thank you so much!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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Yes, my sister and I spent a glorious day in Chattanooga recently - LOTS of outdoorsy activities - there is a river for kayaking and lots of cyclists. College town.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Since you have posted this same question on other parts of Tennessee forum, I have to wonder how you decided to move here. Unless you have a substantial savings to live on, you should probably line up jobs before you pack up to move. Getting a job will have a bigger impact on where you live, than finding a place to live, then trying to find a job.

While employment may be better in parts of Tennessee than other parts of the country, its still not exactly a mecca for landing good jobs with great pay. Yes, there are good jobs out there.....however.

Good luck with your search though! It's a great place to live.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:36 AM
 
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We are lining up jobs. I was just hoping to get names of manufacturing companies and so forth. We are wanting to be closer to family again and the states we were choosing from, we chose Tennessee to be the best option. As far as posting the same question on others as well, we are researching different options of Tennessee. I am also new to how all this works on here lol. Thanks for your responce.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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As the Spider says, you have to find jobs first or you won't end up successfully relocating. Your best bet is to search for jobs online. Google for the local newspapers and start searching. That's how I did it, eight years ago. I started looking in northeast Tenn., then tried Chattanooga and eventually found a job in Knoxville.

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My husband wants to stay around 500.00. Is that to low for something decent in that area? We live in Casper and we pay 1000.00 a month for a 2 bedroom, 900 sq ft house that is really junky looking. Thank you for your responce.
The only way that you will find a home rental for that kind of money is if you are out in a very rural community and then you will probably be far away from jobs. I have no idea what the pay is in Casper but it isn't very high here, compared to national standards, and especially compared to places like the northeast. However, our cost of living is quite good. However, it isn't that cheap. Sometimes people hear that living in Tennessee is like living through a fire sale at Walmart. It isn't. Be forewarned that everything is a trade-off. Often, the better the pay, the higher the costs.
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