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Old 09-07-2007, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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This is a pretty neat idea from Scott Niswonger.

Rediscover Greeneville Tennessee
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Old 09-07-2007, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Hmmmmm, I lived in Greeneville for 19 years, so this is a really interesting idea. A pedestrian-oriented downtown would be a huge shift, as anyone who's walked around Main or Depot streets can attest to! Still, downtown Greeneville is one of the most beautiful of the cities -- I really like it better than Kingsport and Elizabethton, and definitely more than JC.

If it turned out like the pictures on the page, I might think about moving back!
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA (Inland Empire - Southern CA)
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This is a pretty neat idea from Scott Niswonger.

Rediscover Greeneville Tennessee
The link was great. From the video, a very nice looking and deeply rooted cultural district.

I've visited Greeneville before (circa 1970-' - '80's), but didn't spend time looking...mostly visiting relatives I've lost touch with, and with whom I hope to reconnect.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-09-2007, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Hmmmmm, I lived in Greeneville for 19 years, so this is a really interesting idea. A pedestrian-oriented downtown would be a huge shift, as anyone who's walked around Main or Depot streets can attest to! Still, downtown Greeneville is one of the most beautiful of the cities -- I really like it better than Kingsport and Elizabethton, and definitely more than JC.

If it turned out like the pictures on the page, I might think about moving back!
I grew up in Greeneville my whole life and would move back easily if there were more job opportunities. I love the area. People say there is nothing to do, but I disagree. Tons of outdoor stuff to do, nice downtown, and concerts come pretty regularly now with Capital Theatre & NPAC.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:41 PM
 
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Smile Thinking of relocating

Hi, I am new to all this! and I am interested in relocating to the Greeneville, Tennessee area. I have lived in Florida for over 30 years and am looking for a change in climate, etc. I visited the Gatlinburg area and have talked to people from Tennessee and all have said how friendly everybody is. I'm wondering how easy it is to fit in? I'm a single woman in my 40's and would be moving there alone. I am wondering about the weather, I do like the cold weather, but would not like a brutal winter , 30s, would be okay, but have never driven in the snow. Just wondering if I could get some feedback about the area. Also, is it a dry town?
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Memphis
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Hi, I am new to all this! and I am interested in relocating to the Greeneville, Tennessee area. I have lived in Florida for over 30 years and am looking for a change in climate, etc. I visited the Gatlinburg area and have talked to people from Tennessee and all have said how friendly everybody is. I'm wondering how easy it is to fit in? I'm a single woman in my 40's and would be moving there alone. I am wondering about the weather, I do like the cold weather, but would not like a brutal winter , 30s, would be okay, but have never driven in the snow. Just wondering if I could get some feedback about the area. Also, is it a dry town?
I will not lie, I'm a Greeneville local but sometimes people from Greeneville are hesitant of "outsiders." Definitely not near as bad as Newport, or some other areas, but some are. Honestly it can be a little difficult in Greeneville if you don't know anyone. My best suggestion would be to join a church.

Weather can get cold in the winter down to the 20's occasionally, but generally it is in the 30's. There is most always some snow in the winter, but it is just usually a dusting and not too bad.

It is not dry. There is not really much of a nightlife. One of the most popular bars is the Hyperion. There is also an Applebee's and Fatz (local chain similar to Applebees) that serve alcohol and have bars. And, a local place called Augustino's, it is an italian restaurant with good food and a small bar. They are talking about opening up another one downtown on the page, but it may be a couple years before that happens. For nightlife you'd want to go up to Johnson City (about 30 mins) - lots of bars, clubs, concerts, etc. Good luck!
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Old 09-19-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Having been born and raised in Greeneville I must say it is a great place to grow up, visit, or retire, but I would not live there if you are trying to make a living and a career. I got out of there ASAP after high school and am happier for it. Greeneville has grown a lot since I left, but there is still not enough there to warrant moving there out of the blue unless those first three things I listed apply to you.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:05 PM
 
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Well, I would be relocating w/my employment. I'm more concerned about being able to meet new people and being accepted. It would be a huge move for me and I really would like to get a feel of the area before uprooting the past almost 40 years of my life!!!! I am interested in relocating to a place where there are season changes, friendly people, but am not interested in too brutal of a winter, say Wisconsin or something. A couple inches of snow I could probably handle, but feet no way!
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Here is a suggestion. There are places in between Greeneville and Johnson City that might fit your needs. Short commute to work (10-15 minutes) to Greeneville and a short trip (10-15 minutes) to night life, entertainment, shopping etc in Johnson City. Maybe somewhere just west of Jonesborough which is a nice town which is seeing some transplants moving in who seems to be excepted and enjoying life there.
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