Living in Nashville TN

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Living In Nashville

What it's like to live in the city know across the world as Music City for its association with the Country music industry but also famous for its world class sporting teams like the Titans and the Predators

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Common traffic problems plaguing NashvilleBoth residents of Nashville and its visitors will agree that traffic congestion in the city can get frustrating, particularly throughout rush hour.

Nashville's History of Traffic Congestion

The traffic of Nashville is known in history. To illustrate, the musical black comedy film Nashville by Robert Altman starts off with a typical traffic jam of the city. On the other hand, alternative rock music band The Bellyachers composed a road song entitled "We Blamed Nashville." Another musical group of three female singers hailing from Nashville is called Traffic Jam.

Three major interstates all converge at one point by Cumberland River, in downtown Nashville. A single car crash can already halt almost a third of commuters. Triple that and the entire

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The Best Bike Trails in Nashville, TNThe bustling city of Nashville might not overtly appear to be a bike-friendly city on the surface. However, when it comes to exceptional bike trails, there are quite a few hidden gems quietly hidden behind the tree lines in the form of biking trails throughout the community. Here are a few local favorites that will get the wheels spinning and the heart racing.

Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Natural Area

Amid this nearly 1000-acre community park, there are just over 10 miles of unpaved and paved trails surrounding wetlands, lush forests and gently flowing streams at Shelby Bottoms Greenway & Natural Area. It seems to be designed for those who love observing nature while on two wheels. The primary route at Shelby Bottoms meanders along the banks of the

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Nashville is certainly a growing city, but this statistic is a bit shocking. According to CNN, over 30,000 people moved to Nashville last year. That breaks down to just over 82 people per day. The population is now at about 1.8 million people and the city grew by nearly 2% last year.

What is Causing all the Growth?

Typically, cities grow because of new job opportunities and Nashville is no different. The healthcare industry is thriving throughout the area along with the music industry. However, another reason the city is growing so fast is the start-up scene.

Business start-ups are very popular today and many companies are finding success in the Music City. Typically its businesses found in the music industry, but lately, it has been many

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Exploring the East Nashville NeighborhoodEast Nashville, where everyone in Nashville wants to live, right? Well, perhaps this is not completely accurate, but with almost 100 people moving to Nashville everyday, there are transitions happening all over the city, especially East Nashville.

East Nashville is in the middle of a drastic transformation. Driving down Gallatin Road, you will see nice cars, people walking with their children, and new establishments and developments popping up everywhere. In addition, drive down Shelby Ave, and you will see renovations on many homes and young families and friends out frolicking about in the neighborhood of East Nashville!

This transition means many different things. The neighborhood is changing on more than one level. The community population is

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Hospital - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/5913486058/Every single family hope and pray that they'll never need to use emergency medical services but it's always reassuring to have those medical services available to you anyway. As you would expect from a modern American city Nashville has a selection of excellent hospitals and medical centers available to cater for the vast majority of your medical needs, which means that anyone living in Nashville can expect an excellent level of health care.

It's very hard to vote a hospital as being "best", especially when certain hospitals specialize in certain areas and others are for general family medical care. In an effort to highlight the quality of health care available in Nashville we did want to mention a few hospitals in this blog post - think of it as

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Nashville Predators mascotMost people are familiar with the Nashville Predators' Mascot, the Saber-tooth Tiger called Gnash. It represents the Prehistoric era and what the King Carnivore may have looked like with its long canine teeth. Here is the story behind the Nashville Predators Mascot.

History Of The Saber-Tooth

The first remains of this creature called the Smilodon, a word for Knifetooth, were found in 1842 in Brazil. As the 1900s approached, the Los Angeles, California area had come up with almost 2000 of these Smilodon skulls in the La Brea Tar Pits of the city. Remains were being found in both North and South America.

In Downtown Nashville in 1971, workers excavating the First American Bank Complex's foundation came across a cave system from the prehistoric

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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/

Museums & Other Attractions in Downtown Nashville

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
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Commuting in Nashville TNDespite Nashville having an abundance of pleasant neighborhoods and communities that all have a quiet residential feel, city living isn't for everybody. And whether you're a Nashville area home buyer who loves the suburban lifestyle for the small town vibe, the terrific school systems, or something entirely different, there's still something to be said for at least living close to the city in order minimize your daily commute as much as possible.

While it's true everybody has their own commute and how much time you spend in the car largely depends on where you're going in Nashville, some suburban communities still offer an easier route to the city, regardless of where your workplace is located. So if you're in the market for a new place to live and

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The Best in Local Theatres from Nashville, TNIs it time to plan a little evening entertainment but find yourself at a loss as to what is going on in the local theatre scene in Nashville? Nashville, TN has a number of theatres with regaling entertainment for couples, families and adventurous singles. Enjoy dinner and a show or introduce the children to quality theatre at one of the most well-known theatres in the area. Nashville residents and visitors can explore from a number of theatres in the local area.

Get out and enjoy a great time that includes some of the best new films, plays and theatre in the area. Many of these local theatres have been serving the community for decades and continue to offer engaging cultural experiences.

NightLight 615

Though not a traditional theater by any

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Where Can You Park in Nashville?If you know anything about downtown Nashville you know it can be very difficult to find parking. Sometimes it seems like it is virtually impossible. Below you will find three great options you have when it comes to finding parking in Downtown Nashville.

Metered Parking Spaces

Metered parking just may be the simplest form of parking there is. Or at least it would seem that way. All you have to do is toss in your money and go. Generally speaking metered parking is only enforced Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 6pm. That means any time after 6pm and all day Sunday parking is free. Just be careful as there are a few exceptions to this rule.

Government Parking Lots

All Tennessee government parking lots except for the Metro

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