Asheville Vs. Johnson City

Asheville Vs. Johnson City

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Discgolfforlife

Johnson City, TN

#1 Jul 28, 2014
I'm contemplating moving here to Johnson City, or possible Asheville. Does anyone have pro/con ideas about either city? Btw... I'm a recent college graduate from a small town in Kentucky.
Small Town

Kingsport, TN

#2 Jul 29, 2014
A lot of it depends on what your degree is in. If you are into business with a degree and a whole lot of money, Johnson City is your place, but only as a self employed businessman, not a worker. Of course you must have learned how to play the game, with favors and greasy palms to satisfy the local game callers. Not that a degree is needed, only the money and connections to make it work. Johnson City is a businessman's town. There are enough eateries to feed Ethiopia here and the city gets their cut of it all.
As for Asheville, it's a more eclectic city, more open to creativity, old money and tourists, etc. Like I say, it is all dependent on your skills, initiative, and money to back it up, either way. I live in Johnson City, but Asheville sounds better every day. What's your ambition? Just be sure to have money in either town.
Randy

Inman, SC

#3 Jul 29, 2014
It really does depend where you can make a good living. If your job opportunities are about the same I would choose Ashville. But I think Ashvilles cost of living is a little higher.
Tn stud

United States

#4 Jul 29, 2014
Randy wrote:
It really does depend where you can make a good living. If your job opportunities are about the same I would choose Ashville. But I think Ashvilles cost of living is a little higher.
Thanks, I really appreciate your input. So from what you are suggesting, Johnson City is more of a career town, vs. Asheville a more laid-back retirement community?
turtleman

Johnson City, TN

#5 Jul 31, 2014
Asheville if you like dozens of restaurants that serve tofu.
Small Town

Kingsport, TN

#6 Aug 1, 2014
Tn stud wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, I really appreciate your input. So from what you are suggesting, Johnson City is more of a career town, vs. Asheville a more laid-back retirement community?
No, I'm not suggesting that at all. I'm only saying that you must have money to back up any venture in either city. Money talks in both. If you are a working class person, the opportunities in either are doubtful. With the economy being so lousy, neither town offers much of a comfortable living for the average Joe, unless you are retired with a bankroll or a businessman with capital.
GetFat

Kingsport, TN

#7 Aug 1, 2014
It really depends on how much you like meth, pills, gays and eating out. If those and the people that like those things are a major draw then Johnson City is the place to be. Otherwise you would do better elsewhere.
Small Town

Kingsport, TN

#8 Aug 2, 2014
GetFat wrote:
It really depends on how much you like meth, pills, gays and eating out. If those and the people that like those things are a major draw then Johnson City is the place to be. Otherwise you would do better elsewhere.
Sad but true, I have to agree with you. I think the proportion of lowlife and deviates is much more than that of Asheville.

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