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NFT: Relocating to Nashville

oghwga : 6/12/2018 6:42 pm
Luckily, will have lots of corporate help when it comes to moving and real estate but as always the info on here is usually priceless.

Probably going to try and end up a 15 to 30 minute drive from the Centennial Park area as I've heard the traffic is terrible. Maybe even consider buying in the city within walking distance to everything.

Otherwise, what kind of things are the corporate shills going to forget to tell us? I've heard real estate taxes are lower, but you pay taxes on everything else. Weather looks a tad bit warmer than central NJ but not much different.

Looks like housing costs are crazy and going up but it is supposed to be a great place to live. My kids are grown and out (although one may bounce back in a year or two) so it's just me and the Mrs and I'm probably going to take a year off and work on my golf game.

Anybody here have the scoop?
My company is located in Franklin, TN...  
bw in dc : 6/12/2018 7:05 pm : link
about 15 minutes south of Nashville. I live in Virginia but fly to Nashville quite often.

Co-workers who are single live more in the Nashville suburbs and love it. Lots of choices in the city for food and entertainment. Easy to get around. Vandy is in the heart of the city. Big hockey town with the Predators. Rabid following.

I really like Franklin. Beautiful area and very laid back. Check it out as an option.
RE: My company is located in Franklin, TN...  
feelflows : 6/12/2018 7:15 pm : link
In comment 13989761 bw in dc said:
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about 15 minutes south of Nashville. I live in Virginia but fly to Nashville quite often.

Co-workers who are single live more in the Nashville suburbs and love it. Lots of choices in the city for food and entertainment. Easy to get around. Vandy is in the heart of the city. Big hockey town with the Predators. Rabid following.

I really like Franklin. Beautiful area and very laid back. Check it out as an option.


I love Franklin. I'm there often. Great area.
Love Nashville.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/12/2018 7:30 pm : link
I can't speak to the surrounding suburbs, but that's a top 3 city in the US to me, along with Austin, TX & Portland, ME.
RE: My company is located in Franklin, TN...  
BMac : 6/12/2018 7:47 pm : link
In comment 13989761 bw in dc said:
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about 15 minutes south of Nashville. I live in Virginia but fly to Nashville quite often.

Co-workers who are single live more in the Nashville suburbs and love it. Lots of choices in the city for food and entertainment. Easy to get around. Vandy is in the heart of the city. Big hockey town with the Predators. Rabid following.

I really like Franklin. Beautiful area and very laid back. Check it out as an option.


My sister and her husband live in Frankin. Been there lots of times...good food, lots to do. Nice area.
I live on music row in mid-town. Walking distance to Centennial Park  
Giantsfan79 : 6/12/2018 8:24 pm : link
Franklin is about 30 miles away. It's a nice town I'd compare it to a Summit NJ. Nice & upscale. The commute from Franklin to near Centennial Park would easily be over an hour each way during rush hour though.

If you want to live 15 to 20 minutes away from work, you might consider looking along Charlotte Ave. They are really building that area out and there would be easily back street access to get from home to work. Another option would be the area south of Blackmore Ave between 21st Ave S and West End but north of 440. It is a very nice and quite neighborhood. Very much like I remember Westfield NJ from back in the day.

Real estate taxes are way lower than NJ where my family moved from a bit over 10 years ago. There is no state income tax, which is a back savings, although the sales tax is 9.5% and is on everything, no exemptions for essential needs. But if you aren't buying a lot it's not bad.

Weather wise it gets a bit hotter than NJ for about 2-3 weeks in the summer. The fall and winters are way milder. It usually stays in the high 50s or 60s well into November.

As for housing you are right Nashville is a crazy market that is overpriced right now. The pace of gentrification in this city is crazy and visible. Builders are buying out any house they can get and upgrading them. Local folks - to the extent you can still find them - are pissed that they can no longer afford their town. If you can spend at least $2000 a month on rent/mortgage though you'll have options to choose from.
My guess is you will really like Nashville  
Don in TN : 6/12/2018 8:51 pm : link
I lived there for nearly a dozen years before retiring further east, in a resort/retirement community with lots of golf. I have a daughter who is a realtor with a firm by the name of Parks. She works from their Franklin office but covers the greater Nashville area. If you are interested I can put you in touch with her or have her contact you. Just let me know.
Great stuff so far  
oghwga : 6/12/2018 9:50 pm : link
we are in the early stages but things are happening quickly. Just finished rebuilding my house and our relationship with our neighbors is like the Mertz's and the Ricardos so that is going to suck leaving them behind.
Make sure you grab a coffee at Bongo Java, see the  
DonQuixote : 6/12/2018 10:39 pm : link
nun bun.

