Welcome to Nashville
Vibrant city with diverse neighborhoods and a thriving economy
Nashville is the vibrant state capital of Tennessee. This bustling city is famed for its country music scene—from Broadway’s Honky Tonk Highway to the legendary Ryman Auditorium, Music City offers a huge variety of live venues. Nashville is also home to many universities and is sometimes called the Athens of the South. Recent years have seen Nashville become one of the fastest-growing economies in the United States. Booming sectors include healthcare, which employs more than 200,000 people in Nashville.
Downtown and The Gulch are the most-visited areas by tourists and contain many of Nashville’s premier attractions. East Nashville has a more alternative vibe with lots of hip bars and restaurants. The neighborhoods of 12 South and Wedgewood Houston in South Nashville offer a similarly cool appeal, while leafy Green Hills features bucolic rolling scenery and upscale shopping and dining. West Nashville is mostly comprised of peaceful residential communities with gorgeous historic homes.
What to Love
- Diverse neighborhoods with lots of character
- Eclectic dining and nightlife scene
- Thriving economy
- Music City performance venues and attractions
People & Lifestyle
Nashville offers an eclectic mix of neighborhoods with their own rich personality and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed family neighborhood or a home in the heart of the action near restaurants and entertainment options, Nashville has plenty of areas from which to choose. Music City may be best known for country music, but there are venues across the city’s diverse neighborhoods that cater to all tastes. Companies headquartered in Nashville include Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, Dollar General, and the Hospital Corporation of America.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
McGavock Street in The Gulch is home to a renowned stretch of restaurants, including chic boutique steakhouse and pioneering Asian fusion spot . Other highlights of Nashville’s dynamic dining scene include innovative seasonal tasting menus at intimate hotspot , eclectic globally-inspired cuisine at , and trendy Zagat-rated cocktail lounge . From the lively bars lining Broadway’s to sophisticated rooftop hotel bars such as , Music City is full of places to enjoy a fun night out. Shopping options are just as diverse. features premium fashion brands, several large department stores, and an enormous four-story design gallery. Stylish boutiques such as Reese Witherspoon’s in 12 South are dotted throughout other Nashville neighborhoods.
Things to Do
Nashville is a major hub of entertainment and culture. You can watch the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in action at or head to to cheer on the NHL’s Nashville Predators. These venues are also used for concerts from some of the biggest names in music. Nashville is home to countless other music venues—big and small. is one of the most iconic. Originally built as a place of worship in 1892, Ryman Auditorium has become sacred ground for country music stars, and almost every major country act has graced its stage. Other Music City highlights include and the legendary on Music Row. Nashville also offers lots of parks and green space. West Nashville’s is one of the largest public parks in the area. This scenic 132-acre park contains a full-scale replica of the Parthenon.
Nashville is served by the Davidson County School District.
- Tennessee State University, Public, Higher Education
- Vanderbilt University, Private, Higher Education
- Belmont University, Private, Christian, Higher Education
- Fisk University, Private, Liberal Arts, Higher Education
- Lipscomb University, Private, Christian, Liberal Arts, Higher Education
- Trevecca Nazarene University, Private, Christian, Liberal Arts, Higher Education