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    Open position in my current company, they’ll let me keep my California salary and there’s no state income tax. The reverse sticker shock/ cost of living is staggering, and it’s closer to family etc.
    Everyone seems to love Nashville, what are your thoughts if you have spent any time there?

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    you won't find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, but they do allow sister kissing, so that is nice.
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    • #3
      If there was a gun to my head and my choices were move to Nashville or die. I would beg them to pull the trigger.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by prolurkerguy View Post
        Open position in my current company, they’ll let me keep my California salary and there’s no state income tax. The reverse sticker shock/ cost of living is staggering, and it’s closer to family etc.
        Everyone seems to love Nashville, what are your thoughts if you have spent any time there?
        Like any city it has its good areas and bad. I'd take Tenn. over Cali. any day of the week and twice on Sundays. And as it sounds like it would be a nice net gain for your bank account IMO it's a no brainer, get packing.

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        • #5
          Hot, humid summers, the occasional snow/ice storm in winter. Another one of those cities that everyone wants to move to, experiencing growing pains and rising housing costs. But there are some advantages. There will be plenty of musicians around if you're musical. Of course you'll be competing with some pretty heavy hitters. It's not a far trip into the woods if you're a nature boy. Probably not far to Deliverance. I liked it.

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          • #6
            The nice thing about Tennessee is you can be in Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Carolina in just a couple hours by car.

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            • #7
              If it matters, I’m field based and would cover AR, AL, MS, TN and LA; but realistically most of my business will be at Vanderbilt, UA Birmingham and maybe New Orleans.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by NOS68 View Post

                Like any city it has its good areas and bad. I'd take Tenn. over Cali. any day of the week and twice on Sundays. And as it sounds like it would be a nice net gain for your bank account IMO it's a no brainer, get packing.
                Here I’m in the top 20% for household income, in Nashville I would be top 3%.

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                • NOS68
                  NOS68 commented
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                  There ya go. Are you packing yet?

                • prolurkerguy
                  prolurkerguy commented
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                  Waiting to hear from management! Haha

              • #9
                Originally posted by Uncle Figgy View Post
                The nice thing about Tennessee is you can be in Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Carolina in just a couple hours by car.
                But who wants to go to any of those places.

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                • prolurkerguy
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                  Maybe the Carolinas

              • #10
                Nashville is a great city. I visit Nashville regularly. Great music scene, great people. I don't how you feel about the weather change from California. If you don't mind that it might be a good move for you.
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                • #11
                  Originally posted by prolurkerguy View Post
                  Open position in my current company, they’ll let me keep my California salary and there’s no state income tax. The reverse sticker shock/ cost of living is staggering, and it’s closer to family etc.
                  Everyone seems to love Nashville, what are your thoughts if you have spent any time there?
                  It's a pretty cool town IMO. It definitely has that southern charm to it; people are generally very polite and cordial. One really nice thing from a musician's standpoint is that there are tons of other people in town to collaborate with. Loads of great studios too. If you're from LA, San Diego or San Francisco, it's a lot less crowded than what you're used to - and not nearly as spread out as the major California metropolitan areas. Cost of living (as you mentioned) is much, much less... your housing dollars will go a lot further there than most places out here.

                  Downsides? Weather. It can snow... and it can definitely freeze - as in "ice storms." Summer is the worst though, with near-daily races to see whether the temperature or humidity will get to the 90s first. I don't dig humidity, so that's a huge downside IMHO. On the up side, everything's much greener out there, which is nice.

                  You'll probably be trading the greater risk of earthquakes for tornados, but earthquakes can't be totally ruled out there either - if the New Madrid seismic zone cuts loose again like it did in 1811 / 1812, it's going to do serious damage - Nashville wasn't built with California earthquake building codes in mind (there's tons of brick buildings / homes in the Nashville area), and it would probably be heavily impacted by a magnitude 7 or 8 quake, even though the NMSZ is at the far western end of the state of Tennessee.

                  If your family is closer, that would be a BIG plus in favor of the move IMHO.
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                  • #12
                    ...not to mention the sky...Nashville has a sky, and it could fall. It fell back on ought-thirty 'leven and boy was THAT a mess! And dairy products are way expensive for some reason too. Be prepared to give up your cottage cheese habit.

                    Other than that, though, waddaya waiting for?
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                    • #13
                      Thanks guys! I’ve lived in the south before so I can handle the weather, plus I’m away about 8+ weeks per year on business and personal travel to Cali, chicago, miscellaneous places in USA and internationally. If the winters/ summers get oppressive it’s easy for me to go somewhere nice and work from there.

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                      • #14
                        Everybody has their own thoughts on this.

                        I love California but have spent enough time in the south to know this:

                        Most of the people I met were very nice and respectful.

                        Some of the people are not. When I went to my daughter's Volleyball Senior Night at the college she attended in South Carolina we went out to breakfast the next morning at a small diner. We were the only ones in the place not wearing USC or Clemson colors. We were ignored and a family that came in after us received their food before we even had a chance to order. We left.

                        Be prepared to be the "New Guy" 40 years after you move in.

                        It is green. I do not like the short horizons. Probably because I grew up and lived in areas in which one used mountains miles away as landmarks. I get lost easily in the south.

                        Weather during the summer is terrible. I love heat. Humidity sucks.

                        Colder than I like during the winter. Others can take the four seasons. I will stick with the California Four: Early Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer. I am a sissy when it comes to cold.

                        Cheap. Real cheap. I could own a house and live comfortably on just my pension (which is not real fantastic).

                        I only "family" I have in the south is my ex and her family. No thanks.

                        My girlfriend was raised in Vegas, moved with her ex to Yucca Valley and then dragged to Tennessee by her ex. She left him and came back two years ago. She does not regret leaving.

                        Yet, if it sounds like something you would like to do I think any positives you can come up with would outweigh any negatives any of us could come up with.

                        Good luck!
                        Sprinkles are for winners...

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                        • #15
                          Michigan's four seasons:

                          winter

                          damned cold weather

                          mud

                          road construction
                          I not only resent the allegation, I resent the alligator!

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