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Nashville or Louisville?
« on: October 20, 2012, 08:22:50 PM »
It'd be great to meet others striving for FI the Mustachian way...whatever that is. I'd like to think a social event wouldn't be out to the movies or some expensive restaurant every weekend as is often the case with invites we get from friends.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012, 10:05:13 AM »
are you in louisville? been wondering how many mustachians were here as I haven't found any at my work on in my neighborhood yet.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2012, 10:42:24 AM »
Right now I'm in Louisville. I'm not sure how long I'll be here as Nashville is being discussed. I live and work in the Northfield area.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2012, 11:29:31 AM »
Ok. I used to live in that area but now i'm in south louisville so I don't think i'll be biking by you anytime soon. Nashville is a nice town, and I can't blame you for wanting to move before we spend a $2.5 billion on some bridges.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2012, 03:13:37 PM »
I'm in Nashville.  I was hoping there might be other like-minded folk nearby!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 09:12:48 PM »
I'm in Nashville.  I was hoping there might be other like-minded folk nearby!


Nice! How do you make Mustchianism work in Nashville? I'm considering a move there and will actually be visiting soon to check things out. I have family in the very anti-Mustchian suburb of Brentwood, but I could choose where to work from Franklin, West End or downtown. I'd like to live as close to my office as possible. Any opinions on any of these locations for living and playing?

If we can get enough local Mustachians we should all get together.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 07:10:08 PM »
Woolie, I'm in Nashville (Lenox Village). Let's get more people to represent!

inthebiz, Nashville is very un-Mustachian, in structural ways more than how people act. What I mean by structural is that there are barely any sidewalks around the city, unless you're around the center of the city. You can forget about sidewalks in less populated areas, especially Brentwood. Franklin is pretty good with them though. What I'm getting at is that if there aren't a lot of sidewalks (and they wonder why the state is so obese?), everything is car-oriented and it can be downright dangerous sometimes to bike (a plethora of very narrow 2-lane roads). That's something to keep in mind, transportation is a big chunk of people's budgets around here.

All that being said, many of the people aren't too into keeping up with the Joneses. Sure, you have the country stars and McMansions in Brentwood and Forest Hills, but I would wager that many people aren't too in debt. I read an article recently about the opening of the Bentley dealership in Nashville. The general manager said he was optimistic about his prospects because there isn't a large luxury car market in Nashville, even though the wealth compares to some of the coastal areas (healthcare, music and education really do make people rich).

So, you wouldn't have too hard of a time living a Mustachian lifestyle, except for the fact that if you live anywhere outside of the 3 areas you mentioned, you'd most likely have to drive because it is very suburban and roads aren't conducive to biking. Out of those 3 areas, I would prefer, in the following order, West End, Franklin, downtown. West End comes first because it is in the city, yet it's easier to live since there grocery stores and other essentials in the area. Downtown living is very new to Nashville, so you'd have to drive out for daily necessities since there aren't any in downtown. I really like Franklin because it is a compact town for the most part (minus the Cool Springs area), and you could definitely bike around the town. It's historic and not very commercial either, so I think a Mustachian lifestyle would go over well (West End is a bit materialistic).

FYI, avoid the Gulch like the plague (it's very commercial and "trendy" aka $2000 rents right by a railroad track, yay!). It is walkable, but very materialistic and un-Mustachian. I never understood the appeal of that place. If your job does take you downtown, you could consider East Nashville. It's gentrifying, which means it's full of hipsters/younger people rather than 5-Series-driving moms, so there's probably a few Mustachians out there (holler!).

I could go on and on, but I'm out of gas. Pm me if you have some more questions.

And let's get some more Nashville Mustachians to come out of the woodwork!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »
Another Nashville Mustachian here coming out of the woodwork.  My family and I live in the Donelson/Hermitage area.  I find Nashville to be very Mustachian in some regards (low property taxes, low income taxes, and overall relatively low cost of living), and not so Mustachian in other regards (suburban sprawl which makes it very difficult to go car free, and like amustache said there's not enough sidewalks around here).

inthebiz - I see each of the areas of downtown, West end, and Franklin as areas that are naturally less mustachian (and very much devoted to consumerism), however that doesn't mean that you can't make it work in those areas.

Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 02:27:58 PM »
Another Nashville Mustachian here coming out of the woodwork.  My family and I live in the Donelson/Hermitage area.  I find Nashville to be very Mustachian in some regards (low property taxes, low income taxes, and overall relatively low cost of living), and not so Mustachian in other regards (suburban sprawl which makes it very difficult to go car free, and like amustache said there's not enough sidewalks around here).



I'm in Donelson as well! I'm glad to see there are a few of us around the Nashville area.  I've been a bit MIA as I had to have a wisdom tooth removed so that put me knocked out and fuzzy on meds.

