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Old 10-15-2010, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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In terms of higher ed, here's how I'd rank the TN schools:

1. Vandy- very good national reputation, in that tier just below the Ivies along with Duke, Emory, and the like.

2. Sewanee/University of the South- Tennessee's little known gem. Top tier liberal arts college that compares favorably with a lot of places that get more national love in the category.

3. Tennessee-Knoxville- good by SEC standards, about third tier among national public universities. (Top tier being the Virginia, Cal-Berkley, and Michigan level schools, and second tier being Illinois, Wisconsin-Madison and the like)

Big gap below UT-Knoxville and a huge slide into utter and interchangeable mediocrity after that.
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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U.S. News and World Report ranks UT Knoxville 47th among all public universities for 2011, up five spots from the previous year.

Further, the College of Engineering's graduate program in nuclear engineering is ranked ninth nationally. The supply chain management and logistics program is ranked 12th among all national universities, and the College of Law's clinical training program is 18th nationally.

The Princeton Review lists UT in its 2011 edition of "The Best 373 Colleges," making the grade with just 15 percent of the nation’s four-year colleges and universities.

National Jurist Magazine ranked the College of Law as the nation’s 14th Best Value Law School.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranked UT as one of the top 100 universities in the nation in 2009 for "best value," a measure of the quality of academic programs compared to costs and financial aid.

And on and on and on...

The University of Tennessee: UT Among Top National Public Universities

Go VOLS!
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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No area of any state is perfect. Small towns in TN have crime just as the big cities do. The big cities just get all the news. Some rural areas have a definite Meth problem.

I live in Memphis, and my Mom lives in a very small rural town in Northwest TN. She has had more crime lately, in her area than our part of Memphis.

Crime in Memphis is not widespread, you can avoid it if you are street smart and no where to go and when to go.

The worst thing that happened to Memphis was years of Willie, we are on the way back now.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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The good:
Low housing costs.
Low taxes.
Job market isn't as competitive.
Mild winters compared to NE.

The bad:
Awful schools. Lousy university system.
High crime. Nashville has bad crime. Memphis is straight-up scary.
Dumb, intolerant population outside of urban areas.
Limited upward mobility.

Don't let the door hit you.....
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Knoxville,Tn.
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Don't let the door hit you.....
Love it!!!!!
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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The good:
Low housing costs.
Low taxes.
Job market isn't as competitive.
Mild winters compared to NE.

The bad:
Awful schools. Lousy university system.
High crime. Nashville has bad crime. Memphis is straight-up scary.
Dumb, intolerant population outside of urban areas.
Limited upward mobility.
Agree 100% West TN crime and unemployment both extremely high.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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Smile wanting a new start

Me n my husband live in Union Mississippi have 3 kids 9,2,4. Looking for a good place in the country in Tennessee to start over nothing in ms.Where is the best place to look.
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Old 11-07-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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Anywhere depending on what you like. Best is middle to east TN, but some great places in W. TN also.
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