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Nashville
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From top left: 2nd Avenue, Kirkland Hall at Vanderbilt University, the Parthenon, the Nashville skyline, LP Field, Dolly Parton performing at the Grand Ole Opry, and Ryman Auditorium

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Nickname(s): Music City
Nashville is located in Tennessee
Nashville
Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee.
Nashville is located in the USA
Nashville
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.1666667°N 86.7833333°W / 36.1666667; -86.7833333
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Davidson
Founded 1779
Incorporated 1806
Government
 - Mayor Karl Dean (D)
Area
 - City 526.1 sq mi (1,362.5 km2)
 - Land 502.2 sq mi (1,300.8 km2)
 - Water 23.9 sq mi (61.8 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2008)[1][2][3][4]
 - City 626,144 (consolidated)
596,462 (balance)
 Density 1,233.8/sq mi (476.3/km2)
 Metro 1,632,671
 - Demonym Nashvillian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 37201–37250
Area code(s) 615
Interstates I-40, I-24, I-65, and I-440
Waterways Cumberland River
Airports Nashville International Airport
Public transit Nashville MTA
Regional rail Music City Star
Website www.nashville.gov
.Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.^ Nashville, Davidson County.
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[5] It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities.
Nashville has a consolidated city-county government which includes seven smaller municipalities in a two-tier system. .The population of Nashville-Davidson County stood at 626,144 as of 2008,[1] according to United States Census Bureau estimates.^ Nashville, Davidson County.
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This makes it the second most populous city in the state after Memphis. However, the 2008 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,550,733,[3] making it the largest metropolitan area in the state. The 2008 population of the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Columbia combined statistical area was estimated at 1,632,671.

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History

Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Wataugans in 1779, and was originally called Fort Nashborough, after the American Revolutionary War hero Francis Nash. Nashville quickly grew because of its prime location, accessibility as a river port, and its later status as a major railroad center. .In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee.^ Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.
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^ Nashville became the capital of Tennessee in 1843 and was the seat of Davidson County until 1963, when it merged with the county to become Nashville-Davidson.
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^ Nashville-Davidson city is consolidated with Davidson County.
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In 1843, the city was named the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee.
Nashville riverfront shortly after the Civil War
.By 1860, when the first rumblings of secession began to be heard across the South, antebellum Nashville was a very prosperous city.^ NORMAN In the city of Nashville, there are a total of hundred and twenty millionaires some of them inhabit these beautiful home sites to make Nashville known as the Athens of the South.
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.The city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes.^ The city is a port of entry and an important industrial and commercial center serving the Upper South.
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.In February 1862, Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.^ Nashville, Tennessee, United States Nashville is capital of the state Tennessee .
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^ Federal troops occupy Nashville, the first southern capital to fall to the Union army.

^ Tennessee became the 16th state and Nashville was its capital.
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.Though the Civil War left Nashville in dire economic straits, the city quickly rebounded.^ The city was also of primary strategic importance during the Civil War, occupying a crucial location along the Cumberland River.
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^ Celebrity sightings, Civil War-era homes, wonderful music, museums and art galleries galore, and much more greet you in Nashville, Tennessee.
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^ Taken by Union forces early in the war, Nashville quickly became second most fortified city in the US during the Civil War because it was seen as crucial to supplying troops engaged on the war's western front.
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[citation needed] Within a few years, the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and also developed a solid manufacturing base. .The post-Civil War years of the late 19th century brought a newfound prosperity to Nashville.^ Rocky Mount police arrested a Nashville man early Saturday and charged him with shooting a 25-year-old Rocky Mount man at his home late Friday.
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^ Other Nashville attractions include a replica of the ancient Greek Parthenon, inside which are paintings of from the 19th and 20th century and numerous mansions on display.
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^ Celebration of Nashville's bicentennial year begins, Century III. .

.These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, which can still be seen around the downtown area.^ An instantly recognizable downtown Nashville landmark, the Bellsouth Tower is the tallest building in Tennessee and can be seen from quite some distance when the hills aren't in your way.
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^ Currently, there are many plans of building multiple residential and business towers in the downtown area.
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^ Compared to other downtown communities around the United States, downtown Nashville still has very affordable products and is well below the density of cities like Chicago and New York.
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.It was the advent of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925, combined with an already thriving publishing industry, that positioned it to become "Music City USA".[citation needed], and in the early 1960s the city was home to the main activity of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement (see History of Nashville, Tennessee).^ NORMAN In the city of Nashville, there are a total of hundred and twenty millionaires some of them inhabit these beautiful home sites to make Nashville known as the Athens of the South.
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^ Here on the right you see the home of Haven Hamilton's mother.
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In 1963, Nashville consolidated its government with Davidson County and thus became the first major city in the United States to form a metropolitan government.[citation needed] Since the 1970s, the city has experienced tremendous growth, particularly during the economic boom of the 1990s under the leadership of Mayor (now-Tennessee Governor) Phil Bredesen, who made urban renewal a priority, and fostered the construction or renovation of several city landmarks, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Public Library downtown, the Sommet Center, and LP Field.
The Sommet Center (formerly Nashville Arena and Gaylord Entertainment Center) was built as both a large concert facility and as an enticement to lure either a National Basketball Association or National Hockey League (NHL) sports franchise.[citation needed] This was accomplished in 1997 when Nashville was awarded an NHL expansion team which was subsequently named the Nashville Predators. LP Field (formerly Adelphia Coliseum) was built after the National Football League's (NFL) Houston Oilers agreed to move to the city in 1995. The NFL debuted in Nashville in 1998 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and LP Field opened in the summer of 1999. The Oilers changed their name to the Tennessee Titans and saw a season culminate in the Music City Miracle and a close Super Bowl game.
Today the city along the Cumberland River is a crossroads of American culture, and one of the fastest-growing areas of the Upper South.

Geography

A satellite image of Nashville

Topography

Nashville lies on the Cumberland River in the northwestern portion of the Nashville Basin. Nashville's topography ranges from 385 feet (117 m) above sea level at the Cumberland River to 1,160 feet (350 m) above sea level at its highest point.[6]
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 526.1 square miles (1,363 km2), of which, 502.3 square miles (1,301 km2) of it is land and 23.9 square miles (62 km2) of it (4.53%) is water.

Climate

Nashville has a humid subtropical climate.[7] In July, morning lows average around 70 °F (21 °C) and afternoon highs average 89 °F (32 °C). In January, morning lows average around 28 °F (−2 °C) and afternoon highs average 46 °F (8 °C).[8] The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nashville was −17 °F (−27.2 °C), on January 21, 1985, and the highest was 107 °F (42 °C), on July 28, 1952.[9] In the winter months, snowfall does occur in Nashville but is usually not heavy. Average annual snowfall is about 10 inches (250 mm), falling mostly in January and February and occasionally March and December.[10] The largest one-day snow total was 17 inches (430 mm) on March 17, 1892. The largest snow event since 2000 was on January 16, 2003, when Nashville received 7 inches (180 mm) of snow in a single storm; the largest on record was 17 inches (430 mm), received on March 17, 1892.[11] Average annual rainfall is 48.1 inches (1,220 mm),[8] typically with winter and spring being the wettest and autumn being the driest. Spring and fall are generally pleasantly warm but prone to severe thunderstorms, which occasionally bring tornadoes — with recent major events on April 16, 1998, April 7, 2006, February 5, 2008, and April 10, 2009. Relative humidity in Nashville averages 83% in the mornings and 60% in the afternoons,[12] which is considered moderate for the Southeastern United States.[13] In recent decades, due to urban development, Nashville has developed an urban heat island (UHI); especially on cool, clear nights, temperatures are up to 10 degrees warmer in the heart of the city than in rural outlying areas.
Nashville's long springs and autumns combined with a diverse array of trees and grasses can often make it uncomfortable for allergy sufferers.[14] In 2008, Nashville was ranked as the 18th-worst spring allergy city in the U.S. by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.[15]
Climate data for Nashville, TN
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 78
(26)
84
(29)
89
(32)
91
(33)
96
(36)
106
(41)
107
(42)
106
(41)
105
(41)
94
(34)
85
(29)
79
(26)
107
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 46
(7.8)
52
(11.1)
61
(16.1)
70
(21.1)
77
(25)
85
(29.4)
89
(31.7)
88
(31.1)
82
(27.8)
71
(21.7)
59
(15)
49
(9.4)
69.1
(20.6)
Average low °F (°C) 28
(-2.2)
31
(-0.6)
39
(3.9)
47
(8.3)
57
(13.9)
65
(18.3)
70
(21.1)
68
(20)
61
(16.1)
49
(9.4)
40
(4.4)
32
(0)
48.9
(9.4)
Record low °F (°C) -17
(-27)
-13
(-25)
2
(-17)
23
(-5)
34
(1)
42
(6)
51
(11)
47
(8)
36
(2)
26
(-3)
-1
(-18)
-10
(-23)
-17
(-27)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.97
(100.8)
3.69
(93.7)
4.87
(123.7)
3.93
(99.8)
5.07
(128.8)
4.08
(103.6)
3.77
(95.8)
3.28
(83.3)
3.59
(91.2)
2.87
(72.9)
4.45
(113)
4.54
(115.3)
48.11
(1,222)
Snowfall inches (mm) 3.8
(96.5)
3.1
(78.7)
1.4
(35.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(10.2)
1.5
(38.1)
10.2
(259.1)
Source: The Weather Channel[8] September 22, 2009
Source #2: Weatherbase.com[16] February 5, 2010

Cityscape

Downtown Nashville
The downtown area of Nashville features a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural and architectural attractions. The Broadway and 2nd Avenue areas feature entertainment venues, night clubs and an assortment of restaurants. North of Broadway lies Nashville's central business district, Legislative Plaza, Capitol Hill and the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall. Cultural and architectural attractions can be found throughout the city.
The downtown area of Nashville is easily accessible. Three major interstate highways (I-40, I-65 and I-24) converge near the core area of downtown, and many regional cities are within a day's driving distance.
Nashville's first skyscraper, the Life & Casualty Tower, was completed in 1957 and started the construction of high rises in downtown Nashville. After the construction of the AT&T Building in 1994, the downtown area saw little construction until the mid-2000s. Many new residential developments have been constructed or are planned for the various neighborhoods of downtown and midtown. A new high rise office building, The Pinnacle, was recently opened in 2010.[17]
Many civic and infrastructure projects are either being planned, in progress, or recently completed. A new MTA bus hub was recently completed in downtown Nashville, as was the Music City Star pilot project. Several public parks have been constructed, such as the Public Square. Riverfront Park is scheduled to be extensively updated. The Music City Center, a convention center project, has been approved for the downtown area and is currently under construction.