I'm finding the driving to be the biggest Mustachian issue for me. My office used to be in Donelson and then moved about a year and half ago to Cool Springs. I loathe the drive but haven't been able to find anything closer. I think that is going to be my biggest challenge. I want to stay in the Donelson/Hermitage area for a variety of reasons so I'd rather get a new job than get a new house.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2012, 11:18:58 AM »
Another Nashville resident checking in. We live somewhere between Brentwood and Antioch where my grandparents own property (when my wife and I got married we had a deal with them- we fix up the place and pay associated expenses and in exchange we don't have to pay additional rent).

The lack of roads conducive to biking is a bit of an annoyance, however one of my old coworkers used to bike to work all the time and I have seen more bikers around lately (there has apparently been a bit of a push the past few years to make the city more bike friendly). Having grown up in a rural area it is nice to have necessities such as grocery stores a few minutes down the road as opposed to a half hour away and the library system is fairly good.

The one thing about Nashville though is that it apparently isn't uncommon to start developing allergies after moving here. Neither my wife nor I ever had troubles with them before, but it is a fairly constant annoyance- apparently the city rests in a bit of a geographic bowl that just kind of collects all kinds of junk in the air. Not sure how scientifically valid the observation is but that's just what my relatives up on the ridge say.

Aside from that it really is a lovely town; generally relaxed depending on where you go, lots of interesting places to wander around, and decently low cost as others have pointed out. Apologies if I rambled on and on there, simply kind of neat to find others of similar mindset in the general area.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2013, 07:31:00 AM »
Nashville is plenty mustachian, IMO, but then I live in East Nash, where I can get basically everything I need on my bike*. Minus occasional trips to Costco. My mortgage on a 150k house (20% down, of course) is ~850 a month, 600 of which is covered by roommates. Low cost of living, low income and property taxes, and dirt cheap houses if you don't mind being out of the super trendy areas. It's also the best place to be a landlord I've ever lived (Louisiana, Colorado, California, Tennessee, Seattle), comparing the rents to the housing prices, which is why I'm looking for a SFH as an investment property.

*theoretically. The reality is I still drive way too much -- if there's one way I need a lot of work it's that way.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 02:19:08 PM »
About 2 hours from Nashville and 3 from Louisville.  The cost of living here is very low and it's not far from the Land Between the Lakes, which is a world-class recreation area.  If there are any others nearby, speak up :)
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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2014, 08:37:10 PM »
I'm in Evansville, IN. ~2 hours drive from Louisville and also Paducah. Glad to see there's few "Midwesterners" out there pushing to FIRE. I second the motion about Land Between the Lakes; lots of fond memories on KY Lake!
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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2014, 11:11:25 AM »
Hello,
I am in Louisville, KY.  I discovered MMM last summer.
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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 03:03:12 PM »
In Nashville down on Bell Rd near the Elm Hill Marina!  I work on Donelson Pike a bit south of the airport and have been biking to work since May (when my sister totaled my car on the morning of my wedding).

 Not very bike friendly out this way although I at least get to have a bike lane for the first mile of my trip!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 11:03:26 AM »
Nashville/Franklin checking in!


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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2015, 07:06:02 AM »
Nashvillian here.... bought a house in the Bellevue area last year and loving the cheap living here.
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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2015, 08:21:57 AM »
I'm in Nashville as well and would love to do a meet up with others in the area if we can coordinate it. I live in Woodbine (fairly close to Berry Hill), but I'm flex about meet up location.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2015, 10:29:04 AM »
Louisville here. Born and raised.

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« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2015, 09:15:57 AM »
Nashvillian here. I live in Crieve Hall, which itself is rather unmustachian given its insular nature and lack of bikeability and walkability, but I work in Brentwood (4 miles door to door which I bike every morning) and my wife likes it, so that's how I justify it for now. Let's plan a Mustachian meet up.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2015, 09:33:15 AM »
Another Louisville aspiring Mustachian here.  I would love to do a Louisville meetup, if others are interested.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2015, 03:36:04 PM »
Louisville, KY here. I think meetup in Louisville would be a great idea, even if it is just a few people. Louisville has many parks to pick from for a meetup. I currently live in Jtown.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2015, 09:13:13 AM »
Hey @mishek01, we live in Jtown/Fern Creek area :)

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2015, 02:20:00 PM »
Hi Louisvillians and those nearby!  I'm trying to salvage some botched birthday plans,(32 oye!) and it occurred to me what better birthday gift than meeting a bunch of other mustachians!  Anyone up for a get together in Cherokee Park this Saturday 8/29?  I'm new to the area and will need some help pinning down the specific location from any locals.  I'll bring cake (homemade or store-bought (TBD), because any party without cake is just a meeting.
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« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2015, 11:28:23 AM »
Sistastache - happy belated birthday and welcome to Louisville!  Did you get your Cherokee Park meetup going, and if you didn't, could we organize something belated?  I'd love to get together a Louisville meetup for Mustachians.  I've been unnsuccessful in meeting any out in the wild thus far.  :)

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2015, 12:27:54 PM »
Lexington, KY checking in! I'm in Louisville on occasion for work. I would love to tie in a MMM meet up.
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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2015, 08:16:42 PM »
Thank you!  Nothing panned out for that particular meetup, but I'm willing to give it another go! Finding other mustachians in the wild is an elusive treasure, one that has evaded me as well.  Perhaps if we looked a bit further out, maybe toward the latter part of September? Anyone game?

