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Old 12-27-2019, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm very surprised too. I'm also surprised to see that Spring Hill and Cookeville have slowed as much as they have.

Indeed. Not that I'd move there anyways.
I've been to Morristown several times the last few weeks and it's much better than I remember it being. It's still isolated, but I'd rate it above Greeneville and probably Kingsport at this point.

Johnson City's biggest problem is its isolated location and the unwillingness of the Kingsport/Sullivan County government to get on board with regional economic development plans. The cities are just too small on their own to attract much new development or investment, and Kingsport in particular wants to jockey for the lead, even though its best days are long behind it.

Johnson City is pulling forward, but it's a slow process.
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Old 12-27-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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I've been to Morristown several times the last few weeks and it's much better than I remember it being. It's still isolated, but I'd rate it above Greeneville and probably Kingsport at this point.

Johnson City's biggest problem is its isolated location and the unwillingness of the Kingsport/Sullivan County government to get on board with regional economic development plans. The cities are just too small on their own to attract much new development or investment, and Kingsport in particular wants to jockey for the lead, even though its best days are long behind it.

Johnson City is pulling forward, but it's a slow process.
Indeed. All three Tri-Cities must work together if they want to live up to Chattanooga, Clarksville and Murfreesboro. Even Franklin is likely to find its way ahead of them pretty soon, and Hendersonville could one day too.

That's what I meant when I said "Not that I'd move there anyways." Even Clarksville really isn't my type of city despite being a major one on its own, let alone three medium/somewhat large cities masquerading as a single major one. They have a lot of work to do if they want to reach their full potential, which isn't likely to happen.
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Old 12-28-2019, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Interesting to note that the cities with most (fastest) growth are also having road issues. Nashville traffic is a mess. Knoxville is getting to a critical point in Hardin Valley and other high growth areas.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Indeed. All three Tri-Cities must work together if they want to live up to Chattanooga, Clarksville and Murfreesboro. Even Franklin is likely to find its way ahead of them pretty soon, and Hendersonville could one day too.

That's what I meant when I said "Not that I'd move there anyways." Even Clarksville really isn't my type of city despite being a major one on its own, let alone three medium/somewhat large cities masquerading as a single major one. They have a lot of work to do if they want to reach their full potential, which isn't likely to happen.
It is too late. The Nashville area cities are growing and changing so fast that the Tri-Cities cannot compete. Chattanooga has a burgeoning downtown and is on a high growth corridor. I just do not see the Tri-Cities changing in the same way. Location, location, location.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, TN
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It is too late. The Nashville area cities are growing and changing so fast that the Tri-Cities cannot compete. Chattanooga has a burgeoning downtown and is on a high growth corridor. I just do not see the Tri-Cities changing in the same way. Location, location, location.
I agree. I sure hope they're prepared to make I-24 six lanes statewide!
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