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Old 11-29-2007, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Knoxville TN
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I keep reading about people moving south for a slower paced life. And I read about how "fast-paced" other areas of the country live. Well, I was born and raised in the south (New Orleans until age 33 and then was sentenced to central MS until we escaped to TN!). So here's my question...

Life was certainly busy in N.O. and it's even busier here. So, what is "fast-paced"? We never stop here in our neck of the South!
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:22 PM
 
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Maybe some are referring to the life style in California. I am originally from Louisiana and now live in Sunnyvale, California. The pace of life here is VERY busy! I believe it is because the weather is so nice and there is an abundance of things to do, that most people try to do too much. In addition, because the cost of living here is so extremely high, you must work, and work, and work HARD just to live here. It adds up to a fast pace of live because you hardly have time to rest or just to visit neighbors. Most people are too busy with their own lives to lend a hand to a neighbor in need, etc.

We are looking to move to Oak Ridge in about a year for a number of reasons. One being a slower pace of life from what we now have.

Hope this helps!
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Old 11-29-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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Inave,

I was also born and raised in Louisiana, but I am currently living in California just like sissy910. If you feel that the south is fast paced, don't ever move to California. Everything is much more fast paced in California than it is in the south. That is one of the reasons why I hope to retire in Tennessee.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Knoxville TN
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But this is what I'm talking about. My life here in the "slow" south is EXACTLY what sissy910 described about CA. We literally NEVER stop and yet we never seem to do all that we want to do. Granted, life in MS was sloooowwww b/c MS has GOT to be the most boring place in the world but, since moving to ET, we haven't stopped or gotten bored! If I live another 50 years, I don't think I'll have seen or done or been everywhere I want to around here! Maybe it's more lifestyle than location that keeps one busy.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:36 PM
 
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I just have one comment to help you integrate into the area. It isn't ya'll, it is y'all.
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Old 12-03-2007, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Greer, SC
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I think the slow pace of the south is definitely on the decline. I was raised in a small town in Alabama things were slow. My sister & I were talking about it the other day. We didn't have t'ball, socker, or a rec center. We played with the dogs, walked in the woods, daddy sat in his ez chair & used us for the remote control. Literally a big weekend was going next door to Granny & Grandad's to grill. We walked there by the way. After eating we would sometimes get the cane poles and go fishing in Mr. Thomas' pond next door. We were home with each other everyday after work & school, on the weekends we were home. There are still towns like that. My inlaws live in Royston, GA. You go to the gas station, they still pump your gas and you can put it on your account & pay it at the end of the month. ANYWAY all that to say........progress is fast paced & as these little sleepy towns progress they will speed up in the process! Knoxville is a city & cities are fast.
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