I Hate Living In Tennessee

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    The Education Is The Worst

    If you are from the north and are thinking about moving to Tennessee, rethink. I've been stuck here for 11 years and will be finally moving back in another year. The education in Tennessee is horrid, if you want a quality education, the kids have to either go to a top magnet...
    thenorth1 thenorth1
    46-50
    3 Responses May 7, 2013

    Clannish Cultish Brutish People

    I first came to the greater Nashville area in the early 1990s, the result of a job transfer. Being from the Deep South, and having been to the Smoky Mountains, I was very excited about living among the mountains, woods and streams. Well, folks, when I arrived in Middle...
    RealSoutherner RealSoutherner
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

    Tn Is The Worst State In The Us

    Tn. people are the rudest people I have ever encountered. To make a long story short, my family and I  lived most of our lives in Ga. where southern values and mutual respect for others was just a way of life. Then we moved to PA due to my husband's job transfer. Pa was...
    janbeasley2001 janbeasley2001
    56-60
    64 Responses Sep 14, 2010

    Lived Here All My Life

    Always waiting to move away from here.Despite being a native and having the family roots to back it up, I'm still treated like a stranger, probably because nobody knows my name as I don't talk. In elementary school, I was known as the goth lesbian. Ah, those were the days, right...
    Emokitten Emokitten
    18-21, T
    6 Responses Jun 3, 2011

    Killer Allergies!

    The allergies here make life miserable! Myself, my husband, my kids.. I have never suffered from allergies before and it is awful here. Allergy meds dont work well and sinus infections and ear infections are constant. They are year round. I notice a huge difference anytime i...
    Kel35 Kel35
    36-40
    1 Response Mar 26, 2013

    I grew up in the midwest,

    lived in GA, and married a guy from TN. Thus, the move. So now we live in E. TN and I can't wait to leave. 1)there are very few black people so it's not very diverse 2)the women call you sweety, darling, honey, etc which to me is condescending3) there's very little to do unless...
    blackcitygirl blackcitygirl
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    I have lived in Nashville,

    TN for 28 years (my entire life) and I am finally getting out next month. I can't tell you how many years I have hated living in this redneck, uneducated, poor, nothing to do state. The people are rude, religious idiots, and unless you are straight and white, you pretty much...
    justinb7266 justinb7266
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2014

    Dodged A Bullet

    We had been talking lately about alternatives for retirement, which will be coming up in a couple of years. With this in mind, we went to visit Tennessee, specifically the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge area. I had just read an article that rated Tennessee #2 in the nation for places...
    travellingmnmom travellingmnmom
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2013

    Damp Miserable Place

    I was moved to Tennessee as a result of my dad being transferred here and the first thing I noticed was the hellish heat and humidity. OMG. Summers have never gotten any better. There are no temperate times-it goes from bloody hot to rainy cold with only a day or two of fall...
    tennhater tennhater
    46-50, M
    16 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    I am currently 15 years old

    and I have lived in here my entire life and can't wait to get out! the people here are southern, backwards, racist, sexist, homophobic, close minded ********! The people are uneducated and act so stupid and are fake as hell! There is also nothing to go and do and it's honestly...
    yinyang45 yinyang45
    16-17, T
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    How Can A State Be So Hateful And Selfish

    oh tennessee tennessee tennessee. I HATE YOU 4 years ago I moved here for a change of scenery and a new start in the chattanooga knoxville area. (btw i dont caps when i type especially in fast i hate this place typing) jobs- for the last 4 years i have been fired from 8 jobs...
    vintageguy1016 vintageguy1016
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 9, 2013

    just moved here from NY.

    .. I'm in Dandridge now.. what a huge difference
    drewroc drewroc
    46-50, M
    Mar 28, 2015

    I moved to Middle Tennessee over 40 years ago.

    Hated it from day one! The weather is miserable except for maybe two weeks in the spring and summer. The winters are dreary and miserable and the summers are unbearable. The people are self righteous, and if you're not in the right clique even as an adult you're an outsider...
    Sharon227 Sharon227
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Dec 21, 2013

    The Good And Bad About Tennessee

    Seeing all of the negative comments from people who have relocated to Tennessee, I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents in response. We moved to Middle Tennessee (Williamson County south of Nashville) in 2010 from Southern California (Orange County) by choice after living our whole...
    phi447 phi447
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Jan 19, 2013

    I also detest living in Tennessee.

    I am currently in the Knoxville area where bigotry, ignorance, and exclusion abound. I went to high school in the Nashville area and it's somewhat more bearable than here. However, if I had my choice, I'd be back in FL tomorrow, where I lived after college for 10 years. I have...
    volchick7073 volchick7073
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2014

    Thieves, Liars,Posers, Phoneys.

    My story is a doozy. Being a Northerner I can tell you they don't really take to our kind here. They have never forgiven us for the "Night we drove ol Dixie Down!" You think with all the niceties they are sincere. No way. They are kind on the outside but on the inside they would...
    travelor1 travelor1
    46-50
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

    Don't Move To Tennessee

    I MOVED TO TENNESSEE AND FOUND MOST PEOPLE HERE ARE MORE RUDE THERE IS NO SOUTHERN HOSPATALITY IN TENNESSEE IT"S A VERY DEPRESSING PLACE TO LIVE AND THERE IS NOTHING TO DO HERE I CAN"T WAIT TO MOVE OUT NOT ALL PEOPLE IN TENNESSEE ARE RUDE BUT IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT MOVING...
    BIGDOG311 BIGDOG311
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2012

    Damp Miserable Place

    I was moved to Tennessee as a result of my dad being transferred here and the first thing I noticed was the hellish heat and humidity. OMG. Summers have never gotten any better. There are no temperate times-it goes from bloody hot to rainy cold with only a day or two of fall...
    tennhater tennhater
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Oct 2, 2009

    OMG....oh wait, I live in TN.

