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January 2014

Found 13 blog entries for January 2014.

 

This is actually a pretty cool video! Funny how people basically want to be with other people with similar interests :)

 

Essentially this what happens when one person finds a great new subdivision. You need an early adopter to move in first, then other people will see that this is an area and subdivision that they could see themselves living in. The ability to do a quick socio economic profile of other residents will help to affirm their decision to move into the subdivision.

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Many great events happen in Nashville all throughout the year and many are family-friendly. Whether you want to enjoy a great concert or you prefer something a little unique, you can find the perfect event for you, somewhere in Music City. Here are the best choices for the month of February.

Keith Urban Light The Fuse Tour - February 1st

Keith Urban and Little Big Town will perform with Dustin Lynch as their guest on February 1st. These incredible artists will provide all kinds of fun to kick off the month.

Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville - February 7th to 9th

Enjoy the largest show of its kind in the United States in February. The Antique & Garden Show of Nashville features over 140 exhibitors, a half-dozen on side gardens and plenty of

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The Green Hills neighborhood has seen a development in the works for quite a long time now. This development is a mixed-use project, which started about a year ago. It has been slowly moving forward and the plans now include a groundbreaking for the summer of 2014.

The project from Southern Land Company will provide a 16-story building at Richard Jones and Hillsboro roads. This mixed-use project was originally designed to be a 22-story building, but many community members opposed a building this tall. The Green Hills community members didn't approve the plan for the 22-story building, so the Southern Land Company redesigned the building to make it only 16 stories tall.

This all happened in November of 2013 and now the project is starting to move

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Cadeau Nashville is a store providing Nashville with plenty of home goods and gifts. This shop was opened just a few months ago and the owners Frannie Preston Daughrity and Catherine Rector provide a shop with plenty of charm in the 12South Flats building. They moved from a very successful location in Columbia, Tennessee in September of 2013.

At Cadeau Nashville, you will find plenty of great gift items and home furnishings all under one roof. They provide many items that work perfectly with the music industry of Nashville and the lifestyle of the city. Items range from new to refurbished including"

  • Chairs
  • Art Accessories
  • Bedding
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Couches
  • Candles
  • Seasonal Gifts
  • And Much More!

The owners have made a commitment to

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Home in NashvilleFor the first time in seven years, the home sales in Nashville exceeded 30,000 units. December, alone, saw 2,441 closings, which is nearly a 14% increase compared to December of 2012. The fourth quarter for 2013 saw 7,197 closing, up nearly 8% from 2012. This all led to the best year the city has seen in seven years.

In 2013, 30,917 homes were sold in the Nashville region. Compared to 2012, this is an increase of 18.5% with only 26,097 homes sold in 2012. This marked not only the best year in Nashville since 2006, but also the best December since 2006.

Each county in the greater Nashville area saw increased in both the closings and the average home price. Most even saw a similar trend when it comes to condominiums. This marks the first year closings

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RacetrackIf you enjoy all kinds of racing fun, you need to know where you can go for the best racing in and around Nashville. Here's a list of some of the best choices throughout Nashville and Tennessee.

Nashville Racetracks

Three racetracks are found in the Nashville area. They include:

  • Nashville Superspeedway - 4847 McCrary Road, Lebanon
  • Music City Raceway - 3302 Ivey Point Road, Goodlettsville
  • Fairgrounds Speedway - 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville

All three of these racetracks provide plenty of action from drag racing to NASCAR events.

Other racetracks found throughout Tennessee include:

  • Riverview Speedway Park - 371 Dixon Springs Highway, Carthage
  • Clarksville Speedway - 1600 Needmore Road, Clarksville
  • Middle Tennessee Dragway - 680 Rock
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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/loudestnoise/3168692080/Nashville is a city full of sports and with sports come mascots. Sometimes the mascot can be the most interesting part of the entire game. Many of these fun-loving characters are found in Nashville including:

  • Gnash - This is the mascot for the Nashville Predators and provides a lot of fun. He pulls out many unexpected stunts and helps to keep the crowd entertained throughout the games.
  • Mr. Commodore - The mascot for Vanderbilt University, most just call him Mr. C. This multi-talented guy always has plenty of cheerleaders around him and provides all kinds of interesting fun.
  • Ozzie - Maybe the most famous local mascot, Ozzie has been entertaining fans for almost 10 years at Greer Stadium. He gets around town quite a bit, as well and Ozzie is very
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Edgehill Village is known as the hippest destination in all of Nashville. This area of the city was established in 1929 and provides plenty of shopping, food, music and fun. It's found one block from Music Row with a location close to Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. Some say it's one of the best-kept secrets in Nashville.

History

When Edgehill Village was originally established, it was simply eight buildings with a 1902s-era look. Inside the buildings were a mix of businesses and residential units. Whiteway Cleaners & Laundry was a big part of the commercial development and provided a steam laundry service. When the new development came about, many of the older features of the buildings were maintained including steel single pane windows

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Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenyeargin/2873847657/Volunteering at the Nashville Zoo can be a very rewarding experience. If this is something you're interested in, the Docent Open House is for you. It's coming up very quickly and will happen from 11am to 1pm on January 11th. It will be held in the Croft Center at the zoo.

What is a Nashville Zoo Docent?

The Docents are a group of volunteers that help to educate the guests about conservation projects and animals with fossils, hands-on materials and live animals. Typically, these are people that really enjoy being around animals and people.

This program is just one of the many volunteer programs available at the zoo. The Nashville Zoo counts on many volunteers to keep things running smoothly and to provide the programs necessary for the public.

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Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlos-pacheco/8749899141/Sometimes, a regular cab or a bus just won't cut it. When you need to get somewhere and you want to do it in style, you need to know where to turn.

What if you didn't have to hail a cab? What if you could wait inside and the driver would actually let you know when they are close? Uber, a luxury transportation service, is now making this possible in Nashville.

The company provides an alternative to public transportation with a more luxurious service. They make it very easy to get to and from where you need to go, without all the hassle of waiting outside or tracking down a cab. Some of the things Uber provides include:

  • Safe and dependable transportation from full-screened drivers.
  • A smartphone app allowing you to find a taxi and track them once
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