Parks and gardens

The Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial Park is a full-scale reconstruction of the original Greek Parthenon.
.Metro Board of Parks and Recreation owns and manages 10,200 acres (4,120 ha) of land and 99 parks and greenways (comprising more than 3% of the total area of the county).^ With more than 200 arti...
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Warner Parks, situated on 2,684 acres (1,086 ha) of land, consist of a 5,000 square-foot (460 m²) learning center, 20 miles (30 km) of scenic roads, 12 miles (19 km) of hiking trails, and 10 miles (16 km) of horse trails. It is also the home of the annual Iroquois Steeplechase.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains parks on Old Hickory Lake and Percy Priest Lake. These parks are used for multiple activities including fishing, water-skiing, sailing and boating. Percy Priest Lake is also home to the Vanderbilt Sailing Club.
Other notable parks in Nashville include Centennial Park, Shelby Park, and Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

Metropolitan area

Nashville has the largest metropolitan area in the state of Tennessee, spanning several counties. The Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area encompasses the Middle Tennessee counties of Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson.[18] The 2008 population of the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Columbia combined statistical area was estimated at 1,632,671.

Culture

.Much of the city's cultural life has revolved around its large university community.^ The Nashville real estate values are slowly growing at around 0-4% a year and in certain new subdivisions and communities the appreciation rate is much much higher.
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Particularly significant in this respect were two groups of critics and writers who were associated with Vanderbilt University in the early twentieth century: the Fugitives and the Agrarians.
Popular destinations include Fort Nashborough and Fort Negley, the former being a reconstruction of the original settlement, the latter being a semi-restored Civil War battle fort; the Tennessee State Museum; and The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. The Tennessee State Capitol is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the nation, while The Hermitage is one of the older presidential homes open to the public.

Entertainment and performing arts

Ryman Auditorium, the "Mother Church of Country Music"
Nashville has a vibrant music and entertainment scene spanning a variety of genres. The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the major performing arts center of the city. It is the home of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Opera, and Nashville Ballet. In September 2006, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened as the home of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
As the city's name itself is a metonym for the country music industry, many popular tourist sites involve country music, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Belcourt Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium. Ryman was home to the Grand Ole Opry until 1974 when the show moved to the Grand Ole Opry House nine miles (14 km) east of downtown. The Opry plays there several times a week, except for an annual winter run at the Ryman.
Numerous music clubs and honky tonk bars can be found in downtown Nashville, especially the area encompassing Lower Broadway, Second Avenue, and Printer's Alley, which is often referred to as "the District".[19][20]
Each year, the CMA Music Festival (formerly known as Fan Fair) brings thousands of country fans to the city.
Nashville was once home of television shows like Hee Haw and Pop! Goes the Country, and to the Opryland USA theme park, which operated from 1972 to 1997 before being closed by its owners Gaylord Entertainment, and soon after demolished to make room for the Opry Mills mega-shopping mall.
The Christian pop and rock music industry is based along Nashville's Music Row, with a great influence in neighboring Williamson County. The Christian record companies include EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Label Group and Word Records.
Kirk Whalum visiting the audience at a riverfront concert in 2007
Although Nashville was never known as a jazz town, it did have many great jazz bands including The Nashville Jazz Machine led by Dave Converse and its current version, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, led by Jim Williamson, as well as The Establishment, led by Billy Adair. .The Francis Craig Orchestra entertained Nashvillians from 1929 to 1945 from the Oak Bar and Grille Room in the Hermitage Hotel.^ This full-service hotel offers superior accommodations including concierge level rooms, bar and gril...

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Craig's orchestra was also the first to broadcast over local radio station WSM-AM and enjoyed phenomenal success with a 12-year show on the NBC Radio Network. In the late 1930s, he introduced a newcomer, Dinah Shore, a local graduate of Hume Fogg High School and Vanderbilt University.
Radio station WMOT-FM in nearby Murfreesboro has aided significantly in the recent revival of the city's jazz scene, as has the non-profit Nashville Jazz Workshop, which holds concerts and classes in a renovated building in the north Nashville neighborhood of Germantown. Fisk University also maintains a jazz station.

Tourism

.Civil War history is important to the city's tourism industry.^ DAY TRIP: Historic Tennessee Tour of Nashville See Plantations, Civil War History, Historic Homes .
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^ Civil War History in Nashville City Cemetery as Museum Nashville Timeline .

^ Historic Tennessee Tour of Nashville See Plantations, Civil War History, Historic Homes- 4.5 Hours .
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Sites pertaining to the Battle of Nashville and the nearby Battle of Franklin and Battle of Stones River can be seen, along with several well-preserved antebellum plantation houses such as Belle Meade Plantation, Carnton plantation in Franklin, and Belmont Mansion.
Nashville has several arts centers and museums, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Tennessee State Museum, Fisk University's Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas Galleries, Vanderbilt University's Fine Art Gallery and Sarratt Gallery, and the Parthenon. The Nashville Zoo is one of the city's newer attractions.

Major annual events

Event Month Held and Location
Nashville Film Festival Takes place each year for a week in April. It features hundreds of independent films and is one of the biggest film festivals in the Southern United States.
Country Music Marathon Marathon and half marathon which normally include over 25,000 runners from around the world in April.
CMA Music Festival A four day event in June featuring performances by country music stars, autograph signings, artist/fan interaction, and other activities for country music fans.
Fourth of July Celebration which takes place each year at Riverfront Park.
Country Music Association Awards Usually held in November, typically at the Grand Ole Opry (with recent exceptions), and televised nationally to millions of viewers.
Gospel Music Association Dove Awards Held each April at various locations including the Grand Ole Opry or the Ryman Auditorium. Leading up to the awards is GMA week where radio stations interview and fans get autographs.
African Street Festival Takes place on the campus of Tennessee State University in September.
Tomato Art Festival Takes place in East Nashville every August.
Australian Festival Celebrates the cultural and business links between the U.S. and Australia.
Tennessee State Fair In September at the State Fairgrounds. The State Fair lasts nine days and includes rides, exhibits, rodeos, tractor pulls, and numerous other shows and attractions.

Sports

Nashville has several professional sports teams, most notably the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League and the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. .Several other pro sports teams also call Nashville home, as does the NCAA college football Music City Bowl.^ NORMAN In the city of Nashville, there are a total of hundred and twenty millionaires some of them inhabit these beautiful home sites to make Nashville known as the Athens of the South.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are members of the Southeastern Conference. The football team of Tennessee State University plays its home games at LP Field.
Club Sport League Venue
Tennessee Titans Football National Football League LP Field
Nashville Predators Hockey National Hockey League Bridgestone Arena
Nashville Sounds Baseball Minor League Baseball: Pacific Coast League Herschel Greer Stadium
Music City Stars Basketball American Basketball Association Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Nashville Metros Soccer Premier Development League Ezell Park
Nashville Storm Football North American Football League Buster Boguskie Stadium
Sports venues in Nashville are:

Media

Offices for The Tennessean
The daily newspaper in Nashville is The Tennessean, which, until 1998, competed fiercely with the Nashville Banner, another daily paper that was housed in the same building under a joint-operating agreement. Although The Tennessean now enjoys a relative monopoly on the daily newspaper market, a smaller free daily called The City Paper shares the Nashville market. Online news service NashvillePost.com competes with the printed dailies to break local and state news. Several weekly papers are also published in Nashville, including the The Nashville Pride, Nashville Business Journal, Nashville Scene and The Tennessee Tribune. Historically, The Tennessean was associated with a broadly liberal editorial policy, while The Banner carried staunchly conservative views in its editorial pages; The Banner's heritage is carried on these days by The City Paper. The Nashville Scene is the area's alternative weekly broadsheet. The Nashville Pride is aimed towards community development and serves Nashville's entrepreneurial population.
Nashville is home to nearly a dozen broadcast television stations, although most households are served by direct cable network connections. Comcast Cable has a monopoly on terrestrial cable service in Davidson County (but not throughout the entire media market). Nashville is ranked as the 29th largest television market in the United States.[21]
Nashville is also home to cable networks Country Music Television (CMT), Great American Country (GAC), and RFD-TV, among others. CMT's Master Control facilities are located in New York City with the other Viacom properties. The Top 20 Countdown and CMT Insider are taped in their Nashville studios. Nashville is also the home and namesake of the NBC country music singing competition Nashville Star, which broadcasts from the Opryland complex. Shop at Home Network was once based in Nashville, but the channel signed off in 2006.
Several dozen FM and AM radio stations broadcast in the Nashville area, including five college stations and one LPFM community station. .Nashville is ranked as the 44th largest radio market in the United States.^ Red Roof Inn is one of the United States' largest economy motel chains, with well over 300 inns located throughout North America.
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Nashville is home to WSM which originally stood for "We Shield Millions". WSM-FM is owned by Cumulus Media and is 95.5 FM the Wolf. WSM-AM, owned by Gaylord Entertainment Company, can be heard nationally on 650 AM or online at WSM Online from its studios located inside the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. WLAC is a Clear Channel-owned talk station which was originally sponsored by the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee, and its competitor WWTN is owned by Cumulus.
Nashville has a small but growing film industry..August 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Several major motion pictures have been filmed in Nashville, including The Green Mile, The Last Castle, Gummo, The Thing Called Love, Two Weeks, Coal Miner's Daughter, and Robert Altman's Nashville.^ GREEN She's been in the hospital two weeks yesterday.
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Economy

.As the "home of country music", Nashville has become a major music recording and production center.^ Capital Records becomes the first major company to locate its director of country music in Nashville.

