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Old 10-16-2015, 09:40 AM
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Hey y'all I was just wondering if anybody could give some advice on where the best place to move in TN is for recent graduates? I would prefer a small town or city preferably with either a lake or mountains nearby if possible but since i'm new and single it would be great to have a community I could interact with, go to fairs and events, and volunteer, I would love a place I could have some land to do what I wish. I will be working as a Nurse so a hospital nearby is also necessary, I do not have a family yet but hopefully when I'm ready I can stay where I am at. I have a few requirements Any information is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Old 10-21-2015, 12:36 PM
Location: Eastern TN
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If you want lakes and mountains:

How about downtown Knoxville or the nearby suburbs (ex. Bearden, West Hills)? I think Knoxville is a nice small city (and near large hospitals) for young people. It's very affordable, there is some fun nightlife, and the university (UT-K) has an influence on the town but it doesn't dominate downtown.

Chattanooga is also worth checking out, although the job scene is smaller. But you get much more of a feeling of being on the river/in the mountains in downtown Chattanooga than you do in Knoxville.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:53 AM
Location: Jonesborough, TN
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From my understanding of what you are looking for, Knoxville and Chattanooga would not be the best options. Of course it depends on what your definition of "small town or city" is, but Knoxville and Chattanooga are not small in my opinion. I would think something like Johnson City would be best for you. Near the mountains and water, with good job prospects in the medical field.
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:11 PM
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Thank you for the advice!! I was looking into middle and a little west of middle TN! I decided not to move so far away so I decided on a small little town that has a hospital in driving range! I enjoy the country setting where I can buy a house and have land. I was looking into something like Ashland City! Any thoughts? Thanks for the responses I enjoyed them!
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:01 PM
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Ashland City would be a choice that would be small town but would offer you all sorts of job opportunities in the healthcare field because of the proximity to Nashville. If you don't mind a 30 minute commute then that would be a real option.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:01 PM
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Or Hendersonville, TN.

They have a hospital, and is an easy drive to Nashville, along with a small town feel.
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