Moving to Nashville
Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, and The Lanagan Group is here to help. Our relocation guide is full of information on neighborhoods, things to do, getting established, and much more. Come see for yourself why so many people from all over the world are now proud to call themselves Nashvillians!
Downtown has some of the most exciting, luxurious, and fashionable living that Nashville has to offer. With all the things to do and places to be seen—not to mention the convenience of a short daily commute—life in downtown is where it’s at!
Considered one of the most desirable areas to live in Nashville, Green Hills is an affluent suburban enclave known for upscale restaurants and boutiques. It’s also home to the Green Hills Mall, which houses the Apple Store, Nordstrom, and more.
Brentwood is an excellent place to raise a family and enjoy all the riches of the Nashville area! Brentwood is just minutes away from Cool Springs and Cool Springs Galleria, where you’ll find some of the best shopping, dining, and entertainment in Tennessee. It is also close to the stunningly beautiful Radnor Lake Natural Area, a 1,332 acre park and protected wildlife area.
This charming town is just 20 minutes south of Nashville. The heart of downtown Franklin is complete with galleries, shops, restored Victorian buildings, and restaurants. Franklin is very family friendly and always has something going on!
This eclectic neighborhood is known for its quirky boutiques and vibrant restaurant/bar scene. It’s filled with historic homes and new construction, and you can easily access Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and Greenway.
An excellent mix of historic homes built as far back as 1830, state-of-the-art new homes being built today, and sophisticated boutique businesses, Germantown has the distinction of being Nashville’s very first subdivision.
The Nations is one of Nashville’s oldest neighborhoods, and has recently been very popular with developers, restaurateurs, and start-ups. What was once a mostly industrial area of town, is now home to many modern shops, restaurants, breweries and brand new homes making it a highly desired neighborhood to live in.
Come live in the very heart of “The Athens of the South”! Nashville is so named because of the city’s abundance of colleges and universities, as well as its full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon. Belmont-Hillsboro is nestled between the campuses of Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities, and just a stone’s throw away from Lipscomb University.
Easily one of the most desirable areas in Nashville, this walkable neighborhood is lined with restaurants, shops, murals and parks. You will find many bungalow style homes here.
Just southwest of downtown, the Gulch is a trendy, upscale neighborhood full of shops, restaurants, hotels, and rooftop bars.
What To Do in Nashville
Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and home to Vanderbilt University. Legendary country music venues include the Grand Ole Opry House, which is the home of the famous “Grand Ole Opry” stage and radio show. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and historic Ryman Auditorium are downtown, as is the District, which features honky-tonks with live music and the Johnny Cash Museum, celebrating the singer’s life.
Sports fans love it here, as we are home to the Tennessee Titans NFL team, the Nashville Predators NHL team, and the new Nashville Soccer Club MLS team. Our fans are loud and proud, and you will hear Bridgestone Arena, where the Preds play, referred to as Smashville!
There are many outdoor areas to explore, including Radnor Lake, Percy Warner, Shelby Bottoms, and Cheekwood Botanic Gardens. Within a short drive from Nashville, there are eight stunning waterfalls you can visit.
Once you have decided where you want to live and have found a home, you will need to get established with the local service providers.
1. Electric Service: Nashville Electric Service
2. Natural Gas: Piedmont Natural Gas
3. Water and Sewer Service: Metro Water Services
4. Trash and Recycling: Metro Public Works
5. TV/Internet: Xfinity, ATT, Directv, Spectrum, Google Fiber, Dish
Tennessee Driver’s License: A Tennessee driver’s license is issued by the state Department of Safety and must be obtained within 30 days of establishing residency. If you have a car, Tennessee also requires an annual emission inspection.
Taxes: Tennessee has no personal income tax.
To register to vote, visit: https://ovr.govote.tn.gov
Williamson County is home to gently rolling hills, century-old farms, preserved historic areas and 16 public parks – but don’t let its quaintness fool you. This area is bustling in business and recreation. Companies big and small are excelling here, from Mars Petcare and Nissan to LeanKit and Swiftwick (hello, jobs!). And as far as recreation, residents and the area’s millions of visitors are having a blast shopping at their favorite stores, chowing down on the delicious local cuisine and living up the popular nightlife, which has never been hotter.
Whether moving across the street or across the country, this Moving Checklist is a handy reminder of things to do
and people to inform regarding your new location.
Weather & Geography
In the heart of the Tennessee Valley, Nashville lies on the Cumberland River and sits on the Highland Rim, providing a beautiful landscape with rolling hills. Davidson County is home to over 100 parks and greenways, some of which include Old Hickory Lake, Percy Priest Lake, Radnor Lake and more.
Nashville is considered to be a humid subtropical climate, the summers can be humid and the winters are cool and mild.
- Close to 100 people are moving to Nashville daily. The population in 2040 is expected to be 2,526,822
- #4 Best Place in America For Starting A Business -Inc. Magazine, January 2019
- Ranked #15 Best Places to Live by U.S. News in 2019
- Nashville is home to the NFL Tennessee Titans, NHL Nashville Predators, MLS Nashville Soccer Club and PCL Nashville Sounds Baseball