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Cheekwood Botanical Gardens - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/6015543926/The Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art provides all kinds of entertainment, education and natural opportunities for the entire family to enjoy. With year-round events, amazing exhibits, gardens and more, this is a place worth visiting more than just once.

The Gardens

Throughout the property, you will find many gardens, which over 175,000 visitors enjoy every year. The 55-acre site includes:

  • Cheek Gardens - With fountains, boxwood planting, beautiful views and many pools throughout, this garden was designed by Bryant Flemming.
  • Japanese Garden
  • Herb Garden
  • Two Perennial Gardens
  • Water Garden
  • Seasons Garden
  • Color Garden
  • An Award-Winning Wild Flower Garden

All of the gardens fit a specific style and serve a

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It's easy to find a great shopping district throughout the city of Nashville. However, once you're in the right place, how do you find the best stores to visit? Here's a list of some of the top and most unique stores in the Music City.

The Hip Zipper

The name says it all and this unique shop found at 1008 Forest Avenue is one of the best boutiques in the city. With funky vintage shoes, purses and more, you can find all the right accessories here.

Katy K's Ranch Dressing

Found at 2407 12th Avenue South, Katy K's Ranch Dressing isn't a place for salad dressing. The name is a bit misleading, but it's one of the most well known shops in the area. Find your next pair of boots, cowboy hat or a petticoat here, along with many other choices.

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/euthman/3243025698/The Sensuous Steel Art Deco Automobiles exhibit will be on display until September 15th at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. This is a special exhibit showing the history and beauty of automobiles and motorcycles dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. It features an Art Deco theme with many automobiles fitting into this elegant style.

The exhibit includes:

  • Cord L-29 Cabriolet from 1929 - This vehicle is painted burnt orange and was once owned by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Pierce-Arrow Sliver Arrow Sedan from 1934 - Only five of these were ever made and only three exist today. It was built for the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition originally.
  • Delahaye 135 MS Roadster from 1937 - A vehicle by Figoni and Falaschi, it was created for the Paris Auto
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Brentwood is an area found south of Nashville. It's considered a suburb of Music City and one of the most affluent communities in the area. It's known as the best educated city in the entire state and homes in the area have an average sales price just below $700K.

Many excellent schools serve the area including:

  • Crockett Elementary
  • Edmondson Elementary
  • Lipscomb Elementary
  • Sunset Elementary
  • Brentwood Middle
  • Woodland Middle
  • Brentwood High School
  • Ravenwood High School

A private middle/high school is also found in the area called Brentwood Academy.

Brentwood Area Parks

Along with many affluent neighborhoods, the area is home to many great parks. Crocket Park is the largest with over 170 acres. It features jogging trails, disc golf,

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BREAKING NEWS:     Nashville, Tenn. (July 19, 2013) – The National Hockey League released the 2013-14 regular-season schedule today. The first season of realignment maintains Nashville’s divisional rivalries with Chicago and St. Louis, and also features new division rivals in Colorado, Dallas, Minnesota and Winnipeg. Fans in Nashville will also see every Eastern Conference team make a stop at Bridgestone Arena in 2013-14.    The Nashville Predators open their 16th season on the road – the fifth road start in the last six seasons – at St. Louis (Thursday, Oct. 3), before playing their home opener five days later on Tuesday, Oct. 8 when they host the Minnesota Wild. The Predators will play 15 Saturday home games in 2013-14.   Nashville…
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Relocating to Nashville provides many living options. Whether you choose a suburb of the city or the center, you need to first do your research. Downtown is a great area for the right type of person. Not everybody will love living downtown, however.

Downtown Nashville at Night - Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35106989@N08/6829855190/


This is the center of entertainment in Music City and defines the city. When you live downtown, you will find a ton of entertainment within walking distance, along with all the shopping you desire. From the Shermerhorn Symphony Center to Bridgestone Arena, everything you could ask for is downtown. Other downtown attractions include:

  • Frist Center for Visual Arts
  • Ryman Auditorium
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • And so much More!

Live music is what the city

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22711505@N05/6110796612/One of the best places for a top event in Nashville is the Bridgestone Arena. Most of the top music acts and other types of shows come to the arena and many events are already on the schedule. Whether you want to catch a concert or a rodeo, there's always something going on here.

Home of the Predators

If you love hockey, you can be part of the sea of yellow as you watch the Nashville Predators play in the NHL. The season will start again in the fall and last through the spring. The Predators are a competitive team in the NHL and provides entertainment many times every year.

Upcoming Events at the Arena

  • Bruno Mars - August 17th at 8pm
  • Professional Bull Rider Built Ford Tough Series - August 24th and 25th
  • American Idol Live! 2013 Tour -
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Living in a suburb provides you with the perfect small town feel with city amenities just a short drive away. Nashville is home to many great suburbs, with excellent schools and the perfect environment for family living. Here's a list of the top suburbs of Nashville.

12 South

Younger families will love the 12 South area. It's perfect because the homes are affordable and there's plenty going on in this area. Musicians call this area home and Sevier Park is the perfect choice for an escape from the busy world. Many excellent restaurants are found throughout the area and 12 South is known as the "hip" suburb of Nashville.

Belle Meade

With large Georgian and Victorian homes, plenty of history and a comfortable place to live, Belle Meade provides a

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Schermerhorn Symphony Center - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sduck409/5312431777/The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the Grammy award-winning Nashville Symphony and provides a great place to take in a show. The growing center has earned a reputation that exceeds the United States with plenty of innovative programs. The orchestra plays a variety of concerts throughout the year and many special events are held at the center.

Along with the many concerts and other events, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center provides education to the community through programs including:

  • Young People's Concerts - Free concerts for specific grade levels.
  • Curb Open Dress Rehearsals - Perfect for students in grade three and above.
  • Ensembles in the Schools - School programs targeted at specific grade levels.
  • Youth Symphonies
  • Curb
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As a first-time homebuyer, finding the right home on a budget isn't always easy. However, when you start your search for a Nashville home in the Flat Rock communities, you'll be able to find an urban home to fit your budget. Many long time residents purchased their first homes in this area. Some have even kept these homes as rental properties because of the popularity of the area.

Most of the homes found throughout this area are from the 1940s and 1950s. They are charming homes not far from town and provides one of the most affordable areas of the city. Woodbine provides some of the only affordable Victorian style homes in the city and with the completion of the 100 Oaks Center, this has become a popular area for students, as well.

Berry Hill

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