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 - 4 hours online
$349,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,200
SQFT
1209 Kenmore Pl
Nashville, TN 37216
Kenmore Place Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$620,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,694
SQFT
2920 Mcgavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
 
New Listing - 4 hours online
$459,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,324
SQFT
7328 Highway 70
Nashville, TN 37221
Bellevue / Cross Timbers Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$499,999
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,820
SQFT
1920a 14th Ave
Nashville, TN 37208
Buena Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 4 hours online
$499,999
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,820
SQFT
1920b 14th Ave
Nashville, TN 37208
Buena Vista Subdivision
New Listing - 5 hours online
$3,190,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,358
SQFT
120 Woodmont Blvd #N303
Nashville, TN 37205
The Manning Subdivision
New Listing - 11 hours online
$499,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,234
SQFT
210 Croleywood Ln
Nashville, TN 37209
Charlotte Parkside Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,899,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,463
SQFT
6012 Bresslyn Rd
Nashville, TN 37205
West Meade Village Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$399,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,968
SQFT
1315 Hunters Ln
Nashville, TN 37207
Galbreath Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$399,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,028
SQFT
120 Tallwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Thompson Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,150,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,208
SQFT
1712 Tyne Blvd
Nashville, TN 37215
W S Gray Property Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$599,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
850
SQFT
2811 W Kirkwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
Mason Manor Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$625,000
Land For Sale
Active
0.865
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4515 Granny White Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
Turner Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$355,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
2412 Buchanan St
Nashville, TN 37208
Santi Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$314,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,224
SQFT
5460 Edmondson Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Brighton Village Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$320,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
1,020
SQFT
221 S 11th St
Nashville, TN 37206
Martin Corner Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$324,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,168
SQFT
905 N 2nd St
Nashville, TN 37207
Benedict Land/Lindsley Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$145,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
936
SQFT
420 Elysian Fields Rd #B13
Nashville, TN 37211
Village At Grassmere Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$425,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,300
SQFT
467 Westcrest Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Mcmurray Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$204,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,156
SQFT
500 Lakebrink Ct
Nashville, TN 37214
Larchwood Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$285,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,275
SQFT
2634 Woodberry Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
Woodberry Park Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$179,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
552
SQFT
2134 Fairfax Ave #E3
Nashville, TN 37212
The Villager West Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$4,490,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BEDS
8
TOTAL BATHS
7,535
SQFT
1024 Gateway Ln
Nashville, TN 37220
Oak Hill Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$499,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,324
SQFT
5633 Cedar Rock Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Brentwood Cove Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
770
SQFT
2213 Wickson Ave
Nashville, TN 37210
G P Rose Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$615,000
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,457
SQFT
805 49th Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
The Nations Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$299,950
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
920
SQFT
204 Raymond St
Nashville, TN 37211
Sunrise Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$289,900
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
800
SQFT
1808 State St #312
Nashville, TN 37203
State House Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$515,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,141
SQFT
103 Mckennell Dr
Nashville, TN 37206
Porter Place Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$385,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,323
SQFT
3449 Harborwood Cir
Nashville, TN 37214
Harborview Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$299,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,969
SQFT
103 Nashboro Grns
Nashville, TN 37217
Nashboro Village Tract 18 Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$999,999
Condo For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,822
SQFT
3703 Lealand Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
Graybar Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$269,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
753
SQFT
1041 E Trinity Lane #312
Nashville, TN 37216
1041 Flats Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$534,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,139
SQFT
1514 Ordway Pl
Nashville, TN 37206
Lockeland Springs Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$319,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,458
SQFT
210 Mccall St
Nashville, TN 37211
Woodbine/Glencliff Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$1,100,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
5,077
SQFT
5301 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220
Forest Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 2 days online
$419,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,296
SQFT
2040 Graybar Ln
Nashville, TN 37215
Turnberry Square Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,585,000
Condo For Sale
Pending
5
BEDS
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,476
SQFT
4406 Farriswood Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$419,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,588
SQFT
2720 Hartford Dr
Nashville, TN 37210
Hidden Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$160,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
958
SQFT
1202 Alandee St
Nashville, TN 37214
River Glen Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$299,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,250
SQFT
3714 Yelton Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Leonard Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$270,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
950
SQFT
368 Fairlane Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Fairlane Park Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$395,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
720
SQFT
301 Demonbreun St #1407
Nashville, TN 37201
Encore Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$776,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
523b Weakley Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
523 Weakley Avenue Townhom Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,031
SQFT
1044 Rambling Brook Rd
Nashville, TN 37218
Creekside Trails Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$279,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,584
SQFT
321 Huntington Ridge Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Huntington Ridge Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$656,500
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATH
908
SQFT
1616 West End Avenue #10C
Nashville, TN 37203
Broadwest Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$278,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,063
SQFT
907 Rexdale Dr
Nashville, TN 37217
Patricia Heights Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$375,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,284
SQFT
2929 Stanwyck Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
Hillhurst Acres Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,318,570
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,459
SQFT
362 Stephens Valley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37221
Stephens Valley Sec6 Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$255,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,720
SQFT
2548 Murfreesboro Pike #1
Nashville, TN 37217
Townview Place Lot 4a Town Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$500,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,636
SQFT
1123 Stockell St
Nashville, TN 37207
Benedict Land/Lindsley Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$1,165,000
Land For Sale
Active
4
BEDS
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,499
SQFT
1402 Woodmont Blvd
Nashville, TN 37215
The Inez Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$695,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,676
SQFT
435a W Bend Dr
Nashville, TN 37209
Crolywood Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$609,000
Multi-Family For Sale
Active Under Contract
1,775
SQFT
1107 Maplehurst Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
College Park Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$300,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
912
SQFT
702 Ries Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Moss Wood Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$295,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
2
BEDS
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,224
SQFT
8606 Gauphin Pl
Nashville, TN 37211
Lenox Village Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
962
SQFT
638a Annex Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Annex Court Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BEDS
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,862
SQFT
4732 Indian Summer Dr
Nashville, TN 37207
Quail Ridge Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$345,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
3
BEDS
1
TOTAL BATH
1,148
SQFT
64 Lutie St
Nashville, TN 37210
Sterling Heights 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!

Nashville TN Relocation / Moving to Nashville

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