Nashville is a hot spot for relocation. Besides being known for country music and one of the top music cities of the US, there are several reasons you might be moving to Nashville. Perhaps you found a new job, heard the housing market was positive or maybe it’s the rapidly growing job market. Whatever it is, we want to help make your relocation smooth and easy.
Here are some things you should know about Nashville:
#1. If you’re moving here for the music, enjoy it, but be careful if you plan on singing because there’s a lot of competition. Many people move here looking for show business and because of this, there’s a lot of competition. But, it also means there’s a lot of great bands playing in dive bars and venues all across the city. You need and go far for the next big gig.
#2. Were picky about our politics. Nashville and Davidson County is pretty much democratic but were not edgy liberal democratic, more sensible Southern Democratic with a great deal of conviction. While politics is in an off-limits topic, it’s good to know what you’re getting into before you open that door.
#3. We welcome immigrants and diversity. Nashville has a long history of welcoming a wide variety of immigrants and diversity to the city. You’ll find different pockets of ethnicity throughout the city, which is perfect for learning a new culture were just grabbing something unique on the way home for dinner.
#4. Briley Parkway is not a shortcut. You’ll soon understand what this means but there are several exits for Operaland and the commercialization that surrounds it but you really can’t get through any of it quickly. If you’re on the wrong side of exit 12 there’s usually a faster way to get there than Briley Parkway.
#5. We have a lot of jobs. This cannot be said for every major city in America but Nashville not only has a variety of jobs but our growth is projected to extend far into the future.
#6. People might trash talk Nashville to deter you from coming here. If people trash talk our city enough, it keeps a lot of people out, but trust me, this is the place you want to be.
#7. It’s humid. Yep, there is no way around that, Nashville is hot and humid, but if you like that, you can expect your summers to be warm and muggy. Maybe you like it, maybe you don’t, but that’s the way we like it around here.
#8. City and suburban schools are pretty decent. It doesn’t matter where you live, there’s a good chance you get into some good schools around Nashville. There are educational opportunities for everyone in the family and classes for just about everything under the sun.
#9. Lots of green space. We love our parks and there are plenty of trails, outdoor recreation fields, and with more than 1 million people visiting our parks every year, the city has an incentive to continue to keep them up and improve them.
#10. Nashville is just fun. There are so many people attracted to Nashville for a variety of reasons that you certainly won’t be alone. Regardless of your preferred activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, experience, work at, and a great place to live in Nashville.
Why Relocate to Nashville?
- Nashville is a hub for big business in the southeast
- We have impressive estate homes, equestrian properties, condominiums, townhouses, and homesites to build.
- Nashville is family-friendly
- Low property taxes and no state income tax
- Very charitable residents
- The country’s music capital
- Professional sports teams
- 70 private schools to choose from
Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Magazines and Resources:
- Nashville Region’s Vital Signs
- Sports & Entertainment magazine
- Apartment Finder guidebook
- The East Nashvillian magazine
- Center Stage magazine from Tennessee Performing Arts Center
- Nashville Lifestyles magazine
- The Family Manual from Nashville Parent magazine
- Private School Directory from Nashville Parent magazine
- Public school list from Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Senior resources from Fifty Forward
- Music industry resources from the Music City Music Council
- Download our free digital lifestyle magazine.
- Nashville Economic Profile magazine