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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doc Gardner Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Apr 2018 at 10:22am
We left Michigan for the Missouri River Valley and the Ozarks.  Slower pace of life, good services, low taxes and decent weather, most of the time.  Winters are short, summers are long and the golf and motorcycle riding is excellent.  Plus, our kids and grandkids are here.  It's not perfect but it's perfect for us.
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Tennessee has three distinctly different regions:  East TN, Middle TN, and West TN, as represented by the 3 stars in the state flag.  West TN is flat and dominated by Democrats and mosquitos.  East Tennessee is mountainous and dominated by Republicans and patriots.  Middle TN has rolling hills and is mixed, politically.  But, they are all green.  No deserts here.

Personally, I think East Tennessee is the best of the three and is a great place to live.  It has a moderate climate, lots of green mountains, hills, rivers and lakes.  It has no state income tax, and the natives are very patriotic and veteran friendly, as well as fiercely independent; I still see a rebel flag occasionally.  And don't forget the Smoky Mtn's and Dollywood.

Of course, Georgia and Alabama are good places to live as well, especially the northern areas.  But my family history in Tennessee goes back to the late 1700's and that is what  makes the difference to me.  Plus, there are no gators. Wink

Didn't notice Doc's response but, I like the Ozarks as well.  We lived there for 3 years when stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood.  And almost stayed when I retired from the Army.  But, a more influential voice overrode that choice when she reminded me that she had followed me around for over 20 years and it was her turn to choose.  So, we moved to Florida which, as it turned out, I liked a lot.  But, I could hear East Tennessee calling and when the constant heat and terrain became too boring we moved here.



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In the past two years Mercedes Benz, a company I worked for  and retired from, left Montvale New Jersey for Atlanta, Georgia. Some of the people that worked in Montvale went with the company and to there dismay say the rush hour traffic is worse then it was in Jersey, something I find hard to believe. But they are having a hard time adjusting to life way down yonder, so we hear.
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My wife and I toured Savannah and found it to be a wonderful city. Historic, architecturally beautiful; A city I could move to. Mobile was another A+ city. Their downtown looks like it did in 1935 as it looks today. The stores are different but are housed in the same buildings. They refused, at the time we were their, to allow McDonalds from adding their arches to a building they wanted to open in. They were allowed to put the arch's on the window of the store...Smart.  Clap

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Unless it is between 11 PM and 5 AM I will drive twenty miles out of the way to avoid Atlanta traffic. Come way out ahead on the time involved. My son now Teaches at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. To go to work in the morning, he is an early riser, is twenty-five minutes. Coming home during rush hour is an hour twenty minutes sometimes more. I-65 is a bigger parking lot than the Long Island Expressway. He is looking into moving closer to the school. A traffic jam here in Albany Georgia is waiting three minutes to turn left at one of three such intersections. Savanna is nice, but expensive and crowded.
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I'll stay here in central Florida (just east of Ocala).  It's all  of what everyone above says wrapped up in one place.  Everyone reading this forget what I just said, don't come on down, it's nice just the way it is now without it getting crowded. 
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Originally posted by sailor777 sailor777 wrote:

I'll stay here in central Florida (just east of Ocala).  It's all  of what everyone above says wrapped up in one place.  Everyone reading this forget what I just said, don't come on down, it's nice just the way it is now without it getting crowded.  gerald buscemi
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Don't think you will have to worry too much about crowds in the Ocala National Forest.  We used to drive through it on our way to Ormand Beach when we lived in Citrus County and there were very few people living there back then.  Still have relatives in Dunnellon, Mt. Dora, Webster, Tavares and mother-in-law lived in Leesburg, Fruitland Park and Inverness prior to her passing.  I'm quite familiar with Central FL and prefer it to other areas of Florida.  Good place to live.  And, similar to TN and TX, no state income tax.

Looks like this thread has revealed that there are a lot of subvets who enjoy the Southeast.



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