relocating to tennessee
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becky

United States

#1 Oct 19, 2006
My husband & I, with our 3 kids and dog are thinking of relocating to Tennessee. We are currently living in Nebraska. There are 3 different locations in Tennessee that we are considering... we would love any advice or opinions on any or all of the towns we are considering.
*Knoxville - looking for a small town outside. Around 8000 people would be perfect. We live in a small town now and our kids are safe and the schools are great.
*Kingsport - once again, something smaller outside of it would be better
*Spring Hill
Yankee going home

Shelbyville, TN

#2 Feb 14, 2007
becky wrote:
My husband & I, with our 3 kids and dog are thinking of relocating to Tennessee. We are currently living in Nebraska. There are 3 different locations in Tennessee that we are considering... we would love any advice or opinions on any or all of the towns we are considering.
*Knoxville - looking for a small town outside. Around 8000 people would be perfect. We live in a small town now and our kids are safe and the schools are great.

*Kingsport - once again, something smaller outside of it would be better
*Spring Hill
Before we moved here everyone told us that Williamson County had "the" best schools. So moved to Spring Hill. From our experience, they are about 2 years behind of where we came. Elementary & middle school. My kids are doing mostly review.
Melissa

United States

#3 Feb 27, 2007
Hello there,

I was living in Spring Hill up til last week. I can tell you that it is not only a beautiful State, but a very well kept and friendly city. They are increasing their community at an alarming rate. Apparantly, there are many families relocating to Tennessee. My brother, his wife and three boys of their own relocated from Michigan. It is going to be challenging, but well worth the move of you ask me. Currently, I live here in Michigan, but not for long. My husband and are will soon be making our way down there to be near my family. The schools are very good from what I have witnessed and was informed. But please be aware, because there are so many families settling there, that they are having zoning issues. My sister in law had enrolled her son into a school that was I guess not in the zone of where they were moving to, and the day of school, they had to pull him out of one school and enroll him into the proper one. That was a very stressful day for them. But check out the WYNNGATE community, and see if you like it. They have homes to rent, whaich I highly suggest you do first to get used to the area and decide if that is truely where you want to plant roots. My brother and his wife are currently renting a home in that community. They are paying about $1200/mo, for a 2200 Square Ft. home. It is beautiful, and spacious, the neighborhood is filled with children, and the neighbors themselves are just wonderful too. The community has beautiful white horse fencing up and down the main roads, and just incredibly clean. I do belive that there are homes with basements, but mostly crawl spaces. Even the sidewalks and driveways are not your typical cement, it has a terracotta color to it. I miss it so much already and I can't wait to get back there. After being there for 10 days, you must get your cars registered and IDs taken care of as well, otherwise you will get a ticket for improper ID. So things are a little strict, but well worth it. Oh, the Galleria Mall is fabulous!! All of the shopping malls are just wonderful too. The Publix grocery stores are fantastic as well. Once you have paid, they have an attendant to take your groceries to your car and unload them for you, and you cannot tip them either. I am so used to Michigan, that we do everything for ourselves. Well, I hope you like what I have said about the possibilities that are awaiting for you in Tennessee. I wish you nothing but the best on you journeys wherever they may take you. Your best bet is to visit the places you are considering for a short weekend and see for yourself what the pros and cons are for each, and then make a move.

Good luck and GOD Bless,

Melissa
Yankee going home

Shelbyville, TN

#4 Feb 28, 2007
I totally agree with Melissa as far as renting first. I sure wish we would have had the forsight in doing that. Then we wouldn't be in the predicament we are in, trying to sell this huge house so we can move out of TN.
Schools are "not' as good as where we came from. As I said before, approx. 2 years behind. I have spoken to alot of people here who agree and send their children to private schools. I see Becky is from St. Louis. A friend of mine lives there and sent their children to private schools because the public were so bad. So if you're used to that then maybe you won't think these are so bad.
If you have your mind made up, then nothing anyone can say will change it. That's what happened with us. We did not move our family clear across the country to a place we thought we'd hate! This was suppose to be our dream home. Instead it is our nightmare. A short wk end will not give you the proper insight to the area (that's what we did). So take my advice, RENT before you buy and are stuck.
Good Luck!
Melissa

Rochester, MI

#5 Mar 16, 2007
I agree with the public schools. They are way over crowded and it's affecting the children. Yes, private schools are the best, if you can afford them. My Nephew was in a wonderful private school here in Michigan and was doing outstanding work, and then they moved and was unfortunately forced to enroll him into a public school. Bad idea, public schools lack the dicipline and personal attention that children need to accelerate in academics. As for possibly relocating there, just really research everything before you move your whole family. It's a huge step, not to mention frightning, but do your homework and do the best you can, that's really all you can do. If you are considering moving there and need to find a wonderful church, attend Bethel World Outreach Center in Brentwood a few times and see if you enjoy it or not. I loved it there, and I miss them already. I wish you the best, Melissa
Janelle from Ohio

