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Old 09-11-2007, 04:26 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Default Meijer

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Originally Posted by Kar26 View Post
Ive never heard of Meijer either, dont even know how to pronounce it, and besides, Im sleeping at 3am. And that house that's 1500 sq ft would be over $350,000 here, minimum! I think you should give it a chance too, take a step back. Moving can bring feelings of aggrivation b/c you're used to having certain places and things that may not be in your new town.
Haha - even some people who live in Michigan call it MyJer, but it's actually pronounced like "Meyer" or My-er(s)

 
Old 09-27-2007, 12:15 PM
 
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It's called a drought. Tennessee has been proclaimed a disaster area and from what I understand will be receiving federal assistance. Vegetables don't grow well without water, thus your grocery bill increases.

You also live in a relatively isolated area that is nestled in the mountains. Since most raw goods come from K-Town, you're going to be affected by the cost of the trip to get it to you. As you may be aware, gas prices are up, too.

However, if you would like to continue to complain, that's what we locals expect to hear. I've lived in East TN all my life. My family has been here for over seven generations on a land grant (in what just until recently was the pristine Wears Valley area) from George Washington. Just a few short years ago housing was quite affordable, but guess who's moving in? People from all over the country who are selling their saltbox homes up north and in CA for $500,000 - $1,000,000 and buying a house on the lake with two to three times the square footage for that amount. I think you may have come down a little late on the gravy train. Everybody else has already sopped it up along with a vast majority of the appalachian culture with it. Of course, I know, everyone will say we have no culture, since it's not what you're used to.
 
Old 09-27-2007, 12:51 PM
 
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Haaaaa. I love it I did not read this whole thread because it was way to long. But I have to say the person complaining sure sounds like the type everyone from down south complains about, and they usually say it is us New Yorkers, sorry I just thought that was funny. anyway those prices sound just like a big portion of the country, and You cant expect to have the same stores either. I have never heard of that place either, I would not move to tennessee and complain there is no empire state building. Take it for what it is slow down and enjoy other wise you will have a stroke.175 is still way cheap for a home compared to alot of other places. Take care and relax
 
Old 09-27-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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what--no empire state building? i'm outta here
 
Old 09-27-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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what--no empire state building? i'm outta here
LOL!!!!
 
Old 09-28-2007, 06:04 AM
 
Location: florida
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Default put this post up on the florida board...

maybe less people will move to Tennessee. Maybe the New York and California boards as well.
 
Old 09-28-2007, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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maybe less people will move to Tennessee. Maybe the New York and California boards as well.
It doesn't work that way. People will do what they want to do.

Also, that tactic will backfire. If you tell people the place sucks, they come visit and say it isn't that bad. If you tell people the place is the best thing since sliced bread, they visit and say they don't think it's that great.

Most people are contrarians.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Haaaaa. I love it I did not read this whole thread because it was way to long. But I have to say the person complaining sure sounds like the type everyone from down south complains about, and they usually say it is us New Yorkers, sorry I just thought that was funny. anyway those prices sound just like a big portion of the country, and You cant expect to have the same stores either. I have never heard of that place either, I would not move to tennessee and complain there is no empire state building. Take it for what it is slow down and enjoy other wise you will have a stroke.175 is still way cheap for a home compared to alot of other places. Take care and relax

NY62, you're not too bad for someone from NY. I just found this forum today. I live in Central Florida----used to live in SW Florida and I could probably write a very similar sounding post like everyone else from SW Florida about the yankees screwing everything up for all of us old time Floridians. Of course it's not just yankees, it's just growth in general that seems to be the problem. But those yankees that complain about southern culture and want to change things really cause a lot of us to lump you guys all together. Anyway, central florida is getting bad now too and my kids and their families can't afford to even buy a house here anymore so they're thinking about moving and have been looking into eastern Tennessee because they've visited that region, the people seen nice and it's more like what they grew up before Florida got so bad. I'm moving wherever they all decide to move 'cause I want to be around them and my grandkids. They've got to find jobs so will have to find a location that will support them (need to find a nursing job, telephone technician job and also a job for someone with a science degree). They've been thinking about around Knoxville but also their dream is to find some acreage that they could go in together on. However, reading these posts makes me wonder if that's possible anywhere anymore. We all just want a nice friendly place to live with good values and a decent education for the kids. Is Eastern Tennessee the place to look? Any thoughts from anyone would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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Be forewarned, OldFlorida, a lot of Tennessee is looking a lot like the new Florida.
 
Old 09-29-2007, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Post Wow! We are all looking.

It's ironic and kind of sad that we are all looking for the same thing. A peaceful spot with good, kind neighbors, high moral values, and a great spot to raise our children in the kind of environment we had growing up.

It's not just the Yankees, or Floridians, or Californians, or Whereyafromians. We all recognize what is missing in most of our country - and the world. Times are a-changing and we don't like it.

I hope I leave E. TN when my time in this life is over just the way I found it. Then, somebody else's kids can grow up the same way we did - happy in a wonderful place.
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