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2015, 09:11:29 AM »
I'm in for a later in September meetup.  Does next Saturday, the 19th, work for anyone in Louisville?

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2015, 11:05:11 AM »
EmCMaj - I will be in town and would love to join you!

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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2015, 11:25:41 AM »
How about we split the difference between LV and Nashville and plan it in Bowling Green?   

LOL.  Yeah, that selfish of me.  Have everyone drive to my town.

Anyone else in BGKY?  I'm new to the state!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2015, 11:50:52 AM »
Awe man, I missed it! Next meetup I want in :)

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2015, 04:44:32 AM »
Any interest in a new Nashville meet up? 

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« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2015, 06:49:35 PM »
I wonder how the Lenox Village Mustachian is doing...  I'm new and game to get together...

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2015, 07:48:54 AM »
Bump...

For anybody not on the message chain...sounds like this may happen in January sometime (in Louisville)...date/time/location TBD.

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2015, 02:45:52 PM »
I live in Madisonville, KY. Nashville is pretty close to me and I have family there. Would totally be up for a meet-up!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2015, 07:36:40 PM »
Am a bit east of Nashville. Would love to be part of any social meetups. Have learned so much from all of you.

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« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2015, 07:29:47 PM »
what is this chain you speak of??

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« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2015, 06:41:49 AM »
what is this chain you speak of??
a few of us were PM'ing back and forth about a meetup. It's set for Jan. 23rd in Louisville. Feel free to message me if you want more details on location/time.

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« Reply #38 on: December 10, 2015, 11:14:08 AM »
I'm going to be in Louisville that day, can you PM me info? I'd love to attend if if doesn't overlap with the office party I will be attending that evening.
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« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2015, 12:16:28 PM »
I'm going to be in Louisville that day, can you PM me info? I'd love to attend if if doesn't overlap with the office party I will be attending that evening.
Will do!

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« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2016, 08:19:51 PM »
a few of us were PM'ing back and forth about a meetup. It's set for Jan. 23rd in Louisville. Feel free to message me if you want more details on location/time.

Hi Andy, could you PM me info about the meetup. 

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« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2016, 07:11:27 AM »
a few of us were PM'ing back and forth about a meetup. It's set for Jan. 23rd in Louisville. Feel free to message me if you want more details on location/time.

Hi Andy, could you PM me info about the meetup.
Done!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2016, 12:26:26 PM »
Just in case anybody has missed the messages...this has been cancelled for tomorrow due to snow. Tentatively rescheduled for next Saturday, (1/30)

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2016, 06:06:50 AM »
Another Louisvillian here. Include me in future message threads!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2016, 05:16:43 PM »
Hey folks, long time reader, just joined the forum. I live in the Hillsboro Belmont area of Nashville , I've found it pretty affordable with everything being so close. I haven't had a personal car in three years. I do have a work vehicle I can run errands in when I get off work, but I still walk everywhere I can. Used to live in Bellevue, still could walk, but always thought I was going to hit by a car.

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« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2016, 11:51:33 AM »
I also live in Hillsboro! Everything is close, agreed on a personal car being almost an unnecessary luxury for daily life (especially since they reopened the Kroger on 21st). Rent is a bit higher than other neighborhoods, but living here I've been able to bike to work almost every day for the past two years. Wouldn't trade those minutes of my life for anything.

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« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2016, 06:51:17 PM »
East Nashville Mustachian here.  If ever a Nashville meetup, I'd love to be part of it! 

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« Reply #47 on: November 02, 2016, 09:28:01 AM »
New-ish (been here 1 year) Nashvillian.  About to close on a place in East Nash - would enjoy a meetup at some point!

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Re: Nashville or Louisville?
« Reply #48 on: November 06, 2016, 07:56:48 PM »
Nashville is about 2 hours from me... I'm down to meetup!

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« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2016, 11:37:48 AM »
Memphian here, and I'd tentatively be up for a future meet-up in Nashville.  I seriously hate driving though, and at 3-4 hrs (never underestimate the insanity of I-40) it may be a bit too far for a day trip.  That being said, I'd appreciate being kept in the loop if something gets planned out, ya never know...