MOVING TO NASHVILLE
The Ultimate Guide to Relocating to Music City
Are you moving to Nashville? Relocating a family from one area of the country to another is not an easy task. With so many people involved in the move, it can be complicated and overwhelming. Often times, families find themselves moving to Nashville without having family or friends to lean on for support, that is why I’ve created this guide to provide you with a few helpful resources that will make your move to Music City as smooth as possible!
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Get to Know Your New Home, Neighborhood by Neighborhood!
It takes time for a new city to feel like home. Things like discovering your favorite restaurants, getting involved in the community, or finding a hair salon or dentist that you love are a few things that can help make the transition smoother. We’ve helped many families fall in love with Nashville over the years and it’s our list of resources that help that do that. Hopefully these can help you and your family too!
Pick the Nashville Neighborhood You Want to Learn More About!
Demonbreun / Music Row
East Nashville is one of Nashville’s largest neighborhoods and is located directly across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville. East Nashville is known for being culturally diverse and offers an artistic and eclectic vibe.
Home prices in this area are wide ranging. With many homes dating back to the early 1900’s, it is common for developers and homeowners to demolish pre-existing homes and rebuild or take their home through a complete renovation. Affordable housing and larger land plots attract many people to East Nashville.
East Nashville is also considered a culinary destination for those living outside of the neighborhood and those visiting Nashville. You’ll find lots of great options for dive bars, craft cocktails, and restaurants of all types.
DEMONBREUN / MUSIC ROW
If you’re looking to live in the center of Music City’s entertainment industry, the Demonbreun / Music Row neighborhood would be perfect for you! As the name suggests, Music Row is home to the recording studios that pump out your favorite hits.
Housing in the form of single family homes are hard to come by as demand and prices are high. Many of the old homes in this area have been converted into music studios, publishing companies, and independent record labels. However, condos and apartment buildings line the streets and offer quick access to restaurants and bars.
A few of our favorite places to visit in downtown Nashville are:
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12 South is located south of downtown Nashville and runs along 12th Ave South between Wedgewood Ave and Gale Lane. It is directly east of Belmont’s campus and is home to a wide array of restaurants, shops, and parks. You’ll also find the famous “I believe in Nashville” mural here!
A few of our favorite places to visit in 12 South are:
If Music City is the soul of Nashville, downtown is the heart. With boutique hotels, fine dining, art galleries and enough honky tonks and bars to entertain you for days, living downtown offers no shortage of places to visit and things to do!
Recently, more living options have become available to those looking for high-rise apartments and condos. You can find spaces of all sizes and while you may pay a premium for the central location, your city-wide views and proximity to all Nashville has to offer can make it well worth it.
A few of our favorite places to visit in downtown Nashville are:
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Albeit technically a city of its own, Berry Hill is situated south of downtown Nashville where Interstate 440 intersects with I65. Known for its quirkiness, Berry Hill offers a number of funky shops and restaurants for those who live there and who visit. It may seem like a sleepy residential neighborhood but its colorful signs and murals give it a life of its own!
Buying a home in the neighborhood is a great choice for those who want a more residential feel while still being close to the city. The homes here are also more affordable than other Nashville neighborhoods. The median sale price is in the low $300s. If a single family home isn’t what you’re looking for, apartment and condo developments are in the works!
A few of our favorite places to visit in Berry Hill are:
Often considered one of the most desirable places to live in Nashville, Green Hills is a large neighborhood located southwest of downtown Nashville.
As one of Nashville’s most affluent neighborhoods, homes in this area can reach upwards of $3M. In recent years, condos have been developed in this area giving those moving to Nashville a more affordable option.
While Green Hills is more of a residential area, it is also known for its upscale restaurants and shopping and is home to the iconic Bluebird Cafe!
A few of our favorite places to visit in Green Hills are:
Thanks to recent revitalization efforts, The Gulch has become one of the hottest areas to live and play in Nashville. Just south of downtown, you’ll find a number of boutique hotels, high-rise condos, a few of Nashville’s famous murals, and a diverse selection of restaurants, bars, and shops.
High Rise apartments and condos are your best option for living in the Gulch. With fantastic amenities and beautiful city views, you can’t go wrong.
Living in the Gulch means having access to so many great food options. Some of our favorite restaurants to visit are:
Situated just North of downtown Nashville, Germantown is a historic and beautiful part of the city. Recently gentrified, Germantown offers many options for living, chic restaurants, elegant boutiques, and is home to Nashville’s Farmers Market and the Nashville Sounds!
For those moving to Nashville, Germantown has many options. New apartment complexes have been built in recent years and many of the homes in the neighborhood have been renovated. New multi-family homes have also been constructed. While prices in this neighborhood are on the high end, your proximity to downtown and East Nashville make it a highly coveted location. Not to mention you have some of Nashville’s best restaurants within walking distance!
