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By Margie Casey | Broker in Florida
  • Tennessee's Best College Town to Retire - Nashville

    Posted Under: General Area in Nashville, Quality of Life in Nashville, Home Buying in Nashville  |  April 3, 2012 12:55 PM  |  896 views  |  No comments

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    The capital of Tennessee, Nashville has become the second largest city and is one of the best college towns. Baby boomers are attracted Nashville neighborhoods because of the favorable climate conditions with elevations ranging from 385 feet to 1,160 feet. The Cumberland River winds right through the center of the city leading to beautiful Nashville lakes. Weather is mild with average temperatures in the winter range 38 degrees to the high 70's in the summer. Average winter snowfall is about 10 inches and the snow melts quickly. March generally is the wettest month of the year and October the driest month.

    Nashville Tennessee is nicknamed Music City, the home of country music making it a hot spot for 3RD HOME luxury home exchanges. The most visited tourist attraction is The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame are located in the heart of Nashville neighborhoods. Major music record labels have recording studios and distribution facilities in Nashville making the city one of the largest music production cities second to New York City.

    While Nashville is known for music, the health care industry is actually Nashville's largest industry employing approximately 100,000 people throughout 250 health care companies offering a number of preferred health-care programs as quality medical care in Nashville Tennessee is important to Baby Boomers. The automotive industry has also shown an interest in Nashville as Nissan North America has moved its corporate headquarters to the city in 2006.

    As a best college town, Nashville is educationally known as the Athens of the South reminiscent of the ancient city of learning site - Plato's Academy. Tourists are drawn to The Parthenon in Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park to see the full size replica of this famous historical Greek structure. More than 130 public schools, 50 private schools, 21 colleges and universities, 6 community colleges and 11 vocational technical schools are located in and around Nashville neighborhoods. Vanderbilt University offers exciting lifelong learning programs designed by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for students over 50 years of age. Lipscomb University's offers five week Lifelong Learning Programs and enriching studies for active adults and retirees.

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  • 10 Reasons to Retire in Nashville Tennessee

    Posted Under: General Area in Nashville, Quality of Life in Nashville, Parks & Recreation in Nashville  |  October 18, 2011 9:25 AM  |  1,351 views  |  No comments

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    Nashvillians aren’t thrilled with the labeling ‘Nash Vegas’ however it is hard to deny the excitement present day and night in Nashville Tennessee, one of the best cities to live in. Country music legends like The Charlie Daniels Band launched their success in the streets of Nashville contributing to the country music craze. New gigs still follow in their footsteps on Music Row, hoping to reach the stars and become one.

    When you walk the Gulch in downtown, you can’t help but sense this old neighborhood transforming itself into a contemporary new one. Why? The Gulch is walking distance from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Bridgestone Arena. Revitalized urban downtowns across America are attracting the cultural snobs and wannabes. You can take it fast or take it slow in Nashville, making the Music City one of the best cities to live in while it’s incredibly affordable. From the big city lights on top of the skyscraper's in downtown to the rolling hills lined with white picket fences heading out of town, the landscape of Nashville and its suburbs are as diverse as guitar types.

    Here is a list of the reasons why we think Nashville Tennessee is one of the Best States to Retire:

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  • Top 20 Parks In and Around Nashville Tennessee

    Posted Under: General Area in Nashville, Quality of Life in Nashville, Parks & Recreation in Nashville  |  August 29, 2011 1:16 PM  |  1,217 views  |  1 comment

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    On any given Sunday, you will find parks across America filled with families enjoying natural amenities created and preserved for us, by our government. Although Nashville Tennessee is known as Music City and The Home of Country Music, I didn’t believe at first, when a friend of mine mentioned the city of Nashville has 109 parks and Greenway’s within the city limits. After further research, I discovered it is true: The list of Nashville Tennessee City Parks. This does not count the amazing state parks less than an hour’s drive from Nashville’s city center.

    If you are considering relocating to one of the best places to retire in Nashville Tennessee, take a look at your 'bigger backyard', the parks and playgrounds preserved for you in Middle Tennessee...

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