Whether your moving across the street or a few states away, moving can be very stressful and I am here to take some of that stress away.
Middle Tennessee has become of the mega hot spots to relocate to and many of us “Nashvillians” can tell you why. It’s the family friendly feel of living in a city, it’s the music, food and entertainment around every corner, but most of all it is the down home, good hearted people of Tennessee.
Now, if you are looking to relocate to Middle Tennessee, I can offer you a few pointers as just three years ago, my family and I moved to Tennessee from Florida. Yes, many people asked me “Why would you leave Florida?” and my answer was I wanted seasons, the country feel and of course mountains. Here is how I started my journey from relocating from Florida to Tennessee.
Where did I want to live? While Nashville is the hub of Middle Tennessee, there are also many surrounding towns and cities located within just a 20-30 minute drive. So I started with researching the different areas to live. I asked myself and family what we were looking for in a new town. Did we want the busy city life? Small town country feel? Or a nice town that is within driving distance to the city, but also offers great entertainment close by, so my family and I decided on Murfreesboro. Now, one of my personal reasons on deciding on new city was the school district. I spent hours and hours pouring over school reviews, school grades, location, etc. I relied heavily on Greatschools.org for my research. I also looked at Facebook for photos and comments regarding the different schools I was looking into. For reference, at the time, both my children where in middle school.
Once we decided… Once we finally decided Murfreesboro would be the place we would settle, luck would have it that my family and I were attending a wedding in Franklin just 25 mins away. This was the perfect time for us to explore this new area we were thinking of moving to. We drove around, visited the different shopping areas, neighborhoods and of course drove by the schools we were looking at to get a feel of the area.
Finding the right place… We enlisted the help of a local real estate agent in the area to help us navigate the home buying process. As a licensed Realtor in the state of Florida, I was familiar with the process of course, but needed help on finding the right home in the right neighborhood. We would get a list of homes in our price range within our school district and we would look at those homes and narrow them down. During this time, my husband had relocated to Tennessee while I stayed back with our children to finish out the school year. He would go and view the homes, Facetime me and take photos. Finally we found a house!!! It was perfect for our family, had a great yard and was within the school district we wanted. It was perfect for us and we put in an offer.
Now comes the hard part (but not as hard as you think) Now it was time to pack up the house and prepare to move. It is difficult to pack up years of your life into boxes and move them states over, but I kept reminding myself we are moving towards a better future. So, we packed up the house (took a little longer than usual, but we made do), hired a moving van and set off for Tennessee once the school year was over.
We have arrived! We made it to Tennessee, closed on our house and started unpacking. Our previous house was a 1200 square foot town home located on a teeny, tiny island in SW Florida, so moving into a larger home on a great family friendly street was just perfect. Throughout the unpacking process, we made time to explore our new area. We drove around the town, headed into Nashville and visited the other surrounding areas. It was great to see all the new activities we would be able to do during our time here.
I love living in this area. My family and I have got to experience so many great things in the past three years than we ever did in Florida. So, since moving to Tennessee, here are some things I have done:
I am a HUGE hockey fan and of course, Nashville is home to the Predators so I immediately made them my home team. I have been to more hockey games that I can count and got to witness history being made by watching the Predators become the Western Conference Champions and see the Stanley Cup Final.
I have been to more concerts than I have EVER been to! Everything from sold out crowds at Bridgestone Arena, to small venues with some of musics great legends. I even got to see Garth Brooks receive his 7 Diamond award.
So, while relocating can feel like it will suck the life out of you, I am here to tell you it is not that bad. With some planning, a helpful Real Estate Agent (me) and friends/family, you can make the move an easy one.
If you are looking to relocate or just looking to move period, call me at 615-624-1436 or send me an email at Tiffany@mcrealtytn.com
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