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Old 01-29-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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Hello,
This is my first time making a post so hopefully I ask the right questions. My husband and I currently live in Indianapolis and desperately want to move down south and away from the city.
I current work for a large insurance company and licensed to write commercial and personal lines in almost all 50 states. My husband works for the city drug lab and has experience as a phlelobotomist. We're starting to save up money to live on for about 4 months and hopefully like to move in the spring of 2009. Here's what I'd like to know:

1. How is the job market - is Nashville the kind of town you can find a job easily or should we have a solid job before moving?

2. Is the town geared more for families, young couples, urban professionals?

3. Is it better to start renting or buy a house?

I appreciate any positive and negative traits anyone would like to share about the city. We do not have any children and I am also looking to start law school in the next year, but I hope that I can fall back on my insurance background to find a job easy.

Thanks
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:37 PM
 
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My family and I moved to Nashville from Phoenix in 2003 and really liked it. We lived near Percy Priest Lake about five minutes from the airport and I-10. I met all kinds of people and would probably say it may be a good idea to visit the town and maybe talk to a relocation specialist. You can find some brief videos about Nashville on this site: TurnHere: Free video guides for travel, restaurants, hotels, local events & music (http://www.turnhere.com/search.aspx?query=Tennessee - broken link). Best wishes!
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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Nashville has a very strong, very stable job market. It's one of the country's fastest-growing cities. You shouldn't have any problems finding a job. And as with anyone who's moving to a new area, it's a great idea to rent first until you get a feel for the part of town you like and then buy.

But I am intrigued by something you said, cangar. In your original post, you said, "My husband and I currently live in Indianapolis and desperately want to move down south and away from the city." When you said "the city" did you mean Indianapolis in particular, or big cities in general? I ask because Nashville is almost as big as Indianapolis, so if living in a big city like Indianapolis isn't your cup of tea, then I don't know if living in Nashville would be any better.

On the other hand, as far as big cities go, Nashville is awesome, easily one of the nicest big cities in the country.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:34 PM
 
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My family and I moved to Nashville from Phoenix in 2003 and really liked it. We lived near Percy Priest Lake about five minutes from the airport and I-10. I met all kinds of people and would probably say it may be a good idea to visit the town and maybe talk to a relocation specialist. You can find some brief videos about Nashville on this site: TurnHere: Free video guides for travel, restaurants, hotels, local events & music (http://www.turnhere.com/search.aspx?query=Tennessee - broken link). Best wishes!
Where can I find a relocation specialist?
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Hey Thanks for the info. In a way, I did mean big city - the traffic, aggrogant self-absorbed people, and just the overall hustle and bustle of a large city that my husband and I are tired of. Last year for my birthday, we traveled down there for the weekend and I immediately feel in love with Nashville. It reminded me of where I'm orginally from Evansville, IN (small southwest town in IN), but Im having a little time trying to convince my husband. I think he needs to see a little more of the city first before he'll make up his mind.

We are also looking into Raleigh, NC or Cary, NC but one thing that attracts both of us for SURE is I believe TN does not have any state income or property taxes? If so, that just gives Nashville another star as far as I'm concerned.
But right now the research is definitely helping us to make a better decision.

Have A Great Week.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:22 PM
 
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Hey Thanks for the info. In a way, I did mean big city - the traffic, aggrogant self-absorbed people, and just the overall hustle and bustle of a large city that my husband and I are tired of. Last year for my birthday, we traveled down there for the weekend and I immediately feel in love with Nashville. It reminded me of where I'm orginally from Evansville, IN (small southwest town in IN), but Im having a little time trying to convince my husband. I think he needs to see a little more of the city first before he'll make up his mind.

We are also looking into Raleigh, NC or Cary, NC but one thing that attracts both of us for SURE is I believe TN does not have any state income or property taxes? If so, that just gives Nashville another star as far as I'm concerned.
But right now the research is definitely helping us to make a better decision.

Have A Great Week.
You're right, Tennessee does not have a state income tax nor a state property tax. Our sales tax is rather high, but since you pay only when you buy something, it's a tax that is totally in your control.

Raleigh is also a great place with a booming job market. It's also a lot closer to the ocean than Nashville. I can see why you would pick that area.

I happen to love Nashville and think it's one of the nicest and cleanest big cities in the country. There are some beautiful neighborhoods in the city and some really nice suburbs that have outstanding schools.

Nashville has been voted repeatedly as one of America's friendliest cities for several years in a row, and Tennessee is usually up there as one of the least expensive states as far as taxes go. Nashville is also blessed to be located in some beautiful topography: rolling hills, nice lakes, forests. You can go from downtown Nashville (Hard Rock Cafe, professional sports, honky tonks, nightclubs...) to a 1200-acre state natural area surrounding a quiet lake in just a few minutes--and it's still within the Nashville city limits.

Good luck!
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:41 AM
 
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You're right, Tennessee does not have a state income tax nor a state property tax.

Huh? The MLS listings show you have property tax
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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Huh? The MLS listings show you have property tax
He was referring to the STATE not having a property tax. Yes, cities and counties do.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:15 PM
 
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Pros: Fast-paced, diverse, shopping, dining, economy, affordability, cultural offerings
Cons: Atlanta-esque growing patterns, public school system, red necks, traffic, wasteful non-logical priority spending
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:59 PM
 
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You think Nashville is a fast-paced place?
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