^ Every major record label has an office in Nashville, and the nightlife is largely characterized by the abundance of live music.
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^ The Music City owes a great deal to the now defunct amusement park that was once home to the Grand Ole Opry, the world-renowned country music venue.
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All of the Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area.[24] Since the 1960s, Nashville has been the second biggest music production center (after New York) in the U.S.[25] As of 2006, Nashville's music industry is estimated to have a total economic impact of $6.4 billion per year and to contribute 19,000 jobs to the Nashville area.[26]
Although Nashville is renowned as a music recording center and tourist destination, its largest industry is actually health care. Nashville is home to more than 250 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of hospitals in the world. .As of 2006, it is estimated that the health care industry contributes $18.3 billion per year and 94,000 jobs to the Nashville-area economy.^ Sahara Brick Oven Grill and Cafe has proudly provided the Brentwood/Nashville area with years of memorable dining experiences.
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^ Travelodge Nashville Downtown/Opry Area 1360 Brick Church Pike Nashville, TN 37207 Nightly Rates (39.94 - 65.00)   1 Star .

^ Nashville Online College Degree and Distance Learning Programs - Training Courses Nashville Jobs in Nashville, Clarksville, Hopkinsville and surrounding areas.
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[27] .The automotive industry is also becoming increasingly important for the entire Middle Tennessee region.^ Charleville's post is abandoned; Middle Tennessee becomes a shared hunting ground for the Cherokee, Choctow, Chickasaw, and Creek Indian tribes.

^ The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite has become one of the most successful realty teams in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee market.
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^ AD Indian villages disappear; Middle Tennessee becomes a hunting area.

Nissan North America moved its corporate headquarters in 2006 from Gardena, California (Los Angeles County) to Franklin. Nissan also has its largest North American manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Largely as a result of the increased development of Nissan and other Japanese economic interests in the region, Japan moved its New Orleans Consulate-general to Nashville's Palmer Plaza.
Other major industries in Nashville include insurance, finance, and publishing (especially religious publishing). The city hosts headquarters operations for several Protestant denominations, including the United Methodist Church, Southern Baptist Convention, National Baptist Convention, USA, and the National Association of Free Will Baptists.
Fortune 500 companies within Nashville include Dell,[28] HCA Inc. (formerly, Hospital Corporation of America) and Dollar General Corporation (in Goodlettsville).

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 5,566
1840 6,929 24.5%
1850 10,165 46.7%
1860 16,988 67.1%
1870 25,865 52.3%
1880 43,350 67.6%
1890 76,168 75.7%
1900 80,865 6.2%
1910 110,364 36.5%
1920 118,342 7.2%
1930 153,866 30.0%
1940 167,402 8.8%
1950 174,307 4.1%
1960 170,874 −2.0%
1970 448,003 162.2%
1980 455,651 1.7%
1990 488,374 7.2%
2000 545,524 11.7%
Source: U.S. Census[29][30]
As of the 2005-2007 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, White Americans made up 64.8% of Nashville's population; of which 60.2% were non-Hispanic whites. Blacks or African Americans made up 28.3% of Nashville's population; of which 28.1% were non-Hispanic blacks. American Indians made up 0.3% of the city's population. Asian Americans made up 3.1% of the city's population. Pacific Islander Americans made up less than 0.1% of the city's population. Individuals from some other race made up 2.4% of the city's population; of which 0.1% were non-Hispanic. Individuals from two or more races made up 0.9% of the city's population; of which 0.8% were non-Hispanic. In addition, Hispanics and Latinos made up 7.3% of Nashville's population.[31][32]
The data below is for all of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, including other incorporated cities within the consolidated city-county (such as Belle Meade and Berry Hill). See Nashville-Davidson (balance) for demographic data on Nashville-Davidson County excluding separately incorporated cities.
Population density map per 2000 census
.As of the census of 2000, there were 569,891 people, 237,405 households, and 138,169 families residing in the city.^ The city of Nashville is used as a nexus or hub; even the people who live there seem like they might be tourists.
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The population density was 1,134.6 people per square mile (438.1/km²). There were 252,977 housing units at an average density of 503.7/sq mi (194.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.99% White, 25.92% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.42% from other races and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.58% of the population. Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County's estimated population for 2007 is 626,144 people.[1]
.There were 237,405 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families.^ The party features live bluegrass music under the light of a full moon and there's one scheduled for tomorrow evening, July 10, 7 p.m.

.33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.^ If you can't show up for the start, get the cell number of someone who can talk you in later.
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^ Cowriter T-Bone Burnett ended up accepting the award all alone.
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^ They've come in from all over, you know, and this Miss Foxy who's been writing to me for years is going to be there from Michigan.
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The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.96.
.In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older.^ High school or higher: 97.1% Bachelor's degree or higher: 74.2% Graduate or professional degree: 37.3% Unemployed: 1.5% Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes For population 15 years and over in Forest Hills city .
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^ State forum archive: Tennessee Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Chattanooga Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Knoxville Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Memphis Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Nashville Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 .
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^ Ages 65+   Promotion Code: Welcome to Nashville, the Music City and the gateway to the South.
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The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.
.The median income for a household in the city was $39,797, and the median income for a family was $49,317. Males had a median income of $33,844 versus $27,770 for females.^ Estimated median household income in 2007: $46,359 (it was $39,797 in 2000) .
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^ Belle Meade compared to Tennessee state average: Median household income significantly above state average.
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^ Estimated median household income in 2007: $168,582 (it was $144,720 in 2000) .
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The per capita income for the city was $23,069. About 10.0% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.
Because of its relatively low cost of living and large job market, Nashville has become a popular city for immigrants.[33] Nashville's foreign-born population more than tripled in size between 1990 and 2000, increasing from 12,662 to 39,596. Large groups of Mexicans, Kurds,[34] Vietnamese, Laotians, Cambodians, Arabs, and Bantus call Nashville home, among other groups.[35] Nashville has the largest Kurdish community in the United States, numbering approximately 11,000.[36] About 60,000 Bhutanese refugees are being admitted to the U.S. and some of them will resettle in Nashville.[37] During the Iraqi election of 2005, Nashville was one of the few international locations where Iraqi expatriates could vote.[38] The American Jewish community in Nashville dates back over 150 years ago,[39] and numbers about 6,500 (2001).

Law and government

The State Capitol in Nashville
The City of Nashville and Davidson County merged in 1963 as a way for Nashville to combat the problems of urban sprawl. The combined entity is officially known as "the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County", and is popularly known as "Metro Nashville" or simply "Metro". It offers services such as police, fire, electricity, water and sewage treatment. When the Metro government was formed in 1963, the government was split into two service districts—the "urban services district" and the "general services district." .The urban services district encompasses the 1963 boundaries of the former City of Nashville, and the general services district includes the remainder of Davidson County.^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ Tags: Bloomberg , Cities of Service , grant , Karl Dean , Nashville , Rockefeller Foundation , urban innovation Posted in Development , Nashville , Neighborhoods , Public Service , Tennessee .

^ Cities covered on Rentals.com Nashville include and Nashville .
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There are seven smaller municipalities within the consolidated city-county: Belle Meade, Berry Hill, Forest Hills, Lakewood, Oak Hill, Goodlettsville (partially), and Ridgetop (partially). These municipalities use a two-tier system of government, with the smaller municipality typically providing police services and the Metro Nashville government providing most other services.
Nashville is governed by a mayor, vice-mayor, and 40-member Metropolitan Council. It uses the strong-mayor form of the mayor-council system.[40] The current mayor of Nashville is Karl Dean. .The Metropolitan Council is the legislative body of government for Nashville and Davidson County.^ Philip Bredesen is elected mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ The 2005 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,498,836 making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.
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There are 5 council members who are elected at large and 35 council members that represent individual districts. The Metro Council has regular meetings that are presided over by the vice-mayor, who is currently Diane Neighbors. The Metro Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Charter.
Nashville has been a Democratic stronghold since at least the end of Reconstruction. While local elections are officially nonpartisan, nearly all of the city's elected officials are known to be Democrats. At the state level, Democrats hold all but one of the city's state house districts and all but one of the city's state senate districts.
Democrats are no less dominant at the federal level. Since Reconstruction, the Democratic presidential candidate has failed to carry Nashville/Davidson County only twice. In 1968, George Wallace carried Nashville by a large enough margin that nearly enabled him to carry Tennessee. In 1972, Richard Nixon became the only Republican presidential candidate to carry Nashville. Since then, the Democrats have carried the city at the presidential level with relatively little difficulty. In the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore carried Nashville with over 59% of the vote even as he narrowly lost his home state. In the 2004 election, John Kerry carried Nashville with 55% of the vote even as George W. Bush won the state by 14 points. In 2008, Barack Obama carried Nashville with 60 percent of the vote even as John McCain won Tennessee by 15 points.
At the federal level, Nashville is split between two congressional districts. Nearly all of the city is in the 5th District, currently represented by Democrat Jim Cooper. A Republican has not represented a significant portion of Nashville since 1874. While Republicans made a few spirited challenges in the mid-1960s and early 1970s, they have not made a serious bid for the district since 1972, when the Republican candidate gained only 38% of the vote even as Nixon carried the district in the Presidential election by a large margin. The district's best-known congressman was probably Jo Byrns, who represented the district from 1909 to 1936 and was Speaker of the House for much of Franklin Roosevelt's first term as President. Another nationally prominent congressman from Nashville was Percy Priest, who represented the district from 1941 to 1956 and was House Majority Whip from 1949 to 1953. Former mayors Richard Fulton and Bill Boner also sat in the U.S. House before assuming the Metro mayoral office.
All of Nashville was located in one district for most of the time from Reconstruction until the 2000 Census, when a small portion of southwestern Nashville was drawn into the heavily Republican 7th District. That district is currently represented by Marsha Blackburn of neighboring Williamson County; Blackburn represented much of the Nashville share of the 7th in the state senate from 1998 to 2002.

Education

Public Schools

The city is served by the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools.

Private Schools

Colleges and Universities

Freeman Hall at Belmont University
.Nashville is often labeled the "Athens of the South" due to the many colleges and universities in the city and metropolitan area.^ The Hampton Inn-Vanderbilt is located just minutes from the heart of downtown Nashville and is centrally located with easy access to colleges, universities, hospitals and corporate offices.
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^ Come see for yourself the excitement of Music City USA. Conveniently located with fast and easy access to many of Nashvilles finest attractions restaurants colleges and malls.
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^ Super 8 Motel Nashville/Arpt/Music City Area 720 Royal Parkway I 40e Ext 216c I 40w Ext 216 Nashville, TN, 37214 .
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[41] .The colleges and universities in Nashville include American Baptist College, Aquinas College, The Art Institute of Tennessee — Nashville, Belmont University, Draughons Junior College, Fisk University, Free Will Baptist Bible College, Gupton College, International Academy of Design and Technology, Lipscomb University, Meharry Medical College, Nashville School of Law, Nashville Auto Diesel College[42] (a NAFTC Training Center), Nashville State Community College, Strayer University, Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Phoenix, Vanderbilt University, and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.^ Send your prayers and letters to Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee.
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Within 30 miles (48 km) of Nashville in Murfreesboro is Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), a full-sized public university with Tennessee's largest undergraduate population. Enrollment in post-secondary education in Nashville is around 43,000. Within the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area—which includes MTSU, Cumberland University (Lebanon), Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin), and O'More College of Design (Franklin)—total enrollment exceeds 74,000. Within a 40 miles (64 km) radius are Austin Peay State University (Clarksville) and Columbia State Community College (Columbia), enrolling an additional 13,600.

