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Old 03-18-2007, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Just wondering...

I was born/raised in Tennessee, but have been in Colorado for last 10 years.

My DH and I are considering returning to TN and although we still have family in Nashville/Middle TN area, the area is no longer what it used to be.

Any suggestions on best places to settle??
Any places to avoid?
General opinions on the area?
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Old 03-18-2007, 01:51 PM
 
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Just wondering...

I was born/raised in Tennessee, but have been in Colorado for last 10 years.

My DH and I are considering returning to TN and although we still have family in Nashville/Middle TN area, the area is no longer what it used to be.

Any suggestions on best places to settle??
Any places to avoid?
General opinions on the area?
You'll probably get a variety of answers.

However, you need to be a little more specific. Are you looking for good schools? What kind of housing costs? Jobs? Do you want to live in a city or out in the country? How close to Nashville do you need to be?
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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You'll probably get a variety of answers.

However, you need to be a little more specific. Are you looking for good schools? What kind of housing costs? Jobs? Do you want to live in a city or out in the country? How close to Nashville do you need to be?
Schools are not important as my youngest graduated high school last semester. She is considering attending college in TN, but is still undecided.

We would be looking in the 250k-375k range.

My dh has a job with Big Blue that he can work from any location-not an issue. For me, I do mostly accounts payable, an can pay bills for anyone anywhere.

I am a city girl by nature but wouldnt mind the outskirts. I would like to have at least an acre or even up to 5-10 acres but not necessary. Ya see, I have been living in a hous where neighbors are so close we could spit on each others windows; not what I was used to.

The important things to me are city water, no septic tanks and relatively close to interstates etc.

We have family in Franklin, South Nashville, and Knoxville, so we are considering many areas, it is just tough since the areas I was used to are no longer what I was used to.

We last lived in Donelson area and I grew up allover, South Nashvillle (Woodbine area) to Hendersonville, then to Antioch. I graduated from Antioch High School (old building on Blue Hole Road).

Hope this gives enough info anyone to give their thoughts.


Thank you in advance!
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Are you saying you've ruled Franklin out? I wasn't sure; or whether you were just saying you have family there.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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No, but I usually find it too 'rich' for my taste and it seems very crowded...
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Well, since you're all over the map (literally), I might suggest making a list of the twenty or so things that are important to you and then ranking them into "must have / very desirable / nice to have but not absolutely required." Then get out a map of Middle Tennessee and get the names of the towns or counties along the interstate highways. You could make it into a grid with the things wanted on the side and the town names across the top. Then I would do a Google search for each of the town and get the basic infomation of each of the towns. You might not find some of the specifics you're looking for; in that case just take your best guess. Put a check mark in the grid. See if there's one or two towns that comes closest to meeting your needs. Is there an area that's worth a closer look?

I'm going to suggest looking at Clarksville just because I'm orginally from Clarksville and think it's a nice small city. It also has a nice state university there if that would interest your daughter. You might also consider one of the outlying areas of Rutherford County, or Sumner County.

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Old 03-18-2007, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Just wondering...

I was born/raised in Tennessee, but have been in Colorado for last 10 years.

My DH and I are considering returning to TN and although we still have family in Nashville/Middle TN area, the area is no longer what it used to be.

Any suggestions on best places to settle??
Any places to avoid?
General opinions on the area?
Have you looked into Mt. Juliet? Very nice homes just east of Nashville. Check out some of the places for sale on realtor.com.

And I'd vote for Vanderbilt for your daughter!
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:44 PM
 
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Schools are not important as my youngest graduated high school last semester. She is considering attending college in TN, but is still undecided.

We would be looking in the 250k-375k range.

My dh has a job with Big Blue that he can work from any location-not an issue. For me, I do mostly accounts payable, an can pay bills for anyone anywhere.

I am a city girl by nature but wouldnt mind the outskirts. I would like to have at least an acre or even up to 5-10 acres but not necessary. Ya see, I have been living in a hous where neighbors are so close we could spit on each others windows; not what I was used to.

The important things to me are city water, no septic tanks and relatively close to interstates etc.

We have family in Franklin, South Nashville, and Knoxville, so we are considering many areas, it is just tough since the areas I was used to are no longer what I was used to.

We last lived in Donelson area and I grew up allover, South Nashvillle (Woodbine area) to Hendersonville, then to Antioch. I graduated from Antioch High School (old building on Blue Hole Road).

Hope this gives enough info anyone to give their thoughts.


Thank you in advance!
Since you have family in Nashville and Knoxville, how about living around Cookeville? For your price range you can get acreage even in the city (with sewer system). It's got Tennessee's fastest-growing state university (Tennessee Tech) and is only an hour from the Nashville airport. It's right on I-40 and has things you'd find in a big city (symphony, art galleries, a variety of playhouses, good restaurants, lots of shopping) minus the traffic, crime and high taxes.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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have you considered Crossville?
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I wouldn't leave Chattanooga and the surrounding areas out of the mix. In many ways, it's a more attractive place to live now than ever before. This is a view from a visitor however; I've never lived there.
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