There are so many good reasons why you should move to Tennessee. The Volunteer State offers a high quality of life and unmatched attractions that give it a unique and distinctive charm.
Here are some reasons why moving to Tennessee is one of the best decisions you can ever make:
It has unparalleled natural beauty
The Great Smoky Mountains serves as a magnificent setting for the towns and cities in the state, as well as an endless playground for outdoor lovers. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses 800 square miles of stunning forests, waterfalls and lakes. At The Smoky Mountains you can hike, camp, go horseback riding or simply bask in the stunning views.
There’s water, water everywhere, from the glorious Mississippi and Tennessee rivers, to more than 1,300 lakes and reservoirs offering a host of water activities, such as whitewater rafting, bass fishing, canoeing, fishing, and so much more. There are dozens of waterfalls, and even a mysterious underground lake.
The four seasons envelope the state with vivid colors, with Mother Nature displaying stunning vistas at each change of the season. Fall especially puts up a spectacular nature show.
Music is a way of life
Nashville, the acknowledged home of country music, is a beacon for musicians and music lovers from all over the United States, including those of other genres like rock and jazz. Music is in the state’s DNA – there are numerous music festivals and live performance venues throughout the state, graced by aspiring local artists and international superstars. It was here where the careers of music legends like Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton and B.B. King were born.
There are good employment opportunities
The unemployment rate in Tennessee is lower than that of the country. The state’s major cities like Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville are seeing tremendous growth, offering plenty of opportunities in such sectors as health, government, and trade. The high quality of life has been attracting younger people who are adding to the workforce and giving these cities a hip, youthful vibe.
It’s the perfect place for food and drink adventures
Tennessee barbecues are the stuff of legends. Memphis-style barbecue is a state treasure that you can enjoy in many different ways – ribs, pulled pork, burgers or even as a pizza flavor. It’s slow cooked for succulence, and can be “wet” or “dry,” with the spicy dry rub being the most popular option.
The whiskey isn’t bad, either. Tennessee is the birthplace of Jack Daniels – known simply as “Jack” among locals. Jack is brewed in the “Tennessee whiskey” way – a method that can only be legally done in the state.
Tennessee is also wine country. There are several vineyards all over the state that are open for tasting tours.
The cost of living is famously low
Tennessee has always ranked high on lists of states with the lowest cost of living. The low housing cost is a major factor for this. The state’s indices for grocery, healthcare, transportation, and other categories are also mostly lower than the nationwide average.
You don’t need to pay a state income tax. But income on investments is taxed at a rate of 6%.
There’s more to love about Tennessee, and moving here will be a decision you won’t regret. The Goswitz Team will be happy to help you find your dream home in the Knoxville area. Get in touch with them at 865-588-1234 or send them an email at frank(at)goswitz(dotted)com.