Did you know that Nashville is only a single day’s drive from almost everywhere in the eastern United States? There aren’t too many places in the country that boast the accessibility and rich culture that Nashville can. If you need more evidence that it’s the place for you, then here’s the top 3 reasons why you should move to Nashville:
Jobs are Booming
It’s more than a little cliché these days that most people who come to Nashville are simply trying to make it in country music. While it’s very true that music, history, and good manners are all big parts of the culture here, Nashville is also incredibly progressive and an excellent place for businesses big and small.
There’s more than a few major players in the Nashville area’s economy. Nissan is headquartered just a short drive away in Franklin. The major tech company Sony has a huge presence in the area as well. But the real star of the show is the healthcare industry. Healthcare in particular has become an enormous sector of Nashville’s economy, led by some of the top hospitals and medical centers in the nation like Vanderbilt and Williamson County Medical. The Nashville healthcare industry has actually surpassed the music industry, a fact most Americans do not realize. Medical professionals (Doctors, Physicians, Dentists, etc.) are all chomping at the bit to make Nashville their home.
If you need further proof that the job economy is good, the current unemployment rate in Nashville is well below the national average by every measurement. Chances are very high that it will stay there for the foreseeable future.
Cost of Living is Low
As of right now, the cost of living is 1% lower than the national average. That may not sound like a whole lot, but Nashville looks very good when you consider the fact that most major cities in the United States able to provide comparable living conditions and services are well above the national average.
Think about all Nashville has to offer: vibrant tourism, large corporations alongside small homegrown businesses, top-notch schools, easy access to a major airport hub, and some of the best hospitals and healthcare in the Southeast. All of this (with the added bonus of genuine southern sweet tea) comes at a price tag under the national average. It’s a fantastic deal.
The Housing Market
By all assessments the current housing market in and around Nashville is hot. In the past year, there’s been a rebirth of neighborhoods all across the city and strong job growth. Condos and new homes are popping up left and right, and once neglected areas now have new residents and life.
Freddie Mac recently reported that Nashville finished 2015 with the 8th strongest housing market in the United States. 2016 looks to be just as promising, with the best January the area has seen in almost 10 years. A low median price for homes, hundreds of construction projects, and every other sign points to Nashville as the place to buy your next home.
~ Libby Bruno and Ryan Hilliard