Lunch at Noshville.

After dinner to Tootsie's orchid lounge. On a weekday you can see how an awesome country band can play to an empty house.

Love Nashville.
Don't worry about the state sales tax too much  
NYG27 : 6/13/2018 8:16 am : link
For big purchases, from Nashville, it's just an hours drive to Walmart and a little over 2 hours to drive to Costco in Kentucky. Where the sales tax is just 6%
The last time I was in Nashville  
pjcas18 : 6/13/2018 8:35 am : link
I stayed in Brentwood, my customer was a hospital there.

I immediately just felt like this would be a nice place to live, though more for a family than just adults, but really for all.

It was convenient to Nashville, it had neighborhoods with nice houses and good sized lots, easy access to local retail, a university close by (Vandy) and just felt comfortable. I did no research on it since I was not considering relocating, so maybe a local can give their opinion.

but this was just from a week stay, I later learned one of my high school buddies had relocated there and loves it. he works with the police force as a safety consultant (and has a private practice) or something like that.
Another plus  
BobR in Durham : 6/13/2018 11:13 am : link
TN has no state income tax.
RE: Another plus  
njm : 6/13/2018 11:45 am : link
In comment 13990185 BobR in Durham said:
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TN has no state income tax.


Is there still a tax on interest and dividends?
RE: My company is located in Franklin, TN...  
BMac : 6/13/2018 12:41 pm : link
In comment 13989761 bw in dc said:
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about 15 minutes south of Nashville. I live in Virginia but fly to Nashville quite often.

Co-workers who are single live more in the Nashville suburbs and love it. Lots of choices in the city for food and entertainment. Easy to get around. Vandy is in the heart of the city. Big hockey town with the Predators. Rabid following.

I really like Franklin. Beautiful area and very laid back. Check it out as an option.


My sister and her family live in Franklin. I'll second the positive vibes...lots to do and some really good restaurants.
Relocated from Upstate NY two years ago - love it  
bc4life : 6/13/2018 2:09 pm : link
Rented for a year then bought a house in Hendersonville. You're coming from NJ - you are going to love the difference in taxes. Daughters are relocating from NJ to Georgia - so I know what taxes are like there.

An acquaintance is moving to Franklin. Said the school district is supposed to one of the best in the area. May want to look at Robertson or Sumner County. Hendersonville seems about built out. Gallatin is nice also. My commute is about 35-40 minutes but it's an easy commute - it slows during rush hour but none of that parking on the thruway crap. Be careful with new builds - think some are being thrown up too fast. We looked at some new developments and didn't like what we saw. Not enough space and building too fast. Be careful of workmanship too. I got a good deal but noticed some things I would have had corrected if I had bought house new.

Commute - seems to make a difference which direction you're coming from. South Down 65 (and side routes) does not seem that bad. I have heard coming from South to North is worse. No trains and public trans is wanting and seems like it will be a while before that gets fixed.

Brentwood is nice but agent told me you will pay a significant amount more because of location. Lived in Forest Hills (rented) Few country & western stars in neighborhood. Green Hills is nice but I've noticed they have had a few robberies in that area. Bottomline - take your time they're are a lot of great deals around.

Everything I have heard about living in Nashville is that the in city homes are overpriced.

FYI: Belle Meade. $$$$$. Beautiful homes though.

Hockey - great fan base. Titan stadium - walk out stadium and 1/4 mile across bridge and you're on Broadway - all the bars and restaurants.

Pro Soccer team just got started.

There are some serious crime issues in parts of Nashville. If you go on Nashville Metro PD website they have active crime maps - you can see some of the worse areas.

Not an expert, new to the area but if you have any specific questions - get my EMail form Eric and I will try and get an answer for you.
Golf  
bc4life : 6/13/2018 2:17 pm : link
I shoveled once last year. Few inches and place shuts down. We first moved down here - Saw a TV a "Weather Code Red Alert" - forecast was for 2-4 inches.
Might also want to  
bc4life : 6/13/2018 2:21 pm : link
take a look at Goodlettsville but it may be farther out than you want to be.
My wife's cousin lives in Brentwood.  
Section331 : 6/13/2018 2:57 pm : link
He loves it there, good schools, good community. Probably a little pricier than other areas nearby. I know a few country music stars (like Kix Brooks) live there. Wherever you decide, good luck!
njm  
BobR in Durham : 6/13/2018 6:04 pm : link
Yes, those are subject to taxation.
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