A couple more points ... I'm not from TN ... born OH, lived in NY, AZ most of my life, did two years in TX [hard time
].* I'm a converted Tennessean, addicted to "sweet tea".
Had a friend tell me last night that property taxes in Davidson County are much higher than Williamson County (Nashville area) ... take that into account if you consider middle TN.
Oh, and if you want to move here ... if you're one of those typical CA types, it's like SteveR said ... terrible down here.* Lousy with bugs, poison ivy, humidity like you can't believe ...
Best of luck.