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pat701
05-15-2007, 07:42
I have been seaching for an area in Tennessee that i could relocate to in a year or more.What areas of TN. should i be looking at? I would like to be rural, and fairly close to some public hunting and fishing areas. Thank You in advance.

Akita
05-15-2007, 13:07
Pretty much any part of TN away from the 'metros' will fit your requirements. Do you like hills or flat? Lake or river fishing?

TNRonin
05-18-2007, 18:15
Pat I'm a Mid-TN boy, email me at tnronin@no1uknow.com if you want any info. I'm at the base of the Cumberland Plateau, I love it here. We call it God's Country. And I've lived literally ALL over the U.S.

Mitch

pat701
05-18-2007, 18:50
I like the hiily country. I think i would rather be by some flowing water. One thing for sure i want to be by forest land. I would like to pickup 40 or so acres with a house if i can afford it. I am a Chicago Police officer an going to retire on the 15th of July. Stick around Chicago a year or two, to get my kid's acts together. But then i am gone from this state. I would also like to know the areas that are low in crime.

Akita
05-18-2007, 20:54
I'd say somewhere on the Cumberland Plateau (start at Crossville and expand outward) in the central region or most anywhere in east TN for hills and water. Prices are higher in more populated areas, of course, but are still reasonable. Start looking at the realtor sites now along with ebay, google, and other nonconventional ways to find property. I'm looking to move to the northwest later this year or so and have found lots of reasonably priced places on the web. And take some family vacations now to start narrowing down what you like and dont like. It really helped us. When I've bought property in the past, I've usually found the best deals in the local ad sheets(those 50-cent or so papers(sometimes free) that come out once a week).

Crime is generally related to the cities, which is related to the poorer neighborhoods and people- as it is pretty much everywhere. Around here there's 1 specific valley to avoid and another high crime area that I know of 2 counties over from where I grew up, but thats gonna be so local, you kinda have to get a local to clue you in. If you can grab a local cop or 2 off duty, they can clue you in(as you know). I think you'll find most folks pretty friendly and ready to tell you about their communities if you dont come off like an invading yankee(not being derogatory, thats just kinda the way many folks think here- esp rural folks).

I'd be glad to rattle on as you narrow your search. Keep us informed on your status.

TNRonin
05-19-2007, 16:45
Originally posted by pat701
I like the hiily country. I think i would rather be by some flowing water. One thing for sure i want to be by forest land. I would like to pickup 40 or so acres with a house if i can afford it. I am a Chicago Police officer an going to retire on the 15th of July. Stick around Chicago a year or two, to get my kid's acts together. But then i am gone from this state. I would also like to know the areas that are low in crime.

Dude, you so need to contact me. I'm ex-LEO so I know how you feel. I live in some hilly country, and we have some of the best trout rivers in the South within 30 mins.

amandabrett
05-21-2007, 11:02
Chattanooga all the way!

AirCav
05-28-2007, 05:25
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armed
05-28-2007, 20:28
West TN rules. Come to Memphis and you will get unbelievable crime, in-your-face political corruption, crappy schools, and high property taxes. Oh, and everything is or becomes a racial issue.

SMSTRICK
05-29-2007, 13:27
I live on the Cumberland Plateau near Crossville. The area up here is absulutely beautiful. The history, culture, and scenery is rich , nice ,and relaxing.<a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/smstrick69/stateparkbridgeLarge-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a><a href="http://photobucket.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t73/smstrick69/TheLostSeatrip039-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket"></a>hERE IS A PICTURE OF THE BRIDGE OVER THE LAKE NEAR Cumberland State Park,.....and the other is a picture taken between Crossville and Spring City just beyond Grassy Cove off of HWY 68.
Sgt. Alvin York got off the train here after returning home from WWI. He lived in Pall Mall which is on the other end of the plateau. About 15-20 min from here is a Mininite village were you can buy home made bread, mollassas, leather work, candy, pies, etc. No matter what direction you drive in, either north , east , south , or west of here, there are waterfalls, scenic overlooks and rich history. Ten minites from here is Grassy Cove. comes second only to Cades Cove near Townscend.. Crossville is coined the golf capital of Tennessee. There is the Tanzi Country Club, Cumberland State Park, the historic settlement of Rugby, Big South Fork, etc. We are very close to Fall Creek Falls too. (worth checking out.)
We are in the perfect location between Knoxville and Cookeville off of Interstate 40. Very beautifull place. If you like to hunt, there is Catoosa Wildlife and as many places to fish up here that you can possibly fish in a lifetime. There are places to camp, fish, hunt, golf, boat, repell etc. There are clothes outlets around here as well as many other places to shop and spend money.
You can also look up online and do a search on the Cumberland County Playhouse where they put on shows, plays and musicals. (As does the Palace Theater in downtown Crossville near the town square.) Check it out. I have been living here for a little over seven years and I plan to die here.

