Nashville, located in Davidson County , is the second largest and oldest county in Middle Tennessee. It encompasses 526 square miles and is located directly in the middle of the state. It is home to leading Universities such as Vanderbilt, Belmont, Fisk, Lipscomb and many others. Nashville is the county seat and also where the state Capitol is located.
The Healthcare industry, County Government and Public Schools, State of Tennessee, U.S. Federal Government, Auto industry, Music Recording and Production, and Tourism.
Hottest Month: Is July with average temperature of 89° F.
Coldest Month: Is January with average temperature of 37.5° F.
Wettest Month: Is May with average rainfall 5.07″.
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is 95, which is 7% higher than the Tennessee average and 5% lower than that of the entire country.
— $329,000; with 54% of Nashvillians owning their homes. — $1700.
Nashville International airport – BNA provides nonstop service to more than 90 US and International destinations. Large carriers serving Nashville include: Delta, Southwest, Allegiant, Spirit, JetBlue, American, Frontier, United, Sun Country, and British Airways.–— the majority (81%) drive their own vehicles, followed by 12% of those who carpool. The average Commute Time is 24 minutes. Located at One Terminal Drive, about 8 miles SE of downtown,
The largest is Vanderbilt (VUMC) according to Nashville Business Journal, with 1,004 staffed beds and close to 13,000 employees. Secondly, Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown . There are numerous smaller in and out-patient facilities around the town.
Nashville Parks and Recreation site for more details.The Nashville metro area is chock full of wonderful things to do. Here is a short list, but not all-inclusive by any means! Take a look at the
- Centennial Park — one of Nashville’s premier parks. Located on West End and 25th Avenue North, the 132-acre features: the iconic Parthenon, a one-mile walking trail, Lake Watauga, the Centennial Art Center, historical monuments, an arts activity center, a beautiful sunken garden, a band shell, an events shelter, sand volleyball courts, dog park, and an exercise trail.
- Radnor Lake State Park — 1160 Otter Creek Road; a 1,368-acre park, protected as a Class II Natural Area. There are an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities, environmental education programs, hiking opportunities and its location in an urban area. The park is day-use only and the 7.75-miles of trail are strictly used for hiking, photography and wildlife observation. Pets, jogging, and bicycles are allowed on the Otter Creek Road trail. The Lake Trail is accessible to people with all-terrain wheelchairs.
- Nashville Sports Leagues (NSL) — their motto is “We Plan, You Play” – whether it’s on the field or at the bar, NSL has social events coming your way! They set up groups to go out, or groups to play a wide variety of sports and outings.
- There are numerous Recreation Centers, Community Centers and YMCA’s all over the city, each offering a variety of work out facilities, swimming facilities and classes.
Yes, country music is a huge part of life in Nashville but there is so much more! A city steeped in history, there are great things to include in your exploration. These are just the tip of the iceberg…
- Belle Meade Plantation — a historic mansion that is now operated as a museum, with guide led tours, together with outbuildings on its 30 acres of property. Located at 110 Leake Ave.
- Printer’s Alley — a famous alley in downtown Nashville between Third and Fourth Avenues, running from Union Street to Commerce Street. The portion of the alley between Union and Church Street is the home of a nightclub district that dates back to the 1940s.
- Fort Nashborough — was the stockade established in early 1779 in the French Lick area of the Cumberland River valley, as a forerunner to the settlement that would become the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The log stockade was square in shape and covered 2 acres. It contained 20 log cabins and was protection for the settlers against wild animals and Indians. Today, a reconstructed fortification, stands near the site of the original structure. Located at 170 1st Ave N.
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum — one of the world’s largest museums and research centers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of country music. Location, 222 5th Ave S.
- The Bluebird Café — a 90-seat music club in Nashville, Tennessee that opened in 1982. The club features acoustic music performed by its composers. Some performers are established singer/songwriters, and others perform songs written by other artists. Located at 4104 Hillsboro Pike.
- Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park — an urban state park in downtown. The park is located northwest of the Tennessee State Capitol building, 600 James Robertson Pkwy. Opening day was June 1, 1996, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Tennessee’s statehood.
- Ryman Auditorium — a 2,362-seat live-performance venue located at 116 5th Avenue North. It is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974.
- The Grand Ole Opry — a weekly American country music stage concert founded November 28, 1925, by George D. Hay as a one-hour radio show. The first venue built specifically as a home to the Grand Ole Opry, the Opry House, opened on March 16, 1974 with a ceremony attended by President Richard M. Nixon, who played piano and sang on the show that night. Located at 2804 Opryland Drive.
Too numerous to list, there are endless dining opportunities of a wide variety of tastes and styles of cuisine. Nashville is famous for “Hot Chicken” and it’s offered up at several places, the most well-known are Hattie B’s and Princes Hot Chicken South.
The Lovelace Café is a Nashville icon, and is much more than a food destination (although the food is awesome!). Way back in 1951 Lon and Annie Loveless opened their home to serve fried chicken and biscuits to hungry travelers on Highway 100. Their homemade Southern dishes became so popular that they converted their home into a restaurant and built a 14-room motel for overnight guests. The motel is no longer in operation but there are shops and a barn to tour now in addition to outstanding home cooking!