5 Undebatable Reasons You Should Move to Nashville

  • More cash in your pocket. Tennessee has no personal state income tax.
  • Big city culture, small town ambience. The city boasts over 100 parks, 30 museums, and 13 colleges.
  • Easy investment. Nashville's housing market is booming, but it's ranked as one of the steadiest markets in the U.S.
  • Perfect environment. The average yearly high is 70 degrees and the city harbors a number of national arboretums.

Just to clarify, you don't have to like country music to live in Nashville, TN. On any given day you can hear the sounds of jazz, indie, folk, or pop drifting through restaurant windows and cafe doors. Nashville is Music City, USA!

It has been named one of the most promising places to live and work by many publications, including Forbes, The New York Times, and Travel + Leisure. So what makes "Nashvegas" such an attractive destination? It's a simple combination of friendly folks, darn good dining, big city job potential, and a safe, clean environment to raise a family or raise heck as a single, young professional. Keep reading to see what Nashville and its surrounding cities has to offer you and your family.

At a Glance: Nashville's Rankings

  • One of the 20 Greenest Cities in America, Travel + Leisure, 2015
  • No. 2 on list of Best Big Cities for Jobs, Forbes, 2013
  • No. 10 on list of Best Places for Business & Careers, Forbes, 2015
  • One of the Top 10 Best Places to Live Now, Men's Journal, 2015
  • No. 4 on list of Most Affordable Big Cities in the U.S., Kiplinger, 2014
  • No. 6 among the cities with America's Most Attractive People, Travel + Leisure, 2014

Business in Nashville

Major industries in Nashville include Tourism, Healthcare, and Education. Close to 12 million people visited Nashville over the course of 2013, and that number is only expected to grow-along with the hospitality industry. The city is also a hub of publishing, both music and print media.

Long before Nashville was nicknamed "Music City," though, it was lovingly referred to as "The Athens of the South." It was the first Southern city to establish a public school system and now hosts 21 accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions.

But do you want to know our favorite part of doing business in Nashville? According to Forbes, the average commute is 26 minutes.

Living in Nashville

With the cost of living about 14% less than the national average, it's no surprise that about 82 people move to Nashville each day. That's about 30,000 each year. The city is said to be more affordable than comparable cities of its size, like Atlanta, Austin, Cleveland, and Tampa.

Nashville has more than 16 unique neighborhoods to choose from, with vibrant dining and shopping experiences in each. No matter which neighborhood you choose, you'll find that a love of family, home, and community are strongly cherished by your new neighbors. It's one of the things that make Nashville such a welcoming city.

Ready for a visit? Stop by. We're the picture-perfect balance of commerce, culture, and family.
30,000 people couldn't be wrong.