I was born in Chattanooga, raised in Lenoir City (moved to Alabama for a while) and spent early teens in Maryville (went to Alabama again) and moved back to Tennessee and floated between Nashville and Clarksville.
My favorite of the places I've lived is Nashville. I like Clarksville, but we'd still love to move closer to Nashville. Clarksville wants to be a big city, but the good ol' boys club wants to run it like it's still a town of 40,000 people. It takes me 45 minutes to drive 7 miles to get home after work due to traffic. When my wife worked in Nashville she could get home quicker than I could...
East TN is beautiful, but I'd rather not live in Maryville again... Knoxville, yes, Maryville no.
Another good website to use for real estate is the MLS. www.realtracs.com is good for Middle TN. We're looking to one day move to the Pleasant View area. Close to Clarksville for my work and close to Nashville for the wife.