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Old 07-08-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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Hello! My family is considering a move to tennesse. We were looking at places outside of knoxville because we would have to work. But, I am considering Johnson City area. Any insight on where it's best to find a job and raise a family. I'm a hotel manager and my husband is a auto mechanic. So finding a job shouldn't be hard, but just curious what people think that already live in those areas. Thank you

(Oh we do have a 5 year old and 2 year old so daycare insights would be great )
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Where are you from in Virginia?

VA has a state income tax and a personal property tax. TN has neither. You'll save quite a bit in taxes alone. If you're coming from a rural area in Virginia, the pace of life probably won't be much different, especially in the Tri-Cities.

Knoxville has a better job market than Johnson City, by far. I would start the job search there.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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I live in Fredericksburg va. Where rent alone is 1300 and up... buying a house around here is no less 190k and up. Unless you wanna buy a house in a scary, bad area.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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I am curious how different the pay is from Virginia (which they pay just enough for you to barely live here) to tennesse. Buying a home in TN seems affordable bease payment woulf be low.
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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In Johnson City, $190k is about average - actually, a little less than the current median. Pay is low in TN for most positions. People say the COL balances out, but for what it's worth, I went from $24k in TN to $60k in IN.
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:59 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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In Johnson City, $190k is about average - actually, a little less than the current median. Pay is low in TN for most positions. People say the COL balances out, but for what it's worth, I went from $24k in TN to $60k in IN.
Doing a different job, no?
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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Doing a different job, no?
Yes, but not enough of a difference to warrant that kind of salary upgrade. The TN salary was at least $10k below what it ought to have been, which is common for the area.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:22 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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You have a habit of being disingenuous, leading people to think you now make 60k for the same job you were paid 24k for here in TN. Omitting facts to slant perceptions. It makes your posting less credible.
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