People, Places and Things of Interest in Middle Tennessee.

Nashville and Middle Tennessee are very family-friendly. There are excellent public and private schools, numerous parks, and cultural events.

Nashville is known for its vibrant music scene, cultural diversity and thriving job market.  It offers a blend of southern charm and urban amenities that make it an attractive place to live. 

Tennessee has no state income tax, which makes it attractive to retirees.  Sales taxes vary with each county/city.  Across the state sales tax is 7% however in Nashville it is higher.  Housing is still affordable and people move to Nashville and Middle Tennessee for quality of life and the ability to raise a family. Property taxes in Tennessee are primarily collected at the local level, and the rates can vary significantly by county and city.  

Nashville has a diversified economy, thus it tends to weather any economic issue well.  During the last year or so, Nashville and its suburbs have remained relatively strong due to continued job growth and population influx.  However, it’s important to stay updated on market trends by consulting with a real estate expert for the most current information. 

Buying rural properties or farms may involve different zoning regulations, utility access, and land management considerations. It’s crucial to work with a real estate agent who  is experienced in rural properties to navigate these complexities.    

Nashville and Middle Tennessee are considered very family-friendly.  There are excellent public and private schools, as well as numerous parks, recreational activities and cultural events.  Higher education schools include Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University and Middle Tennessee State University.

Nashville experiences four distinct seasons.  Summers can be warm and humid but winters tend to be mild with only an occasional snowfall, which usually goes away in a day or two.  

Music Festivals:  CMA Music Festival, Tin Pan South, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Nashville Jazz Festival

Live Music:  Broadway (Downtown) Honky Tonks, Music venues and bars, The Grand Old Opry, The Bluebird Cafe

Arts and Culture:  Cheekwood, Frist Art Museum, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Songwriters Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame, National Museum of African American Music and the Tennessee State Museum

Also, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is the home of the Nashville Symphony.  The Tennessee Performing Arts Center hosts touring acts and many Broadway shows. It is home to the Nashville Ballet.

Sports: NFL Tennessee Titans (Nissan Stadium) , NHL Nashville Predators (Bridgestone Arena), Soccer Club Nashville  (Geodis Stadium), Nashville Sounds (AAA Minor League Baseball at First Horizon Park) 

Restaurants and DiningNashville has seen an influx of new restaurants – from haute cuisine to Bar-b-que!  Whatever your palate calls for, you can find it here!  

Brentwood, Franklin, Bellevue, Hendersonville, Mr. Juliet, Donelson, Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station.

Being part of Greater Nashville for almost 50 years means Parks Realty has a local’s knowledge of the all the areas in Middle Tennessee.

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