TNRonin
05-30-2007, 05:51
Ya, these pics don't do the place justice. It is a little dry here right now.

SMSTRICK
05-30-2007, 06:33
Originally posted by TNRonin
Ya, these pics don't do the place justice. It is a little dry here right now. You got that right ! They say that we might get some rain Friday. I hope so because my grass is starting to turn brown. :sad:

glockluvr64
05-30-2007, 07:02
Originally posted by armed
West TN rules. Come to Memphis and you will get unbelievable crime, in-your-face political corruption, crappy schools, and high property taxes. Oh, and everything is or becomes a racial issue.

:laughabove:

borntoglock
06-08-2007, 18:20
I'm moving to the Nashville area. are there any good ranges around?

SMSTRICK
06-09-2007, 06:34
I don't know about Nashville,..but there are some nice ones around the Knoxville area. Nice outdoor range in Oak Ridge and a nice indoor range at Coal Creek Armorey in Knoxville.

TNRonin
06-09-2007, 10:00
I don't live in Nashville, but I've shot at this one. They have the usual range nazis but it is nice. http://www.state.tn.us/twra/stonesrv.html

ZZR guy
06-09-2007, 19:49
Guns and Leather has a great indoor range for handguns, it is in Greenbrier and 30 min. north of Nashville. Gun City in Nashville is like shooting in a dungeon and the couple of times I been there the employees were rude. There is a great website for gun owners in Tn. www.tngunowners.com

TNRonin
06-09-2007, 19:53
On site is good also, they are in murphreesboro.

SouthernGal
06-14-2007, 12:12
Originally posted by armed
West TN rules. Come to Memphis and you will get unbelievable crime, in-your-face political corruption, crappy schools, and high property taxes. Oh, and everything is or becomes a racial issue.

OMG! You just nailed that one!

I live right on the MS/TN border and commute to Memphis every day.

ULVER
06-26-2007, 16:00
Originally posted by amandabrett
Chattanooga all the way!

I agree! Chattanooga is a great little city! It has everything you need, but still feels "homey." If you really want to get out in nature, it's just a few minutes away. Tons to see and do. A lot of Atlantans have packed-up, and resettled in the area.

Now... Can anyone tell me about Lawrenceburg & Franklin, TN.>??? Gonna be visiting both soon!:)

SDGlock23
06-27-2007, 08:00
My job (the railroad) takes me to TN several times weekly. Usually to Harriman but sometimes on down to Chattanooga. Chatt does seem like a nice place for the most part. We stay in a hotel just a touch North of the TN/GA border. I've been to Oak Ridge before, and although I was just driving through, seemed pretty nice. Tennessee folks are awfully nice too, from what I've seen.

Ishiguro
06-27-2007, 12:24
Originally posted by ULVER
I agree! Chattanooga is a great little city! It has everything you need, but still feels "homey." If you really want to get out in nature, it's just a few minutes away. Tons to see and do. A lot of Atlantans have packed-up, and resettled in the area.

