When you think Nashville, you probably think country music, and you’re not wrong about that, after all, it’s nicknamed ”Music City.” The city’s iconic Honky Tonk Highway, located on Lower Broadway, is a row of bars that pump live music into the streets all day and night. The Country Music Hall of Fame is located here, and let’s not forget Nashville's legendary Grand Ole Opry stage located in Music Valley.
If you’re looking to make this lively city your home, you’ll want to get to know a handful of neighborhoods. The Gulch has become the place to be in recent years, as it features tons of restaurants, bars and breweries. The hip neighborhood has an industrial feel as many of its new hotspots inhabit former warehouses. Downtown/SoBro, East Nashville and 12South are other trendy neighborhoods favored by young singles and couples alike.
When it comes to renters versus homeowners in Nashville, the population is split almost exactly even. The median sales price of homes is $289,900 and the median rent is $1,750 a month. If you’re looking for more of a suburban life, Brentwood, Nolensville and Franklin are popular spots for families.
If you’re into shopping, Nashville’s Fairgrounds is home to one of the biggest flea markets in the country, aptly named the Nashville Flea Market. There are plenty of antiques stores and boutiques in East Nashville, Germantown, 12South and Hillsboro Village. There is also a big vintage shopping scene, as Nashville is quite the “hipster” city. Foodies should get on board the barbecue and southern food train; meat and three joints (restaurants that offers a meat and three sides) are aplenty as are food trucks and brunch spots. Try Nashville’s famous hot chicken, fried chicken breaded and coated with spices, served with white bread and pickles.
History also comes alive in this southern city. Take a trip over to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Belle Meade Plantation and Belmont Mansion.