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Old 01-12-2008, 12:48 AM
 
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Your opinions on the 3 mentioned towns please. I've checked them on the internet but wondered what you folks would say. I'm familiar with Shelbyville but not the other two. I've looked online at real estate in all three areas. But it's hard to get the feel of the towns just online. Any help or advice appreciated. Thinking of relocating and these are 3 of the places where hubby could potentially get employed. We are older but do have a 14 year old son who will be starting high school in the fall.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:39 AM
 
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Your opinions on the 3 mentioned towns please. I've checked them on the internet but wondered what you folks would say. I'm familiar with Shelbyville but not the other two. I've looked online at real estate in all three areas. But it's hard to get the feel of the towns just online. Any help or advice appreciated. Thinking of relocating and these are 3 of the places where hubby could potentially get employed. We are older but do have a 14 year old son who will be starting high school in the fall.
If I had to rank them, I'd put them in this order:

1. Cleveland
2. Shelbyville
3. Morristown

In all honesty, I like Shelbyville and Cleveland about the same. Cleveland is larger and is closer to a big city (Chattanooga) and is also right next to the mountains with whitewater rafting just a few minutes from town. But Shelbyville isn't too far from Murfreesboro which has a lot going for it, too, and it's closer to the Nashville airport which is much busier and cheaper than Chattanooga or Knoxville.

I would avoid Morristown at all costs. It's the one town in East Tennessee that looks like it belongs in the Rust Belt of Michigan or Ohio instead of Tennessee.
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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I have lived in Shelbyville and it is a very pretty area with close proximity to fun events and as the other poster stated, it is much easier to fly into Nashville airport and less expensive than either of the other two airports. The real estate prices are not quite as high as some surrounding towns and if you get on the right end of town, you can enjoy proximity to the interstate within minutes, without the hassles of big-city life.
Cleveland is progressive and close to the mountains and beautiful scenery. It is experiencing a lot of growth. I am not sure about the employment opportunities there. That depends on your husband's skills, I imagine. The one negative is that it is growing into Chattanooga along the interstate.
The school ratings might sway you if you check them out for all three cities.
We left Shelbyville and moved further up the road to be closer to MTSU when my children reached high school age. I don't know where you live now, but bear in mind, there is often culture shock when you move to a small town.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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I have read here that Morristown isn't the best. Just wanted to make sure as I am not familiar with it. Shelbyville I have visited numerous times and really like the area. Cleveland seems nice too although all I know I know from the internet. It helps to get a personal opinion. Thank you.



quote=JMT;2492263]If I had to rank them, I'd put them in this order:

1. Cleveland
2. Shelbyville
3. Morristown

In all honesty, I like Shelbyville and Cleveland about the same. Cleveland is larger and is closer to a big city (Chattanooga) and is also right next to the mountains with whitewater rafting just a few minutes from town. But Shelbyville isn't too far from Murfreesboro which has a lot going for it, too, and it's closer to the Nashville airport which is much busier and cheaper than Chattanooga or Knoxville.

I would avoid Morristown at all costs. It's the one town in East Tennessee that looks like it belongs in the Rust Belt of Michigan or Ohio instead of Tennessee.[/quote]
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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What do you consider the right end of town? The NE side going up 231? Hubby is a general surgeon so we are looking at towns that have a position already available. It's just finding one he likes and an area that we also like. We are in CA. now. But have visited Shelbyville many times as my family was from there in the 40's. I have a cousin in Shelbyville, Nolensville and Woodbury. We live in a town of 75,000 now so are used to fairly small towns and don't mind driving to nearby areas for more shopping.

There are also jobs in Clarksville and Fayetteville and Pulaski. Any thoughts on these places? There are also jobs in Nashville but we really didn't want to live in that large a city.

Apreciate your help.


quote=grangigi;2493811]I have lived in Shelbyville and it is a very pretty area with close proximity to fun events and as the other poster stated, it is much easier to fly into Nashville airport and less expensive than either of the other two airports. The real estate prices are not quite as high as some surrounding towns and if you get on the right end of town, you can enjoy proximity to the interstate within minutes, without the hassles of big-city life.
Cleveland is progressive and close to the mountains and beautiful scenery. It is experiencing a lot of growth. I am not sure about the employment opportunities there. That depends on your husband's skills, I imagine. The one negative is that it is growing into Chattanooga along the interstate.
The school ratings might sway you if you check them out for all three cities.
We left Shelbyville and moved further up the road to be closer to MTSU when my children reached high school age. I don't know where you live now, but bear in mind, there is often culture shock when you move to a small town.[/quote]
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