Transportation

A Music City Star commuter train beneath the Shelby Street Bridge
Nashville is centrally located at the crossroads of three Interstate Highways: I-40, I-24, and I-65. Interstate 440 is a bypass route connecting I-40, I-65, and I-24 south of downtown Nashville. Briley Parkway connects the north side of the city and its interstates.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority provides bus transit within the city, out of a newly built hub station downtown. Routes utilize a hub and spoke method. Expansion plans include use of Bus rapid transit for new routes, with the possibility for local rail service at some point in the future.
Nashville is considered a gateway city for rail and air traffic for the Piedmont Atlantic MegaRegion.[43]
The city is served by Nashville International Airport, which was a hub for American Airlines between 1986 and 1995 and is now a mini-hub for Southwest Airlines.
Although it is a major rail hub, with a large CSX Transportation freight rail yard, Nashville is one of the largest cities in the U.S. not served by Amtrak.
Nashville launched a passenger commuter rail system called the Music City Star on September 18, 2006. The only currently operational leg of the system connects the city of Lebanon to downtown Nashville at the Nashville Riverfront. Legs to Murfreesboro and Gallatin are currently in the feasibility study stage. The system plan includes seven legs connecting Nashville to surrounding suburbs.
Notable bridges in the city are:
Official Name Other Names Length Date Opened
Gateway Bridge Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge 1,660 feet (510 m) May 19, 2004
Kelly Miller Smith Bridge Jefferson Street Bridge March 2, 1994
Old Hickory Bridge 1929
Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge Bordeaux Bridge September 18, 1980
Shelby Street Bridge Shelby Avenue Bridge 3,150 feet (960 m) July 5, 1909
Silliman Evans Bridge 2,362 feet (720 m) 1963
Victory Memorial Bridge July 2, 1956
William Goodwin Bridge Hobson Pike Bridge 2,215 feet (675 m)
Woodland Street Bridge 639 feet (195 m)

Nicknames

.Nashville is a colorful, well-known city in several different arenas.^ NORMAN In the city of Nashville, there are a total of hundred and twenty millionaires some of them inhabit these beautiful home sites to make Nashville known as the Athens of the South.
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As such, it has earned various sobriquets, including:

Sister cities

Nashville is an active participant in the Sister Cities program and has relationships with the following towns:[51]

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Further reading

  • Carey, Bill (2000). Fortunes, Fiddles, & Fried Chicken: A Nashville Business History. Franklin, Tenn.: Hillsboro Press. ISBN 1-57736-178-4. 
  • Egerton, John (1979). Nashville: The Faces of Two Centuries, 1780-1980. Nashville: PlusMedia. LCCN 79089173. 
  • Egerton, John and E. Thomas Wood (eds.) (2001). Nashville: An American Self-Portrait. Nashville: Beaten Biscuit Press. ISBN 0-9706702-1-4. 
  • Lovett, Bobby L. (1999). African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas. University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1-55728-555-1. 
  • Wooldridge, John (ed.) (1890). History of Nashville, Tennessee. .Nashville: Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.^ Tabernacle Baptist Church 2214 12TH AVENUE SOUTH Nashville, Tennessee 37204 615-292-1315 .
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    ^ House Of God Church 2714 SCOVEL STREET Nashville, Tennessee 37208 615-320-0892 .
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    ^ South Harpeth Church Of Christ 8727 OLD HARDING ROAD Nashville, Tennessee 37221 615-646-1523 .
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Nashville skyline and the AT&T (Batman) Building
Nashville skyline and the AT&T (Batman) Building
Nashville [1] is a city in Davidson County and the capital of the American state of Tennessee. It is sometimes called the "Country Music Capital of the World" or more often "Music City, USA"; however, in recent years, Nashville has done much to escape its country music image and become a regional center of culture and commerce. In fact, Dell, Nissan, and Saturn have all moved some operations to or near the city. The music is various; major rap artists and rock bands (Young Buck, Haystak, Kings of Leon, Paramore, and Ben Folds) claim Nashville as their hometown.
Nashville has been the home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry [2] since 1925. The Opry has been located in the Grand Ole Opry House in eastern Nashville since 1974. From 1974 to 1997 the Opry House was part of a theme park called Opryland USA, which closed due to low attendance and was subsequently torn down and replaced with a mega-shopping mall called Opry Mills. Rumors that the Opry is haunted persist to this day as more than 35 people closely associated with the Opry have been met with untimely deaths. These country stars have been burned to death, have been beaten, robbed and shot, have been victims of car and plane crashes and have perished from alcohol and drugs. Nashville is also a great bar scene. If you like to drink,you can go "Honky-tonking" or also known as "bar-hopping"

Understand

History

Nashville was founded in 1779 and it grew rapidly because of its excellent location on the Cumberland River. It was incorporated in 1806 and became the county seat of Davidson County. Nashville was named the capital of Tennessee in 1843.
Like many Southern cities, Nashville was not immune to the economic woes of the post-Civil War South but it quickly rebounded. It only took a few years for the city to reclaim its important shipping and trading position and to develop a solid manufacturing base. The post-Civil War years of the late 19th century brought a new found prosperity to Nashville. These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, which can still be seen around the downtown area.
Since the 1970s, the city has experienced tremendous growth, particularly during the economic boom of the 1990s under the leadership of Mayor (now-Tennessee Governor) Phil Bredesen, who made urban renewal a priority, and fostered the construction or renovation of several city landmarks, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Public Library downtown, the Sommet Center, and LP Field.
For more information please visit the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, 150 Fourth Avenue North, +1 615 259-4730, [3]
Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°F) 46 51 61 70 78 85 89 88 82 71 59 49
Nightly lows (°F) 28 31 39 47 57 65 70 68 61 49 40 32

Check Nashville's 7 day forecast at NOAA
Nashville sits in the middle of a geographic region known as the Nashville Basin. It is surrounded by the Cumberland Highlands and is bordered by the Cumberland Plateu to the east. The Nashville Basin is characterized by rich, fertile farm country and high natural wildlife diversity.
Nashville has cool, relatively short winters and hot, humid summers, with long spells of spring and autumn in between. Winter temperatures commonly hover slightly above freezing, and a fair amount of light snow generally falls throughout the months of December to February, though large storms of 6-plus inches in a day do occur every few years. Nashville can be prone to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes during the spring and fall months. Summers are hot, but no more than the rest of the southeastern U.S. with temperatures around 90*F (32*C) during the day.

By car

Nashville is a nexus of several interstate highways, including I-65 (north-south), I-40 (east-west), and I-24 (northwest-southeast). The various highways sometimes merge and split without the typical exit-offramp design, so travellers should consult maps[12] before attempting to navigate the area. There is easy access to/from Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Louisville, among others.

By bus

Greyhound, 200 8th Ave, +1 615 255-3556, [13]. Located right Downtown south of Broadway.

Get around

By bus

Nashville MTA, +1 615 862-5969, [14]. Operates routes throughout downtown and the surrounding area. $1.60 for an adult local fare, with no transfers allowed. An all-day pass for an adult is $4.80.
Nashville's bus system is designed around a central station. The schedule accommodates a 9AM-5PM schedule with limited late night service. Route maps and schedules are subject to change but are available from the Nashville MTA website. [15].

By train

The Music City Star, +1 615 862-8833, [16]. Commuter train runs Monday - Friday. The train runs from Lebanon to Downtown's Riverfront Station. One-Way tickets purchased at the platform are $5 each. There are two shuttle services that transport people for no extra charge, passengers use their Music City Star ticket to board. Shuttle 93 goes up Broadway, West End, and around the Vanderbilt area. Shuttle 94 loops through Downtown. .If you wish to go to any other place in the city, you can catch the Downtown Shuttle at the Riverfront Station and exit at the downtown bus mall then catch the bus that is going to your destination.^ BARBARA JEAN I want to thank you for all your good wishes.
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^ BARNETT I appreciate your concern, but she has to rest, so you can go on home.
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By car

Car is always your best bet. Average speed on highways ranges from 55-70 mph, while city streets are generally 35 mph unless otherwise posted.
I-40, I-65, and I-24 are the major interstate highways that run through Nashville.
Several car rental options are:
  • Alamo, 1-800-327-9633
  • Avis, 1-800-230-4898
  • Budget, 1-800-572-0700
  • Dollar, 1-800-800-3665
  • Enterprise, 1-800-736-8222
  • Hertz, 1-800-654-3131
  • National, 1-800-227-7368
  • Thrify, 1-800-847-4389
Taxi's are also very prevalent in Nashville, especially Downtown.
  • Broadway Limo [17]. 615-818-5716 Bus, Limousine, and Town Car Service.
Several taxi companies that operate in Nashville are:
  • Allied Cab, +1 615 885-1499
  • Music City Taxi, +1 615 262-0451
  • Checker Cab, +1 615 615-256-7000
  • Metro Cab, +1 615 615-365-3434

