Young professionals, families, and celebrities alike are literally flocking to Nashville. An estimated 200,000 new residents are expected to move to the mid-state Nashville area over the next five years.

Currently, more than half of Nashville’s households are families (51%), and a quarter of those families have children (24%). And with workforce opportunities for the white- and blue-collar workers, entrepreneurs, and government employees, as well as the booming real estate market, it’s no wonder the city will need to build more homes to accommodate the growth.

Why is Nashville becoming everyone’s home of choice, you might wonder? 

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A Rich History

From the American Revolutionary War to modern day, Nashville has a truly rich history. The city was named for war hero Francis Nash in 1784 and later became the capital of Tennessee in 1796. During the Civil War, the Battle of Nashville was a major Union victory that sealed the fate of the Confederacy. In the 19th and 20th centuries, Nashville became the home of President Andrew Jackson, country music, Maxwell House Coffee, and Goo Goo Clusters.

Nashville’s early and modern histories are both visible throughout the city and surrounding areas. Locals and tourists alike enjoy visiting the Grand Ole Opry, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, the Tennessee Central Railway Museum, the full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon in Centennial Park, and historic Cheekwood garden and estate, to name a few.

Cosmopolitan Meets the Country

Another plus for Nashville? It is both cosmopolitan and outdoorsy. While you are in city limits, there are endless options for restaurants, bars, live music, sports events, and other cultural experiences. For example, Music City offers its residents more than country music; there are also lots of classical, rock, and jazz performances. The Nashville food scene is equally diverse, including Caribbean, Colombian, French, Indian, Korean, Middle Eastern, Peruvian, Turkish, and more.

At the same time, in the city or a short drive away, there are plenty of opportunities to be outdoors. Percy Warner Park, Centennial Park, Radnor Lake State Park, Harpeth River State Park, and Montgomery Bell State Park are a few of the popular sites that residents like to retreat to run, walk their dogs, hike, bike, kayak, and fish.

The Pleasant Climate

If you enjoy living in a climate that features all four seasons, Nashville is the perfect place to settle down. Spring is full of blooms, summer gets hot (but rarely above 96°F), fall colors are phenomenal, and winter often brings light snowfall.

Along with the rest of Middle Tennessee, Nashville’s climate is defined as humid subtropical because of its rather long wet season, which spans from March to August. Naturally, then, there is an abundance of beautiful, indigenous plants and flowers that grow and bloom throughout the year.

Unmistakable Southern Charm

Nashville’s southern charm is like eating a cold, lemon icebox pie on a hot Sunday afternoon – you can best appreciate it when you experience it! Living in Nashville gives you direct access to the characteristics that are unique to the South: good manners, sprawling farms, home-cooked fried chicken, and, of course, sweet tea.

And when it comes to building your home, you will find that many Nashville homes and gardens display a distinctive Southern charm, as well. Fireplaces are often the focal point of a room, the kitchens are large for hosting friends and family, and beautiful outdoor patios are a staple for unwinding at the end of long summer days.

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