The wife and I have been looking to get out of California for a while now.My wife works healthcare for the VA, so that limits us a little if she is to stay with them to keep the retirement benefits going. We have mostly been looking at areas outside Austin Texas. After talking to a past customer of mine recently who moved to Tennessee a couple years ago, we expanded our search to include Tennessee. Well, yesterday my wife was offered a position in Nashville. We have never been, but everyone we talk to that has been there loved it. But those were people just there to visit, not live. I'm sure that could be different. Is anyone on the beeb in that area or has lived in that area? We're looking for feedback on overall feel, cost of living/affordability, taxes, weather, traffic, congestion/overcrowding, housing, construction, outdoor activities (mtb'ing), distance to race tracks, or anything else pertinent. They would like her to give them an answer this week. She told them we would like to get out there in the next 2 weeks to check out the hospital and the area. I suppose she can always back out, but we are generally not the type to give a commitment and then back out. There is another position she's in the running for in Temple Texas, but that job does not close for another couple weeks. I think just because we have been to the Austin area this year, we feel more comfortable with the idea of going to Texas. We've been dreaming about getting out of here and now the dream has become reality and it is time to make a decision. Thanks for any input.