See

Nashville is a very historic town and as such, many of its attractions are restorations or museums.
  • AT&T Building. An instantly recognizable downtown Nashville landmark, the AT&T Building, built in 1994 at 333 Commerce Street, is the tallest building in the state of Tennessee and can be seen from quite some distance if the hills aren't in your way. Its two tall spires on the building have earned it the nickname, "The Batman Building."  edit
  • Midtown Nashville, [18]. Located in the Vanderbilt University/West End area, midtown Nashville is replete with restaurants, art galleries, and landmark buildings such as the Parthenon in Centennial Park.  edit
  • Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge. Built between 1907 and 1909, the bridge was used for automobile traffic between East Nashville and Downtown. The bridge has recently been converted to a pedestrian bridge, and offers a spectacular view of the riverfront and downtown skyline. It is a very popular and convenient route to the Titan's football stadium.  edit
  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave S, +1-800-852-6437, [19]. Daily 9AM-5PM except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days.. Regularly changing exhibits and live performances make this Nashville landmark someplace to visit often. The original Country Music Hall of Fame was built in 1967 and lasted until 2000 when they moved into their new $37 million dollar location. Ticket packages for guided or audio tours also available, as well as combining a tour with the RCA Studio B and the Ryman Auditorium. Adult $17.95, Youth $8.95, Children under 5 free..  edit
  • Music Valley Wax Museum, 2515 McGavock St, +1-615-883-3612. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day hours are 9AM-9PM, otherwise they are 9AM-5PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.. See over 50 country music stars dressed in their stage outfits as well as hundreds of autographs on the "Sidewalk of the Stars." Adults $3.50, Children (6-12) $1.50, Children under 5 free.  edit
  • Musica, [20]. Revealed in 2003, Musica is a 38 foot tall sculpture featuring 9 nude dancing figures created by Alan Lequire and is in a roundabout in the heart of Music Row.  edit
  • Belle Meade Plantation, 5025 Harding Road, +1-615-356 0501 (group sales: 1-800-270-3991), [21]. Tours by costumed guides available M-Sa 9:30AM-4PM, Su 11:30AM-4PM. .Featuring the mansion built in 1853 and restored, as well as the carriage house from 1890 and one of the oldest log cabins in Tennessee, built in 1790. There is a great deal of history associated with the plantation starting from before the American Civil War.^ ANGLE TOWARD RUNWAY The orange ambulance has moved into the area near the plane and there seems to be a great deal at activity.
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    Excellent, highly interesting guided tours of the plantation mansion are offered by the local heritage society.
    Adult $11, Seniors $10, Children 6-12 $5, Children under 6, Free.  edit
  • Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, 600 James Robertson Parkway, 615-741-5280, [22]. A fascinating state park stretched out in front of the state capital building. Features a giant map of the state, monuments recounting the history of the state since prehistoric times, a carillon, and more. In the summer, the fountains are often filled with splashing kids. The park is located right next to the farmers market, which includes a food court, fish market, nursery, as well as the expected vendors hawking fruits and vegetables. The Nashville Business Journal's Book of Lists ranks Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park as Nashville's #1 Tourist Attraction.  edit
  • Belmont Mansion, 1900 Belmont Blvd, +1-615-460-5459, [23]. M-Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 1PM-4PM. Closed Memorial Day. An approximate one hour guided tour of 16 rooms in the mansion. Also walk the grounds to examine the marble statues and cast iron ornaments in the gardens. Adults $8, Seniors $7, Children (6-12) $3.  edit
  • Fort Negley. A civil-war era fort partially reconstructed by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Taken by Union forces early in the war, Nashville quickly became second most fortified city in the US during the Civil War because it was seen as crucial to supplying troops engaged on the war's western front. The 1864 Battle of Nashville -- a failed attempt by the Confederate army to retake the city -- raged throughout what are now the residential and commercial districts on the fringes of the city. Fort Negley is one of the few remaining reminders of this time period. Much of the work on the fort was done by slaves and freed blacks who were rounded up and forced to work on the structure. The fort was closed for years (allegedly because it reminded many Nashvillians of the Union occupation), but reopened in 2004 with new boardwalks and interpretive signs.  edit
  • The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane, +1-615-889-2941, [24]. Daily 9AM-5PM, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and the 3rd week of January. The former home of US President Andrew Jackson is full of his family's personal possessions, and is adorned with much of the furniture that they personally purchased. It was one of the first historic preservation projects in the state of Tennessee. This was accomplished by the Ladies' Hermitage Association which was modeled after the Mount Vernon Ladies Association that had restored George Washington's home. Plan for a two hour tour with a moderate amount of walking. No cameras, video cameras, food, or drink are allowed within the Hermitage or the exhibit gallery. Security precautions are taken and the Hermitage asks that all backpacks or large bags be left in your vehicle. Adults $12, Seniors $11, Students (13-18) $11, Children (6-12) $5, Children 5 and under free. Family pass for 2 adults and 2 children, $34..  edit
  • Tennessee State Capitol (Union Fort Johnson). Guided tours available M-F 9AM-4PM. Closed all holidays. Free.  edit
    Tennesse State Capitol
    Tennesse State Capitol
  • Tennessee State Museum, 505 Deadrick St, +1-615-741-2692 or +1-800-407-4324, [25]. Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. With over 70,000 square feet of exhibit space, this is one of the nation's largest state museums. Its permanent exhibits are split into several categories, including: Prehistoric, Frontier, Age of Jackson, Antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction. Free (a few temporary have an admission charge).  edit
  • Yazoo Brewery, 1200 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203, +1-615-320-0290, [26]. 2:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:30PM, 5:30PM. Yazoo Brewing Company is brewed and bottled in downtown Nashville. The Brewery offers tours ONLY on Saturdays, when they're not brewing. .You'll get to walk through all parts of the brewery and learn how the beers are made.^ AL Want you all to save a dime every day and next Saturday we'll take up a collection and give it all to Billy Apple's wife.
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    ^ TRIPLETTE You don't know how pleased he'll be.
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    .With your admission you'll also receive a complimentary Yazoo pint glass and samples of beers during the tour. $7.
    ^ DELBERT Okay, I'll get you your money.
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    ^ Well, you'll get it, skin as sensitive as yours.
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  • Adventure Science Center, +1-615-862-5160, [27]. Formerly the Cumberland Science Museum, it's been remodeled recently. .You should be able to get in for under ten bucks, and they have a lot of interesting exhibits which change every few weeks.  edit
  • General Jackson Showboat, 2800 Opryland Dr, +1-615-458-3900, [28].^ INT. DEMON'S DEN The MANAGER carefully looks at SUELEEM. MANAGER I can only give you fifty a week here and ten bucks for the benefit.
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    Get a meal and a show on this classically styled 300 foot long paddlewheel boat. Midday cruises, including buffet and show, $38.95 plus tax for adults and $21.95 for kids 4-11. Dinner cruises range from $44.95 to $74.95 for adults and $27.95 to $42.95 for kids. Shows and schedules vary throughout the year.  edit
  • Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Rd, 615-833-1534, [29]. April through October from 9AM-6PM. November through March from 9AM-4PM. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Inclement weather may cause an unannounced closing for safety.. .Displaying many animals and hosting activities for the family, including a large playground with two-story netting that you can swing onto (off a rope), or just jump and roll around on.^ KENNY Well I've been following him around Just listening to him --He says he can really win -- I bet he can too - - JOAN You must really like him.
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    The zoo is getting bigger and better every day. Two recent additions include an aviary where you can feed lorikeets nectar by hand, and an amazing hand-carved wooden carousel.
    April through October is $11 for adults, $9.50 for seniors (65+), and $7 for children (3-12), November through March, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children.  edit
Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry
  • Grand Ole Opry, 2812 Opryland Dr, +1-615-889-9490, [30]. . The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music radio program and concert broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, every Friday and Saturday night, as well as Tuesdays from March through December. It is the oldest continuous radio program in the United States, having been broadcast on WSM since October 5, 1925.  edit
  • Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave N, +1-615-889-3060, [31]. Daily 9AM-4PM for tours. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Completed in 1892 as the Union Gospel Tabernacle as commissioned by riverboat Captain Thomas Green Ryman, a newly converted southern evangelist. The Ryman has earned its mark in history by hosting the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 and is now a fantastically intimate setting for concerts of all genres. .It has been named Pollstar's "America's Theatre of the Year" for two years in a row, as well as one of CitySearch's top ten "Best Places to Hear Live Music." Adults $8.50 for the standard tour or $11.75 to add the backstage tour, Children (4-11) $4.25 or $7.50 respectively..^ CUT TO: 74 EXT. ROOMING HOUSE - MORNING KENNY stands on the front porch or one of the many rooming houses near Music Row.
