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 - 8 hours online
$179,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
1628d 17th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
D T McGavock & Others Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$179,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
700
SQFT
1628c 17th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
D T McGavock & others Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$247,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,364
SQFT
2715 Dracut Ln
Nashville, TN 37211
Lenox Village Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$615,000
For Sale
Active
2,046
SQFT
117 46th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
Sylvan Park Subdivision
New Listing - 9 hours online
$615,000
For Sale
Active
2,046
SQFT
115 46th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
Sylvan Park Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$365,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,231
SQFT
910 Mitchell Road
Nashville, TN 37206
Rosewood Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$359,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,610
SQFT
209a Duke St
Nashville, TN 37207
Haynies Oriental Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$934,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
3,671
SQFT
84 Glenrock Dr - Lot 202
Nashville, TN 37221
Stephens Valley Sec2 Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$359,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,610
SQFT
209b Duke St
Nashville, TN 37207
Haynies Oriental Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$424,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,202
SQFT
3919 Drakes Branch Rd
Nashville, TN 37218
Enchanted Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$369,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,554
SQFT
511 Moore Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
Moore Heirs Subdivision
New Listing - 12 hours online
$849,000
Land For Sale
Active
41.87
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
4000 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
North Nashville Subdivision
New Listing - 13 hours online
$350,000
Land For Sale
Active
11.46
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
3451 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
 
New Listing - 13 hours online
$555,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,605
SQFT
1749 Boxwood Dr. Lot 83
Nashville, TN 37211
Summit at the Woodlands Subdivision
Open House 08/24 at 2PM
$224,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
900
SQFT
2900 Mccampbell Ave
Nashville, TN 37214
Cloverhill Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,169
SQFT
2082a Whitney Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
Woodycrest Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$499,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,169
SQFT
2082b Whitney Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
Woodycrest Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$1,020,561
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,580
SQFT
201 Meriwether Blvd Lot 150
Nashville, TN 37221
Stephens Valley Subdivision
Open House 08/25 at 2PM
$1,400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
4,163
SQFT
916 Marengo Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
12 South/Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$197,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,136
SQFT
2934 Leatherwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Cloverhill Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$274,900
Condominium For Sale
Active
1
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
880
SQFT
807 18th Ave S Apt 414
Nashville, TN 37203
807 Eighteenth Ave Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$289,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,794
SQFT
906 Todd Preis Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
River Plantation Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$361,210
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,127
SQFT
7070 Westside Circle
Nashville, TN 37205
Westside Cirlce Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$444,140
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,364
SQFT
7055 Westside Circle
Nashville, TN 37205
Westside Cirlce Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$432,200
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,133
SQFT
7042 Westside Circle
Nashville, TN 37205
Westside Cirlce Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$396,060
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,911
SQFT
7015 Westside Circle
Nashville, TN 37205
Westside Circle Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$3,000,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
1,980
SQFT
3700 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
Bellshire Estates Subdivision
Open House 08/24 at 2PM
$394,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,947
SQFT
824 Lemont Dr
Nashville, TN 37216
Gra Mar Acres Subdivision
Open House 08/24 at 1PM
$400,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,629
SQFT
3021 Brookview Forest Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Brookview Forest Subdivision
Open House 08/25 at 2PM
$419,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,250
SQFT
4709 Richmar Ct
Nashville, TN 37211
Caldwell Hall Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$454,260
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,152
SQFT
1024 Nave Court
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson Downs Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$461,675
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,152
SQFT
304 Lois Alley
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson Downs Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$401,763
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,287
SQFT
1031 Nave Court
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson Downs Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$446,365
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,949
SQFT
2960 Jenry Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson Downs Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$461,860
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,152
SQFT
300 Lois Alley
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson Downs Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$417,495
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,530
SQFT
2944 Jenry Drive
Nashville, TN 37214
Donelson Downs Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$384,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,916
SQFT
1805 Cephas St
Nashville, TN 37208
Buchanan Arts District Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$219,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,650
SQFT
537 Phipps Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Royal Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$479,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,513
SQFT
2618 Miami Ave
Nashville, TN 37214
Wooddale Grove Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$8,000,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
12,156
SQFT
3502 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
John T Benson Subdivision
Open House 08/24 at 1PM
$619,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,905
SQFT
1003b Summit Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Wedgewood Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$462,690
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,410
SQFT
1359 Greenstone Lane - Lot 121
Nashville, TN 37221
Travis Trace Subdivision
Open House 08/25 at 2PM
$584,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,203
SQFT
1811 7th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
Salemtown Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$434,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
3,008
SQFT
7220 Holt Run Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
The Ridge At Stone Creek Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$849,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,138
SQFT
112b Fern Avenue
Nashville, TN 37207
W G Bush Subdivision
Open House 08/24 at 1PM
$598,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,905
SQFT
1003a Summit Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
Wedgewood Subdivision
Open House 08/25 at 2PM
$289,999
Condominium For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,586
SQFT
3000 Hillsboro Pike Apt 37 #37
Nashville, TN 37215
Versailles Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$505,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,007
SQFT
2200 Sheridan Rd
Nashville, TN 37206
2202 Sheridan Road Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$650,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,724
SQFT
3612 Chalmette Ct
Nashville, TN 37215
Chalmette Square Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
984
SQFT
1405 Ardee Ave
Nashville, TN 37216
Country Club Estates Subdivision
Open House 08/25 at 2PM
$329,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,247
SQFT
3308 Brome Ln
Nashville, TN 37218
Carrington Place Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$150,000
Land For Sale
Active
1.6
ACRES
DAVIDSON
COUNTY
Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, TN 37207
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$489,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,012
SQFT
926 Morrison St
Nashville, TN 37208
Hope Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$669,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,895
SQFT
528 Harpeth Trace Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Harpeth Trace Estates Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$145,000
Condominium For Sale
Pending
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
799
SQFT
510 Gay St Apt 1010
Nashville, TN 37219
Capitol Towers Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$924,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,101
SQFT
4103 Kimbark Dr
Nashville, TN 37215
Modern Collection Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$319,500
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,616
SQFT
3313 Fairmont Dr Apt 9 #9
Nashville, TN 37212
Beacon Row Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$300,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,129
SQFT
2310 Elliott Ave Apt 831 #831
Nashville, TN 37204
Park At Melrose Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$199,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,750
SQFT
346 Cross Timbers Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Harpeth Park 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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