I have lived in NJ for all of my 43 years. I'm looking to relocate somewhere down south. It's too damn expensive to live here, and I'm looking to buy my very first home. I figure for $250K I can find a really nice 4 bedroom home in either Tennessee or North Carolina. Why Tennessee? Oh, I don't know. I know someone that lives in Franklin, which is located just outside of Nashville. Anyhow, what do you guys think of Tennessee? Can a northerner like myself who wants to get away from the city attitudes be able to kick back and enjoy a more laid-back life down south? What are the native's attitudes towards northerners? I know I'm asking stupid questions here, but really, would like to get a general idea of lifestyle in Tennessee. You can also chime in if you think North Carolina would be a better place to live over Tennessee. Thanks in advance!