Nashville, TN

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What is Nashville known for?

Located in Davidson County, the city of Nashville is the anchor to a metro population of nearly 2 million residents. The growth of Nashville has caused residents to expand outside of city limits and explore neighboring cities such as Gallatin and Hendersonville to the north, Mount Juliet and Lebanon to the east, Franklin and Brentwood to the south, and Pegram and White Bluff to the west. Much of this growth is thanks to a lower cost of living and a strong local economy. Tennessee has a favorable tax rate for residents and businesses alike. Many businesses are relocating their corporate headquarters to Nashville in response and residents from high-tax states such as California and New York are moving to Nashville daily.

Who is Nashville a good fit for?

If you’re a fan of great food, live music, and endless entertainment, then you’ll want to consider planting your roots in Nashville, Tennessee. Although Music City gained its notoriety for the lively Honky Tonks on Broadway, the city isn’t just for music aficionados. The favorable cost of living, low unemployment rate, and rapid development make it a great place to raise a family or even begin your professional career.

Where to eat, hang out and have a good time

Nashville is home to a number of James Beard award-winning restaurants. Catbird Seat, Henrietta Red, Folk, and Bastion are a few of the many standout restaurants located in Nashville. The city has a strong and growing culinary presence throughout several of its neighborhoods. With so many great options narrowing down the top favorites isn’t easy, but you can never go wrong with the Nashville classics at Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, or The Loveless Cafe.

The world-famous Downtown Honky Tonk bars feature live music throughout the day and night. Iconic Broadway favorites include The Stage and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. The city also offers many upscale cocktail lounges, such as the Patterson House. You can even find several popular rooftop bars at prestigious Nashville hotels, such as the Westin or Thompson Hotel.

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Pros & Cons of living in Nashville

Pros

  • Endless entertainment and live music.
  • Favorable cost of living for a metropolitan city.
  • Low unemployment rate & rapid development.

Cons

  • Public transportation is not the most efficient.
  • Heavy traffic.
  • Intense humidity during the summer months.

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How to get around in Nashville

The average one-way commute time for those living in Nashville is approximately 26 minutes. Some neighborhoods in Nashville are very walkable, however, depending on where you live and work, you’ll likely need a car. WeGo is the city’s public transportation bus system. It operates throughout Nashville and Davidson County, but most of the bus routes run closer to the downtown region. Using the public transport system is not as common in Nashville as compared to many traditional metropolitan cities.

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Things to do around Nashville

You can't mention Nashville without making reference to its nickname, "Music City." Nothing epitomizes this nickname better than the Broadway strip found in Downtown Nashville. This road lined with Honky Tonk bars brings in over 16 million tourists per year. Nashville is also a sports town and is home to professional teams such as the Nashville Predators hockey team, Tennessee Titans football team, and Nashville FC soccer team. The Nashville Sounds, a AAA baseball team also calls the popular Germantown neighborhood home. Nashville is known as much for its rich history as it is for its music and sports. Most notably, the former home and current museum of President Andrew Jackson is located in Hermitage, a neighborhood located between Old Hickory Lake and Percy Priest Lake. Speaking of lakes, Nashville has a rich landscape. The Cumberland River passes directly through Downtown Nashville and the Smoky Mountain National Park is a three-hour drive east.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Zoo

3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

Country Music Hall of Fame Museum

Country Music Museum

222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203

Ryman Auditorium

Concert venue

116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

Parks and Recreation in Nashville

Even with the rapid development occurring in Nashville, the city still offers a variety of green spaces and parks. Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park features 19-acres of land and stunning capitol views. The location hosts a number of local events, such as the Nashville Farmers Market. Centennial Park is another popular park centrally located in Nashville. It stretches over 132-acres and is home to the iconic Parthenon replica. Additional favorite parks located throughout the city include Cumberland Park, The Warner Parks, and Radnor Lake.

Cumberland Park

592 S 1st St, Nashville, TN 37213

Cumberland Park is a play space for children and families and a location for events. There is a stone climbing wall, spray park, bouncing pad, a maze, see-saws, and an outdoor amphitheatre for events.

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Nashville School Info

Nashville and its surrounding suburbs offer a number of top-performing public and private schools. Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet and Martin Luther King Jr Magnet School are the two leading public schools within the city limits. Another Grade A public school in Nashville is Meigs Academic Magnet, which offers classes for grades 5-8. The top private institution in the area is University School in Nashville.

