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.

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 - 8 hours online
$162,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,043
SQFT
2929 Selena Dr #J-131
Nashville, TN 37211
Kingswood Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$434,900
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,273
SQFT
3833 Dr Walter S Davis Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
 
New Listing - 8 hours online
$825,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,714
SQFT
6611 Fox Hollow Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
West Meade Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$374,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,134
SQFT
405 Amber Ct
Nashville, TN 37221
Amber Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$459,900
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,116
SQFT
1005a Mitchell Road
Nashville, TN 37206
N/A Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$1,980,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,494
SQFT
1009b Glendale Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
Oak Hill Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$949,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,090
SQFT
4620 Tara Dr
Nashville, TN 37215
Tynewood Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$625,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,092
SQFT
1409 Lillian St
Nashville, TN 37206
Lockeland Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$415,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,894
SQFT
244 Antioch Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Flatrock Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$1,250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,289
SQFT
3607 Bellwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37205
Bowling West End Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$449,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,006
SQFT
3819 Dartmouth Ave
Nashville, TN 37215
Woodmont Lane Homesites Subdivision
New Listing - 8 hours online
$455,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,618
SQFT
3414 Shelby Bottoms Bend
Nashville, TN 37206
East Greenway Park Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$369,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,548
SQFT
147 Harpeth Trace Smt #147
Nashville, TN 37221
Harpeth Trace Highrise Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$432,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,694
SQFT
6217 Deerbrook Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Traceside Subdivision
New Listing - 14 hours online
$255,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,694
SQFT
517 Mill Station Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
Claymille Station Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$259,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,123
SQFT
967 Ashland Place Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Ashland Place Townhomes Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,554
SQFT
937 Ashland Place Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Ashland Place Townhomes Subdivision
New Listing - 15 hours online
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,482
SQFT
939 Ashland Place Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Ashland Place Townhomes Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$524,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,983
SQFT
1514 Arthur Ave #A
Nashville, TN 37208
Arthur Avenue Brownstones Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$315,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
784
SQFT
999 Scovel St
Nashville, TN 37208
The Ludlow Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$455,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
1,708
SQFT
5602 Morrow Rd
Nashville, TN 37209
Kenrow Corner Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$534,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,370
SQFT
1611b Porter Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Porter Avenue Townhomes Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$369,900
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,522
SQFT
700 James Ave #9
Nashville, TN 37209
Rows At The Annex Subdivision
New Listing - 16 hours online
$165,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
859
SQFT
1202 Saturn Dr
Nashville, TN 37217
Stardust Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$8,000,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
11
TOTAL BATHS
10,462
SQFT
960 Overton Lea Rd
Nashville, TN 37220
Bridle Path Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$925,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,168
SQFT
6009 Ashland Dr
Nashville, TN 37215
Forest Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 17 hours online
$329,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,452
SQFT
4810 Wales Ct
Nashville, TN 37211
Cathey Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$1,200,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,950
SQFT
125 Fern Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
Weakley & Dodd/Brooklyn Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$429,599
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,850
SQFT
833 Curtis Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
Hidden Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$620,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,590
SQFT
5417 Kentucky Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Nations/ West Nashville Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$1,255,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
5,194
SQFT
125 Abbottsford
Nashville, TN 37215
Abbottsford Subdivision
Open House 08/09 at 2PM
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$359,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,701
SQFT
5108 Whitaker Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Huntington Park Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$299,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,372
SQFT
4608 Georgia Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
West Nashville Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$526,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,106
SQFT
5950 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Cameron Park Subdivision
New Listing - 19 hours online
$516,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,726
SQFT
2890 Charles Park Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Cameron Park Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$709,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,759
SQFT
277 Stephens Valley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37221
Stephens Valley Sec3 Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$534,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,836
SQFT
903 Oak St
Nashville, TN 37216
Maplewood Home Tract Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$429,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
1,336
SQFT
4117 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
Inglewood Professional Par Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$799,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,658
SQFT
1212 3rd Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
Wedgewood Houston Chestnut Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$349,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,615
SQFT
3639 Hydes Ferry Rd
Nashville, TN 37218
Hydes Ferry Venture Townho Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$184,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,116
SQFT
210 Old Hickory Blvd #69 #69
Nashville, TN 37221
Belle Forest Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,982
SQFT
787 Myhr Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Harpeth Valley Park Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$1,385,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,640
SQFT
2301 Chickering Ln
Nashville, TN 37215
Forest Hills/Chickering Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$1,525,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,502
SQFT
20 Rutledge St #307
Nashville, TN 37210
CityLights Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$264,900
Multi-Family For Sale
Active
1,775
SQFT
1022 Drummond Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Battlewood Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$629,900
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,464
SQFT
4916 Kentucky Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
N/A Subdivision
Open House 08/09 at 2PM
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$525,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,536
SQFT
1100 Russell St #102
Nashville, TN 37206
MC3 Building Subdivision
Open House 08/08 at 2PM
Please verify times due to COVID-19
$479,900
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,310
SQFT
913b Delmas Ave.
Nashville, TN 37216
 
New Listing - yesterday
$627,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,944
SQFT
7201 Natchez Pointe Dr
Nashville, TN 37221
Natchez Pointe Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$175,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
771
SQFT
5025 Hillsboro Pike #23C
Nashville, TN 37215
Georgetown Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$329,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,200
SQFT
4803 Shirmar Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Kenilworth Estates Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$725,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,333
SQFT
1815 Shackleford Rd #A
Nashville, TN 37215
Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$230,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,064
SQFT
2407 Eden St
Nashville, TN 37208
Hefferman Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$214,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
4846 Bevendean Dr #C10
Nashville, TN 37211
Brighton Village Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$385,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,700
SQFT
634 Westboro Dr
Nashville, TN 37209
Westboro Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
800
SQFT
632 Westboro Dr
Nashville, TN 37209
Westboro Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$525,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,824
SQFT
911 Phillips St
Nashville, TN 37208
Hope Gardens Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$665,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,340
SQFT
700 Boscobel St
Nashville, TN 37206
J S Williams Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$235,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
806
SQFT
1122 Litton Ave #303
Nashville, TN 37216
Solo East Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$239,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
2727 Linmar Ave #2727
Nashville, TN 37215
Linmar Place III 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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