For about the last ten years, my wife and I have been going up to east Tennessee and west North Carolina to look for some acreage to buy and build a home on. We really like the people up there, but we've noticed something rather peculiar about them. Most of them are very friendly toward us until they find out we're from Florida. After that, they cool off a little. They're still polite, but they're noticeably less enthusiastic about having us as neighbors. A particularly candid, motel clerk told us we weren't imagining this response and that it was due to the very large number of Florida transplants to the area over the last couple of decades, but she couldn't, or wouldn't, explain it any further. We know Florida sucks, but that's why we and other decent folks want to get to get the hell out of there! Are Tennessee and North Carolina folks worried that ex-Floridians are going to bring the Florida stupid with them, or is it something else? .....and on a related note, does anyone here know any good, real estate peeps in the areas of Cleveland and Johnson City, Tennessee?