(Closed) Tennessee bees – what's it like to live in your state

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Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Hey, lovely! Nashville is beautiful. So are the surrounding smaller cities. Nashville as a great nightlife and there is always something to do. They’re big fans of country music there.
Tennesseans are friendly for the most part.
Crime is everywhere; depending on the metro/area, some parts are worse than others. The climate is…you’d need some time to adjust.
Summers are hot, sticky, and humid. Winters aren’t all that bad. Mar-late May are the rainy months, June-late Aug are HOT, Sept-mid Nov are nice but we get rain, Nov-early March are cold.
Areas close to Nashville such as Murfreesboro [middle TN] get a few of tornadoes during the spring.
Culture: Basic American

I hope everything falls in place for you 🙂

Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

We’re moving to Knoxville, TN next week!  Dh got a job transfer there.  It’s outside of Nashville, I think it’s only a couple of hours away.  A city of about 180,000.  I’ve never been to Nashville but Dh says it’s a great city.

We’re really excited to be leaving California & it’s high taxes & problems behind.  We’ll be renting for now & we ended up renting a house sight unseen.

Everyone I’ve talked to who has been to Knoxville says it’s great & very friendly.

I’ll be following this thread closely!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I absolutely love Nashville and I’ve always said if we moved I would want to live there. It’s a beautiful city that still has small town charm to it. Of course we live in Mississippi, so we would actually be escaping some of the heat moving there 🙂 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

CrankyTurtle:  

Speaking of hot summers–we live in Palm Springs now, so we have a whole special idea of what hot is.  Like 115.  And, contrary to popular myth, it gets very humid here.  Some say it’s the 300 golf courses, others blame the Salton Sea.  Who knows.  

You just haven’t lived a full life until you get to your car & can’t touch the door handle.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

sassy411:  girl yes!!! I HATE when it reaches the triple digits, especially with heat indexes are close to 120. The air gets thicker and everyone gets in a crappy mood. TN heat is so uncomfortable. You might find people fighting for the closest parking space to the facility lmbo seriously–once I’m out of the car, I’m power walking to an air-conditioned building. You can be a nudist and still find TN summers irritating. The summers are a little more soothing around Nashville & surrounding areas, though, OP. @sassy411 I can say that I’ve never heard anyone say that FL has a desirable climate during summer months. People I know who live there always complain & were shocked when we informed them of our weather & it was a greater shock when they experienced it themselves lol Also, I did like the calmer atmosphere of Knox better than Nashville 🙂 I love both cities though

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

FutureMrsBex:  i live in MS too. Where about do you live? I’m right outside of Memphis TN.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Carolsays:  Girl, I feel you! This was only my second winter in new england and boy did I feel it. I have never lived in TN but I have family who do. So we would visit a lot. And I have curly hair but trust me ithe heat is much worse over there. You would be trading one extreme for the next. My Fiance is a boston boy through and through when he came to visit my fam in TN with me he burned redder than a lobster. My little cousin refers to him as the Lobster Man… (that cousin is 5 so it is ok)

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Carolsays:  I live slightly north of Nashville. I love the weather. Cooler or even cold days in winter, LOVELY spring and fall weather, and I love the heat, so summer is exactly what I enjoy. We definitely get all 4 seasons here. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

 

FutureMrsBex:  agreed! I am from MS, so TN summers are lovely to me. It is Not anywhere near as sticky and humid as in MS. I visited home after living here 10 years or so and stepping out of the car I was thinking “I can’t breathe in this heat!”

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

sassy411:  Although they are only a couple of hours apart, Knoxville and Nashville are very different culturally.

Tenneessee is basically three distinct cultures surrounding the three major cities of Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis.  Knoxville is in the mountains — its culture is very Appalachian / mountain folky. Nashville is more traditionally southern, closer to Atlanta, but smaller with the country music.  Memphis is still very southern, but more like Jackson, Mississippi; it’s a minority majority city, and race relations are very poltically important there.  And the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is absolutely incredible — everyone should go there! But whereas Republicans rule most of the state, Memphis is a Democratic stronghold.   These differences may or may not mean anything to you if you’re not familiar with southern culture, but it’s kind of like comparing Boston-New England to Burlington, Vermont-New England, and Bangor, Maine-New England.  They just aren’t the same.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 7 months ago by  MelissainNC.
Post # 15
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Busy bee

MelissainNC:  I live in the Memphis area and your description of the three major cities is perfect!

 

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