10 Reasons to Relocate to Nashville TN – Moving to Nashville

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Anyone who has ever been to Nashville can attest to the fact that it is an awesome city. But Nashville has become known as a great place to relocate to for a variety of reasons. Not only was Nashville listed as one of the 10 best places to live and work in America, it is also home to one of the lowest costs of living in the Nation.

Here are 10 other reasons why Nashville is a good choice for relocation.

1. Nashville is home to an appreciating real estate market. With home values on the rise, home owners are seeing a great return on their investments. The current market is estimated at having a 4 1/2 month supply of homes. Naturally this is a great environment for real estate investors who are seeking to increase their equity. The current median home price in Nashville is $295,000 and average price per square foot is $204 a 6% increase from last year.

2. One of the most attractive aspects of Nashville is its central location in the South. Tennessee has easy access to numerous surrounding states. Need some beach time? It’s only an 8 hour drive to Florida/Alabama coast line. Nashville is also located within a one day drive of 50% of the U.S. population.

3. Tennessee is one of only 7 U.S. states with no personal income tax. As you can imagine this is a bit of a money saver!

4. Nashville is home to a great local arts scene. There is an abundance of live theater and cultural events that showcase the history and culture of this beautiful city. There is never a shortage of things to do or see in Nashville.

5. No list of Nashville’s assets would be complete without mentioning the local music scene. This is the heart of the nation’s country music scene. It is also the home of the world famous “Grande Ole Opry” which is one of America’s best known and most beloved venues.

6. The Nashville area is blessed by a bounty of beautiful lakes and parks such as Percy Priest Lake, Marrowbone Lake, Old Hickory Lake and Tim’s Ford Lake to name a few. This is truly some of the most stunning countryside in the nation. Gently rolling hills and prairies set a picturesque backdrop for the homes and properties.

7. Nashville is renowned for its friendly people and southern hospitality. This area is home to a diverse and cultural population, it is not hard to find your place in Nashville. This is the kind of community where new residents immediately feel like they are a part of something special.

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8. If you are a sports fan, Nashville is a fantastic place to live. With pro football’s Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators of the NHL any sports fan will have their calendars full of things to do and games to see. Try visiting on a day that the Titans and Predators play on the same day. What an amazing experience in the streets of Nashville on Broadway.

9. As a national focal point for relocation, Nashville has a remarkably cosmopolitan make up. This city is host to a varied blend of commerce and industry and the outlying areas are home to a thriving agricultural sector. This is also one of the reasons that Nashville is known to be one of the hottest real estate markets in the U.S.

10. What more could be said about the climate in Nashville aside from the fact that it is beautiful, year round. The average temperature in Nashville is 73 degrees! You could really wear shorts at least 10 months out of the year.

There are numerous other reasons to consider Nashville for relocation, in fact there are simply too many to list in such a small space. Nashville has excellent employment opportunities, numerous places of worship of all denominations, and excellent health care. Maybe you should check out Nashville sooner rather than later.

Southern Living Realty Partners have been helping buyers and sellers in Nashville for over two decades. You can visit www.MichaelShrader.com to see all of Nashville and its surrounding area’s homes for sale.

New Listing - 6 hours online
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,878
SQFT
1018 Petway Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
John Hobson East Nashville Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$600,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
950
SQFT
2204 Austin Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
Woodbine Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$2,400,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
3,006
SQFT
1606 16th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
1606 16th Ave Residences Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$1,875,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,417
SQFT
1601 Observatory Ct
Nashville, TN 37215
Green Hills Lipscomb Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$574,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,400
SQFT
102 Hampton Pl
Nashville, TN 37215
Hampton Place Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$1,450,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
1,872
SQFT
1606b 16th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
1606 16th Ave Residences Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,134
SQFT
1606a 16th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
1606 16th Ave Residences Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,120
SQFT
226 Treutland Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
Bryan Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$627,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,004
SQFT
708 Say Brook Cir
Nashville, TN 37221
Stonemeade Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$2,650,000
Condo For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,310
SQFT
3805 Brighton Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
Brighton Cottages Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,544
SQFT
3317 Quail Run Ct
Nashville, TN 37214
Trailwood Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$329,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,216
SQFT
3427 Harpeth Springs Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Riverbridge Community Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$289,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,050
SQFT
214 Old Hickory Blvd #112
Nashville, TN 37221
Belle Forest Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$1,250,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,003
SQFT
1908 Warfield Dr
Nashville, TN 37215
1908 Warfield Cottages Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$600,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
950
SQFT
2200 Austin Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
Woodbine Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,844
SQFT
3510 Richards St
Nashville, TN 37215
Big Oak Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$675,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,486
SQFT
169 Jefferson Sq
Nashville, TN 37215
Jefferson Sq Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$399,993
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,261
SQFT
2208 Mecca Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Maplecrest Subdivision
New Listing - 10 hours online
$979,000
Condo For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,448
SQFT
1227 N Avondale Cir #A
Nashville, TN 37207
Homes At 1229 North Avonda Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$1,051,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,450
SQFT
4306b Dakota Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Sylvan Park Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$750,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,366
SQFT
1716 Greenwood Ave #510
Nashville, TN 37206
Eastwood Village Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$380,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,700
SQFT
651 Hicks Rd
Nashville, TN 37221
Stacy Square Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$700,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.17
ACRES
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
1631 Northview Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
Coggins Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$700,000
Land For Sale
Active
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
1629 Northview Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
Inglewood Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$499,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,458
SQFT
3447 Golf Club Ln
Nashville, TN 37215
Brighton Court Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,476
SQFT
1007 Lischey Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
Sharpe Crutcher Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$320,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,103
SQFT
3415 West End Ave #211
Nashville, TN 37203
Continental Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$649,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,099
SQFT
1206 63rd Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
The Nations Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$569,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,358
SQFT
606 Watsonwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Whispering Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$249,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
630
SQFT
2020 Beech Ave #B14
Nashville, TN 37204
Beechtree Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$3,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,843
SQFT
2305 Lloyd Ave
Nashville, TN 37218
Haynes Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$374,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,403
SQFT
1304 General George Patton Rd
Nashville, TN 37221
River Plantation Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$1,250,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,027
SQFT
105 W End Close
Nashville, TN 37205
West End Close Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,158
SQFT
1518 E Stewarts Ln
Nashville, TN 37218
 
