Tennessee has become one of the most popular places for tourists and transplants alike. Our pretty state may be fun to visit, but there’s a lot to learn if you take the plunge and make the move. Here are a few of them…
11. There are A LOT of transplants.
First off: you aren't alone. Finding a true Tennessean, born and bred, heart and soul, can be like finding a unicorn. Especially in our bigger cities!
10. Twang is not required.
A solid accent is usually one of the best ways to tell a true southerner apart.
9. Hot chicken REALLY is hot.
Most restaurants will offer their fried options on a mild to fiery scale, so make sure you pay attention.
8. Nashville can be a bit overrated at times…
You'll find the heart of the state in small towns, across the state to the wast and in east Tennessee hamlets. You'll want to spend some time investing in the people, not just the cities.
7. The best folk you'll find are small town folk.
For real. The people are the heart of the south, you know.
6. Tennessee is proud of their sports teams.
Whether they win or not - know that.
5. Where the TRUE birthplace of country music is.
Psst - it's Bristol!
4. BBQ is a classic, good for everything.
Take your time to find the go-to spot in your new town. Ask a new friend, research good spots in your neighborhood. And try to stay away from chains! The less frills, the better the food.
3. And the seasons are gorgeous.
There's nothing prettier than a Tennessee fall. Or spring. Or summer...and yeah, winter too.
2. The weather is the best in the south.
Our humidity may be rough, but we ain't no Louisiana. (No shade to the ol' LA, though.)
1. The Smoky Mountains are just as beautiful as you've heard.
They are a perfect getaway for summer hikes or wintertime cabin hangs. This is the place to be, and you can visit time and time again.