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 Corporation Dickson Electric 615-792-5651 615-446-9051 Dickson Dickson Dickson Electric 615-446-9051 Maury Columbia Mt. Pleasant Spring Hill Columbia Power System Mt. Pleasant Power System Duck River Electric Membership Corporation 931-388-4833 931-379-3233 931-684-4621 Montgomery Clarksville Clarksville Dept. of Electricity Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation 931-648-8151 931-645-2481 Robertson SpringfieldWhite House Springfield Electric Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation 615-384-6770 615-384-5566 615-672-7066 Rutherford LaVergneMurfreesboroSmyrna Nashville Electric Service Middle TN Electric Membership Corporation Murfreesboro Electric Department Middle TN Electric Membership Corporation Middle TN Electric Membership Corporation 615-736-6900 615-893-7570 615-893-5514 615-893-7570 615-459-5261 Sumner Gallatin Hendersonville Portland Westmoreland White House Gallatin Dept. of Electricity Cumberland Electric...

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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 of the Nashville’s more affluent areas, often chosen by residents who don’t wish a long commute to downtown businesses and three area universities – Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities (all of which are within a 5-minute drive). The Bluebird Cafe, a famous live music venue, is located on Hillsboro Road in Green Hills. Major private educational institution in Green Hills include Lipscomb University and its associated elementary and high schools. Another is Harpeth Hall School, a prestigious girls’ high school.   Hillsboro Village “Historic charm and personal attention make the “Village” a very special place. Bounded by active and successful...

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