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10 Things To Know if You are Moving to Tennessee

 The skyline of Nashville


If you’re thinking of moving, Tennessee may not be the first place you think of heading to, but that’s all about to change. The great southern state is filled with lots of history, and may actually be more diverse than you think. With the perfect mix of small towns and lively cities – Tennessee has a little something to offer every king of person. However, when moving to any new place – there are always some things that require a little bit of getting used to, and some Tennessee is no different. But if you love good times, good food, and good music – you may have just found a new place to call home. Here are 10 things to know if you are moving to Tennessee.

Fall is beautiful

Early Autumn Scenes In The Cotswolds


Fall seems to be a lot of people’s favorite season. Although New England is the place that most people think of when they imagine beautiful fall foliage, Tennessee actually has a great fall feel of its own. In fact, there are people who travel miles to experience all of the beautiful colors in Tennessee. The state is a beautiful place to be during the fall, and if you’re the kind of person who enjoys watching the leave change, moving to Tennessee will be a great treat.

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The cost of living is low

Pile of pennies


If you’re planning on moving to Tennessee, or anywhere else for that matter, the cost of living is something that you’re definitely going to want to consider. After all, nobody wants to break the bank – and if you’re moving to Tennessee, the good news is that you won’t have to. The cost of living in the state is nearly 20% lower than the national average, which means that you’ll have a little extra money left over to enjoy the things that you enjoy.

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You’ll be living in the Bible Belt

Thousands Meet For 2nd Ecumenical Kirchentag


As a part of the area of the United States that makes up the Bible Belt, Tennessee is known for being very religious and mostly conservative. For some people, this is an ideal living situation, while others may feel a little uncomfortable living in a place with a church on nearly every corner. However, either way, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into by moving to Tennessee. But on the bright side, if you ever do feel like going to church, it won’t be hard to find one.

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Be ready to cheer on the local teams

Oklahoma City Thunder v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Six


If there’s one thing the good people of Tennessee love, its their sports. Throughout the state of Tennessee, there are several teams to support from college all the way to the pros. Whether you like basketball, baseball, or football – you’ll be able to find a team to cheer on. However, like any other large state, Tennessee also has it’s rivalries – especially when it comes to college football. So when you’re picking a team, you better choose wisely.

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The job market is hot

Job Seekers Meet With Recruiters At Job Fair


When it comes to growing job markets, most people look to big cities like New York and Los Angeles, but the south is currently making some strides of its own when it comes to increasing employment. In fact, one of the best things about moving to Tennessee is the fact that the job market is booming, and by the looks of things, it’s only going to continue to grow. When relocating to a new place, a great job market will definitely provide you with extra incentive to make that step.

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There’s nothing like Memphis BBQ

Man cooking on the grill


If you love good food, then moving to Tennessee will be great for your appetite. Memphis BBQ is arguably the best BBQ in the entire country, and the people of Memphis couldn’t be more proud. Not only do people come from all over Tennessee for a good plate of barbecue, but people also come from other places in the country as well. But if pulled pork sandwiches or racks of ribs aren’t your thing – don’t worry. The people in Memphis have created some pretty creative BBQ dishes, and you’ll be able to find something that tickles your fancy.

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Nashville isn’t the birthplace of country music

George Strait Performs At The Staples Center


Nashville is commonly referred to as the birth place of country music, but if you’re moving to Tennessee, you should probably know that it’s not. Don’t worry though, the Tennessee is still home to the city that is responsible for bringing the southern tunes. Bristol is actually the city that is responsible for creating country music, and it is almost home to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

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There are lots of beautiful sights to see

US Forest Service Considers Restricting Photography Within Federally Designated Wilderness Areas


Any time you’re in a new place, one of the most exciting things to do is see all of the sights. Well, if you’re moving to Tennessee, there will be no shortage of things for you to see. If you love getting out and experiencing new things, you’ll be happy to know that the state is home to some pretty impressive natural sites including Ruby Falls and The Lost Sea in Sweetwater.

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Burgers from Krystal will become a part of your life

Golden french fries


Let’s face it, Americans love fast food. However, no one loves the fast food chain, Krystal, as much as the people of Tennessee. The chain, which was founded in Chattanooga in 1932, has grown to encompass nearly the entire state, and there are about 100 locations in Tennessee alone. The restaurant is known for its square slider style burgers, and if you’re moving to Tennessee you’ll definitely want to make Krystal one of your first stops.

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There are some great cities in Tennessee 

The city of nashville


The south may be known for it’s laid back and slow-paced style of living, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great southern cities that are jumping and moving fast. Moving to Tennessee doesn’t mean that you have to give up your dream of living in a big city. In fact, the state is home to some pretty booming cities, and Nashville is actually becoming one of the most popular cities in the country.

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Written by Camille Moore

Camille has a master's degree from Saint Joseph University's Writing Studies program. Her writing has been published on several websites, and she enjoys writing articles and short stories in her spare time. You can follow Camille on Twitter @CamealAshley.