U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Tennessee > Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol
 [Register]
Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol The Tri-Cities area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-27-2006, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
36,300 posts, read 36,954,701 times
Reputation: 56587

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by osmotic View Post
Okay. I, for one, am from a very big city, and Tri-cities altogether is very rural for me. Here is my wish list for JC or Tri-Cities.

1. More Starbucks (This will be easy)
2. Trader Joe
3. Whole Foods
4. Dunkin' Donut
5. IKEA (the closest one is located at Atlanta)

Now, getting more unrealistic... is it not?

6. More business
7. Good colleges (I mean 'good' ones - 1st tier ones)
8. Museum
9. Passenger Railways to DC, Memphis, and Atlanta
10. Direct flight between TCRA and Northeast (Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC)
11. Southwest or AirTran

Population, population, population..

Happy holidays to y'all.
Why would you choose it if it didn't have the things you like? Why would you want to change it to be more like the place you left?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-27-2006, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
7,280 posts, read 19,952,860 times
Reputation: 2773
I personally disagree osmotic. I can happily say that from what what I have learned and observed since moving to this area 6 years ago (even though most of that time was in Greeneville, now JC area) that kind of growth will not happen any time soon.
I agree with LauraC whole heartedly, if you want to change it why move/live here?
As for some of those stores, you can get to them or something similar in a relatively short drive time. There is a HUGE Bass Pro shop that was just built just off the 407 (Pigeon Forge) exit on 40, about an hour drive from JC. We have Mahoneys, which is a LOCALLY OWNED sporting goods store that has a lot to offer any sportsman.
Instead of Dunkin Donuts, we have Krispy-Kream. The main one in Kingsport, you can watch through the glass all the donuts being made and YUMMY!. They are made localy and brought to many, mnay convienece stores and grocery stores everyday. We do have a Starbucks and an Atlanta Bread Company and Penera Bread, which also offers free WiFi.
From Tri-Cities you can get direct flights to NY, DC, Chicago, Philly, Charlotte, Orlando and others.
So in my opinion, there is plenty here and if you really want something that isn't, you can get to Asheville NC in 45 minutes, Abington VA in 45 minutes, Knoxville in an hour and a half. Although I have never said,"gee I have to drive to Knoxville to get -----fill in the blank----- I have everything I need and more, right here at home.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Northern CA but can't wait to get out!
203 posts, read 728,109 times
Reputation: 86
Default No thank you???

Quote:
Originally Posted by amjb View Post
I was referring to the whole eastern TN area in general. But 50,000 people in Johnson City is overcrowded to me. 1,420 people per square mile, no thank you.

Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles ~ an even bigger, "NO THANK YOU."

How I would LOVE to live in an area with only 1,420 people per square mile! That's one of the reasons I'm looking in that JC area. Currently in the area of Northern CA that my family and I are in, the population density if over 4,000 per square mile. 1,400 seems like a dream to me... Can't wait to get there.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 02:27 PM
 
3,918 posts, read 9,995,714 times
Reputation: 3165
Osmotic-

I totally agree about the Trader Joe's wish! I'm told TN will never have one due to liquor sales restrictions. You know how much wine they sell.

Here in Nash/Franklin we have Southwest, lots of Starbuck's and Dunkin Donuts too. Still waiting for Nordstrom, In & Out, Ethel M, and dim sum.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Johnson City, TN
130 posts, read 532,527 times
Reputation: 127
1. More Starbucks I could deal with that!
2. Trader Joe Who?
3. Whole Foods No need.
4. Dunkin' Donut I would pee myself with joy!!!
5. IKEA Nah, I'm a guy and I'm straight....

6. More business Seems to be getting gradually better
7. Good colleges (I mean 'good' ones - 1st tier ones) You better duck.
8. Museum We have "Hand's On" FWIW
9. Passenger Railways to DC, Memphis, and Atlanta NO!
10. Direct flight between TCRA and Northeast (Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, DC) Add Tampa to the list please.
11. Southwest or AirTran Southwest rules!


I guess Bass Pro is out, huh.

Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 05:50 PM
 
34 posts, read 123,217 times
Reputation: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by akm4 View Post
Osmotic-

I totally agree about the Trader Joe's wish! I'm told TN will never have one due to liquor sales restrictions. You know how much wine they sell.

Here in Nash/Franklin we have Southwest, lots of Starbuck's and Dunkin Donuts too. Still waiting for Nordstrom, In & Out, Ethel M, and dim sum.
If TN is not destined to have Trader Joe's in the near future, I only wish southwestern VA would bring one. I decided not to wish too much at one time, to keep myself sane.

Because of its political/geographical status, plus VU, I think Nashville is so much better than most other parts of the state, in terms of 'civilization'. Probably you will also see IKEA, before Nordstrom and others. Good for you!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 06:21 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
22,583 posts, read 50,424,999 times
Reputation: 13546
JoeP:

You are very witty. No wonder your reputation almost equals your posts!

And I am so fixing you up with TeddiHerb!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 06:24 PM
 
34 posts, read 123,217 times
Reputation: 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
Why would you choose it if it didn't have the things you like? Why would you want to change it to be more like the place you left?
Fist of all, might I remind you that this was my 'WISH' list?

I came to TN because I foresaw its development potential. Unlike some others, I didn't leave northeast because I hated to be there. To me, It looks evident that we will see several things listed in my list happening in the 'near' future, fueled by retiring & relocating baby boomers. As to why I would want to change things to be more like the place I left, I want to say let's remember what has been constantly happening in this country from its birth. It's not something like changing France into England.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 06:27 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
15,204 posts, read 11,289,393 times
Reputation: 9998
Joe P, I believe there is a direct flight from Knox to St.Pete couple of times a week. Allegiant Air
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-27-2006, 06:28 PM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
22,583 posts, read 50,424,999 times
Reputation: 13546
"Development potential."

Eww. Wrong answer.

Too bad that this is a free country, Tennessee included, otherwise I'd have to vote Osmotic "out."

Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Tennessee > Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top