New Listing - 15 hours online
$600,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,772
SQFT
112 Marshall Ct
Nashville, TN 37212
Edgehill Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
704
SQFT
2603 Delk Ave
Nashville, TN 37208
Normal Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$465,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,814
SQFT
5005 W Durrett Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Caldwell Country Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$419,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,410
SQFT
5025 Hillsboro Pike #8G
Nashville, TN 37215
Georgetown Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$449,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
752
SQFT
700 Church St #402
Nashville, TN 37203
Bennie Dillon Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$619,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,253
SQFT
7529 Henderson Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Bellevue Highlands Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$675,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,866
SQFT
523 Armistead Pl #523
Nashville, TN 37215
Burlington Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$365,000
Condo For Sale
Coming Soon
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
704
SQFT
3000 Vanderbilt Pl #241
Nashville, TN 37212
Bristol West End Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$430,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
2934 Ironwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Cloverhill Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,300
SQFT
3916 Ivy Dr
Nashville, TN 37216
Moss Rose Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$610,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,497
SQFT
1313 Mcchesney Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
Inglewood Place Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$374,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,268
SQFT
3295 Hinkle Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Bordeaux Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$337,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,364
SQFT
2881 Creekbend Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
Brookview Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$519,900
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,840
SQFT
4341 Goins Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
4341 Old Goins Rd Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$625,000
Land For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
925
SQFT
2215 White Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
Yarbrough Woodland Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$199,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
912
SQFT
810 Bellevue Rd #127
Nashville, TN 37221
Creekside Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$349,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
550
SQFT
900 19th Ave #210
Nashville, TN 37212
University Square Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$564,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,049
SQFT
3709 Moss Rose Dr
Nashville, TN 37216
Moss Rose Estates Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,311
SQFT
2930 Primrose Cir
Nashville, TN 37212
Belmont Terrace Annex Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,599,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,180
SQFT
841 Battlefield Dr #A
Nashville, TN 37204
Homes At 841 Battlefield Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$685,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Coming Soon
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,620
SQFT
161 Kenner Ave
Nashville, TN 37205
Kenner Manor Subdivision

Relocation Guide

This guide should help anyone moving into the Nashville, TN area! From coordinating temporary housing to what to do with pets, you should find everything to get started. Of course you may always give me a call if you have any specific area questions or concerns, we are always here to assist. 615-499-6827 – Mike Shrader.

Temporary Housing

Most relocation’s include a period of “in-between time,” when you initially move to your new town and begin the process of settling in and looking for a place to lease or purchase. If you are planning on leasing, or if you’ve made several preview trips and have contracted on a new home, this interim period may only be a couple of weeks. In this case, a hotel or suite-hotel usually works best.

However, if your interim period is going to be close to 30 days or longer, you will probably want to opt for temporary “corporate housing.” Corporate Housing is a property that comes fully-furnished with room suites of furniture, cookware, linens/towels, small appliances such as coffeemakers, irons & alarm clocks, major appliances like microwaves, refrigerator, stove and washer/dryer, plants & pictures, accessories, maid service and all utilities included, even local telephone service and cable TV.

Apartment Renting

While renting has always been and continues to be an interim option during the home purchase process of a relocation, more and more it is becoming a long-term preference. Frequent moves, greater flexibility, rising ownership costs and amenities available through renting are great advantages. People today are renting in greater numbers, not just as a temporary step on the way to home ownership, but for the lifestyle they enjoy through renting.

Some of the factors to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy are:

  • your job situation and likelihood of moving again
  • initial and monthly costs of both options
  • tax savings and advantages
  • the availability, lifestyle and desirability of properties to rent or buy
  • current interest rates and mortgages available

The cost, availability and variety of rental housing possibilities will vary tremendously in different parts of the country. While a large city will offer a far greater number of rental properties and a greater variety of styles and amenities, they will also be much higher priced and may even have an extremely low vacancy rate. On the other end of the spectrum, small towns also tend to have a very low rental vacancy rate, simply because of the lack of rental housing there. Mid-sized cities will generally have the greatest choices available.

