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Nashville's growth is exploding. From affordable housing and a growing job market to no state income tax and amazing food and nightlife, it's not hard to see why so many people are relocating to Music City.
Did you know almost 100 people move to Nashville every day?
It's really a shocking statistic. More than 30,000 people moved to Music City last year, and there are no signs of that growth slowing down anytime soon. And it's not just new residents. Nashville is attracting businesses from all over the country, including numerous Fortune 500 companies that have recently planted root in the city.
Top 5 Reasons Everyone is Moving to Nashville!
This city is the heart of music and entertainment and also has a booming economy, which are just a few of the reasons that Nashville is seeing incredible growth. If you’re wondering what’s drawing everyone to Music City or if you’re considering making the move yourself, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 reasons people are moving to Nashville. Get ready to pack your bags, and keep reading!
Nashville's economy is booming.
Growth is high, and unemployment is low.
- #15 "Best Places for Business and Careers" by Forbes
- 2.7% average unemployment rate is almost 1% below the national average of 3.5%.
- Nashville is a center for the tourism, health care, education, banking, music, transportation industries and more.
Nashville is still affordable.
If you’re looking to buy a home, money still goes further in Nashville than other U.S. metros of similar size.
- The median home price in 2020 was $369,000.
- The median household income is $66,630.
- #15 "Best Places to Live" by U.S. News & World Report.
- Tennessee is one of the few states that doesn't have a state income tax.
Music City is a foodie's town.
Nashville has a top-notch food scene, and you’ll likely find something to love.
- #1 "Best City for BBQ" by Food + Leisure.
- One of the "Best Cities for Food" by Rachel Ray.
- #3 "Best Local Food Scene" by the USA Today "10Best Readers’ Choice Awards."
Diverse, beautiful and eclectic neighborhoods.
Nashville does not lack diversity when it comes to its neighborhoods. Each feels different than the last, so everyone can find their place to call "home."
A few favorite Nashville neighborhoods:
- East Nashville
- 12th South
- The Gulch
- The Nations
There’s always something fun going on.
Whether you’re strolling the streets of downtown or driving country roads, there’s always something to do.
- Live music… is everywhere.
- Running, hiking and biking trails are in close reach.
- Over 1 million people visit Nashville parks annually.
- Nashville is rich with music history, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum and more.
Nashville by the Numbers
A quick look at the numbers that make Nashville Nashville.
Why Is Nashville's Job Market So Strong?
According to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, one key reason Nashville has become such a hotbed of job growth in America is a simple case of geography. Nashville...
Is within a 650-mile radius of 50% of the U.S. population.
Is within a one- or two-hour flight time of 65% of the U.S. population
Has strong and affordable air service with 440 flights per day
Is located at the intersection of 3 major interstates: I-40, I-24, I-65
Stories From New Nashvillians.
"When we made the decision to relocate to Franklin, TN, we searched for a reputable realtor to help us in the process and Jessi's name came up time and again in our search. Through this 18 month journey, Jessi, Melisa, and Emily worked tirelessly to help us find our new home. They are professional, knowledgeable, patient, and hard working. We hope we will be in our new home for many years to come, but in the event we need a real estate professional in the future, our first call will be to The Southbound Group!"
Elizabeth and Steve Moy | Franklin, TN
My husband and I recently relocated from San Diego to Nashville and purchased a beautiful home with the guidance of Jessi Sgarlata’s Southbound Group team. From the moment we contacted the Southbound Group to discuss purchasing a home in the Nashville area, it was evident that we chose the best realtor team to work with based on our preferences, budget and timeline. Each step of the process was clearly communicated and outlined in a manner that was easily digestible for first-time home buyers. The Southbound Group’s attention to detail and thoughtful gestures combined with their professionalism and experience make them a true dream realtor team! We highly recommend their expertise for your home purchasing needs in the Nashville area!
If we could give The Southbound Group TEN stars we would! Having recently relocated from Iowa, we certainly needed the perfect realty firm to help us navigate our new Tennessee home search. Our realtor, Melissa, was simply outstanding, and now feels like family – her warmth and attention to detail (and lots of patience) were like receiving a warm hug each and every time we went looking for new homes. When we had struggled with the builder who was finishing a home we purchased, Jessi and her crew stepped up to the plate and took charge, which was a true lifesaver for us! Professional and patient describe their entire firm, and we were BLESSED to work with them. I truly can’t say enough superlatives about their entire team and would recommend them to everyone and anyone who needs a first-class realty group!
My wife and I relocated to Nashville from the west coast for her work. A friend recommended The Southbound Group to us and we couldn’t be happier with the service they provided. Melisa, Emily, and Jessi were an all-star trio that put us in a home in just over a month. They are some of the most professional and thoughtful people I’ve ever met. I would use them again and again and will recommend their services to everyone I meet. Thank you, Emily, Melisa, and Jessi!
It really doesn’t get better than the Southbound Group. I reached out to them based on their reviews and couldn’t have been happier with the results. They are forward-thinking and incredibly responsive. My wife and 2 kids are relocating from Miami and they couldn’t have made it easier. Will highly recommend to anyone.
These ladies are simply wonderful! My family had to relocate from a different city for my husband’s work on very short notice. The entire group moved seamlessly and worked very quickly to make sure we were in a new home before my husband’s start date. We even had to change lenders halfway through the ordeal (and saved a ton of money on closing costs by going with a group they recommended). We noticed little things throughout the process that made us feel so much more comfortable than we have in the past with other real estate groups. We never felt like we were being “sold” a house. In fact, as we toured houses and looked at the superficial things, we noticed Jenn checking out the smaller details to protect us as buyers. She even pointed out a code violation that we would have otherwise missed and would have likely delayed the process. We could not recommend this group enough! They really worked with our budget and time constraints and they work very well together as a team to ensure a stress-free move.
We recently relocated from Chicago and had a great experience with Jessi and her team. We spent a handful of FULL days looking at various neighborhoods and houses to hone in on the area we wanted and received plenty of advice and knowledge from the whole team throughout the process all the way up to closing. Everything went very smoothly with the relocation and we couldn’t be happier. We highly recommend The Southbound Group.