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  • Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, +1-615-383-1461, [32]. With its unlikely location in a strip mall in Green Hills, has long been the destination of choice for local and national songwriters, fans of songwriters, and label scouts. Expect schmoozing, sets in-the-round, and lines around the block. Keep in mind, though, that quiet is requested at all times during a performance.  edit
  • Nashville Symphony, One Symphony Place, +1-615-687-6500, [33]. The Nashville Symphony is in the newly built Schermerhorn Symphony Center and offers a variety of concerts throughout the year. For those on a budget be sure to visit the Free Day of Music offered by the Center in early October.  edit
  • Parks and Recreation, [34]. , Nashville offers 113 different park properties on over 10,570 acres, and seven municipal golf courses. These parks offer something for everyone, including both passive and active recreation. Activities include: senior programs, special population programs, cultural arts classes, dog parks, a variety of trails, nature programs, sports leagues, art galleries, and much more.  edit
Some of the highlights of Nashville Parks and Recreation:
  • Centennial Park, West End Avenue at 25th Avenue. Features a nice duck pond, where you can get up close with the ducks and feed them, as well as a real steam engine train, dating back in the 1800's and a fighter jet on a large, metal stand, to give the appearance of flight.  edit
  • The Parthenon, located in ''Centennial Park'', [35]. Tu-Sa 9AM-4:30PM. Also Su 12:30PM-4:30PM from June to August.. Originally created for Tennessee's Centennial Exposition, this monument was such a well-received attraction that a permanent form was constructed. It maintains the dimensions of the original Athens Parthenon to within a quarter of an inch (at 2/3 the scale), though constructed mainly of concrete as opposed to marble. Inside stands a replica of the statue of the goddess Athena thought to have existed in the original Parthenon. Adults $6, Seniors $3.50, Children 5-17 $3.50, Children under 4 free.  edit
  • Nashville Golf, [36]. Metro Parks offers seven golf courses. All courses are open seven days a week through Labor day- 7:00 a.m. to dark on week ends, and 8:00 a.m. to dark on week days. After Labor Day new hours will go into affect. Check courses for details. The seven golf courses are:  edit
  • Harpeth Hills Golf Course, 2424 Old Hickory Blvd, +1-615-862-8493, [37].  edit
  • McCabe Golf Course, 46th & Murphy Road, +1-615-862-8491, [38].  .'do', 'Nashville');return false;" title="click to edit McCabe Golf Course">edit
  • Percy Warner Golf Course, Forrest Park Drive, +1-615-352-9958, [39].^ You can see her tomorrow at Percy Warner Park...
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    ^ Percy Warner Park'.
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    ^ Behind him is Percy Warner Park and the Parthenon.
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  • Shelby Golf Course, 20th & Fatherland, +1 615'' 862-8474, [40].  edit
  • Ted Rhodes Golf Course, 1901 Ed Temple Blvd, +1-615-862-8463, [41].  edit
  • Two Rivers Golf Course, Two Rivers Parkway, +1-615-889-2675, [42].  edit
  • VinnyLinks, 2009 Sevier Street, +1-615-880-1720.  edit
  • Radnor Lake, Otter Creek Road, +1-615-373-3467, [43]. 6AM to sunset. Visitor Center Su-Th 9AM-5PM, Fr-Sa 8AM-4:30PM.. Often called "Nashville's Walden," Radnor Lake was formed when the railroad companies dammed up a small stream to provide a reliable water source for their railroad yards. Although it is in the heart of a residential suburb south of town, hikers on the miles of trails around the pond feel like they are in the heart of the wilderness.  edit
  • Centennial Sportsplex, 222 25th Avenue N, +1-615-862-8480, [44]. . Located in Centennial Park. Featuring two indoor ice skating rinks, two pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a fitness room. Call or check online for the schedules, as they vary from month to month. The Sportsplex is also a practice location for the Nashville Predators professional hockey team. Ice skating admission is $6 with skate rentals available for $2. Memberships are available..  edit
  • Nashville Predators, [45]. . The local NHL hockey team plays their home games at the Sommet Center, which is on Broadway in the heart of downtown. In May of 1998 the Predators were named the 27th franchise in league history and their first playoff game came in 2004. Tickets start at $19 and are available through Ticketmaster..  edit
  • Nashville Sounds, +1-615-242-4371, [46]. The local minor league baseball team currently plays in Greer Stadium, but talks about a brand new stadium are ongoing. General admission tickets $6, reserved seats $10..  edit
  • Tennessee Titans, [47]. .The local NFL football team plays their home games at LP Field, (formerly Adelphia Coliseum), which is located across the river from downtown (it's big, you'll see it).^ I'll see you in the morning.
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    ^ BARNETT We'll see you tomorrow.
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    ^ Look, I'll see you in the morning.
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    Once the Houston Oilers, the team was reborn as the Tennessee Titans in 1999.
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  • Vanderbilt University Athletics, [48]. The Vanderbilt Commodores are one of Nashville's great sports attractions. As members of the Southeastern Conference they compete with a wide range of colleges and universities throughout the southeast United States. The Commodores consistently hold their own in the SEC despite being the perennial underdog.  edit
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, [49]. M-W 10AM-5:30PM, Th 10AM-8PM, Fr 10AM-9PM, Sa 10AM-5:30PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, shortened hours the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Featuring 24,000 sq. feet of gallery space with exhibits from local through to regional and all the way to international artists. The Frist strives to be a family friendly museum and as such has created ArtQuest, a colorful space with 30 interactive stations.  edit
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), 505 Deaderick St, +1-615-782-4000, [50]. TPAC, as it is known, is home to HCA/TriStar Broadway at TPAC, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and other special engagements.  edit
  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, 1200 Forrest Park Dr, +1-615-356-800, [51]. Tu-Sa 9:30AM-4:30PM, Su 11AM-4:30PM. Closed on every Monday except for Memorial Day and Labor Day. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's day, as well as the second Saturday in June. A 55 acre estate built by the founders of Maxwell House coffee on the fringes of the city featuring an art museum and a beautiful botanical garden. The art museum features American and Europeans exhibits. Adults $10, Seniors $8, College Students $5, Children 3-13 $5, Children under 3 free. The most any family will pay is $30, thanks to an admission cap..   edit
  • Hatch Show Print, 316 Broadway, +1-615-256-2805. Visit this traditional printing shop that uses letterpresses to create posters for entertainment events to see them prepare some posters. As the Hatch brothers allegedly put it, "Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms."  edit
Kirkland Hall, Vanderbilt University
Kirkland Hall, Vanderbilt University
  • Vanderbilt University, [52]. One of America's top 20 universities, Vanderbilt is home to just over 11,000 undergraduate and professional students. Vanderbilt offers 66 major fields of study in the arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, and human development, as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees.
  • Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), [53]. In Murfreesboro.
  • Austin Peay State University, [54]
  • Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd, +1 615 460-6000, [55]. A private university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in over 65 different studies. Belmont University hosted the United States Presidential Townhall debate on October 7th, 2008 [56].
  • Fisk University, 1000 17th Ave N, +1 615 329-8500, [57]. Fisk University has a long history. It is a liberal arts college that was founded in 1866 to educate freed slaves and has since then seen many distinguished graduates.
  • Lipscomb University, Physical Address: 3901 Granny White Pike. Mailing Address: One University Park Drive, +1 615 966-1000, [58]. Lipscomb University is a private coeducational institution whose principal focus is undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, combined with a number of pre-professional fields and master’s degree programs. Its primary mission is to integrate Christian faith and practice with academic excellence.
  • Tennessee State University, 3500 John A Merritt Blvd, +1 615 963-5000, [59].
  • Trevecca Nazarene University, [60].
  • Aquinas College, 4210 Harding Rd, +1 615 297-7545, [61]. A private Catholic school with liberal arts and science curriculum.
  • Free Will Baptist Bible College, 3606 West End Ave, +1 615 844-5000, [62]. Founded in 1942, FWBBC now enrolls around 350 students per year and offers them a number of degree programs.
  • Nashville State Community College, [63].
  • Strayer University, [64].
  • Tennessee Foreign Language Institute, 227 French Landing Dr., Suite 100. +1 615 741-7579, [65]. One of a kind state-supported language institute offering classes on site and in the workplace in up to 141 languages, including ESL, and interpretation and translation services to government, business and the community at large.
  • Nossi College of Art, [66].
  • O'More College of Design, Franklin, [67].
  • The Art Institute of Tennessee- Nashville, [68].
  • Meharry Medical College, [69].
  • Volunteer State Community College, [70].
  • Watkins College of Art and Design, [71].