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Crime in Nashville

In the past year in Nashville there were 41% more assaults, 32% more burglaries, 41% more robberies, 44% more vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

According to Neighborhood Scout, Nashville has one of the highest documented crime rates in the nation. While this is likely influenced due to tourism, both property and violent crime rates are exceptionally high. One thing to note about the crime rates is that it does vary by area. Certain neighborhoods are less affected by crime, whereas others have higher reports. Nashville’s metropolitan police department partners with Crime Mapping to disclose reported crime in various areas of the city.

Cost of Living in Nashville

Nashville’s overall cost of living is comparable to the U.S average. While housing costs are the highest expense category, it is still favorable for a metropolitan city. The average home cost in Nashville is $474,939. Renters account for roughly 41% of the residential population, and the average rental price for a one-bedroom unit is around $1,000.

  • Education costs 1.30% more than the national average.
  • Entertainment costs 6.40% less than the national average.
  • Food costs 0% more than the national average.
  • In Nashville utilities costs 2.70% more than the national average.
  • Healthcare costs 13.5% less than the national average.

Overall, Nashville’s cost of living is 0.5% less expensive than the national average.

Job Market of Nashville

436,563 Total Popultation

The median household income in Nashville is $56,597 and the average household income in Nashville is $71,966. 15.56% of the population people works in Healthcare, 11.49% works in Education, and 11.48% works in Retail.

Real Estate Trends of Nashville

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Music City as it's known is mostly comprised of single-family homes although Downtown Nashville has a number of luxurious high-rise residential condos. The residential real estate boom Nashville is undergoing is largely the result of a city-wide housing shortage. Even though Downtown Nashville seems like it has been taken over by cranes and new construction in the suburbs, people are moving to the city faster than developers can provide extra housing. As long as home buyers are competing over a limited number of desirable properties, home values should continue to skyrocket.

This isn’t to say, however, that all Nashville neighborhoods are created equal. To treat the city as a real estate monolith would be selling short the astounding housing variety within city limits. Although most options do not come cheap, Nashville offers homeowners everything from The Gulch’s downtown penthouses (typically 1,000 - 2,000 square feet) to the tree-lined suburban avenues of Green Hills (typically 2,500 - 4,000 square feet). Whatever style of living you're seeking, it’s somewhere to be found in Nashville’s patchwork of distinctive neighborhoods.

Homes in exceptionally walkable areas, like West End, often list for anywhere from $400,000 to over one million dollars. Places like Germantown, with easy access to Downtown, feature properties that range from around half a million dollars to three times that much.

Those looking for a more affordable entry into the city limits might consider settling in the Antioch, Bellevue, Donelson, or Madison neighborhoods. Many of the homes in these neighborhoods were built in the 1960s and 1970s but have since been updated.

Since becoming a homeowner in Nashville often represents a considerable financial commitment, it’s wise to get to know the character of each neighborhood to find the one best suited to your lifestyle and budget. Once you become well-acquainted with the real estate market of your desired area, you’ll have all the tools to secure your future in Nashville, Tennessee,

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“Nashville as an entire city is so diverse.”

Nashville as an entire city is so diverse. It really has something for everyone. There are neighborhoods for families or single people. There are areas that feel very suburban and areas that feel like you are living in a large city. There are even parts of Nashville that still have farmland. I love that I can go to different parts of the city and find different foods and cultures, and because Nashville is always changing these neighborhoods stay dynamic. I will admit that I do not like going downtown, so I urge all visitors to look beyond the honky-tonks of broadway.

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“The city of Nashville is so awesome!”

The city of Nashville is so awesome! It is growing like crazy, even if you’ve been in the last five years it likely looks totally new. I’ve spent time on the West Coast & in Chicago, and living in Nashville is truly a great experience. There are so many neighborhoods located all around the city center and they each have a unique vibe. Some of my favorites include Germantown, The Gulch, and 12 South. Many areas in Nashville are also up and coming, so you can likely find great prices on homes! The surrounding suburbs are also beautiful, have top-performing schools, making it an ideal spot for raising a family! Some of my favorite surrounding areas include Franklin, Green Hills, and Nolensville The one downside to Nashville is the lack of public transportation around the urban center, so you can likely count on needing a car (depending on where you live/where). However, many of the downtown neighborhoods are very walkable though & the city has electric shareable scooters!

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What is life in Nashville like?

When living in Nashville, you can expect a rockin’ music scene, lively nightlife entertainment, and a variety of good eats. The metropolitan city is rapidly growing, and each neighborhood has a unique atmosphere. Nashville has something great to offer for everyone.

Why are homes in Nashville a good investment?

Purchasing a home in Nashville is a good investment due to the city’s rapid development, growth, and low unemployment rate. The city has a favorable cost of living, especially compared to many metro cities, and buyers can choose from several affordable properties.

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