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    Nashville Real Estate

    About Nashville, Tennessee

    Is the health care or the cool music or the number of foodie restaurants opening every week that defines Nashville?  Or is it our central location, professional sports teams, Civil War history or Southern hospitality?

    Whatever “it” is, Nashville lies almost in the center of the state on the Cumberland River—and has plenty of it.  The state capital’s metro area is approaching two million people, with more coming daily because this complete Southern city is truly a great place to live and work.

    It can’t be argued that country music put Nashville on the map with the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the editorial concert photography from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennessee October 2008Music Row District, downtown’s Broadway and the number of internationally known musicians and artists who live and work here. That foundational music heritage has endured and grown over the past 50 years into a worldwide brand.

    And, Nashville is a great jumping-off point to explore the rest of Tennessee, including old plantations and Civil War sites, one of the greatest draws to the entire  region.

    Nashville now has plenty of corporate jobs, growing industries and an excellent workforce to staff them.  Plus, our temperate climate makes outdoor living a year-round attraction.

    There’s plenty of work, and there’s plenty to do for young professionals and growing families.  Not to mention retirees.

    In fact, U.S. News looked at 125 U.S. metro areas last year and ranked Nashville#11 in Best Places to Live and #35 in Best Places to Retire, based on quality of life and the job market here.

    Where Your Children Will Go To School

    Nashville leaders recognize that today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce, so business and industry work closely with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and other key school systems throughout the region.

    Leaders focus on advocating for policies and initiatives geared toward helping students prepare for post-secondary education and an eventual career. In short, we care about education and making sure our children get the best possible education.

    Quality education, from pre-K through university, is always a major focus.  Students in Nashville have many choices, including a quality magnet school system, neighborhood schools and private schools.

    What Families Do Here

    Sports and outdoor fun are at the top of the list, with professional soccer, professional hockey, professional football and a brand new baseball park for entertainment and fun.  Nashville has a robust parks and recreation program, with more than 15,000 acres of open space throughout the city dedicated to parks and greenway.

    There’s truly something for everyone, and outdoor and indoor activities, sports and recreation are a big priority here.  Plus, there are

    Father and son fishing on the lake

    many after-school programs for kids, senior programs, special population programs, cultural arts classes, fitness classes, dog parks, trails, nature programs, sports leagues, ice hockey, art galleries and more.

    And, there is a church or synagogue for every family who wants one, with a wide choice of denominations, traditions and spirituality offerings.

    For weekend fun, be sure to check out the many free music offerings at world-renowned CMA Music Festival, an annual four-day music festival centered on country music hosted each June by the Country Music Association.  You’ll catch a song from many of your favorite stars.

    Every spring and fall, the statewide Tennessee Craft Association has a juried art show at Centennial Park on West End, bringing together the best artists from across the state to show and sell their creations.

    Those are just two of the main offerings—there’s no way to list them all because there truly are parties, festivals, concerts and events every weekend to interest everybody.

    Nashville Real Estate Market Trends

    With everybody flocking to Nashville, housing prices have risen, but are still affordable. The median price of homes in Nashville is $290,000. The median rent price is $1,750.  Aerial view of residential neighborhood in the Autumn.

    Experts say the strong regional economy should sustain a healthy residential market in the foreseeable future. Unemployment is at record low levels and average wages are increasing. People continue to move here from across the country, often willing to spend more than the historical middle Tennessee buyer.

    If you’re thinking about moving to Nashville, now is the time! Currently, there are several homes for sale here. Click here to find out their details.

    Your Next Home with The Matt Ward Group

    If you’re looking to purchase your next home in Nashville, or if you’re selling your home here, please contact us.  The Matt Word Group is here to help you.  Feel free to use our exclusive Real Estate search, but don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking for more information about the real estate market here.  We’re committed to service.  We’ll help you navigate a rapidly changing marketplace, so please give us a call.

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