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Old 11-03-2007, 06:07 AM
 
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Sunny, I have lived all over the US for 30 years. Florida is the worst climate I've ever experienced. Its not liveable - people that think Florida is a good climate to escape the northern cold have got to realize that the heat is all-encompassing and unrelenting. You'll hate it if you don't love humidity .The humidity is literally breathtaking. It's stressful just to go outside and you break into an instant sweat. Florida is not as wonderful as you think.
Sounds just like what we experienced in TN this past summer - every bit as bad as Sarasota...
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Telford, TN
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We moved to Jonesborough, TN from Jacksonville, FL this sumer and while it was hot in TN, it didn't compare to FL. It cools down at night in TN while staying in the 80's at night in FL plus the humidity in FL was much higher. I am speaking of the northeastern part of TN. I know the rest of TN was really hot this summer.
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:20 AM
 
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Great thread. I am originally from CT then spent 11 awful years in South East FL. I agree with Peggy and Sunny, the heat and humidity of Fl is the worst! I have traveled all over this country, only about 8 or 9 continental states I haven't been to (mainly west coast, haven't gotten there yet) and I have also been to Canada, Mexico, Hawaii and Aruba, the climate in FL is just awful! I have been in North East TN for a little over 10 years now. It still amazes me every day, the views, the people, the climate, even the growth has seemed to be at a nice even pace. My hubby is a native and he has traveled a lot too. Neither of us could even imagine wanting to live anywhere else. There is just so much to do here and so enjoyable and affordable for a family.

Hey a fellow yankee..Could you tell me what town are you in? I ask because I drove thru the area a couple of years ago, and noticed there was a smell of chemicals around the area - don't know what city. -
IS there a lot of industry up there and how can we avoid it - is there a clean "pocket" not downwind from the plants? I know about Eastman Chemical
we are semi-retirees and would love to be in a less congested place that isn't all about subdivisions and newbuilds and schools. Stonington CT , or Lakeville, or Southport in Fairfeld County have that preserved old town feel to them - and wowee what a price tag to boot..lol Thanks! 12b
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Old 11-03-2007, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Hey a fellow yankee..Could you tell me what town are you in? I ask because I drove thru the area a couple of years ago, and noticed there was a smell of chemicals around the area - don't know what city. -
IS there a lot of industry up there and how can we avoid it - is there a clean "pocket" not downwind from the plants? I know about Eastman Chemical
we are semi-retirees and would love to be in a less congested place that isn't all about subdivisions and newbuilds and schools. Stonington CT , or Lakeville, or Southport in Fairfeld County have that preserved old town feel to them - and wowee what a price tag to boot..lol Thanks! 12b
Ok, I think I am getting what you are looking for with those comparisons. If you like Stoneington CT you should look at Jonesborough or Elizabethton in the Tri-Cities area. I live in Gray but it has several subdivisions going in and a new school along with the other two already here, it really is a bedroom community type place. Elizabethton and Jonesborough are more "quaint" like Stonington and lots of old, restored buildings, lots of little home town shops and eateries. You'll giggle at the prices.
The chemical smell comes from Eastman and Domtar in Kingsport. I very rarely smell it anymore. Folks that are born and raised here seem to never smell it and if they do, they call it " ahh, the smell of economy" hahahhahaha. I do know it really bothers some people and if you are very sensitive to smells like that, I would say stay away from the north side of Bays Mountain.
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Little Rock
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Default TN v FL

This past spring, we visited Orlando and Roan Mountain, and looked at properties in both places then chose the Roan Mountain Area 12 miles from Elizabethton. I really wanted to buy in Florida but it is not only hot but LOOKs hot too. I live in Arkansas so heat is not such a problem, but even here it doesn't LOOK hot.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:59 AM
 
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We currently live outside of Bradenton, FL, just south of Tampa but hope to move up there soon.
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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Born & raised in Miami, Florida....have lived in Erlanger, Ky., Richmond, Va., & Hawaii. For the last 20 or so years, we've been in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. We're searching for our best place for retirement in three years. The tri-cities area is now on the top of my list
Indiana was up there as well, but I don't think there would be enough positive change for us to make a move there. The two things that will make it very difficult to leave, are our two daughters
Maybe once we do fall in love with the tri-cities area, we can convince them to join us
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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Ok, I think I am getting what you are looking for with those comparisons. If you like Stoneington CT you should look at Jonesborough or Elizabethton in the Tri-Cities area. I live in Gray but it has several subdivisions going in and a new school along with the other two already here, it really is a bedroom community type place. Elizabethton and Jonesborough are more "quaint" like Stonington and lots of old, restored buildings, lots of little home town shops and eateries. You'll giggle at the prices.
The chemical smell comes from Eastman and Domtar in Kingsport. I very rarely smell it anymore. Folks that are born and raised here seem to never smell it and if they do, they call it " ahh, the smell of economy" hahahhahaha. I do know it really bothers some people and if you are very sensitive to smells like that, I would say stay away from the north side of Bays Mountain.
thank you - I will check it out !
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine, FL
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Jacksonville/Saint Augustine............and h-a-t-e it every day!!! Looking forward to retirement and actively looking for property as I type.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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I will NEVER go back to Florida. vacation , yes.

I have met MANY people here- relocated from Orlando- telling me how bad the crime is there- its like NYC- no thanks!!!!
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