Congratulations on your big decision to move to Tennessee!

Since White Gloves Genesis in 1988, We’ve performed over one-thousand long distance moves to Tennessee. We hope to see you on moving day!

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The White Glove Treatment

We are licensed to perform local moves in New Jersey to relocate customers to any location in the continental United States, including Tennessee.

White Glove is also happy to offer a flat price on your long distance move. Our prices are based on your inventory rather than charging based on factors like weight or cubic feet. This helps eliminate variable on the move day and gives our consumers complete control over your price and removes all surprises.

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Benefits of Living in Tennessee

So you've decided to leave New York and head down south. Life in Tennessee will definitely feel a little different: everything moves a bit slower, the tea is iced and sweet, and most sentences end with "y'all." If you're leaving the Empire State to get away from the hustle and bustle, you are headed to the right place. Tennessee residents spend an average of 25 minutes on their morning commute (an improvement over New York's 33.3 minutes, which is the longest in the country).

The biggest difference you'll notice in moving from New York to Tennessee is the friendly people. Everyone waves when they drive by, strangers strike up conversations in the check-out line, and neighbors bring baked goods to welcome you. In fact, Tennessee has more neighbors than almost anyone in the country - it's tied with Missouri for bordering the most states: eight.

To prepare you for your move to the Volunteer State, here is a list of ten things to know before you go:


Low Taxes

In 2020, New York was ranked 7th highest in the nation for income taxes. If you need a break from that, you’ll be happy to learn that Tennessee residents don’t pay a state income tax on wages or salaries. While there is currently a flat tax on income from stocks and bonds, that is supposed to be phased out. Property taxes are also among the lowest in the country, with a rate about half the national average.


Exceptional Education

For over 100 years, Nashville has been known as the Athens of the South because of its focus on higher education. This emphasis is evident throughout the entire state, with a total of 80 universities offering post-secondary degrees, including the historic University of Tennessee, founded in 1794, and the 25th-ranked Vanderbilt University. Tennessee has been recognized as one of the fastest-improving states in terms of K-12 education, so families will find high-quality public schools whether they choose to live in the Eastern, Middle or Western part of the state.


Top Notch Hospitals

Tennessee is home to some of the country’s best doctors and medical facilities; Vanderbilt Hospital is nationally ranked in the top ten. Other notable regional hospitals include CHI Memorial Hospital, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Baptist Memorial Hospital and Ascension St. Thomas Hospital West.


A Hot Job Market

With numerous large corporations fueling a booming economy, Tennessee is one of the best places to find employment. Nashville is currently the second hottest job market in the nation, and boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates to boot. Some of the area’s major employers include FedEx, Dollar General, HCA Healthcare, Cracker Barrel, and LifePoint Health.


A Happenin' Music Scene

With a state capital that is known as America’s Music City, Tennessee boasts one of the nation’s best music scenes. Classic musicians such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton to contemporary artists like Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crowe and Keith Urban have all called Tennessee “home.” The state is a hub for all styles of music, including bluegrass in the mountains of East Tennessee, country in the Nashville area, and jazz and R&B in Memphis. The state plays host to an impressive list of live performances and festivals, including the tourist-attracting CMA Fest and annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.


Scenic Parks and Outdoors

Tennessee is a world-class destination for nature lovers, with some of the best rivers, hiking trails, waterfalls, campsites, and scenic drives in the United States. The Great Smoky Mountains, located in East Tennessee, attracts more than nine million visitors each year, surpassing the Grand Canyon as the country’s most popular national park.


Fantastic Food

Tennesseans love their food, and the restaurant industry has responded in recent years with an explosion of options in every region for all tastes and price points. Food lovers will have no problem finding something delectable in Tennessee, from southern classics like Memphis barbecue and hot Nashville chicken, to elegant cuisine such as Blackberry Farm and Nashville’s award-winning restaurants by James Beard.


A Low Cost of Living

According to BestPlaces, Tennessee’s cost of living index is well below the national average at 87.6. The median home price in the state is $164,500. While the popularity of the Nashville area has spiked the home prices in the state capital with a median list price of $349,900, prices in other large cities in Tennessee remain very affordable.


Mild Seasonal Weather

While Tennessee may not offer the white Christmas experiences that are more frequent in New York, the state does still see all four seasons. The climate varies depending on your location within the state, but is overall mild to moderate through most of the year. While New Yorkers are sometimes surprised by an occasional severe spring storm, overall they are charmed by the temperate southern weather.


Vibrant City and Country Living

There are a variety of uniquely Southern cities in Tennessee. Singles, professionals, families, and retirees will all find a place that meets their needs. If you are seeking a vibrant, urban metropolis, you’ll find it in Nashville, Knoxville or Memphis. If a kid-friendly suburb with lots of amenities is what you’re looking for, Brentwood or Germantown are great options. If you yearn for the mountain life, check out Gatlinburg. Or, if you prefer the liveliness of a college town, look no further than Murfreesboro or Clarksville.

The decision to leave New York is undoubtedly a tough one, and there will certainly be things you miss, but you will not regret the choice to move to the beautiful, friendly, and vibrant Volunteer State.

White Glove’s Long Distance Price Lock Guarantee

White Glove is proud to be the only Long-Distance mover in New Jersey & New York to offer, “Long-Distance Price Lock.

This means the price we quote you before your move is always the price you pay after the move. 

No hidden fees, no circumstantial costs, no nickel or diming you for things you didn’t agree to. That’s one of the ways we make your moving day a White Glove experience. Learn more about other commitments we make to our customers.

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