Buy

Popular tourist souvenirs include cowboy paraphernalia (boots, hats, etc) as well as any and all music themed items. Expect to find many local shops selling these items. Some downtown shops offer "buy 1, get 2 free" deals. Be sure to shop around.
Major shopping malls include:
  • Mall at Green Hills, [72]. I-440 exit 3 (Hillsboro Pk), located in Green Hills. This mall is Nashville's most over-priced and contains several high-end vendors. Dillards and Macy's are the anchor department stores. Other stores include Betsy Johnson, Apple, Gap, Burberry, Sephora, BCBG Max Azria, bebe, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Tiffany, Benetton, and Swarovski,
  • Hickory Hollow Mall, [73]. I-24 exit 59, located in Antioch. Antioch was once a nicer area of town, but has more recently become a higher crime area. It's best not to visit this mall in the evening hours. Senior Citizens in the area enjoy mall walking at this mall.
  • Opry Mills, [74]. Former location of the Opryland USA Theme Park, includes mostly outlet stores, specialized clothes shops like Brooks Brother and Forever 21, and a IMAX and a Regal Cinema.
  • Rivergate Mall, [75]. Located in Goodlettsville.
  • Bellevue Center Mall, [76]. Located in Bellevue. Sears remains, but this mall is otherwise shut down entirely, waiting to be demolished.
  • 100 Oaks Mall, I-65 near exit 78. Formerly a mall, 100 Oaks's shopping options are the street level vendors. The building now houses new clinic facilities for Vanderbilt Medical Center. Remaining shops remain open.
For a less generic shopping experience:
  • 12 South District. Several fun (though pricey) vintage stores, including Katy K's Ranch Dressing (awesome country-western outfits), Savant, and Local Honey (on a side street, also has clothing by local designers). Also home to the Art House gallery.
  • East Nashville/5 Points, [77]. Head to Hip Zipper [78] & HUMANKIND thrift store [www.humankind-nashville.com] for vintage clothing, The Turnip Truck [79] for health food, or Art and Invention Gallery [80] for fine art and handmade jewelry.
  • Hillsboro Village, [81]. Short section of 21st Ave. just south of Vanderbilt. Home of Nashville's most popular used bookstore, BookMan/BookWoman; A Thousand Faces (jewelry and local art); Pangaea (quirky gifts); and a well-stocked kitchen goods and coffee store.
  • Peabody Shoe Repair Located in quaint Hillsboro Village, this shoe repair shop offers great deals on secondhand cowboy boots. Great place to find a bargain.
  • Grimey's, [82]. The best independent record store in town. Cramped, but has a good selection of vinyl and "pre-loved" music. Hosts free in-store performances by both local and nationally-known bands, usually in the afternoon or early evening.
  • Coolsprings Galleria, [83]. I-65 South exit 69.
  • Stones River Mall, [84]. I-24 East exit 78b.
  • Governers Square Mall, [85]. I-24 West exit 4.
  • Monell's, 1235 6th Ave North Nashville, TN 37208, +1-615-248-4747. Lunch: Monday - Friday 10:30AM - 2:00PM; Dinner: Tuesday -Saturday 5:00PM - 8:30PM; Country Breakfast: Saturday 8:30AM - 1:00PM, Sunday 8:30AM - 11:00AM; Sunday Meal: 11:00AM - 4:00PM. Located in historic Germantown, Monell's is a Nashville tradition. .They serve different meals every day and the good ol' home cookin' is sure not to disappoint!^ Sure not like the good old days.
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    ^ INT. SECOND RECORDING BOOTH - DAY They have entered a different control tooth.
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    Seating and serving are done family style, 13-14 per table. .More than likely you will sit with people you don't know.^ BARNETT You know better than that.
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    ^ I don't know who you are.
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    ^ You know, like sand and castles.
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    It is expected that you enjoy the company and meet new friends. First come, first serve. .No reservations and no cell phones allowed.  edit
  • Hermitage Cafe, 71 Hermitage Ave Nashville, TN 37210 (Just south of downtown on Hermitage Ave), +1-615-254-8871.^ KENNY No -- Just coming to Nashville, that's all.
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    Open 24 hours. This diner-coffeeshop is divey, friendly, cheap, greasy, and as southern as white gravy on fried chicken. .Perfect if you're drunk or a night owl, which most of the other customers here are (except at breakfast, which draws a mix of polite older couples and hungover kids).^ MARY You're kidding.
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    ^ You're into politics.
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    ^ BARBARA JEAN Well here, why don't you take her some of these flowers while you're at it.
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    An ancient cigarette machine and a well-stocked jukebox.
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  • Bobbie's Dairy Dip, 5301 Charlotte Ave Nashville, TN 37209, +1-615-292-2112. An endearingly dingy 50s ice cream stand on Charlotte Ave., recently revived into a popular summer mainstay that's popular with every demographic. Their hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries are some of Nashville's favorites, and the strawberry shortcake's great.  edit
  • Las Palmas. A pretty good Mexican place. .You can get a nice filling meal here for under ten bucks.^ BARBARA JEAN Then why are you listening to her - BARNETT Well, I have to go thank her for filling in and it's nice to know the tune she sang.
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    ^ INT. DEMON'S DEN The MANAGER carefully looks at SUELEEM. MANAGER I can only give you fifty a week here and ten bucks for the benefit.
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    There are several locations: 2615 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN +1-615-292-1902, 1905 Hayes St, Nashville, TN +1-615-322-9588, 15560 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN +1615-831-0432‎, Ste 105, 6688 Nolensville Rd, Brentwood, TN +1615-941-4756, 5511 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN +1-615-352-0313
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  • Las Paletas, 2907 12th Ave S Nashville, TN 37204 (On Kirkwood, in the Cypress Building), +1-615-386-2101. Tue-Sat 12PM-7PM. Save room after your Mexican meal for Las Paletas' homemade popsicles in exotic flavors! The Paz sisters ate them often when growing up in Mexico and have now brought us their own take on the treats. Hibiscus, basil, chocolate jalapeno, and rose petal are all delicious; so are the tamer versions, like mango, raspberry, chai tea, chocolate chip cookie, and Mexican caramel.  edit
  • Taste of India, 1805 Church St, Nashville, TN 37203, +1-616-327-5400. Mon-Fri 11AM-2:30PM, 5PM-10PM, Sat-Sun 11AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM. .If you're in midtown at midday, check out this little Indian place.^ LINNEA You're from out of town?
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    ^ REESE Need to have you check these out before he goes on that Walker benefit.
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    Its $6 lunch buffet is cheaper than that at Sitar down the block, and is more varied. Sitar's buffet is slightly more expensive but has a better reputation in the community and has won numerous awards.
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  • Swagruha, 900 Rosa L Parks Ave, Nashville, TN 37208 (Just north of the Capital Building in the Farmer's Market), +1-615-736-7001. Same Hours as Farmer's Market. .They have a basic menu that would satisfy most any Indian food craving and at $6.49 for a plate FULL of food, you won't go wrong.  edit
  • La Hacienda Taqueria, 2615 Nolensville Rd.^ DOCTOR Well, they are not going to see her tomorrow night, and I suggest you get on the phone and make the necessary arrangements.
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    ^ But if you're going to hunt down food, get enough so you won't have to do it again right away.
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    ^ BUD You go out in the woods and shoot targets -- Whoever shoots the most wins a live turkey OPAL How in the world did he get shot?
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    , +1-615-256-6142, [86]. Mon-Thurs 10AM-9PM, Fri 10AM-10PM, Sat 9AM-10PM, Sun 9AM-9PM. This popular restaurant serves some of Nashville's most authentic Mexican food. The tacos and shrimp cocktail are very popular. They also offer two local Mexican supermarkets in the area if you prefer to cook.  edit
  • Rotier's, 2413 Elliston Place Nashville, TN (near F.Y.E.), +1-615-327-9892, [87]. Mon-Fri 10:30AM-10PM Sat 9AM-10PM Closed Sunday. An old, friendly neighborhood joint whose hamburger and milkshake are consistently voted the best in Nashville. Get the grilled version of the cheeseburger -- basically a grilled cheese with a hamburger in it.  edit
  • Pizza Perfect, +1-615-329-2757 (21st Ave) and +1-615-646-7877 (Bellevue), [88]. Fabulous pizza, quite simply. Nashville isn't much of a town for pizza, but this place more than makes up for it. The plain slices are great, but even the fancier ones (like the Fantasy) don't gild the lily. Free liva jazz Thursday nights at the 21st Ave. location (between Vandy and Hillsboro Village); there's another smaller shop on Granny White/12th Ave. across from Lipscomb.  edit
  • The Arcade. It's an open-air 2-level arcade that runs between 4th Avenue North and 5th Avenue North. The Arcade primarily caters to the local downtown workers during the work week, but many great lunch restaurants can be found here, including Manny's House of Pizza, Phillip's Deli, and others. There are also several hairstylists, jewelers, florists, and other businesses. Be sure to visit the historic Peanut Shop.  edit
  • Woodlands Indian Vegetarian, 3415 West End Ave Nashville, TN 37203 (On West End between the exits from I-440 W and I-440 E. It's in a condo building and almost obscured by trees.), +1-615-463-3005. Amazing southern Indian food. Very long menu, but the servers are helpful. The specials are a good sampler.  edit
  • Bistro 215, 3821 Green Hills Village Drive, +1 615 385-3636, [89]. Fantastic food and wine. Closed as of Jan 2009
  • Boscos, 1805 21st Avenue South, +1 615 385-0050, [90]. Located in Hillsboro Village, this regional chain micro-brewery is a popular night restaurant, serving a wide variety of food with its beers.
  • Cafe Nonna, 4427 Murphy Road, +1 615 463-0133, [91]. Another well-liked Italian restaurant, this intimate neighborhood place keeps its menu small and its dishes impeccably prepared. With the fresh ingredients and simple preparation, you might as easily be in some Tuscan hill town. Located in Sylvan Park.
  • French Quarter Cafe, 823 Woodland Street, +1 615 227-3100, [92]. Located in East Nashville, this cafe tends to lean more towards being a bar with its billiards table, live music, and blacklights, but thats not to say the food isn't any good. Reasonably authentic cajun and creole dishes severed in reasonably sized portions, instead of those chain restaurant portions that one person can't possibly eat. Muffulettas, po' boys, as well as red beans and rice are the big features. Average prices between $6 and $15.
  • Goldie's Deli, Murphy Rd, +1 615 292-3589. One of Nashville's best (and only) Jewish delis, located in Sylvan Park. Similar to Jersey Mike's, though a bit more expensive.
  • Jack's Barbeque, 415 Broadway, 615-254-5715, [93]. Don't miss this authentic Tennessee barbecue joint right beside the Ryman Auditorium. Located on Lower Broadway -- just look for the neon sign featuring flying pigs! Also at 334 West Trinity Lane, +1 615 228-9888. $3-4 (sandwich), $7-11 (entree plate).  edit
  • Maggiano's Little Italy, 3106 West End Avenue, (a few blocks south of Vanderbilt University), +1 615 514-0270 (fax: +1 615 514-0271, carryout: +1 615 514-0275, banquet: +1 615 514-0280), [94]. A busy Italian restaurant, serving Southern Italian meals, most famously in "family style", portions that are more than large enough to share. Reservations recommended for parties of any size. Open for lunch and dinner, seven days.
  • Pancake Pantry, 1796 21st Avenue South, +1 615 383-9333, [95]. A Nashville landmark and basically the best place in town for breakfast, anytime before 3PM. The frosted haired waitresses will call you "honey," and the pancakes will be better than you'd ever realized pancakes could be. Don't be daunted by the line snaking around the block on weekends; it moves quickly, and you get free coffee while you wait.
  • Rosepepper Grille and Cantina, 1907 Eastland Avenue, +1 615 227-4777. A neighborhood favorite for several years now, this popular and upbeat nouveau Mexican place is in East Nashville, a bit off the tourist's beaten path.
