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Hi everyone, Random question- has anyone recently moved to Tennessee in the last two years? If so, what are the pros and cons? Which city should I consider moving to?

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I think in order to give you a solid recommendation it'd be helpful to know where you're moving from or what kind of living environment you're looking for.

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Ahhhhh good point. I currently live in Houston, Texas and I’m looking for a change in pace. I used to think Houston would be my forever home but I no longer feel that way. It’s too crowded and getting expensive. Plus, I’m over the whole flooding/hurricane experience.

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So I just moved to a tier two/three city in the south, from LA, and I really love it. The pace is slower, the mindset is obviously very different but primarily it's just less competitive. I think in Tennessee you will also have a lot of insects/bugs in the summer. Nashville is nice if you like a city vibe. I would do a trip out there and check out different places. Do you get to work remotely or is there a location where your office is based.

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Mhhhh good points. I’m moving from Houston so I’m hoping TN has a slower pace. Unfortunately, I’m used to the bugs in the south. 🥲 I think I’ll take your advice and scope out a few cities before I make my final decision. Thanks for the insight.

I lived in Nashville for a couple years a few years ago . It’s a cool place to have fun, but I wouldn’t settle long term bc of certain things. I came from the north so a couple of these might just be me not being used to the south. 1. The city is very segregated (even the bars/clubs) which was something I was not used to. 2. Not very pedestrian friendly - lack of sidewalks and the bus system is horrible. I’ve heard people in the south are more used to drive so this might be just be a me thing 3. Food spots close early. it was hard to find quality food (not fast food) open past 8/9pm.

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