Nashville is a very large city in the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee. It is the state capital of Tennessee and is located along the Cumberland River in the north-central portion of the state. It has approximately 151 neighborhoods and is the 2nd largest community in the state. It is a wealthy community in comparison to state standards and upper-middle income compared to national standards. Portions of the city are walkable, but overall it is a very “car-centric” city. Nearly 84% of all adults drive private vehicles for their daily commutes. It is an extremely diverse city in terms of race and ethnicity, but English remains the primary language. It has a consolidated city/county government with a two-tier system consisting of a mayor, vice mayor and a forty member metropolitan council. It is a music mecca, the heart of the country music industry and has a wonderful humid subtropical climate that encourages outdoor pursuits. There is public transportation both by bus and commuter train.
The city was founded by a party of Overmountain Men in 1779. Nashville is named for Francis Nash an early American and hero of the Revolutionary War. The city was incorporated in 1806 and became the county seat of Davidson County. The city was made the capital of Tennessee in 1843. After WWII, the city experienced an era of rapid growth throughout the city helping it become the city it is today. In 1963, the city government consolidated with the county government to become a single governing body. The 1970s brought another wave of rapid growth and in the 1990s efforts turned to renovation and away from expansion.
The city spans 525.94 square miles, 504 square miles of land and almost 22 square miles of water. It has a mixed workforce and job market. In 2013, the estimated median household income was $46,803 and the estimated per capita income was $27,306. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value was $163,700, the mean housing price for all units was $219,475 and the median gross rent was $855. According to the 2014 City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top five employers were Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Government and Public Schools, the state of Tennessee, U.S. Government and Nissan North America. By 2015, the population was estimated at 678,889 and the population density was estimated at 1,300 people per square mile.
Public education in Nashville is provided by several school districts, like the Davidson County School District, Berry Hill School District, Achievement School District, the Metropolitan Nashville Public School district and others. There are many schools consisting of public, private, charter, magnet and Montessori schools. The city has approximately 100 parks and over 10,000 acres of parkland. Tourism is a major industry with sites like the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame and countless historic sites and structures to draw visitors in. Homes for sale in Nashville run the gamut from tiny homes up through sprawling luxury homes. Rental and lease properties like high-rise apartments, condominiums, townhomes and more are also available. To find the home of your dreams in Nashville, call friendly local real estate agent Pauline Charlton at 615 482 2257 and start your search today.