Nashville

Blends southern charm with big-city amenities set in a lush, vibrant landscape rich with history.

Welcome to Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee, often referred to as "Music City," is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich cultural heritage. Here's a guide highlighting some of the best things about Nashville:

 

  1. Live Music on Broadway: Experience the heart of Nashville's music scene on Broadway. Visit honky-tonk bars such as Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, The Stage, and Legends Corner for live country music performances. The energetic atmosphere and talented musicians make it a must-visit.

  2. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Immerse yourself in the history of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Explore exhibits featuring legendary artists, memorabilia, and interactive displays that celebrate the genre's evolution.

  3. Ryman Auditorium: Attend a concert or take a guided tour of the historic Ryman Auditorium, known as the "Mother Church of Country Music." This iconic venue has hosted legendary performances and continues to be a focal point for live music.

  4. The Parthenon in Centennial Park: Admire the full-scale replica of the Parthenon in Centennial Park. This architectural marvel houses an art museum and serves as a popular spot for picnics and outdoor activities.

  5. Nashville Hot Chicken: Indulge in Nashville's famous hot chicken. Visit local eateries like Hattie B's Hot Chicken or Prince's Hot Chicken Shack to experience the spicy and flavorful dish that has become a culinary icon.

  6. Musicians Hall of Fame: Explore the Musicians Hall of Fame, showcasing the contributions of session musicians to the music industry. The museum honors the often-overlooked musicians who played crucial roles in creating some of the greatest recordings.

  7. Grand Ole Opry: Attend a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly country music stage concert that has been a Nashville institution since 1925. Experience the thrill of seeing both established and emerging artists on this iconic stage.

  8. Nashville's Gulch District: Discover the trendy Gulch district, known for its upscale dining, boutique shopping, and modern architecture. This revitalized neighborhood offers a mix of entertainment and luxury living.

  9. Nashville Zoo at Grassmere: Spend a day at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, home to a diverse range of animals and interactive exhibits. The zoo's conservation efforts and family-friendly attractions make it an enjoyable destination.

  10. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens: Wander through the beautiful gardens of Cheekwood Estate, an art museum and botanical garden. The estate features seasonal exhibits, art installations, and events in a stunning natural setting.

  11. Pedestrian Bridge and Cumberland Park: Take a stroll across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge for panoramic views of the city skyline. Visit Cumberland Park along the riverfront for family-friendly activities, a splash pad, and scenic walking trails.

  12. Frist Art Museum: Explore the Frist Art Museum, housed in a former post office. The museum showcases a diverse collection of visual art, including rotating exhibitions, educational programs, and interactive displays.

  13. Nashville Predators Games: Catch a hockey game and support the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena. The electric atmosphere during games makes for an exciting sports experience.

  14. Tennessee State Capitol: Learn about Tennessee's political history with a visit to the State Capitol. Take a guided tour to explore the architecture, legislative chambers, and historical significance of this landmark.

  15. Cultural Neighborhoods: Dive into the unique neighborhoods that contribute to Nashville's cultural mosaic, such as East Nashville, Germantown, and 12South. Each area has its own character, offering diverse dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

Nashville's dynamic blend of music, history, and Southern hospitality makes it a captivating destination for visitors and a beloved home for residents. Whether you're exploring the iconic music venues, savoring local cuisine, or enjoying the city's natural beauty, Nashville has something special to offer.

 

Food and Fun

Here in Nashville, farm-to-fresh restaurants like the Pharmacy and 404 Kitchen are just minutes away from more ethnic cuisine like celebrity Chef Maneet Chauhan’s Ale & Masala House. With over 50 food trucks traveling the city serving savory and sweet delicacies, Nashville’s food scene offers something for everyone.
 
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Overview for Nashville, TN

682,646 people live in Nashville, where the median age is 34.5 and the average individual income is $39,509. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

682,646

Total Population

34.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,509

Average individual Income

Around Nashville, TN

There's plenty to do around Nashville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Walkable
Walking Score
77
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
74
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Galena Garlic Company at Fatherland Corner, Nashville Daily Spirits, and Cast Iron Kitchen Nashville.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.23 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.56 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.38 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.27 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.02 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Nashville, TN

Nashville has 282,855 households, with an average household size of 2.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Nashville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 682,646 people call Nashville home. The population density is 1,434.78 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

682,646

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.5

Median Age

48.41 / 51.59%

Men vs Women

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282,855

Total Households

2.34

Average Household Size

$39,509

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Schools in Nashville, TN

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The following schools are within or nearby Nashville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Thurgood Marshall Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
William Henry Oliver Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Henry C. Maxwell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
A. Z. Kelley Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
May Werthan Shayne Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
3/5
KIPP Antioch College Prep Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
1st - 12th
No rating available
Knowledge Academies High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
KIPP Antioch College Prep Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 11th
No rating available
Ezell-Harding Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
The Academy For G.O.D.
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Tennessee School for the Deaf Nashville
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
KIPP Antioch College Prep Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
J. E. Moss Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
The Academy at Hickory Hollow
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
1/5
KIPP Antioch College Prep Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Neely's Bend Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Andrew Jackson Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Strive Collegiate Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Cambridge Early Learning Center
PUBLIC
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Rocketship NSH3 Antioch
PUBLIC
K - 4th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Cane Ridge Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Eagle View Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Neely's Bend: A LEAD Public School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Intrepid College Preparatory Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Pennington Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Abintra Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
Nashville Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Edward Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 12th
No rating available
Christ Presbyterian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Schrader Lane Child Care Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Montgomery Bell Academy
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
11th - 12th
No rating available
Nashville International Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Born Again Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
St Pius X Classical Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
University School Of Nashville
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Montessori East - East Nashville
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Cedarcreek Schoolhouse Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Episcopal School Of Nashville
PRIVATE
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Nia House Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Harris-Hillman Special Education
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
Children's House Of Nashville
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Christ The King School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Clement Coptic Orthodox Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St Paul Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Brick Church: A LEAD Public School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
Park Avenue Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Stratford STEM Magnet School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
Martin Luther King Junior School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
The Academy at Old Cockrill
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
East Nashville Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
Charlotte Park Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dan Mills Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
John Trotwood Moore Middle
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
Tom Joy Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Carter-Lawrence Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Robert Churchwell Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
KIPP Nashville College Prep Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Fall-Hamilton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Jere Baxter Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
John B. Whitsitt Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Julia Green Elementary