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#6 Mar 29, 2007
My husband and I are also thinking of relocating to Tennessee with our two children ages 3 and 1. I am in need of information I have yet to find an updated website on - most aren't updated past 2005. I am looking for the economic information for Knoxville, cities surrounding Knoxville, and also the whole state. Also I understand that the mentioned public schools might be lacking in education, but I am interested in finding information on nearby private schools. Our religion is important to us and we want to be sure our family has a nearby church to attend also. My husband is Italian and when we were down last he had someone make a very rude comment to him - was that an isolated incident or is he going to be critized for who he is? We are planning a trip in August, but I would like to keep researching our options. We would not be moving for at least another year, no longer than two years. Also we have contacted realtors around the area but to no avail. In Ohio, realtors can help you find rental homes that suit your needs and we were trying to do the same in Tennessee. Any information would be greatful. Thank you!!
Karen

Stroudsburg, PA

#7 Apr 15, 2007
We are seriouly considering relocating to Kingsport, TN. I did some extensive research on three areas of TN, and Kingsport by far was better because there are about 200 doctors that will accept our insurance, its very pretty there, and also the air quality is good and hosptials are the top. We presently live in the Poconos of PA. We visited Kingsport Easter weekend, and stayed for 4 days.
Our two boys will be in 9th and 10 grade next year. We found someone to speak to at the Dobyns-Bennett HS. We will be renting for at least 6 months. Don't know much about the middle or elem, schools.
Sometime greatschools.net is a good website to explore schools and city-data.com is great to learn more about the city you want to move. We wrote to the chamber, too, and purchased a relocation packet. GOOD LUCK!

Since: Apr 07

AOL

#8 Apr 22, 2007
My husband and I are relocating to Spring Hill, can you tell me about the subdivisions and builders for Oak Lake and Mathis Valley? They seem to be located well and quality construction.
looserburg resident

United States

#9 Apr 25, 2007
Don't come to Lewisburg TN. If you don't believe me
click on to STAY AWAY FROM LEWISBURG.
becky wrote:
My husband & I, with our 3 kids and dog are thinking of relocating to Tennessee. We are currently living in Nebraska. There are 3 different locations in Tennessee that we are considering... we would love any advice or opinions on any or all of the towns we are considering.
*Knoxville - looking for a small town outside. Around 8000 people would be perfect. We live in a small town now and our kids are safe and the schools are great.
*Kingsport - once again, something smaller outside of it would be better
*Spring Hill
kailey

United States

#10 May 3, 2007
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Mike

Tappahannock, VA

#11 May 6, 2007
Hi, TN has NO wealthiest places to live like VA or Chicago does. Except for maybe Signal Mountain, then Spring Hill. Rest of counties, areas be quite poorer. Best of luck to you all.
Kristen Bradley-Realtor

Knoxville, TN

#12 May 7, 2007
Being a Franklin native (my boyfriend moved here from NE)- I love Spring Hill and all the surrounding areas. You can go to www.schoolsk-12.com and see report cards on many of the schools n town. Williamson County schools are very highly rated. If you decide to make the move I would be happy to help with your relocation.

You can see me and my info at www.NashvilleConnected.com Good Luck!
becky wrote:
My husband & I, with our 3 kids and dog are thinking of relocating to Tennessee. We are currently living in Nebraska. There are 3 different locations in Tennessee that we are considering... we would love any advice or opinions on any or all of the towns we are considering.
*Knoxville - looking for a small town outside. Around 8000 people would be perfect. We live in a small town now and our kids are safe and the schools are great.
*Kingsport - once again, something smaller outside of it would be better
*Spring Hill
Kristen Bradley-Realtor

Knoxville, TN

#13 May 10, 2007
Actually Franklin is one of the wealthiest cities in the United States other amazing parts of Nashville w/beautiful Million Dollar homes include Belle Meade, Green Hills, Forest Hills & The Richland area to name a few.
Mike wrote:
Hi, TN has NO wealthiest places to live like VA or Chicago does. Except for maybe Signal Mountain, then Spring Hill. Rest of counties, areas be quite poorer. Best of luck to you all.
Zip

Nashville, TN

#14 May 17, 2007
Spring Hill is a wonderful place.
J FROM MASSACHUSETTS

AOL

#15 Apr 16, 2008
Hello I have been to TN and will be relocating as well. However, I think the best place to live in TN is in the Seiverville, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area. We love it there and the people are so nice not like here!! Everyone here is ignorant and rude!!!!!!! Good Luck in your search
Interesting

