Relocating? Why Nashville Is The Hometown Of Choice

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Nashville is being called the “It City” and that, depending upon the source, 60-80 people a day are relocating to Music City.

It’s really no wonder that people are drawn here, due to our relatively low cost of living, high quality of life, and central location in the Southeast.  Nashville has grown enough that, like larger metropolitan areas around the country, it has much to offer in the way of jobs, affordable residential areas, professional sports, and arts and culture, but at the same time, it has also managed to maintain its small town charm and southern hospitality.


Downtown Nashville has many residential options, ranging from updated lofts in historic buildings to newer high-rise condominiums, and there are more vertical living developments in the works.  Within a one- to five-mile radius of Downtown, there are numerous urban neighborhoods such as Germantown12SouthEast Nashville and Sylvan Park, and a little further out, perhaps just as many different suburban areas such as FranklinMurfreesboro and Hendersonville, each with its own perks, personality and price points.


The business climate in Nashville is diverse and thriving, with healthcare, music, technology, education and tourism being just a few of the major industries.  National employers, like Bridgestone and Nissan, have been attracted to Tennessee, due to various factors such as the lack of a state income tax and favorable work laws, and the exceptional quality of life here helps in recruiting employees from all parts of the nation.


The relatively mild climate in Nashville, coupled with the abundant green space and plentiful waterways, allows for year-round outdoor recreation.  In addition to its flourishing arts scene and reputation as one of the hottest culinary destinations in the US, Nashville is also home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, the NHL’s Nashville Predators, and MiLB’s Nashville Sounds.

Regardless of what you call it – “It City”, “NashVegas”, “Music City” or otherwise – it really is no surprise that Forbes recently named Nashville one of America’s Next Boom Towns.

If you are considering a relocation to Nashville or the Middle Tennessee area, I would enjoy discussing with you the advantages of such a move and would be glad to give you a tour of the area and available homes for sale.  

About the Author

My wife and I live in Donelson, where we both were raised and graduated from high school (DCA Classes of 1983 and 1984).  Our current home is on the Cumberland River, very close to my childhood home and the former homes of both my McDonald and Rice grandparents.

Our daughter and son are grown now, and our daughter, Stephanie Miller, is my real estate partner.  She lives in Lebanon with her husband and their two children.  While Stephanie and I specialize in the areas of Downtown Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, we have and do serve clients all over Middle Tennessee.

As a Nashville native, I’ve spent a lifetime watching our city evolve, and I am enthusiastic about showcasing it to others and serving their real estate needs.


1997 — 2000   Fleetwood HOA Board Officer

2013 — 2016   Rhythm at Music Row HOA Board Officer

2017   Greater Nashville Realtors: Housing Opportunities & Affordability Committee

2017 — 2018   St. Martin Square HOA Board Officer

2017 — 2019   Brentwood Photography Group Board

2018 — 2019   Senior Ride Nashville


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