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Old 03-03-2020, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Like the major tornado in downtown Nashville this morning?
I would say that part of TN (and probably that part of KY) gets 5x-10x more tornadoes than the eastern part of the states. Even if we do get tornadoes this far east (and it does happen occasionally), they're usually weaker and cause far less damage.

I wouldn't avoid the areas out of a fear of tornadoes, but it is something folks need to be aware of and plan for.
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Old 03-03-2020, 01:21 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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If you look at the overall state level crime rates, TN has a much higher crime rate overall than KY.
You do know that TN reports crime stats very different from most places: each part of a crime is reported, thereby increasing, almost doubling the actual crime rate. eg, B&E also includes the lesser crime of theft.

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I would say that part of TN (and probably that part of KY) gets 5x-10x more tornadoes than the eastern part of the states. Even if we do get tornadoes this far east (and it does happen occasionally), they're usually weaker and cause far less damage.

I wouldn't avoid the areas out of a fear of tornadoes, but it is something folks need to be aware of and plan for.
We retired to SW TN from NYC - I previously lived in NJ, RI, attended college in NE TN; he previously in NJ, PA, FL. We chose TN for its low property sales prices, low property taxes, rural/no neighbors. As for tornadoes, there have been 2 in our area in the last 7 years we've been here. The bigger areas for tornadoes are south (MS) and further west of us. Another reason we chose TN was climate - winters are short, not much snow. In fact, it's spring here already - daffodils were out before March 1, our fruit trees were budding then also. It's time to get the deck and pool ready for the early summer.
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Old 03-03-2020, 02:16 PM
 
Location: IN
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TN will be as crowded as DFW in a few years. Nashville is the new Atlanta. Do you really want to retire to THAT?

Also with climate change, Louisville in 2040 will have the same weather as Nashville today (read, warm).
I’m not looking forward to any more warming, hopefully will be living much further north by then. With technology rapidly advancing and costs dramatically falling, I’m hoping rapid decarbonization will lead to less of adverse outcome. Otherwise, Louisville will have constant flood threats going forward in time.
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You do know that TN reports crime stats very different from most places: each part of a crime is reported, thereby increasing, almost doubling the actual crime rate. eg, B&E also includes the lesser crime of theft.



We retired to SW TN from NYC - I previously lived in NJ, RI, attended college in NE TN; he previously in NJ, PA, FL. We chose TN for its low property sales prices, low property taxes, rural/no neighbors. As for tornadoes, there have been 2 in our area in the last 7 years we've been here. The bigger areas for tornadoes are south (MS) and further west of us. Another reason we chose TN was climate - winters are short, not much snow. In fact, it's spring here already - daffodils were out before March 1, our fruit trees were budding then also. It's time to get the deck and pool ready for the early summer.
TN does report the stats differently. I understand this. With that said, TN is always making the "most violent" and "highest crime" types of lists on a per state basis. KY is almost never on those types of lists. Yes, inner city Memphis and Nashville account for a lot of those issues, but those issues extend to a point throughout the entire state. TN has a very violent and drug-heavy culture throughout the state.

I don't think the reporting differences alone account for the crime differences between TN and KY. TN is just higher across the board.

SW TN is not going to be attractive for many people. Too rural, too flat, too little to do.
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Old 03-04-2020, 05:52 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Generally Nashville and Louisville have same risk of tornadoes. Not sure how Louisville having a Nashville climate would help anything. People don't move to Nashville for the weather. It's marginally warmer in the winter with similar level of allergies and severe weather risk. They move there for amenities and business friendly tax code.
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