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Small town with conveniences, employment, good church, weather conditions

 
Old 04-21-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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Hey to the good folk of Tennesse: I live in Arizona and am ready for a change. I was thinking about relocating with my two teenagers to somewhere down South. I know nothing about Tennesse at all but I would like to. I am looking for a small town atmosphere but the conveniences of a larger one. I want to be close to good schools, employment and a good church. In Arizona we only have to deal with heat and drought so I am not used to ice, snow or extreme weather conditions. Is there any place like that in Tennesse? Anyone with any ideas please let me know.
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:52 PM
 
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Well, we could certainly recommend some small towns that would work for you, but if the weather is a big factor for you, you might consider that first.

We have four definite seasons here, and the weather varies a lot from year-to-year and even day-to-day. Spring is nice (I love it), but it can be cool early in the season, and there will be several rainy days. Temperature will normally vary from the 40s to the 80s. This year has been odd, we've have days in April where it's gotten down into the low 20s (that is very unusual). Summers can be hot and humid, especially July and August. High temperatures will be in the 90s. Fall is a beautiful time and it's generally still relatively warm, although it can start to get cold in November. To my mind, the fall color of the trees rivals or surpasses Vermont. Our real winter is from about December through February. Snowfall and temperatures vary a lot from year to year. For example, here in Nashville we only got a couple of inches of snow this year; other years we might get ten or twelve inches or more. Temperatures in winter here can drop down into the teens or lower, although overnight lows in the 20s would be more typical. Some years it gets down below 0 for several days. We will have rain through the year. And, yep, we do have tornadoes in the south, although that fact is not quite as scary to the people who live here as it is to people from other area of the country who have only heard about tornadoes.

So, that's a quick run-down on Tennessee weather. It's certainly different than Arizona. If this is too much of a shock to your system, you might consider moving further south, say to one of the small towns in Georgia.

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Old 04-21-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Hey to the good folk of Tennesse: I live in Arizona and am ready for a change. I was thinking about relocating with my two teenagers to somewhere down South. I know nothing about Tennesse at all but I would like to. I am looking for a small town atmosphere but the conveniences of a larger one. I want to be close to good schools, employment and a good church. In Arizona we only have to deal with heat and drought so I am not used to ice, snow or extreme weather conditions. Is there any place like that in Tennesse? Anyone with any ideas please let me know.
Are you saying that you don't want ice or snow? Or are you saying you're up for a change?

What kind of employment are you looking for? Are you looking for a factory job? Nursing? Secretarial? If you want to live in a town with more jobs and higher pay, you're generally going to have to pay more for housing. How much are you willing to spend?

There are many wonderful towns in Tennessee with good schools and lots of churches. Let us know what kind of jobs you want and what your budget is, and we can help you narrow down your choices.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:20 AM
 
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I love Savannah, TN because it's small but close to larger towns. Good schools. We have a Wal-Mart and a new Lowe's!!!! 4 seasons of weather but not drastic like North.
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