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Old 10-10-2006, 09:36 AM
 
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Fl PharmD,
Yes, you can find what you are looking for in the Tri-Cities. As for close to smaller towns for day to day shopping, look at Gray, (where I live), Jonesborough, Colonial Heights, Piney Flats, Blountville. And maybe a few more I have forgotten. But the way the Tri-Cities are laid out, no matter where or which direction you drive, you will have beautiful mountain views but not the windy mountain Rd's. There are grocery stores and a few others in areas outside Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol and you will see lots of trees and cow fields along the ways to these towns. And you can drive the 20 minutes or so to the cities for work.
There are lots of festivals in the Tri-cities all year long, you won't have a problem finding something to do in that respect just about every weekend,throughout spring, summer and fall.
The schools here are great too!
I hope that helps

I figured most of the area would be nice (and could also see that in the pictures you posted in some other threads), I just really needed some direction as to where to start looking. Thanks for giving me what I needed! I will make sure we check out those areas (Gray, Jonesborough, Colonial Heights, Piney Flats, Blountville) while we're in town.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Happy to help! If you need any other information before you get here, please feel free to ask, I will try to get you what you need.
When will you be here? I'll see if there any festivals going on in your time frame.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:13 PM
 
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We will be there at the end of December through January 2nd, so we will be there over new years. We would have preferred to come see the fall colors, but due to school we were unable to get a week off until winter.

Thanks again!
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:41 AM
 
Location: Tri-Cities area, Tennessee
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A lot of retired military attend college at ETSU in Johnson City or the local community college near Blountville. Many of the high schools have ROTC programs, if you would like to help teach that. You have to be within 5 years of military retirement (no longer than 5 years ago to land that kind of job). Sometimes veterans get jobs at the VA home in Johnson City.

I don't know about the $400 rent, but I'll bet you could find something about $500 - but like mbmouse said, keep watching the online papers. Or subscribe to one of the local papers - depending on what your plans are when you come.

Last edited by GrannyLois; 10-11-2006 at 03:41 AM.. Reason: misspelling
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Port Orange Florida
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So far this year I have been to Tn 5 times. I'm from Port Orange Florida.(born R.I.) I wanted to find the best place to buy a home and to retire. I thought it would be Florida. "Big mistake" I have just been as far west as Cleveland, and traveled east. Spent about a month looking... All of the state that I have seen is quite beautiful, but I find the Tri-City area is the place I want to hang my hat.. I just love Jonesborough,Gray,Limestone,Rone Mountain and Bluff City. Just breath taking views of the mountains.. Seems what ever town you choose, your really not far from the city.Now I have to choose. Fell in love with Tennessee. I wish I had visited the state in my younger years,(I'm 61) if I did, I would be there now.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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...... Our neighborhood was about 10 minutes to town, the drive was decorated with trees and cow fields, and my parents knew EVERY one of my neighbors by first name. ......
Just for you!!!!
This is a very typical sight in east TN.


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Old 10-12-2006, 12:13 PM
 
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Woo Hoo! I'll take it!
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:49 PM
 
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Default B'ville to G'ville to ??

FLPD, fellow Brooksvillian here. Moved to TN for grad school and lived there for 10 years. My family and I are moving from Clearwater to the Tri-Cities in January. (My wife's family has had a place in Kingsport for a number of years).

Anyway, the area is much like B'ville in culture *except* they are not as keen on FL Gator football. Might wanna check out the TN Vols to get acclimated. Only drawback will be that (initially) if you are not in a subdivision in a bigger town (eg, Johnson City), then it may take you a bit more work to become involved with your neighbors and community. Much like Brooksville, many folks have known each other for years, and though they may be courteous to everyone, it might take some effort to get to know them.

Nothing different than any other southern town, really.
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