Also known as ‘Music City' and more recently earning the nickname ‘Smashville'—thanks to the notoriety of the Nashville Predator hockey team—this impressive city is an excellent place to call home. Beyond entertainment, Nashville is known for having incredible sports teams, great schools, a solid economy, nationally recognized music and an affordable cost of living. In fact, Nashville maintains its status as one of the top places to live in America according to U.S. News. Here are just a few aspects of the city that make Nashville, TN a great place to call home.
Nashville's Educational Edge
An integral aspect of city statistics that keeps Nashville ranked so high for livability is the fact that numerous schools and universities here are nationally recognized for quality. Nine high schools and two of Nashville's colleges and universities earned top spots on U.S. News and World Report's rankings. With an array of public and private institutions across the city with solid reputations, Nashville is an excellent place to call home for growing families and those seeking higher education.
The Economy in Nashville is Stable and Living Costs are Reasonable
Even during the Great Recession, this community thrived and is currently experience somewhat of an economic boom. Nashville is slowly but steadily growing, keeping the economy stable. Entrepreneurs and families alike are drawn to Music City's vibrant downtown area and suburbs, where Nashville's cost of living is 3 percent lower than the national average. On average, Nashville residents earn $66,846, and the median home cost is $250,600. However, there are quite a few luxury homes in the community, which drives the average up. Fortunately, there are plenty of modestly priced homes in the city as well.
Sensational Sports in Nashville
Football, baseball, soccer, and hockey—yes, hockey—are top sports in the city of Nashville. The hometown favorites the Tennessee Titans take the field at Nissan Stadium each football season much to the delight of residents. For those into other types of football, the Nashville Metros professional soccer team will be a hit. The Nashville Kangaroos are an Australian rules football and netball league, which has drawn many residents into the international sporting scene.
While there are talks of staring a Major League Baseball team soon, the city currently enjoys watching the Nashville Sounds, a minor league AAA affiliate team for the Texas Rangers. While it took years and a shot in the Stanley Cup Finals for the Nashville Predators to gain respect and national acknowledgment as a hockey team, the Preds are a huge draw amid the community. Thanks to the diversity of professional sports here, this city has earned attention in America and internationally.
Nashville's Famous Music Scene
Clearly, serving as ‘Music City' is what Nashville is best known for thanks to being home to some of the most iconic music venues in the state and the nation. However, it's best regarded for being the starting point for countless country music legends such as George Jones, Dolly Parton and Hank Williams who shot to stardom with shows in the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville. Today, the auditorium hosts dazzling concerts for names like Janelle Monae and the Foo Fighters, as do other popular concert venues in Nashville such as:
- The Grand Ole Opry
- Marathon Music Works
- The Blue Room
- Mercy Lounge
- The Bluebird Cafe
- The Station Inn
- The Basement East
Whatever musical taste one has, it can be enjoyed right here in Nashville, TN.
Make Nashville Your Home Today
The awe inspiring list of attractions in the Nashville area is virtually endless. Even individuals who have been living in Nashville their whole lives often have not seen everything this beautiful city has to offer. Whether it's touring the historic antebellum homes or seeing the modern center for visual arts, anyone will love all there is to do in and around the city. Perhaps the best part of all will be that after a fun and exciting day at any of the amazing attractions, it will be a home to return to rather than a hotel.
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