Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee
The City of Nashville, also known as “Music City” has the honor of being not only Tennessee’s state capital but also it’s largest metropolitan area and most developed of the area’s ten counties. As a matter of fact, Expansion Management magazine ranked Nashville #1 in its ranking of America’s 50 Hottest Cities for Relocating and Expansions in the year 2005. It is a richly deserved distinction, appreciating the energy and elegance of Tennessee’s state capital.
Nashville is a part of Davidson County, which became one of the earliest in the nation to unite its regional government and therefore form an integrated metro government. This revolutionary government stratagem remains a nationwide example and creates a simpler life for residents of Nashville.
Even though Nashville features one of the nation’s most active music recording and publishing industries, it features a lot more than its moniker may suggest. There are many other commercial divisions that make Nashville known worldwide – religious publishing, health care, conventional engineering, technology-driven industrialism, structural management and the travel industry.
Much of the city’s cultural life has focused on its large university population. In fact, an amazing numbers of graduates decide to stay in the Nashville because of the area’s good employment, inexpensive housing, first-rate school systems, accessibility and the desirable Southern atmosphere. Also, Nashvillians (what residents of Nashville are called) are the friendliest folks in the United States, as reported by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2004. Nashvillians are able to cultivate its Southern charm without forgoing its metropolitan flair.
Whether you plan on living, working, playing in or simply visiting Nashville, you’ll find that it all can be done and then some. People nationwide are now acknowledging a reality that Nashvillians have recognized for quite some time – that “Music City” is a magnificent place to call home.
Points of Interest
Belle Meade Plantation
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
Country Music Hall of Fame
Frist Center of the Arts
Grand Ole Opry
Lane Motor Museum
Nashville Children’s Theater
Opry Mills Shopping Mall
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Tennessee Renaissance Festival
Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Tennessee State Museum
Travelers Rest Plantation & Museum