Nashville, Tennessee is one of the world’s premier travel destinations, hosting more than 13 million visitors annually who come for the hottest acts in music, world-class cuisine, endless festivals, and outstanding entertainment attractions. With more than 150 live music venues featuring pop, rock, country, bluegrass, gospel, jazz, blues, and soul, Nashville more than lives up to its billing as “Music City” and the “Songwriting Capital of the World!”
Nashville is home to more than 634,000 residents who epitomize the friendliness and southern charm for which the city is known. Thousands of new residents continue to arrive each year, drawn by outstanding amenities such as affordable housing, outstanding healthcare, safe streets, and top-rated schools.
Nashville was ranked 7th in 2014 by CNN Money in their “fastest growing cities” report. The city’s population increased by more than 5% over a three-year period from 2010 to 2013 and included approximately 247,000 households comprised of over two individuals per household.
While Nashville is known for its music, healthcare is actually the city’s largest industry, with more than 250 healthcare companies and three of the nation’s largest for-profit hospital operators providing jobs to more than 110,000 people. The city is also home to 21 four-year colleges and universities and 17 community colleges, vocational schools, and technical institutes that host a combined student population of more than 100,000.
Music City offers unlimited opportunities for fun and entertainment! Residents and visitors alike can enjoy any number of top music attractions that include the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. The District is the city’s premier destination for live music and nightlife. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, it is home to many of the city’s most famous live music venues, including the Bluebird Café and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, both iconic country-music venues serving up nightly doses of country music performed by up and coming musicians, local talent, composers, and the occasional country music star.
For great shopping, Green Hills, 12South, and Berry Hill offer a wealth of specialty shops, trendy boutiques, and upscale shopping malls. Percy Priest Lake and Edwin Warner Park are popular destinations for outdoor sports and recreation, while the Hermitage, Nashville Zoo, and the Parthenon in Centennial Park head the list for kid-friendly, family entertainment.
From honky-tonks to music halls, food trucks to haute cuisine, and street vendors to emporiums - Nashville holds something for everyone!