10 Reasons to Relocate to Nashville TN – Nashville TN Homes for Sale

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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.

New Years Celebration Nashville, TN

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 - 5 hours online
$899,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,532
SQFT
2908 W Linden Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
Vanderbilt/Hillsboro Subdivision
New Listing - 10 hours online
$337,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,534
SQFT
417 Spickard Ct
Nashville, TN 37218
Jordan Ridge At Eatons Cre Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$595,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,184
SQFT
513 Harpeth Trace Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Harpeth Trace Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,605
SQFT
325 FIELDCREST DRIVE
Nashville, TN 37211
Crieve Hall Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$729,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,620
SQFT
700 12Th Ave S Unit 506 #506
Nashville, TN 37203
Terrazzo Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,010
SQFT
1004 Grandview Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
Noels Oriental Golf Club Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$649,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,750
SQFT
1303 Edgewood Pl
Nashville, TN 37206
Edgewood Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$409,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,730
SQFT
1024 Thomas Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Casper Zopfi Place Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$330,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,528
SQFT
916 Preston Dr
Nashville, TN 37206
Rosewood Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,912
SQFT
228 Graeme
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,248
SQFT
1707 4Th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
D T McGavock Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,330
SQFT
1703 Golf St
Nashville, TN 37206
Inglewood Terrace Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$390,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,334
SQFT
466 Kinhawk Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Forest Acres Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$689,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,723
SQFT
6320 Torrington Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
West Meade Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$550,000
Land For Sale
Active Under Contract
19.5
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
Jocelyn Hollow Road
Nashville, TN 37205
Jocelyn Hollow Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$809,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,049
SQFT
1005A Grandview Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
Green Hills/ Lipscomb Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
2110 Fremont Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
Inglewood Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$244,400
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,592
SQFT
102 Highland Villa Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Highland Villa Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$1,180,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,587
SQFT
6103 Robin Hill Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
West Meade Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$999,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
436 E Iris
Nashville, TN 37204
Berry Hill Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$360,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,484
SQFT
7434 Huntwick Trl
Nashville, TN 37221
Huntwick Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$485,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,285
SQFT
1204 Stainback Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
Cleveland Park Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$314,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
8031 Regency Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Harpeth Park Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$460,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,486
SQFT
117 30Th Ave N Apt 301
Nashville, TN 37203
West End Lofts II Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$252,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,524
SQFT
2812 Bronte Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
Dugger Bros Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$239,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,336
SQFT
2152 Sanborn Dr
Nashville, TN 37210
Elm Hill Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$160,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
986
SQFT
500 Paragon Mills Rd. Apt M5 #M5
Nashville, TN 37211
Canterbury Hall Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$215,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
104 Highland Trace Cv
Nashville, TN 37207
 
New Listing - 15 hours online
$325,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,255
SQFT
5716 MAUDINA AVE
Nashville, TN 37209
West Nashville Subdivision
Open House 04/20 at 2PM
$1,395,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,249
SQFT
3629 Brighton Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
Green HIlls Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,140
SQFT
6720 Cold Stream Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Allens Green Subdivision
Open House 04/20 at 2PM
$260,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,100
SQFT
2534 Bethwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
Shepardwood Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$2,149,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
6,786
SQFT
3524 Trimble Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
Russwood Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,655
SQFT
946B Glendale Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
Oak Hill/Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$959,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,785
SQFT
946A Glendale Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
Oak Hill/Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$269,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,367
SQFT
3710 Shane Point Pl
Nashville, TN 37211
Shane Point Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$230,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,290
SQFT
3473 White Pine Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
White Pine Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$175,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,204
SQFT
3234 Mexico Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Bordeaux Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$269,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,404
SQFT
7105 Commonwealth Cir
Nashville, TN 37221
Lexington Point Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$265,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,868
SQFT
606 Tobylynn Cir
Nashville, TN 37211
Huntington Park Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$550,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
4,319
SQFT
132 Hart Ln
Nashville, TN 37207
Joywood Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$449,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,116
SQFT
602 Timber Ln
Nashville, TN 37215
Regency Park Subdivision
Open House 04/21 at 1PM
$370,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,498
SQFT
2605 Neldia Ct
Nashville, TN 37206
Neldia Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$299,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
999
SQFT
1011 Chicamauga Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Stratton & Seymours/Edgefi Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$300,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.22
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
1435 Meridian St
Nashville, TN 37207
Highland Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$204,900
Condominium For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,152
SQFT
7470 Charlotte Pike Apt 107 #107
Nashville, TN 37209
West Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$289,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,390
SQFT
2509 Carter Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Rosebank Park Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,010
SQFT
574 Joyce Ln
Nashville, TN 37216
Gra Mar Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$519,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,071
SQFT
3502 Rainbow Place
Nashville, TN 37204
Oak Hill Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,365
SQFT
4003 Nebraska Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Sylvan Park Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$180,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,302
SQFT
2428 Batavia St
Nashville, TN 37208
Ashcraft/Mcnairy Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$329,000
Condominium For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
816
SQFT
1325 5Th Ave N Apt 14
Nashville, TN 37208
Germantown Commons Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$180,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,150
SQFT
490 Rural Hill Rd
Nashville, TN 37217
Edge-O-Lake Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,500
SQFT
4004 Stonybrook Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Riverbridge Community Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,168
SQFT
700 James Ave #40
Nashville, TN 37209
The Annex Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$80,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
620
SQFT
2805 Clare Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Young/Midway Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$1,350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
8
TOTAL BATHS
8,097
SQFT
30 Park Meadows
Nashville, TN 37215
Otter Wood Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$254,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
825
SQFT
138 Marie St
Nashville, TN 37207
East Nash/Highland Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$129,900
Land For Sale
Active Under Contract
1.79
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
8825 McCrory Ln
Nashville, TN 37211
Chaffin Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$379,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Pending
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
1820 River Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Haleys/Sheegog 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 Yourself Pros & 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!

Nashville TN Relocation / Moving to Nashville

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