Initial costs on a rental property usually include one month’s rent security deposit, additional deposits if you have a pet (many rentals do not allow pets), first month’s rent and/or last month’s rent depending on the area, and an application fee of generally $20-75. Be sure and get renter’s insurance; if you don’t, your personal belongings will not be protected in the event of a burglary, fire or any other loss.

Read lease agreements thoroughly, as they can vary greatly between states and even individual landlords. It is wise to have an attorney review leases. Be sure you understand what you and the landlord are each responsible for when it comes to utilities, maintenance and repairs. Although the most typical lease term in the U.S. is 1 year, this can be negotiable too. Know what your liabilities are if you have to break your lease early.

Moving Solutions

Careful consideration is needed when deciding whether to hire a moving company or do it yourself. Many factors are involved, such as the distance of the move, the size of your household, the time factor involved and the budget or company reimbursement you have for this expense.

Pros & Cons of Moving YourselfPros & Cons of Hiring a Full Service Van Line
cost savings can be considerable, possibly into the thousands of dollars. moving yourself can usually save at least half of what a household goods transportation company will charge you, even if you rent a truck and pay helpers for their labor. you assume full responsibility for the move, labor and damages. packing all your belongings yourself gives you a better organizational opportunity to inventory, rearrange, throw away, give away, and tag items for garage sales.the time savings and ease of move are tremendous with a professional mover. the cost can vary greatly, depending on whether you include packing/unpacking, insurance limits & what company you choose. most companies offer references and free estimates. a binding estimate holds both you & the company to the price quoted; a physical inspection is usually necessary. a non-binding estimate is an approximation of costs; federal law requires a limit of no more than 10 percent additional charges. many companies will guarantee pickup and delivery dates; if you’re in a time crunch, this may be the only way to go.

Moving Tips

When coordinating the move of household goods, several items require special care and attention. Anytime you are moving pets, automobiles, waterbeds, antiques, plants, waterbeds or office/high-tech equipment, extra planning and coordination is necessary.

The two major items that need special moving are autos and family pets. When considering automobiles in a move, often a full-service moving company will place a vehicle in the moving van. When moving yourself, auto tow-trailers can be hitched to the back of a moving truck. These arrangements, however, usually only handle one vehicle. When considering a second or third vehicle, there are several options:

  • Sell your vehicles prior to moving, and purchase new ones at your destination.
  • Have one of the family members drive the vehicle to your destination.
  • Hire an automobile transportation service to move the extra vehicle (s) for you.

“Timing is everything” when arranging a professional auto move. Scheduling the move can be a challenging, complex and sometimes overwhelming undertaking. There are school and office hours to consider, for example. It is important to use an auto mover that coordinates the move so that it most suits your needs, creating a smooth transition.

Pet Issues

Before you leave:

  • Make an appointment & have your pet examined by your veterinarian; collect pet records.
  • Ask your vet for a reference for a practitioner in the new city.
  • Air travel should be booked four weeks ahead of departure for domestic moves and six to eight weeks prior to international flights.
  • If you are moving overseas, your pet must be examined & vaccinated 30 days prior.
  • Secure a form of identification to your pet’s collar.

At Moving Day:

  • When booking a hotel or corporate housing, make sure the management allows pets.
  • Before crossing into another state, know that some states have border inspection of all animals.
  • Limit feeding of your pets to once a day during the move, preferably in the evening, unless your veterinarian instructs otherwise.
  • The appropriate size for a kennel should allow your pet room to stand up, lie down, and turn around in natural positions.
  • If you are moving locally, take your pets on several visits to the new home before you move in to familiarize them with their new habitat.

Career Assistance

Here are some steps you may want to take to ensure results and a positive relocation:

  • Search Online Job Databases – thousands of jobs searchable by occupation or location.
  • Contact friends and acquaintances both in your desired field of work and the area you are moving to, regardless of their field. Even people in a different industry know the city and can give you ideas on what companies to approach & to avoid; as well, they may know someone in your field and be willing to refer you.
  • Subscribe to the Sunday newspaper in the town you are moving to. Not only should you research want ads, but read the business section as well.
  • If one spouse’s company is responsible for the move, check with their human resources department to see if they have trailing spouse assistance.
  • Contact the Chamber of Commerce. Most have lists of the top businesses in the area.
  • Join local business, civic and networking clubs.
  • Contact the State Employment Commission.
  • Make appointments with executive recruiters and employment agencies. Be sure to find out if you or the employer is charged, if they negotiate the hiring contract, if you would actually work for the agency or for the client employer, and carefully review any contract or have an attorney look it over before signing.
  • Sign up with a temporary agency. This can provide you with a job and income while you continue your search; in addition, many temp jobs lead to permanent employment.
  • Consider your own business, as either a part-time or interim business, or as a whole new career direction!

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