Tennesseeans claim that their state is actually not one, but three. The beautiful Appalachian region of East Tennessee is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Middle Tennessee is the most prosperous part of the state. That’s where you have the state’s capital – Nashville. And then there are flatlands and rolling hills of West Tennessee, nestled between the Tennessee and Mississippi rivers. That’s where you find Memphis.
Tennessee consistently ranks as one of the most affordable states in the U.S. Cost of living there is about 20 percent less than the national average. Housing is affordable, and utilities, groceries, and healthcare are less expensive than in other parts of the country. In addition, the state doesn’t tax personal income.
The state is also known as the “Athens of the South.” Numerous higher education institutions such as Fisk University, St. Cecilia Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy, Meharry Medical College, Belmont University, and Vanderbilt University open their doors to thousands of students every year. Another great thing about living in Tennessee is booming job market, which, in fact, has been drawing in more and more millennial professionals. The majority of professional employment is centralized around Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga.
The beauty of Tennessee’s natural landscape will awe you. From the Smoky Mountains to Ruby Falls, you’ll find plenty of places to hike, camp, go white water rafting or just take in the breath-taking views. And for those who like to dig deeper, there are close to 9,000 caves across the state.
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