Nashville and surrounding neighborhoods:

Nashville and its surrounding areas offer diverse neighborhoods and communities where you will feel connected, inspired and at home.

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Central Location and Accessibility

Thanks to Nashville’s central location, flight offerings and interstate system, you can get there (anywhere!) from here. One of the key reasons Nashville has become such a hotbed of job growth in America is a simple case of geography.

Did you know?

  • Half of the U.S. population lives within a 650-mile radius of Nashville.
  • Nashville is within a one- or two-hour flight time of 65 percent of the U.S. population.
  • Air service is strong and affordable, with 400 average daily flights served by 16 airlines.
  • Three major interstates intersect here: I-40, I-24 and I-65.

Half of the U.S. population lives within a 650-mile radius of Nashville:

650 Mile Pop Density

Nashville International Airport:

  • 11 million passengers per year
  • Daily direct flights to 50 markets including the Bay Area
  • Top 10 direct flight destinations:
    #1 Chicago
    #2 New York
    #3 Baltimore
    #4 Orlando
    #5 Houston
    #6 Dallas/Ft. Worth
    #7 Denver
    #8 Los Angeles
    #9 Philadelphia
    #10 Tampa/St. Petersburg

Vibrant Urban Center

Tech talent lives to build and create. Nashville does, too, as exemplified by our vibrant urban core and intelligent, progressive creative community.

Downtown Nashville by the facts:


Downtown Nashville is the geographic and population center of the region – with a high-density employee base of over 50,000 decision-makers, professionals and support staff. It’s the center of government as well as major industry sectors including corporate headquarters like Asurion, CMT, AT&T, Louisiana-Pacific and others. It’s an easy commute to work in downtown Nashville – with convenient access via three major interstates and only 10 minutes away from Nashville International Airport. And at the end of the day, you can get an early start on an evening, with great sports, entertainment venues, fine dining and live music right outside. For more about working in downtown Nashville, click here.


And any downtown resident will say the advantage of living downtown is being where the action is! Downtown living offers easy access to exciting sports and entertainment venues, with more than 200 restaurants within easy walking distance of home. Young professionals, empty-nesters and sharp buyers appreciate the wide range of housing choices in this dynamic urban neighborhood. Downtown apartments consistently have occupancy rates over 95 percent, and many locations have waiting lists. Downtown Nashville’s population and residential units are reaching a critical supply and demand point with more than 8,600 residents and 5,096 units by the end of 2015. The Greater Downtown has 4,902 existing units, and an additional 4,275 units are either planned or under construction. You can also search available real estate for sale in the greater downtown area. For more about downtown living, click here.

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Cost of Living

Your money goes further in Nashville than in most cities in America and throughout the world.

Kiplinger magazine named Nashville #3 of the top 10 best value cities in the United States.

Click here for a cost-of-living calculator to compare your current city to Nashville.

This calculator is provided by an outside website and may not take into consideration tax comparisons and other local data.

Tax Burden Comparisons (2006: Family of 3)

Annual Income




Nashville $2,922 $3,853 $4,301
Birmingham $3,716 $6,012 $7,746
Kansas City $4,270 $7,003 $8,868
Charlotte $4,317 $7,006 $9,481
Louisville $4,772 $7,470 $9,889
Atlanta $4,857 $7,764 $10,181
Los Angeles $4,950 $7,532 $9,653
Indianapolis $5,707 $7,971 $10,096
Source: District of Columbia, Dept. of Finance

Three facts work in your favor:

  1. No personal income tax on earnings.

    This saves the average relocating family between 3 and 10 percent of your income – or a savings of $3,000 and $10,000 more for every $100,000 you earn.

  2. Cost of living is 10% below the U.S. average.

  3. Per capita income is 14.5% higher in Nashville than the U.S. average.

Indexed Cost of Living in US Cities(average=100)

New York City 207.9
San Francisco 162.0
Boston 132.4
Seattle 119.8
Chicago 114.9
Cleveland 101.6
Orlando 98.1
Austin 96.6
Charlotte 94.6
Atlanta 93.6
Nashville 90.2
Source: ACCRA, 3rd Quarter 2010 Cost-of-Living Index


Nashville sits in the north-central portion of the state along the Cumberland River. With a moderate climate, Nashville’s seasonal variation rarely lapses into extreme temperatures. Humidity is considered moderate for the Southeast, with precipitation heaviest in winter and early spring. Thunderstorms are moderately frequent between March and September.

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