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Its humid, subtropical climate keeps Nashville mild in the winter with lows of 27 degrees Fahrenheit and only about 4 inches of snow per year. The summer highs of 89 degrees and average of 205 sunny days offer prime conditions for outdoor activities.

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nashville, tn

nashville, tn at a glance

Living in Nashville costs roughly 3% more than the U.S. average, and it’s more expensive than the Tennessee average. Additionally, the average household income is about $3,500 less than the national norm.

The top employers in Nashville range from health care to technology. Major companies include:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nissan North America
Tyson Foods Inc.
Dell Technologies
General Motors
Electrolux Home Products North America

Major roadways get backed up during rush hour, so plan your trips accordingly. While Nashville has public buses, its public transportation isn’t as robust as many major cities. The Nashville International Airport keeps you connected.

Nashville has 124 public schools and 58 private schools. Vanderbilt University is a well-known post-secondary institution in Nashville, but the city is home to other colleges, including Belmont University and Tennessee State University. 
Music City attracts aspiring singers, but the state capital also offers a range of world-class amenities and attractions, while maintaining a bit of a small-town feel that exudes southern charm.

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where to live, have fun, and explore


Historic buildings and country music spilling into the streets characterize Downtown Nashville. Consider it if you feed off the city vibes and want food and entertainment at your doorstep.

Creatives gravitate toward East Nashville, which features loads of diversity, historic homes, and well-known dining spots.

This area sits just northwest of downtown and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s also home to many of the city’s top restaurants.

Once a heavily industrial area, The Gulch is now a popular neighborhood thanks to urban revitalization. This walkable, LEED-certified neighborhood features shops, music venues, boutique hotels, high-rises, and more. 

If you want a quieter option, consider Sylvan Park with its mostly residential vibe. It’s also home to many locally owned businesses. 

12South is a highly walkable neighborhood brimming with unique, local shopping and dining spots.

Green Hills is a larger neighborhood that’s home to a wide range of businesses. Thanks to boutiques and shopping malls, it’s known as a spot for high-end shopping.

This neighborhood exudes a relaxed vibe with its indie shops, hip restaurants, and cocktail bars. 

Stones River and the Cumberland River serve as borders for Donelson and provide a natural contrast to its convenient city location near the airport and the Opryland area.

things to do in nashville

Nashville offers live music year-round, but the city also comes alive even more during special events and festivals. Here are a few to explore:
Country Music Association Festival: CMA Fest takes over Downtown Nashville for 4 days in June. It’s loaded with live country music plus games and activities.
Nashville Film Festival: This festival is one of the oldest in the country and offers a platform for independent films.
Live on the Green Music Festival: It’s no surprise Nashville has a focus on the arts. This festival offers free live music in Public Square Park each summer.
Iroquois Steeplechase: The Iroquois Steeplechase happens each May in Percy Warner Park. It features a 3-mile turf track with hurdles where top horses and riders from around the world come to compete.
Nashville Oktoberfest: Nashville Oktoberfest brings German culture to the city with live music, a party tent, a pup parade, and plenty of beer.

Nashville’s sports scene includes the Tennessee Titans for those into NFL football action. The Nashville Predators bring the excitement of NHL hockey to the city, while Nashville SC keep MLS soccer fans happy.

There’s no shortage of entertainment in Nashville. The honky-tonks along Broadway offer live country music. Printers Alley is another go-to spot for live music. Ryman Auditorium offers a concert-style music experience if you want to skip the bars. The Gulch and East Nashville are two other neighborhoods with vibrant nightlife options.

Help your kids explore the area after moving to Nashville with these kid-friendly spots:
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere: Your little animal lovers can burn off energy as they explore diverse displays. It also offers a zipline, a carousel, and a train as well as the Grassmere Historic Home.
Adventure Science Center: This hands-on science center entertains all ages with fun learning experiences.
Nashville Children’s Theatre: Take in a performance of a kid-friendly show, or enroll your child in drama school.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens: This 1930s mansion features 55 acres of gardens, and it’s a museum, botanical garden, and arboretum all in one.

If your family includes pets, add a dog park to your list of places to visit. Some in Nashville include Centennial Dog ParkShelby Dog ParkPercy Warner Dog ParkEdwin Warner Dog Park, and Two Rivers Dog Park.

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nashville restaurants & breweries

Nashville is known for its classic, comforting Southern foods, but you might be surprised by the diversity found in the local culinary scene. Its reputation as a culinary hotspot is growing. The Germantown neighborhood has many well-known eateries, including City House from Tandy Wilson, a James Beard Award winner. East Nashville is another dining destination with international options and lots of taprooms. 

environmental standards

Nashville, TN is increasingly focusing on improving its environmental standards through measures such as expanding public transportation options, implementing energy-efficient building codes, enhancing recycling initiatives, and promoting the use of renewable energy sources, reflecting its commitment to balancing urban growth with environmental responsibility.

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nashville moving & storage

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