Some of our favorite places to visit in Germantown are:
Edgehill is sandwiched between Music Row and Wedgewood-Houson but it offers a great option for those looking to move to Nashville! This small neighborhood gives those living in it a great mix of urban and residential living. With lots of local bars, restaurants, parks, and shopping close by, you have everything you need right at your fingertips!
While most people rent their homes in Edgehill, purchasing a property is not out of the question. Home prices start at around $630k and can reach $1.25 million plus.
A few of our favorite places to visit in Edgehill are:
Cheer For Your Favorite Nashville Team by Getting to Know Your New Home’s Sports Teams!
Nothing will make you feel more welcome than joining your fellow Nashvillians and cheering the for the home team! Nashville is home to many amatuer and professional sports teams and it’s time you learned more about them!
Pick the Nashville Sport You Want to Learn More About!
The Nashville Sounds are a Minor League Baseball team located right here in Nashville, TN. The team plays their games at First Horizon Park located just south of Germantown. Tickets range from $10 – $42 per game making it an affordable week-day / weekend activity for the whole family!
The Nashville Sound’s stadium was built in 2015 and includes a 4,200 square foot guitar shaped scoreboard that can clearly be seen from any seat in the house. However, it is the outdoor beer garden that truly makes this stadium stand out from the rest. Fans can enjoy food and a beverage while playing corn hole, shuffleboard, ping pong, table hockey, and even sneak in a round of mini-golf all while cheering on their home team.
Last but not least, the location of the stadium coudn’t be better! Many of the areas best bars are within walking distance. Some of our favorites are Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen, Neighbors, and Geist Bar + Restaurant.
The Nashville Predators are Nashville’s professional ice hockey team that competes in the National Hockey League (NHL). They are part of the central division and were founded in 1998. In the heart of downtown, Bridgestone Arena is where they call home. The ‘Preds’ are known for their dedicated fans, making attending home games an exciting experience!
Tickets cost an average of $105 but you may get lucky and find some under $30 depending on the game and part of the season. Predators games always make for a fun night out and the arena is conveniently located right on Broadway, so if they win, celebratory drinks at the honky-tonk are a must!
The Tennessee Titans are a professional football team located in Nashville, Tennessee. They currently play at Nissan Stadium which is located just across the river from downtown. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) and are a member of the American Football Conference(AFC) South Division. They came to Nashville in 1998 and saw one Super Bowl appearance in 1999.
Ticket prices average $92 each depending on the game you choose and where you prefer to sit. Whether you’re a football superfan, or just in it for entertainment, there are options for everyone!
Season tickets are available for purchase, so you never have to miss a game, or you can skip the stadium altogether and watch from one of Nashville’s casual gameday hangouts like Downtown Sporting Club, Rock Bottom Brewery, and 6th and Peabody!
Nashville Soccer Club
The Nashville Soccer Club (Nashville SC) is our city’s major league soccer team that began playing in 2020. The team currently plays its home games at Nissan Stadium; however, they intend to move to a brand new stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds that is currently under construction in the near future. Ticket prices average about $46 per fan, which makes attending a game an affordable activity for the whole family to enjoy!
The organization hosts several fun events throughout the season as well. A schedule for these events can be found here! You can also skip the stadium crowds and catch a game at one of Nashville’s popular sports bars like The Crow’s Nest, The Mainstay, or City Tap House.
Photo Source: Nissan Stadium
Nashville Super Speedway
Nashville Superspeedway is a racing complex located outside of Nashville that is known for hosting a variety of events throughout the year. This year, they will host Middle Tennessee’s first NASCAR Cup Series race in nearly four decades. This race will take place on Sunday, June 20th. Ticket pricing ranges from $30-$100 depending on the section and race that will be attended. Kids’ tickets are often free or available at a discounted rate as well. The speedway has several RV lots available for camping, and pricing can be found by visiting their website!
They will host middle Tennessee’s first NASCAR Cup series race in nearly four decades on Sunday, June 20th.
Photo Source: The Tennessean
The Tennessee Volunteers are a football team representing the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Volunteers are a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Volunteers are known for their passionate fanbase of students, alumni, and Tennessee natives near and far.
With just a three hour drive from Nashville, catching a game at Neyland Stadium, which holds over 100,000 fans, makes for an exciting weekend trip. You can also head to any of Nashville’s popular sports bars to watch the Vols play throughout Saturdays in the Fall. Tickets average about $100 per person, give or take, depending on the specific game and section. If you like the water, you may want to try to watch the game from someone’s boat in the famous Vol Navy that lines up along the Tennessee River.
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