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Old 02-16-2007, 09:20 AM
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I was looking at moving to Tennessee. Where should I move?
I need job opportunities (teaching?) or Accounting, good school for my 8-year old daughter, and reasonable living costs. I would like a neighborhood with sidewalks, not just interstate. Help. Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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I was looking at moving to Tennessee. Where should I move?
I need job opportunities (teaching?) or Accounting, good school for my 8-year old daughter, and reasonable living costs. I would like a neighborhood with sidewalks, not just interstate. Help. Thanks.
There are a bunch of us in this forum who would love to help you. But you've got to help us a bit more. Do you want to live in a big city? Small town? What do you consider "reasonable" living costs? Do you want to be near mountains (East Tennessee)? Or would you prefer more flat land (West Tennessee)?
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:12 AM
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Default I was looking at moving to Tennessee. Where should I move?

I was looking at moving to Tennessee. Where should I move?
I need job opportunities (teaching?) or Accounting, good school for my 8-year old daughter, and reasonable living costs. I would like a neighborhood with sidewalks, not just interstate. Help. Thanks.

I live in a city with a population of about 14,000 in PA. My daughter attends a Catholic school. The nearest mall is about 45 minutes away. The only places to eat are McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Wendy's (the last two have only opened in the last few years). My rent is currently $495.00/month.

I am looking for a city larger than where I live. I don't want to live in the city, but within a short driving distance. I am looking for rent of about $700.00-$850.00/month. I guess I would prefer less mountains, more flat (I come from the mountains). I am currently a self-employed Accountant, but I am possibly looking to switch to teaching. I am looking for a salary of around $40,000.00 (depending on what I decide to do for a living and the cost of living there). My daughter needs a school for advanced children (public or private). Oh, we have to have a swimming pool available for my daughter. She is also active in karate, dance and gymnastics.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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Maryville, which is right outside of Knoxville, may be a good choice. The only thing it has that you say you don't want is mountains, but to be honest the mountains are ten miles away from Maryville, as it's in the bottom of a very large valley.

You may also want to look at places near Nashville. Less mountains, pretty much everything else the same. Franklin is a possibility, but the prices may be too high for what you are looking for.

Good luck!
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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There is a great Catholic school in Johnson City, called St Mary's. However Washington County schools place by academic level, not just age and we love that school system. JC also is in more of a valley with rolling hills than mountains that are to our North, East and South. Tri-Cities is kind of situated in a horse shoe and protected by the mountains. There is a few public pools both in Johnson City and Kingsport, there are dance studios and Karate places. Rent, you should be able to find a nice house for $700-$800 a month fairly easy.
Hope that helps!
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:58 PM
 
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I was looking at moving to Tennessee. Where should I move?
I need job opportunities (teaching?) or Accounting, good school for my 8-year old daughter, and reasonable living costs. I would like a neighborhood with sidewalks, not just interstate. Help. Thanks.

I live in a city with a population of about 14,000 in PA. My daughter attends a Catholic school. The nearest mall is about 45 minutes away. The only places to eat are McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Wendy's (the last two have only opened in the last few years). My rent is currently $495.00/month.

I am looking for a city larger than where I live. I don't want to live in the city, but within a short driving distance. I am looking for rent of about $700.00-$850.00/month. I guess I would prefer less mountains, more flat (I come from the mountains). I am currently a self-employed Accountant, but I am possibly looking to switch to teaching. I am looking for a salary of around $40,000.00 (depending on what I decide to do for a living and the cost of living there). My daughter needs a school for advanced children (public or private). Oh, we have to have a swimming pool available for my daughter. She is also active in karate, dance and gymnastics.
Cookeville has excellent schools, including one of the state's few gifted elementary school programs and one of only 5 high schools in the state with the International Baccalaureate Program. The public schools are so good that there just aren't many private schools except a couple of small church schools. It's hilly in Cookeville but not mountainous.

I sent you a PM, please feel free to ask any other questions. Good luck with your search!
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:57 AM
 
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Default Think long and hard before relocating

If you are thinking of relocating to Tennessee, you should be willing to live with closed mindedness, ignorance, racism, and animal neglect/cruelty. Religion is one of the most important things to most Tennesseans. No matter how they treat other people and/or animals or what views they have on anything else, if they are practicing or professed Chrisitians, they are seen as good people. If you don't attend church, you will be hounded to do so and looked down upon if you don't.

Like it or not Tennesseans, this is the truth.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:48 AM
 
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If you are thinking of relocating to Tennessee, you should be willing to live with closed mindedness, ignorance, racism, and animal neglect/cruelty. Religion is one of the most important things to most Tennesseans. No matter how they treat other people and/or animals or what views they have on anything else, if they are practicing or professed Chrisitians, they are seen as good people. If you don't attend church, you will be hounded to do so and looked down upon if you don't.

Like it or not Tennesseans, this is the truth.
That is, of course, absurd.

But if Tennessee is as bad as you say, then where would you suggest that people live?
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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I was looking at moving to Tennessee. Where should I move?
I need job opportunities (teaching?) or Accounting, good school for my 8-year old daughter, and reasonable living costs. I would like a neighborhood with sidewalks, not just interstate. Help. Thanks.

I live in a city with a population of about 14,000 in PA. My daughter attends a Catholic school. The nearest mall is about 45 minutes away. The only places to eat are McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Wendy's (the last two have only opened in the last few years). My rent is currently $495.00/month.

I am looking for a city larger than where I live. I don't want to live in the city, but within a short driving distance. I am looking for rent of about $700.00-$850.00/month. I guess I would prefer less mountains, more flat (I come from the mountains). I am currently a self-employed Accountant, but I am possibly looking to switch to teaching. I am looking for a salary of around $40,000.00 (depending on what I decide to do for a living and the cost of living there). My daughter needs a school for advanced children (public or private). Oh, we have to have a swimming pool available for my daughter. She is also active in karate, dance and gymnastics.
Considering the things you mentioned, I think Johnson City, Kingsport or Bristol, TN would be ideal for you. Everything you're looking for can be found here along with a milder climate than PA.
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:41 AM
 
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Considering the things you mentioned, I think Johnson City, Kingsport or Bristol, TN would be ideal for you. Everything you're looking for can be found here along with a milder climate than PA.
RLR doesn't want mountains, so I think Middle Tennessee would be more fitting. But definitely avoid West Tennessee unless you just happen to like poverty and crime.
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