Nashville, Tennessee Real Estate and Community Information

Nashville is located near the banks of the Cumberland River in Tennessee's Davidson County. This prime location offers convenient access to several of the nation's largest transportation routes including Interstate 24, Interstate 40, Interstate 65 and Interstate 440. This location also offers access to some of the Southeast's most important railroad routes.

Nashville's History Parallels Our Nation's History

Nashville's beginnings can be traced back to 1779 when a group of Overmountain Men led by James Robertson and John Donelson established Fort Nashborough. The community quickly grew during the late 18th century after a port was established on the banks of the Cumberland River.

Nashville became Tennessee's capital in 1843 after several railroad routes were established near our downtown area. Many of these railroad routes served as freight routes that transported cotton, wheat and produce to markets located in the Northeast and the Midwest.

Nashville survived the Civil War and grew into one of the South's largest transportation and financial centers during the late 19th century. This growth fueled the construction of many beautiful buildings that feature grand Neoclassical-style architectural elements. Many of these buildings can be seen when you tour our downtown area.

Nashville's legendary music industry was also established during the late 19th century by a group of music publishers and by a group of Fisk University Students called the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Moreover, the Ryman Auditorium cemented Nashville's reputation as a global music center during the 1920s by introducing live audiences to several well-known opera stars and radio listeners to several well-known country music acts.

Modern interest in Nashville's homes for sale was cultivated during the 1950s by homebuyers who included business owners, scientists, factory workers and college professors. This interest spurred the construction of many fine Space Age and Post-Modernist homes that are a wonderful value.
Nowadays, Nashville is a beautiful city that is well-known for its cultural and educational opportunities. These opportunities continue to attract new residents each year. This is not surprising because Nashville residents work hard every day to create a wonderful standard of living that is enhanced by many recreational opportunities that are fun to explore with your family.

Background Information About Nashville's Economy

Nashville's economy features a diverse mix of financial, logistics, health care, transportation and manufacturing industries that offer services to people around the world. Other important industries that play a role in Nashville's economy include education industries that offer world-class research and educational opportunities to a diverse student base.

Moreover, our thriving music industry plays a large role in Nashville's economy. This industry has spurred the development of thriving tourism and hospitality industries that offer people a chance to develop many positive work habits and marketable job skills.

Nearby Schools and Universities

The Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools currently operates more than 150 schools that serve over 80,000 students. Many of these schools offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate program that prepares students for college and for exciting careers in the trades.

Moreover, several magnet schools including Hume-Fogg High School and the Martin Luther King, Jr. magnet school at Pearl High School are consistently ranked by Newsweek as one of the nation's 50 best public schools.

Nashville is home to several well-known private schools. Some of these schools include:
Many world-class universities and colleges are also located in Nashville. Some of these universities and colleges include:

Nashville Sports at a Glance

Nashville's NFL and NHL franchises offer sports fans an opportunity to see some of the world's best professional football and hockey players up close in venues that are located near Nashville's Music Row District.

Moreover, the Nashville Sounds offer baseball fans a fun opportunity to watch tomorrow's major league stars compete in exciting Pacific Coast League action. The Sounds play their home games at First Tennessee Park near many of downtown Nashville's most popular shopping centers and restaurants.

Fans of college athletics will also enjoy watching the Vanderbilt Commodores participate in sporting events that are sanctioned by the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores play in venues that are located near many of Nashville's most popular historic sites.

Nashville Recreation at a Glance

The Nashville Parks and Recreation Department and the Davidson County government operate more than 300 recreational facilities. Some of these facilities include a modern sports complex, 7 public golf courses, 27 recreational centers and more than 80 urban scenic trails. Most of these facilities offer access to picnic areas, nature centers, playgrounds, swimming pools and parks that are located near the Hermitage and other historical Nashville-area homes.

Furthermore, Nashville's community centers are your gateway to more than 300 fun recreational activities and classes. Some of our favorite recreational activities include art classes, dance classes, youth recreational sports activities and after-school camps for school-aged children. For current information about these activities, please call 615-862-8424.

Nashville is Home to Many Fun Events

Living in Nashville is worthwhile because we are home to many fun events that offer a fun way to spend time with your family. Some of our favorite Nashville events include the CMA Music Fest at the Grand Ole Opry, the Nashville Film Festival, the Music City Food & Wine Festival and the Nashville Christmas Village annual trade show. Homebuyers who wish to contact Kim Day Shacklock can find information about other Nashville events by visiting this event website maintained by Nashville.com.

You Can Trust Kim Day Shacklock to Help You Purchase a Nashville-area Home

You can trust me to purchase a Nashville-area home because I offer the latest MLS listings, market analysis reports and neighborhood reviews to help you purchase homes that are a great value. For more information about how I can help you purchase a home in Nashville, please call or email me for more details.
Kim Day Shacklock
Kim Day Shacklock
Realtor, CRS, ABR, ASP