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What to Know When Moving to the Greater Nashville Area

By September 20, 2022Nashville Real Estate

One of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Nashville has seen a lot of growth in recent years. A much-desired place to both visit and live, Nashville seamlessly combines the fast-paced, cosmopolitan nature of a big city with the hospitality and charm of a small town. With a thriving job market and a booming art, culture, and food scene, Nashville provides a quality of life many people struggle to find elsewhere.

Now, more than ever, homebuyers are eager to call Nashville home, regardless of whether it requires a cross-country move. Here at RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group, we’re sharing why Nashville and Middle Tennessee are attracting so many buyers.

The Financial Benefits of Living in Tennessee

There are many things to consider when you are thinking about making a big move, including state-regulated taxes, accessibility of top-rated healthcare facilities, and the overall average cost of living. Luckily, Nashville is considered the health services capitol of the United States and Tennessee boasts one of the lowest property taxes in the nation. It also offers the added bonus of no income tax, making Nashville and the greater Nashville area an idyllic, cost-effective location to purchase a home.

Your bank account will be so happy that you moved to Tennessee!

Location, Location, Location!

Nashville’s location is second to none. According to the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, 50% of the US population is located within one day’s drive. That means that in less than 4-hours, you can enjoy the grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains and its breathtaking views. Dreaming of a tropical climate? With new direct flights from Nashville to Key West, Florida, you can enjoy the southernmost tip of the United States in a little over 2 hours. In just over an hour, you can land in Panama City, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; and Saint Louis, Missouri. 

And, thanks to the city’s central location, residents enjoy something most states do not – all four seasons. With generally mild winters, warm springs, cool falls, and comfortably hot summers, Nashville is a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty – and the temperatures – of the changing seasons each year.

There’s a Reason It’s Called Music City

Nashville is a well-known hotspot for various genres of music, and you’re guaranteed to hear a tune floating through the streets at any given hour. Visit iconic spots like the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, or hang out at smaller singer-songwriter venues such as The Listening Room Cafe. For an authentic jazz experience head to Skull’s Rainbow Room. Or if you prefer classical music, catch a show at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

After Las Vegas, Nashville has the most concerts per capita of any city in the US!

Nashville is Music City for a reason, so embrace it!

Walkable Neighborhoods Are Everywhere

A patchwork of walkable neighborhoods can be found throughout Nashville, dotted with coffee shops, local boutiques, and unique, chef-driven restaurants. Charming restored homes and newly built residences line the streets. Neighborhoods are all in close proximity to parks, greenways, and outdoor recreational areas. Take a look at the RE/MAX Homes and Estates, Lipman Group’s Nashville Community Guide to learn more about Nashville’s neighborhoods. 

You’ll Get Your Fill of Local Sports

Whether you’re a football or soccer fan, hockey enthusiast, or baseball lover, Nashville has no shortage of sports opportunities. Join the packed house at Nissan Stadium to cheer on the Tennessee Titans, attend a Nashville Sounds baseball game with friends, cheer on Nashville Soccer Club at the new GEODIS Park, and find the Nashville Predators on the ice at Bridgestone Arena.

And, if college sports is more your thing, Vanderbilt, Belmont, and Lipscomb, all located within the city limits of Nashville, all provide ample opportunities to catch college sports in person.

The Food Scene is Unmatched

Known for its ever-expanding culinary scene, Nashville serves up everything from traditional Southern cuisine to upscale international dining. Classic Nashville restaurants include Arnold’s Country Kitchen, the archetype of meat & threes, with lines stretching out the door. Another long-standing tradition is Prince’s, the original spot that put Nashville’s signature hot chicken on the map. The city’s restaurants are almost always featured in yearly James Beard nominations and Bon Appetit‘s best new restaurants. Fabulous dining options abound, with new restaurants continuing to open each month!

Rely on a Real Estate Professional

Working with experienced Realtors at RE/MAX Lipman Group makes the process of moving to Nashville that much easier. Lipman real estate professionals are a great resource on all things Nashville, while also providing invaluable information about pricing, utilities, zoning rules, contractors, and more. And, they routinely work with transplants who want to relocate to Middle Tennessee and nearby areas.

Have peace of mind knowing that you’ve partnered with a real estate professional who has a long history as part of the Nashville community. That’s exactly what you are getting with RE/MAX Lipman Group.

Hire a Moving Company

Hire a professional moving company to handle your move, especially if you are making a cross-country trek!

Examples of long-distance moving companies include Allied Van Lines, North American Moving Services, and Bekins Moving & Storage. Another helpful resource for finding moving companies located in Nashville can be found here.

It is also a good idea to let moving professionals handle the packing and unpacking rather than you packing and unpacking on your own. For example, if there happens to be damage to a valuable item during the moving process, the liability insurance handles the problem, rather than you having to deal with it on your own.

Establish Tennessee Residency

There is no wait to become a Tennessee resident. Visit the driver services division to complete the Tennessee driver’s license or ID form online. From there, you can take your completed form to your nearest driver services office. Find your local office by visiting the TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s website.

If you are bringing a car with you from out of state, there is a 30-day grace period for registering a vehicle. Change your vehicle’s registration by visiting the Department of Revenue nearest you.

Once you move to Nashville, we were serious about sporting events and how much we love our teams! It’s the most fun way to make new friends and feel the energy of the city!

Sign Up for Utilities 

Luckily, getting utilities set up is easier than you think! Use this website as a resource. Many Tennessee cities also offer online services that allow newcomers to make their utility selections after hours.

Ready to find your dream home in Nashville? We’d love to hear from you. You can contact us here or call us at (615) 463-3333. We look forward to speaking with you!

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