Local & State Resources

Moving to Nashville? The Nashville Chamber keeps an up-to-date directory with everything you need to relocate you, your family or your business. Visit the links below for more information or visit The Nashville Chamber website. Tennessee Taxes The Department of Revenue is responsible for the administration of state tax laws established by the legislature and the collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. Following is an alphabetized list of state taxes administered by the department. Each tax type lists the definition of the tax, tax rates and due dates for returns. Local tax information can be found at this page also. Nashville Area Cost of Living Cost of living is one of the Nashville area’s major advantages. Residents benefit from an overall cost of living that is consistently below the U.S. average. Among major U.S. cities, Nashville has long had one of the most favorable climates for high levels of disposable income relative to costs. Read more at nashvilleareainfo.com Vehicle Registration For information on obtaining a Tennessee license plate, please visit http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/vehicle. Tennessee Driver’s License A Tennessee driver’s license is issued by the state Department of Safety and must be obtained within 30 days of establishing residency. Visit the Tennessee Department of Safety web site for more information. Electricity Providers County City Provider Phone Davidson Nashville Nashville Electric Service 615-736-6900 Cheatham Ashland City Kingston Springs Cumberland Electric Membership...

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Nashville Area Schools

“Educational quality and school choice are two of the most important factors to consider when evaluating a community. With more than 130 public schools in Metro Nashville, 50 private schools in the immediate area, and many more quality public and private schools in the surrounding counties, the Nashville area offers an array of educational options. The area’s concentration of post-secondary educational institutions earned Nashville the nickname “Athens of the South.” The Nashville area’s 21 accredited four-year and postgraduate institutions are an integral part of the economic and cultural identity of the area. In addition, the area boasts six community colleges and 11 vocational and technical schools. The availability of such varied higher education choices creates an extremely well-educated base of residents. In the Nashville MSA, 51.5 percent of adults at least 25 years old have one or more years of college education, and more than 70,000 people have graduate or professional degrees.” from Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.nashvillechamber.com for more...

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Nashville Neighborhoods

New to Nashville? Still learning the difference between East Nashville, The Gulch, Cool Springs & Midtown? Here’s a quick overview to help you find the best areas to consider buying a new home that fits your needs. Downtown Nashville “Ask any downtown resident what the advantages of urban living are – and you get as many different answers as there are residents! But there is a common theme – people enjoy being where the action is. Downtown living offers easy access to exciting sports and entertainment venues…over 175 restaurants within easy walking distance of home…and great skyline views. Plus, if you live and work downtown, a five-minute walk may replace your daily commute.” From Nashville Downtown Partnership.com East Nashville “Broadly speaking it’s all of Nashville east of Downtown bound by the Cumberland River, I-24/65, and Briley Parkway. (This definition is frequently used by newscasters in reference to crime, and real estate agents borrowing the ‘East Nashville’ buzz) Narrowly speaking, it can mean just the east side of Gallitan Rd south of Douglas (Edgefield, Lockeland Springs, East End, Eastwood Neighbors and Shelby Hills neighborhood).” – from East-Nashville.com What’s so great about East Nashville? Its diversity and its liveability. Walkable, bikeable Front porch culture Urban and green Small town feel inside a big city Cost of living View East Nashville Neighborhoods in a larger map Green Hills Green Hills is one...

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Arts & Entertainment

Moving to Nashville? Not sure where to begin? Please check our blog often for all of our favorite places in the Nashville area, including arts & entertainment, local and state information, and school information. Below is our list of top spots for arts & entertainment.  Arts & Entertainment   Grand Ole Opry What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 is today a live-entertainment phenomenon. Dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present, the Grand Ole Opry showcases a mix of country legends and the contemporary chart-toppers who have followed in their footsteps. The Opry, an American icon and Nashville, Tennessee’s number-one attraction, is world-famous for creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences for audiences of all ages.     Ryman Auditorium If the hallowed walls of Ryman Auditorium could talk, the remarkable story they would tell is unmatched in entertainment history. Its construction is a tale of divine inspiration. In the 1880s, when prominent businessman and steamboat captain Thomas G. Ryman found salvation in the words of fiery evangelist Reverend Sam Jones, he vowed to build a great tabernacle that would project Rev. Jones’s voice clearly and powerfully for all to hear…click here to read more about Ryman Auditorium. TPAC – Tennessee Performing Arts Center Nashville’s primary venue for theatrical and musical productions. Schedule for the upcoming season and ticket information available at TPAC.org. Broadway plays and musicals,...

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