Pull up a chair and grab a frosty beverage before you ask a Nashvillian what they love about their city, because it probably won’t be a short conversation. And we’re happy to report that the number of folks who call themselves Nashvillians is growing larger and larger by the day!
Between the fantastic people who live there and the city’s natural beauty, there are so many reasons why Nashville is a great place to be. But that’s not nearly all! In this post, we’ll give you a few more reasons we think everyone seems to be moving to Nashville.
It’s a southern city steeped in history, but without a doubt, Nashville is also a hub for modern culture and diversity. They love the theater scene, art museum, and the Nashville Symphony. If you like to explore, there are also plenty of smaller artists’ collectives, indie theater groups, and prose and poetry readings to check out.
Nashvillians also celebrate their diversity with public festivals throughout the city. There, people from all over the world share their cultures. (And food!)
Everyday living is an excellent combination of city vibes and southern charm. Historic southern homes around the city often share a block harmoniously with some of the most modern Nashville apartments. Curious about where you could fit in? There are so many options. Visit Nashville’s neighborhoods across the Cumberland River on the “East Side,” historic Germantown, and Music Row, and you’ll see what we mean.
Nashville has you covered if you’re looking for fun, free events for the whole family.
Check out Centennial Park’s Saturday night Big Band Dances! From June through August, you can dance the night away to a live band playing swingin’ standards. Don’t know how to dance? It’s all good; pros are on hand to provide quick 15-minute lessons in the beginning and middle of the evening. There are also plenty of food trucks to feed you after you’ve worked up an appetite.
Centennial Park is also home to a full-scale replica of the Parthenon (yep, like the one in Greece) erected for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1887. Many huge family-friendly events pop up at Centennial, too, including the American Artisan Festival and the Earth Day Festival.
They have a seriously impressive Farmer’s Market, too. It’s open daily with vendors from all over the Southwest offering something for everyone, from organic veggies to organic bath and body goods. On the weekends, enjoy live cooking demonstrations from some of the city’s best-known chefs.
Sports fan? Check out a Titans game, The Nashville Predators if you’re into hockey, or some minor league baseball with The Sounds.
Racing enthusiasts are in for a treat with the Music City Grand Prix, which turns the streets of our fair city into a world-class IndyCar racing track. Even if you’re not a race fan, it’s fun to go for the atmosphere, food trucks, and live entertainment!
You may know Nashville for its’ Hattie B’s hot chicken and irresistible biscuits from The Loveless Cafe, but they’ll knock your socks off with our fine dining, too.
There are restaurants around the city and its outskirts like Etch, Rolf And Daughters, and Margot, with award-winning chefs ready to dazzle you. If you want a really unique experience, don some fancy threads and head to Patterson House for cocktails, then move on to the chef’s table in The Catbird Seat upstairs. Just be sure to make reservations well in advance!
Speaking of unique! The international food scene is impressive, too, thanks to restaurants like 615 Chutney (which features live music, a robot server, and some of the best Indian food in town), Korea House, and Anatolia Turkish Cafe. You should also check out Plaza Mariachi for Mexican food, mariachi, salsa dancing, and aerial acrobatics. Seriously.
They don’t call it Music City for nothing!
The CMAs, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the historic Ryman Auditorium, and the Grand Ole Opry are all meccas for country music lovers.
But they love all kinds of music! They’re so proud to have the National Museum of African American Music rooted firmly in the center of downtown. They also have plenty of rock, punk, and hip-hop venues, and if you’re into jazz, don’t miss free jazz in the park on the banks of the Cumberland River.
There’s no way we could fit everything that makes Nashville remarkable into one blog, so we invite you to visit! Once you get there, it won’t be long before you see why everyone is moving to Nashville, too!
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