6 Things To Know Before Relocating to Nashville

Things To Know Before Relocating to Nashville

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, Nashville has something for everyone: a booming craft beer scene, live music every night, five professional sports teams, an unforgettable culinary tradition, outstanding parks, festivals, a symphony, and numerous universities all located in Nashville. It’s no surprise that more and more people are choosing to call Nashville home. It also has an ever-increasing job market. In 2020, Nashville had the second largest job market in the country. 

Here are some things to consider before you decide to relocate to Nashville, Tennessee:

Familiarize yourself with the different neighborhoods.

You may love the hustle and bustle of downtown, but there are many other great neighborhoods in the surrounding area. Many professionals settle in Germantown, an up-and-coming neighborhood filled with bars and restaurants. East Nashville and Hillsboro Village are popular spots for creative and unique shops and attractions. Wherever you choose to settle, you’ll want to visit and see the town for yourself. Walk around, visit the local restaurants, and decide what feels like home to you. 

You’ll need a car.

Nashville is spread out, and unless you live and work in the same neighborhood, you’ll need a car. Public transportation and ride-sharing services are options, but most Nashvillians have vehicles of their own to get around. 

It’s a tech hub.

Are you looking for a job in the tech industry? Nashville is the place for you. There is much less competition for tech jobs in Nashville than you’d find in Silicon Valley, but still plenty of opportunity in the numerous high-tech companies that are popping up all over Nashville. You can also attend the Nashville Software School, a non-profit software development training camp that can prepare you for work as a junior developer in only six-months time. 

As a side benefit, Nashville is getting some of the fastest internet in the nation. Construction is underway to bring Google Fiber to the city and surrounding area. 

Nashville loves its parks.

With an average year-long temperature of 60 degrees, outdoor life is abundant in Nashville. In addition to the many green spaces located all over the city, Nashville has many beautiful parks. Centennial Park and Shelby Park are both great options. There is also the new West Riverfront Park: an 11-acre public park with an amphitheater for outdoor performances, a dog park, swings, and walking trails along the riverfront. 

If hiking and quiet are more your thing, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is east of Nashville and offers breathtaking scenic views and lookouts. 

Nashville is the “Athens of the South”

The nickname caught on in the 1800s as Nashville positioned itself as a bastion of higher education. Five universities call Nashville home: Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Lipscomb University, Fisk University, and Tennessee State University. It was also the first Southern city to implement a public school system. And, just for fun, Centennial Park features a full-scale replica of the Parthenon and a 42-foot statue of Athena. 

It’s Affordable!

Nashville was named one of the best places to live in the U.S. and one of the best places to retire by the U.S. News & World Report. The cost of living in Nashville is 3% lower than the national average, housing prices are 9% lower than the national average, and utility costs are 10% lower. According to Forbes, the median home price in Nashville is just $172,100. It is a beautiful (and affordable) place to call home. 

When you are ready to make a move, check out our property listings for the best options for short-term leases in Nashville.

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