Why You Should Move to Tennessee

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Thinking about relocating to Tennessee? If it’s good enough for Dolly Parton, it’s good enough for anyone.

If that doesn’t convince you, here are four reasons why you’ll want to volunteer to live in “The Volunteer State.”

Even our winters are warm

Put down that snow shovel and throw away your thermals. In Tennessee, we rarely have to worry about frostbite and wind-chill. The summers are hot and sunny, and even our winters are mild enough that you can still get outside and enjoy the fresh air.

At the same time, it’s not so hot here that we don’t get to experience all four seasons. While we don’t have to worry about it getting much lower than 20 degrees, we still get the occasional snowfall. But it never becomes an inconvenience or a danger. Think of it like this: our winters are just wintery enough to give the kids a few snow days, but not enough to screw up the whole academic calendar.

We take education seriously

Speaking of school, did you know Tennessee is home to more than 75 highly rated colleges and universities? It’s true. We know that today’s students are tomorrow’s future, which is why Tennessee takes education very seriously.

The best example of that comes in the form of Drive to 55. This game-changing state-wide initiative has provided local schools with $16.5 billion for equipment and technology and $2 million for various scholarship programs. But best of all, Drive to 55 allows graduating high school students to go to community college or trade school free of charge, providing promising students from all walks of life a chance to better themselves and their futures.

The past is always present

Whether you know it as the site of some of the biggest battles in the Civil War or the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, Tennessee has a long legacy of historical importance in American culture. That legacy is something we in Tennessee are not only proud of, but that we also seek to preserve for future generations.

Reenactors in Chattanooga and Shiloh regularly bring the battles of the past to life, and Memphis still sings with the music of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lewis, and B.B. King. Trust us, having the opportunity to regularly ride the beautiful Tennessee River on one of the area’s still-operating vintage riverboats is enough to make any visitor start scoping out Knoxville houses for sale

There’s no state income tax

You read that right. It’s not a typo. People in Tennessee pay no state income tax. None. Nada. Zip. Zero. Every dime of our paychecks stays right where they belong, in our pockets.

Honestly, if that alone doesn’t convince you to move here, nothing will.