Welcome to Tennessee from a life long resident.
We do have a sales tax that is 8.75% to 9.75% depending upon the county you are in however we do not have a typical income tax (There is a very minimal tax on interest income over a certain amount, See HAL tax for more info) and real estate property taxes in mosts areas are very reasonable compared to other states.Property tax on a home of $150K would average about $1000 per year again depending upon the county. We also do not have a personal property tax on cars, boats, etc. Car tags run from $20 to $70 depending upon the county and that is the total cost. Boat registration can run from $10 to $20 per year total cost.
We do however have humidity in the summer and the winters are mild now with little snow which I personally miss.
Depending upon where you life the fishing is excellent!
And the biggest plus of all some of us actually where shoes now and hopefully we all will have indoor plumbing eventually! Heck we have even started sending our kids to school upon occasion. I just hd to hit the typical stereotypes.