Now... Can anyone tell me about Lawrenceburg & Franklin, TN.>??? Gonna be visiting both soon!:)

I live and was raised in Franklin. It is a great place to raise children, but with all great places everyone follows you there. It has gotten a good bit more crowded than when I was a kid. Williamson County is the most expensive county in the state, and Franklin is second to Brentwood (also Williamson Co.) in housing costs. There are still parts of the county to move to that are still country that aren't too far of a commute. Shooting wise, I shoot at Owl Hollow Gun Club (http://www.owlhollowgunclub.org).

rstand
07-03-2007, 21:03
:supergrin: Their are some good Gun clubs in Middle Tennessee. Music City Tactical Shooters, North Tennessee Practical Shooters, Gallatin Gun Club, Mid-Tenn Shooters, On Target indoor range, Guns and Leather indoor range, 2nd Amendment gun shop, Brush Creek IDPA just to name a few. IDPA and USPSA clubs just a short drive away.

luger7
07-24-2007, 15:43
Originally posted by armed
West TN rules. Come to Memphis and you will get unbelievable crime, in-your-face political corruption, crappy schools, and high property taxes. Oh, and everything is or becomes a racial issue.

Just two words...Lexington, Tennessee

FlyboyLDB
08-07-2007, 13:35
Try north of Knoxville about 25 miles. There is a county called Campbell - Jacksboro, Caryville, Lafollette - maybe another town or two in that county. Beautiful mountains, plenty of forest land, great state park, tons of lakes, trout fishing a few minutes away on the Clinch river - just below Norris lake.

For us, we live in North West Georgia - just across the border from Chattanooga. So I still get most everything that I mentioned above. I think if you stay east of Nashville - you should find everything you are looking for.

TWS G26
08-22-2007, 22:36
I'm just east of Nashville, near Lebanon. Some hills, but not quite enough for my taste.

Alot of good suggestions so far. If you want to be away from it all, but still within 100-120 miles of a three major cities and have access to parks, fishing, etc., may I suggest Sparta/White County, just south of Cookeville. It is considered Middle TN. Sparta is near the best state park anywhere, Falls Creek Falls, and there is trout fishing nearby, Center Hill Lake, etc. Some smaller towns in the vicinity include Pikeville and Spencer, which are closer to the park. You are also about 90 miles or so due north of Chattanooga. Lot of hills and open land. Cost of living will be the far end of the spectrum compared to Chicago. I'm certain you will also find the local populace to be very gun friendly.

I would also try browsing the Google Maps website and going with the satellite view; gives you a really good idea of whether or not there would be open land around and/or behind your property, regardless of where you settle.

rrog
09-13-2007, 17:41
Originally posted by SMSTRICK
I don't know about Nashville,..but there are some nice ones around the Knoxville area. Nice outdoor range in Oak Ridge and a nice indoor range at Coal Creek Armorey in Knoxville.

Hey SMSTRICK,
It sounds like you're in East TN. Have you ever shot in any of the matches over at Oak Ridge? They have a pretty active club there and they'll let anyone come shoot. First time is free! They also have Cowboy Action matches one Saturday each month. Coal Creek Armory is nice too. I'm closer to the east Knox County area and I have an outdoor range about a mile from my office. It's nice to be so close to a place where I can go shoot some rounds about any day of the week.

OP, all of the above replies are pretty much right. I live in East TN, but just about anywhere is going to have something for you. BTW, I haven't done an exact count, but I believe the bag limits for deer are higher in Middle TN, if you're into deer hunting.


rrog

camdenshooter
10-04-2007, 14:20
I live in camden its a small town biggest store is walmart. Its a five minute drive to kentucky lake one of the souths biggest fishing areas. There are a lot of places to shoot out here and you donT have to worry about other people doing stupid things at the range.

Glocked-N-Loaded
04-28-2009, 12:20
Cookeville is very nice, as is Murfreesboro, Chattanooga, Harriman is smaller but plenty of hills and valleys, middle TN all the way.

thisaway
05-26-2009, 17:47
Now... Can anyone tell me about Lawrenceburg & Franklin, TN.>??? Gonna be visiting both soon!:)

Franklin is a neat place...sort of a suburb of Nashvegas, but not quite; it's far enough away that it retains its own identity separate from Nashville but is close enough that you can still enjoy the big city's delights. Be sure to go to the Carter House when you're there (ask for Dennis, he's one of my reenacting pals). The Carter family's home was right in the center of the Federal defensive line during the Civil War battle of Franklin. The Confederate frontal attack there actually involved more troops than "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg (20,000 at Franklin, 15,000 at Gettysburg).