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    Nashville vs. Chattanooga

    In 30+ years of marriage, my wife and I have lived in several states but always out west: Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Southern California and Northern California. I can work anywhere and her employer would like her to relocate to either Nashville or Chattanooga, and were taking a hard look. Well retire in 3-5 years, so were taking that in to long term consideration, too. For those with experience in either, what should I know, consider or watch for? Pros and cons of each would be really appreciated. Thanks.

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    Depends on what you are looking for. The best fishing is definitely the Chattanooga area. Weather better there too. Nashville much bigger with great downtown area and pro sports. For retirement the area just east of Chattanooga is hard to beat.

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    Go visit both and I think youll see which you prefer pretty easy. Id pick Nashville between the two but both are very nice. Id pick Williamson County specifically in the Nashville area, its where we moved from and my favorite area in the Nashville area. As mentioned fishing is better in the Chattanooga area but there are some great lakes within an hour or an hour and a half of Nashville also.
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    For me between those two areas it would be Chattanooga.

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    Cleveland Tennessee

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicLynn View Post
    For me between those two areas it would be Chattanooga.
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    I have lived in both, well I am in Cleveland which is 20 minutes out of Chattanooga. Twenty years ago I would have said Nashville hands down, but now I would have to choose Chattanooga and/or surrounding areas. Hands Down! I have friends and a daughter and SIL still in Nashville so I still visit often. But would not live there for any reason.
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    Chattanooga by a mile!

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    Not even close. Chattanooga area

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    Quote Originally Posted by shafer22 View Post
    Cleveland Tennessee
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    I like both towns but i'd go with Chattanooga if it were me, and like Shafer22 mentioned Cleveland is a nice and convenient to nooga

    plenty to do and enjoy in both cities, if you want/like big name concerts and pro sports go with Nashville, if you like fishing and plenty of good local entertainment/dining Chattanooga, and the housing market in Chattanooga will probably be a little more favorable
    Things are more like right now than they have ever been

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    I would agree with the Cleveland suggestions.
    From 08'-10' we lived in Ooltewah (Eastern edge of Chattanooga) Loved our entire time there.
    I would choose the smaller less populated city every time.

    If you tend to fly a lot.... most of the time we found it way cheaper to fly from Atlanta. But that means driving or catching Groome Transportation to get there.

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    I grew up there and have lived in both cities. I would pick Chattanooga over Nashville. one over par is that the Hiwasee or Ocooee?
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    Chattanooga by a country mile, Cleveland would be even better. Cookeville wouldn't be bad, also Crossville or Gallatin. I can't see me ever living in Nashville...

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    Chattanooga by a mile, I live just down the road in Dalton, GA.
    Downtown Chattanooga re invented itself years ago when the aquarium was built. It helped completely revitalize downtown Chattanooga.
    Nashville is quickly becoming San Francisco east. Even Chattanooga is moving that way, but not as quickly.
    Both have great health care and TN doesn't have a state income tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeNix View Post
    Chattanooga by a country mile, Cleveland would be even better. Cookeville wouldn't be bad, also Crossville or Gallatin. I can't see me ever living in Nashville...
    Gallatin IS Nashville IMO. Agree with all the Cleveland comments. Almost on Chickamauga and an hour from GVille.

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    Bueller good luck with the area you choose. In a few years I'll be doing the same thing. I'm going a little farther east in the Rutledge area, right between Cherokee, Douglas and Norris lakes.

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    Just east of Chattanooga not even close. You can thank me later.
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    Chattanooga for sure.

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    Why is Chattanooga so much better than Nashville for those stating Chattanooga? I lived in Nashville, specifically Franklin, for years and it’s still one of my favorite areas. My sister lives in Brentwood. I grew up about an hour east of Nashville. I like both Nashville and Chattanooga but Chattanooga would be third for me out of the big Tennessee cities. Chattanooga would be cheaper I’m sure. You’ll have a lot better air travel
    options out of Nashville if that’s a concern.
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