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Old 04-14-2007, 09:34 PM
 
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I am looking to relocate from the UP of Michigan. I am not too sure where I will move, but I have been thinking about Nashville. I am not into the party scene, so I don't need a lot of night spots, but I still like to go out to concerts (I love country music), good restaurants, movies, etc and I enjoy shopping. I don't have a college education, but I have a good work record. I have mainly done office/clerical work. Is it hard to find work in that field that pays well enough to support yourself there? Also, would you recommend moving to Nashville, or some smaller suburbs? What are the pros and cons of Nashville? How is the weather, are there a lot of severe weather problems (tornados)? I have also been considering Lexington, KY, or thereabouts. Is Nashville a better choice?
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Old 04-14-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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It would be relatively easy to find a job in that field in Nashville. The pay isn't great, but you could support yourself. The pay is probably a little better in Nashville than in Lexington.

Some of the pros and cons of Nashville vs. one of the surrounding towns is the commute time if you work in Nashville, the school system in Nashville isn't the best, you have a wide range of apartment choices in Nashville, health care is readily available in Nashville, and, of course, being an urban area, there are the same problems here as in other other cities of comparable size.

As for the weather, we have much milder winters than Michigan, but it does get very hot here in July and August. And, yes, we do occasionally get tornadoes in the Middle Tennessee area (and in Kentucky). It varies from year to year.
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Old 04-14-2007, 11:00 PM
 
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I am looking to relocate from the UP of Michigan. I am not too sure where I will move, but I have been thinking about Nashville. I am not into the party scene, so I don't need a lot of night spots, but I still like to go out to concerts (I love country music), good restaurants, movies, etc and I enjoy shopping. I don't have a college education, but I have a good work record. I have mainly done office/clerical work. Is it hard to find work in that field that pays well enough to support yourself there? Also, would you recommend moving to Nashville, or some smaller suburbs? What are the pros and cons of Nashville? How is the weather, are there a lot of severe weather problems (tornados)? I have also been considering Lexington, KY, or thereabouts. Is Nashville a better choice?
If you're considering a city the size of Lexington, might I suggest Knoxville as an alternative? The cost of living in Knoxville is quite a bit lower than in Nashville, but the job market here is booming. There's a much lower chance of tornadoes here in the eastern part of Tennessee, and Knoxville has a lot to do.

I do personally prefer Nashville because its airport is cheaper and Nashville has more of an urban feel to it, but if you want to live in an affordable suburb and not have much of a commute to downtown, then Knoxville is hard to beat.

Plus, the Smoky Mountains are just beautiful!

But if you're determined to choose between Nashville and Lexington, then Nashville would definitely be my choice.

Good luck!
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