Petersburg, TN

#16 Apr 16, 2008
Yankee going home wrote:
I totally agree with Melissa as far as renting first. I sure wish we would have had the forsight in doing that. Then we wouldn't be in the predicament we are in, trying to sell this huge house so we can move out of TN.
Schools are "not' as good as where we came from. As I said before, approx. 2 years behind. I have spoken to alot of people here who agree and send their children to private schools. I see Becky is from St. Louis. A friend of mine lives there and sent their children to private schools because the public were so bad. So if you're used to that then maybe you won't think these are so bad.
If you have your mind made up, then nothing anyone can say will change it. That's what happened with us. We did not move our family clear across the country to a place we thought we'd hate! This was suppose to be our dream home. Instead it is our nightmare. A short wk end will not give you the proper insight to the area (that's what we did). So take my advice, RENT before you buy and are stuck.
Good Luck!
Most of the time when someone says their children's schools are behind, it is the children that are behind. My guess is that someone is having a problem and it is the student. Location is always the key to everything. The city of Spring Hill is in two counties, Williamson and Maury. It is composed of many transplants to Tennessee. They each bring something to the mix of diversity here. Schools are only as good as their students.
Interesting

Petersburg, TN

#17 Apr 16, 2008
Mike wrote:
Hi, TN has NO wealthiest places to live like VA or Chicago does. Except for maybe Signal Mountain, then Spring Hill. Rest of counties, areas be quite poorer. Best of luck to you all.
Look up Belle Meade in Nashville and Williamson Co. They are very wealthy areas. Among the ten wealthiest in the nation.
Stacey Booker-Realtor

Petersburg, TN

#18 Apr 16, 2008
becky wrote:
My husband & I, with our 3 kids and dog are thinking of relocating to Tennessee. We are currently living in Nebraska. There are 3 different locations in Tennessee that we are considering... we would love any advice or opinions on any or all of the towns we are considering.
*Knoxville - looking for a small town outside. Around 8000 people would be perfect. We live in a small town now and our kids are safe and the schools are great.
*Kingsport - once again, something smaller outside of it would be better
*Spring Hill
I am a Realtor in Chapel Hill, TN. We are a small town about 17 miles East of Spring Hill. I am biased because I do have children that attend county schools, but both of my children test in mostly above average catagories in their TCAP tests. You can visit the schools before you make a decision. My daughter has been reading on a 9th grade reading level since 3rd grade. Kids have to want a to learn to receive a good education just like the other person quoted on this site. They create an enviroment that makes the children want to learn here.

Chapel Hill is a growing area like Spring Hill has been in the past. It's a great time to invest here before the prices rise as high as Spring Hill has. I'd love to help you and your family find a home. Feel free to sign up for automatic emails through www.staceybooker.net .

Best Wishes!!!

“"Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!"”

Since: Sep 06

Thompson's Station, Tn

#19 Apr 17, 2008
Janelle from Ohio wrote:
My husband and I are also thinking of relocating to Tennessee with our two children ages 3 and 1. I am in need of information I have yet to find an updated website on - most aren't updated past 2005. I am looking for the economic information for Knoxville, cities surrounding Knoxville, and also the whole state. Also I understand that the mentioned public schools might be lacking in education, but I am interested in finding information on nearby private schools. Our religion is important to us and we want to be sure our family has a nearby church to attend also. My husband is Italian and when we were down last he had someone make a very rude comment to him - was that an isolated incident or is he going to be critized for who he is? We are planning a trip in August, but I would like to keep researching our options. We would not be moving for at least another year, no longer than two years. Also we have contacted realtors around the area but to no avail. In Ohio, realtors can help you find rental homes that suit your needs and we were trying to do the same in Tennessee. Any information would be greatful. Thank you!!
From TuskaWalrus County? My Goshen! Why didn't Robert Urich come from Urichsville instead of Stupidville? Schoenbrunn a map with me. Have you been Dover to Roanoke? Roswell I better go.

Since: Jan 08

United States

#21 Apr 17, 2008
Mike wrote:
Hi, TN has NO wealthiest places to live like VA or Chicago does. Except for maybe Signal Mountain, then Spring Hill. Rest of counties, areas be quite poorer. Best of luck to you all.
Have you ever lived in TN?!?!?!?!?! Williamson County is one of the richest counties in America. Also, Nashville (Davidson County) is quite up there on the list! Spring Hill is one of the fasted growing communities in America. Not a very well informed comment I must say.

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