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 - 14 minutes online
$292,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
2513 Carter Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Dugger Heights Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$745,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
5,433
SQFT
566 Natchez Bend Rd
Nashville, TN 37221
Natchez Hills Est Subdivision
Open House 04/27 at 5PM
$1
Condominium For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
625
SQFT
2020 Beech Ave #B15
Nashville, TN 37204
Beechtree Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$499,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,204
SQFT
3000 Vanderbilt Pl #106
Nashville, TN 37212
Bristol West End Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$199,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
855
SQFT
2603 Batavia St
Nashville, TN 37208
Faulconer & Ashcraft/Mcnai Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
825
SQFT
510 Wesley Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
Joywood Heights Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,472
SQFT
3375 Mimosa Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
Glencliff Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$290,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,117
SQFT
3117 Deercreek Trl
Nashville, TN 37217
Ransom Park Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$399,900
Land For Sale
Active
1
ACRES
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
33 Castlewood Ct
Nashville, TN 37215
Castlewood Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$600,000
Land For Sale
Active
2.17
ACRES
DAVIDSON, TN
COUNTY
339 Wallace Rd
Nashville, TN 37211
Wallace Clinic Subdivision
New Listing - an hour online
$995
Commercial For Sale
Active
800
SQFT
5103b Illinois Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
West Nashville Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$290,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,297
SQFT
427 Wilclay Dr
Nashville, TN 37209
Charlotte Park Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$279,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,299
SQFT
456 Cathy Jo Cir
Nashville, TN 37211
Valley View Terrace Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$509,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,048
SQFT
3028 Batavia St
Nashville, TN 37209
Fisk University Place Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$509,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,095
SQFT
3026 Batavia St
Nashville, TN 37209
Fisk University Place Subdivision
New Listing - 18 hours online
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,813
SQFT
1824 Delta Ave
Nashville, TN 37208
Delta Avenue Cottages Subdivision
New Listing - 20 hours online
$449,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,023
SQFT
607a 39th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
Clifton Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$209,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
832
SQFT
903 Maynor Ave #B
Nashville, TN 37216
Maynor Place Subdivision
New Listing - 21 hours online
$339,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,148
SQFT
3113 Carrington Court
Nashville, TN 37218
Carrington Place Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$250,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,714
SQFT
2921 Nautilus Dr
Nashville, TN 37217
Harbour Town Village Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$576,972
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,256
SQFT
1101 N 7th St
Nashville, TN 37207
Oakwood Park Subdivision
New Listing - 22 hours online
$734,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
3,401
SQFT
155 Davidson Road
Nashville, TN 37205
Hillwood Estates Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$272,730
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,130
SQFT
7477 Hwy 70s Unit 103
Nashville, TN 37221
ParkVue Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$399,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,658
SQFT
3001 Mavert Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Southlake Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$230,000
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,460
SQFT
3030 Ned Shelton Rd #211
Nashville, TN 37217
Lake Ridge Village Subdivision
New Listing - 23 hours online
$529,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,274
SQFT
1517a Hayden Dr
Nashville, TN 37206
1517 Hayden Drive Cottages Subdivision
New Listing - 24 hours online
$209,900
Townhouse For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,320
SQFT
1969 Nashboro Blvd
Nashville, TN 37217
Nashboro Village Tr 13 Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,750,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
5,257
SQFT
3414 Golf Club Ln
Nashville, TN 37215
Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,000
SQFT
311 Luna Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Luna Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$589,897
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,802
SQFT
6364a Alamo Place
Nashville, TN 37209
Charlotte Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$440,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,505
SQFT
3807 Nevada Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Sylvan Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$800,000
Commercial For Sale
Active
1,918
SQFT
2737 Larmon Dr
Nashville, TN 37204
Berrywood Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,099,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,002
SQFT
3423b Stokesmont Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,099,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,000
SQFT
3425 Stokesmont Rd
Nashville, TN 37215
Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$850,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,660
SQFT
2711 9th Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
12th South / Belmont Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$517,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,426
SQFT
1006 Alice St
Nashville, TN 37218
Homes At 1006 Alice Street Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$2,199,999
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
17
TOTAL BATHS
6,428
SQFT
3604 Richland Ave
Nashville, TN 37205
Historic Richland Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$517,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,426
SQFT
1004 Alice St
Nashville, TN 37218
Homes At 1006 Alice Street Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$214,969
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
704
SQFT
906 Delray Dr
Nashville, TN 37209
Morrow Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$229,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active Under Contract
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
768
SQFT
508 Norton Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
Joywood Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$429,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,021
SQFT
1350 Rosa L Parks Blvd #334
Nashville, TN 37208
Werthan Lofts Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$350,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,997
SQFT
804 Currey Rd
Nashville, TN 37217
Glengarry Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$700,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,161
SQFT
4402 Hunt Pl
Nashville, TN 37215
Green Hills Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$259,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
703
SQFT
1638 54th Ave #223
Nashville, TN 37209
Silo House Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$265,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
748
SQFT
400 Herron Dr #310
Nashville, TN 37210
Alloy Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$1,100,278
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
4,174
SQFT
1128 Glendale Ln
Nashville, TN 37204
Homes At 1128 Glendale Lan Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$549,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,350
SQFT
820 Shelby Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
The Vue At Shelby Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$344,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,200
SQFT
803 Chickasaw Ave
Nashville, TN 37207
Victory Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$459,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,400
SQFT
3204 Bray Dr
Nashville, TN 37218
Haynes Estates Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$562,500
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,802
SQFT
4840 Redcastle Rdg
Nashville, TN 37211
Winfield Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$215,000
Condominium For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,086
SQFT
6952 Highway 70 #103
Nashville, TN 37221
West Port Landing Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$330,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,095
SQFT
1518 Preston Dr
Nashville, TN 37206
Porter Heights Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$460,370
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,277
SQFT
1103 N 7th St
Nashville, TN 37207
Oakwood Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$489,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,097
SQFT
423b 35th Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
Homes At 423 35th Avenue N Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$329,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,678
SQFT
155 Tallwood Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Southlake Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$445,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,705
SQFT
5600 Cedar Rock Dr
Nashville, TN 37211
Brentwood Cove Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$510,040
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,707
SQFT
3401 Mustang Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
Cameron Park Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$214,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,176
SQFT
1226 Bell Grimes Ln
Nashville, TN 37207
none listed Subdivision
New Listing - yesterday
$248,735
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,535
SQFT
2223 Silverton Drive
Nashville, TN 37207
Belle Arbor 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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