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Old 07-17-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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After a recent (year ago) move from Chicago to Floyd, VA, we are thinking of another move to the Nashville area. My husband is retired, however I will still be working. Any suggestions? Realtors have been pointing us towards Lasassas and Murfreesboro.
Appreciate any input!
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Give us more details about what you're looking for and a general price range.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Don't move to Nashville. Murfreesboro is fine but don't go near Briley Parkway ever. Speedtraps. yep, Speedtraps on the road with Opryland, Opry Mills and lots of tourism.

They clearly don't want people there.
Yeah, because NO OTHER cities or towns in the whole world employ speedtraps.

If you do the speed limit, you're not going to get a citation. It's pretty simple.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Sparta, TN
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We are looking for 1-2 acres, reasonably priced, close to diverse restaurants, activities, good shopping, etc. We came from the Chicago area where we had EVERYTHING and would like to have that kind of availability but with a small town feel.

Also, since there are no state sales tax (we hear) where are they getting their money - are the license plate high for vehicles? For instance, In VA they charge you a property tax each year for what your car is worth.

Thanks for any input!
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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You can easily find what you're looking for in most of the towns surrounding Nashville. I'm in Murfreesboro on 6 acres in a semi-rural area where there are several mini-farms with horses, cattle and such, but still within a 10-15 minute drive to major shopping and services, parks, the greenway, the dog park, the new hospital, etc. There is a small development across the street from me that is a culdsac with 3 homes currently for sale. Most houses overe there have at least 1 acre and the largest parcel has 15, I think. Very private and well-kept neighborhood.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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After a recent (year ago) move from Chicago to Floyd, VA, we are thinking of another move to the Nashville area. My husband is retired, however I will still be working. Any suggestions? Realtors have been pointing us towards Lasassas and Murfreesboro.
Appreciate any input!
If you're from Chicago (the city, not the suburbs), I would stick to the Nashville area and avoid Lasassas and Murfreesboro. I think these places will seem like hick towns full of rednecks to you. Once you get 20-30 miles outside of Nashville, watch out...
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Also, since there are no state sales tax (we hear) where are they getting their money - are the license plate high for vehicles? For instance, In VA they charge you a property tax each year for what your car is worth.

Thanks for any input!
Sales tax is 9.25%. It works out to be a little less on vehicles, but it's still a chunk of change on an average new vehicle. There is no state income tax. Unlike most states, sales tax is charged on products and labor. In most states, labor is not taxed.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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We are looking for 1-2 acres, reasonably priced, close to diverse restaurants, activities, good shopping, etc. We came from the Chicago area where we had EVERYTHING and would like to have that kind of availability but with a small town feel.

Also, since there are no state sales tax (we hear) where are they getting their money - are the license plate high for vehicles? For instance, In VA they charge you a property tax each year for what your car is worth.

Thanks for any input!
There is a TN state sales tax and it is just under 10%. There is no state income tax.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Car tags will cost you right at $80 now in Metro Nashville, I believe. Plus a $9 vehicle inspection fee (this is an emissions test).

And as ghone stated, there is no state income tax on wages, but there is a high sales tax (there's a different rate on food than other products, but it's still high), and a property tax of around 1%.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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Agree with BP. I think you should stick to Nashville. It would probably be difficult to find a lot of acres really close to the city. I'm not sure you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for.

I would visit, look at the city and the surrounding towns. Talk to the residents of these smaller towns and if that's what you want. You never know, it could be a good change for you - or not ??
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