    So apparently I can't say that because it's using gods name in vain! I moved here 21 long years ago and I have NEVER met so many backstabbing, two faced jerks who will exclude you from everything. I have lived in 3 other States and have never met people who are such...
    TNsucks TNsucks
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    Move now or do not even consider moving here.

    Don't look back. Conservative, narrow-minded, uneducated and cliquish state. One state over, NC, is exactly the opposite in every way, including cleaner air, less crime and significantly lower cancer rates. Run, if you can!!!
    sam8191 sam8191
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2015

    I was born and raised in Knoxville,

    Tennessee, and absolutely hate it. The religious nuts drive me bonkers, and I'm afraid to share my opinions because my closed-minded conservative family refuses to accept me for who I am. Also, the weather is awful. It is constantly changing, and I never know what to expect...
    violalucy violalucy
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    Hate Living In Tennessee

    My husband and I moved to Tennessee 2 years ago.  It has been one heck of a let down.   Tennesseans are the rudest people I have ever met in my life.  It's very dangerous to drive on the  highways here as these people drift all over the road and don't...
    hatetennessee hatetennessee
    46-50, F
    18 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    I Really Wanted To Like It Here ...

    I commented on another post in this thread and decided to write my own. Here goes ... Six months. That's how long I lived in TN. I keep hoping that at some point this place will get easier but almost everyday something happens that makes me regret choosing this place as a...
    jam0 jam0
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 11, 2012

    I Too Hate Living In Tn

    I have lived in the greater Nashville area for almost 3 years. At first, I thought it was just me needing to do a little adjusting and being homesick. However, I have been treated very poorly by way too many people to think that way anymore. I have been told everything from I am...
    thatbear thatbear
    26-30
    10 Responses Apr 23, 2012

    I ended up on this board

    while researching moving to TN due to a job offer. I think the comments here are hilarious. Basically, the grass is always greener (you know the rest). I have spent time in 40 states and have found the same kinds of things in every place...some worse than others. What I have...
    generalstratos generalstratos
    46-50
    1 Response May 6, 2015

    I Am So Glad I Read Your Posts

    I am really thankful that I read your posts, and although I think you always should figure it out by yourself, i have the feeling that your all are completely right about Tennesse. My husband got a job offer from Nashville yesterday, and we are supposed to accept or decline today...
    alfabite alfabite
    36-40
    4 Responses Oct 24, 2012

    How Do You Hate It.

    I live being here, i live in Germantown, Memphis and it is great. I lived here for 12 years and hopefully forever. You say it is "mean" well that's New York. Everybody is friendly in my area, and I love it. So yeah.
    Howdoyouhatetn Howdoyouhatetn
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 18, 2013

    Let'S Look At This From A Different Angle/Perspective

    I am a moderate that leans left (liberal) on most issues but I have found Tennessee to be okay. The scenery is unbeatable- mountains, lakes, rivers, etc. Granted, most people tend to lean more right but they will leave you alone if you leave them alone. It's all about respecting...
    troyie troyie
    36-40
    May 2, 2013

    An Acquainted Tennessee Lady

    I live in Massachusetts and I know a lady who is originally from Tennessee for many years and she lives in Massachusetts. Of course, she has a Tennessee accent. In the beginning, she was so nice, then later in the years, I noticed that she became a real phony and a snob. She...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 20, 2013

    Dont Be Fooled By The Pretty Mountains... They Are An Illusion

    My family moved to Tennessee in 2006. I went to work there at a social service agency and noticed the bias with the clients first, there were only 2 out of 20 of the cases on my that were from Tennessee, and the two that were from there were horrid, filthy, stinky discgusting...
    ohIhatethatrottenplace ohIhatethatrottenplace
    36-40
    1 Response Jul 27, 2012

    I am originally from Iowa.

    I have lived in Knoxville going on 3 years. Met my husband almost three years ago. He has been living here 12 years. I hate it here. Glad I found this site. I thought a lot of it was in my head. People are very rude and they ignore you, even at church! I am a Christian and find...
    bs45 bs45
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 25, 2015

    Ok, so before I post I want to state

    that I read all the other posts and can definitely see where the others are coming from. I myself don't necessarily hate living in Tennessee, but I do see a lot of problems with it. Every state has its problems, but Tennessee has a few I would like to discuss in particular. My...
    tncbass tncbass
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2014

    I currently live in northeast Tennessee

    and it's a very dull, boring area. 😩
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 23, 2014

    Left Nashville Long Ago

    Strange how I left the shithole of Tennessee and suddenly come into a higher standard of living. Problem is, igmos from Tennessee are starting to move out here so it's time to move on...again. Tennessee is such a lovely place....to go bankrupt.  They should change the nickname...
    elliottdoland elliottdoland
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

    Tennessee A.k.a. Hell

    I used to visit Tennessee several times a year and thought it was a very beautiful, friendly place. So,based on those experiences I decided to relocate there and make it my home forever. As soon as I moved there, it became abundantly clear that it was the worst mistake of my...
    justice51381 justice51381
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 14, 2012

    I Used To Think It Was Just A Sterotype...but It's True.

    Let me start by saying that moving to Nashville was a dream at one time. The dream came true and became a nightmare!!!!! My husband and I have lived in several states throughout our 25 years together--Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia, Arizona, and Minnesota. We also spent time...
    fluzzer68 fluzzer68
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 6, 2013
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