Nashville Real Estate Information

Nashville, Tennessee, is the capital of the state, the county seat of Davidson County and the state's second largest city by population (after Memphis). It is located in the north-central part of the state, along the Cumberland River, and as of 2007 estimates, was home to a population of nearly 620,000 residents. The median household income for residents of the city is just around $40,000. The government in Nashville operates as a consolidated city-county operation.

With its location near the center of the country a draw for many companies, Nashville is a major hub for industries such as health care, publishing, banking and transportation, as well as being one of the largest music centers in the nation, primarily for the gospel and country music genres. Each of the big four record labels has an office here, as do many other smaller or independent labels. Health care is actually a bigger industry than music in the city, with more than 250 health-related companies in town. Another facet of industry is the auto sector, as Nissan North America has its U.S. headquarters just outside the city, and its its largest North American manufacturing plant is nearby in Smyrna.

Public K-12 schools are operated here by the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The system is made up of 74 elementary schools, 35 middle schools, 18 high schools, three alternative learning centers, four special education schools and three charter schools. There are also at least a dozen large private schools. Nashville has a wealth of colleges and universities, with nearly 20 institutions of higher learning in the city. Its most noted school is Vanderbilt University, and others include Tennessee State University, Lipscomb University, the Nashville School of Law, Belmont University, several smaller Christian schools, some two-year schools and more. The city has its own large commercial airport, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority provides bus routes within the city. There is commuter rail but so far its only route connects downtown Nashville and Lebanon. Expansion of the system and more stops are possible in the future.

Attractions in the city include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Belcourt Theatre and Ryman Auditorium and the Grand Ole Opry. The city's parks and recreation department manages more than 10,000 acres of land among 99 parks. Arts and cultural attractions here include the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, which is home to Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Children's Theatre, the Nashville Opera and the Nashville Ballet; Schermerhorn Symphony Center which is home to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art; and the Tennessee State Museum. Notable events held here include the most famous, the CMA Music Festival and awards show, as well as the Nashville Film Festival, the nine-day Tennessee State Fair, the Tomato Art Festival and the Australian Festival. The city is home to two professional sports franchise teams: the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League and the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.