Nashville, known popularly as ‘Music City’ and the ‘Athens of the South’, is a hub of arts and culture located in central Tennessee. In Nashville, there are a range of condominium options available, from high-rise structures that enjoy a view of the city landscape to single or double-level buildings that may include a small yard or garden and offer easy access to the streets of Nashville.
There are more than one dozen different neighborhoods in Nashville, each characterized by a unique atmosphere and cultural vibe. Old Hickory, bordered by the Cumberland River and Old Hickory Lake, contains many metropolitan areas that are listed on the National Register of Historical Places. East Nashville, on the other hand, is a much more urban neighborhood that is primarily residential but also contains many small and large businesses and a number of recreational parks. Hillsboro Village is a popular residential area that is home to many art galleries, independent restaurants, and unique retail shopping opportunities. Green Hills, which is located near three of Nashville’s educational institutions, Vanderbilt, Belmont, and Lipscomb Universities, is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city, and is home to many of the most upscale residences and buildings in the area.
Though there is no doubt that music producing, performing, and recording, especially in the country genre, is the mainstay of the Nashville economy, other major aspects of the city’s employment include finance and banking, the automotive industry, education and healthcare, government, publishing, insurance, and retail and commerce. Over 300 healthcare companies make their home in Nashville. Several Fortune 500 companies are based in Nashville, including Dell, HCA, Bridgestone, Community Health Systems, Nissan North America, and Tractor Supply Company. Vanderbilt University and Medical Center has a workforce of 23,000 residents in the city. Other major employers include the State of Tennessee, the U.S. Government, Saint Thomas Health, Randstad U.S., Shoney’s, and Kroger.