  • San Antonio Taco Company, or SATCO, 416 21st Avenue South, +1 615 327-4322. Always a favorite with Vandy kids, offering reliably so-so Tex-Mex food (very little meat on the tacos, and the guacamole has tons of pepper) and cheap buckets of beer. Right off the Vanderbilt campus. Stop by Ben & Jerry's next door for dessert. Caveat: Towing in this area can be ruthless. Check the signs wherever you park. If you go, get the queso and chips for around $3. It's the best thing on the menu and is enough for 2.
  • Sole Mio, 311 3rd Avenue South, +1 615 256-4013. Long considered one of Nashville's best Italian restaurants, this place excels even in its new, viewless location on 3rd Ave - and, impressively, manages to keep its prices low. Subtle variations on traditional dishes keep things interesting, and the service is great. Seafood dishes and homemade ravioli are great.
  • Sunset Grill, 2001 Belcourt Ave, (615) 386-3663, [96]. Lunch, Tues-Fri 11-3; Dinner, 5-10PM every night; Late Nite, 10-midnight (M-Th) or 10-1:30AM (Fri&Sat). Consistently voted one of Nashville's best restaurants, this friendly place in Hillsboro Village has an excellent, inexpensive late-night menu. Focuses on Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and has a large selection of fine wines. Best dessert and wine list!  edit
  • F. Scott's. Usually ranked as one of Nashville's best restaurants. If you go after 9PM on any night, all entrees are half price, which makes it quite affordable - not to mention atmospheric, as by that time there's a jazz band playing in the other room. Occasionally the chefs get overambitious and fall short, but most dishes - especially appetizers, vegetables, fowl, and beef - are fantastic. Dress smartly - F. Scott's is a popular destination for the upper crust of the area.
  • Margot. This quirky local restaurant at Five Points in East Nashville is considered by many to be Nashville best local chef owned restaurant. It features a seasonal menu that is frequently changed. Don't miss the hot chocolate topped with a homemade marshmellow for an after-dinner treat.
  • Saffire. Relaxed, upscale, and well worth the fifteen minutes on I-65 South, this restaurant in the Factory shopping center in Franklin has a reputation for excellent food. It's not too expensive, either, and often has live music.
  • The Big Bang, 701 Broadway # B20, Nashville, TN (Directly across the street from Honky Tonk Row and the Ryman Auditorium in the heart of Music City), (615) 242-9131, [97]. Tuesday - Thursday, 7 p.m. - 3 a.m. / Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. - 3 a.m.. Decent piano bar, but can be very rowdy at times.  edit
  • 3 Crow Bar, 1024 Woodland Street, +1-(615)-262-3345. Located in the Five Points area of East Nashville is the linchpin in a cluster of bars all within a stone's throw of one another: Red Door Saloon, which also has an outpost in midtown; The 5 Spot, a pleasant nonsmoking spot that often books local bands; Beyond the Edge, a large sports bar; the Alley Cat, a popular neighborhood hangout with good food selection; and more.  edit
  • 3rd and Lindsley, 818 3rd Avenue South (Just south of downtown and a little hard to find at the intersection of those two streets), +1-(615)-259-9891, [98]. 3rd and Lindsley offers loud country- and blues-rock from local and touring performers.  edit
  • Cafe Coco, 210 Louise Avenue, +1-(615)-321-2626. Isn't a bar, per se, but it does serve beer and remains open 24 hours every day. Expect to find studious Vandy kids, scene-making hipsters, and drunk everybody at night. Located just off Elliston behind the Exit/In.  edit
  • Douglas Corner Cafe, 2106 8th Avenue South, +1-(615)-298-1688, [99]. Another major venue for songwriters hoping to be discovered as well as established songwriters revisiting their old haunts. Open mic nights every week.  edit
  • Exit/In, 2208 Elliston Place, +1-(615)-321-3340, [100]. A standby for mid-level touring bands of all varieties for decades. Check out the names of past performers over the bar.  edit
  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 1010 Demonbreun Street, +1-(615)-259-7468, [101]. Huge assortment of beers available here.  edit
  • Graham Central Station, 128 2nd Avenue North, +1-(615)-251-9593, [102]. A multi-level complex of a dance club right downtown.  edit
  • Lipstick Lounge, 1400 Woodland Street, +1-(615)-226-6343, [103]. Initially opened as a lesbian bar, the lipstick lounge now considers itself "a bar for humans."  edit
  • Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row # 100 (Somewhat hard to find, on Cannery Row off 8th Ave. downtown.), +1-(615)-251-3020, [104]. A welcome new addition to the bar scene. Its many red pool tables, large deck, friendly vibe, and live band karaoke nights add to its charm. Often hosts nationally-known indie bands.  edit
  • Springwater, 115 27th Avenue North, +1-(615)-320-0345, [105]. Located next to Centennial Park, this is one of Nashville's most reliable dive bars and often hosts underground and noisy local and touring bands. Once a speakeasy, later a hangout for Jimmy Hoffa, now host to a strange mix of local drunks, slumming Vandy kids, and musicians. Pool table, arcade games, good jukebox, good booker, a cheap beer-only bar, and a large screened-in cement block porch. Don't miss its regular Working Stiffs Jamboree.  edit
  • Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South, +1-(615)-255-3307, [106]. A bit of a time warp, especially located in the middle of the now trendy Gulch area of 12th Ave. Its excellent bluegrass and old-time Americana shows have drawn loyal patrons for decades.  edit
  • The Basement, 1604 8th Avenue South, +1-(615)-254-8006, [107]. Intimate (read: cramped); owner and man-around-town Mike Grimes books everything from country singer-songwriters to young noise bands. Above the venue is Grimey's, his record store that consistently is voted best independent record store in Nashville. A non-smoking, 21+ club.  edit
  • The Beer Sellar, 107 Church Street, +1-(615)-254-9464. Located downown this is a fun place; it sometimes has all-you-can-drink evenings for around $20. Go for their wide selection of beers.  edit
  • The End, 2219 Elliston Place, +1-(615)-321-4457. Located just across from Exit/In, it regularly books reliable indie rock bands, both local and nationally known.  edit
  • The Stage, 412 Broadway, (615) 726-0504, [108]. Good music nightly on the stage at this spacious two-floor honky tonk in the center of downtown Nashville.  edit
  • Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, 422 Broadway (Corner of Broadway and 2nd Street), +1-(615)-726-0463, [109]. Tootsie's is one of the few denizens of lower Broad that looks like it's been there for half a century - and it has. An old honkytonk where many major country stars got their starts.  edit
  • Wild Horse Saloon, 120 2nd Avenue North, +1-(615)-902-8200, [110]. Located downtown, it offers line-dancing lessons during the day. It is conveniently located near quite a few other bars and clubs aimed at country music fans and tourists downtown, most of which tend to be bustling on weekends.  edit
  • Windows on the Cumberland, 112 2nd Avenue North, +1-(615)-251-0097, [111]. Offering a good beer selection, a great view of the river, and even better live bands, especially jazz.  edit
  • CREMA, 15 Hermitage Ave, +1-(615)-824-3855, [112]. Relatively new Cafe about a mile south of downtown. Known for its made-crafted coffee creations and their wide selection of baked goods. Wifi friendly.  edit
  • Bongo Java, 2007 Belmont Blvd. Nashville, TN 37212 (across from Belmont University), [113]. The first and most relaxed in a very successful local mini-chain of quirky coffeehouses, Bongo Java is a meeting place for the young, the arty, and the students at Belmont University just across the street. Linger for hours on the huge porch over several cups of their incredibly strong, flavorful coffee, and take advantage of the free computer, wifi, and chess set use.  edit
  • Drinkhaus Espresso & Tea, 500 Madison St., Nashville, TN 37208, +1-(615)-255-5200, [114]. A relatively new coffee house in Germantown, just north of downtown. Known for it's Panini sandwiches and Gelato, as well as smooth, rich espresso. Wifi for you and toys for any kids you might bring.  edit
  • Music City Hostel, 1809 Patterson St, +1 615 692-1277, [115]. Dorm beds at $25 per night, private rooms at $70 per night.
  • Alexis Inn & Suites Nashville Airport-Opryland, 600 Ermac Dr, +1 615 889-4466. $50-$109. [116] Great amenities, Free Hot breakfast, Free Hi-Speed internet, Airport Shuttle. All non smoking hotel and location.
  • Best Western - Convention Center, 711 Union St, +1 615 242-4311. Located on the site of James K. Polk's home. Free parking and continental breakfast. $87-$145. [117]
  • Best Western - Music Row, 1407 Division St, +1 615 242-1631, [118]. Located in the heart of "Music Row." Pet friendly, free breakfast. $60-$79
  • Club-Hotel Nashville Inn & Suites, 2435 Atrium Way, +1 615 883-0500. $50-$109. [119] Deluxe Hot breakfast, Free Hi-Speed internet, Airport Shuttle, Fitness Center, great outdoor pool and evening manager's cocktail reception. Meeting rooms available for meetings and training. Fully smoke free hotel and facility.
  • Days Inn - Coliseum, 211 N 1st St, +1 615 254-1551, $65-$120. [120]
  • Days Inn - Opryland, 3312 Dickerson Rd, +1 615 228-3421. $58-$65. [121]
  • Suburban Hotel - South, 3910 Central Pike, +1 615 871-0678, [122]. $49+ nightly or $180+ weekly.
  • Best Western Suites - Opryland, 201 Music City Cir, +1 615 902-9940, [123]. All-suite hotel with refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in rooms. Free breakfast, pool, sauna and fitness center. Approx $100.
  • Comfort Inn Downtown Nashville, 1501 Demonbreun Street. Pet-friendly downtown Nashville hotel with microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers, and free wireless high-speed internet in all rooms. Approx. $79-$100. [124]
  • Country Inns & Suites - East Nashville, 3423 Percy Priest Dr, +1 615 277-1099[125]. Clean and quite hotel just 10 mins from almost everything. Across the road from the beautiful Percy Priest lake. Free breakfast, pool, fitness center. Approx $80.
  • Country Inns & Suites - East Nashville, 3423 Percy Priest Dr, +1 615 277-1099[126]. Clean and quite hotel just 10 mins from almost everything. Across the road from the beautiful Percy Priest lake. Free breakfast, pool, fitness center. Approx $80.
  • Courtyard by Marriott - Airport, 2508 Elm Hill Pike, +1 615 883-9500, [127]. Under going renovations to improve its look and feel. $139.
  • Gaylord Opryland Resort, 2800 Opryland Dr, +1 615 889-1000, [128]. Featuring 9 acres of indoor gardens, rivers and pathways, all under climate-controlled glass atriums! Built on the site of the Opryland Theme Park, the Opryland Resort is located right next to Opry Mills mall. The hotel itself is a wonderful attraction, even if you aren't staying the night. $139-$179.
  • Guest House Inn and Suites, 1909 Hayes Street, 615 329-1000, [129]. Located off of West End Ave. convenient to downtown, Vanderbilt, West End area restaurants and hospitals. Free shuttle, 108 rooms and suites.
  • Holiday Inn Express - Downtown, 920 Broadway, [130]. Located right in the center of the action in downtown Nashville. Complimentary breakfast, high-speed internet. Approx $110-150.
  • Holiday Inn Select - Vanderbilt, 2613 West End Ave, +1 615 327-4707, [131]. Located across the street from Centennial Park and only 2 miles from the city center. 300 rooms, pet friendly, outdoor pool and high-speed internet. $110-$145.
  • Homewood Suites Nashville Downtown (Homewood Suites Downtown Nashville), 706 Church St (Corner of Church St. and 7th Avenue.), 615 742 5550, [132]. checkin: 3:00PM; checkout: 12:00PM. Located in the historic Doctor's Building, right in the heart of downtown Nashville. An all suite property with full functioning kitchens, free high speed internet, and complimentary hot breakfast bar. Beautifully restored in 2007 and only upscale, extended stay in downtown area. $99-$179.  edit
  • Hotel Preston, 733 Briley Parkway, +1 615 361-5900, [133]. Hotel Preston is an attractive hotel that is well located. Outdoor pool, pet friendly, high-speed wireless internet. Room prices can range between $86-$130.
  • Loews - Vanderbilt, 2100 West End Ave, +1 615 320-1700, [134] One of 16 in this luxury hotel chain. $135-$220.
  • Millennium Maxwell House, 2025 MetroCenter Blvd, +1 615 259-4343, [135]. $130-$150. Make sure to get your "Goo Goo" cluster candy bar, a Nashville production, at check in so you can thoroughly enjoy this "Country Music" themed hotel!
  • Ramada Limited - Coliseum, 303 Interstate Dr, +1 615 244-6690, [136]. Located right next to the football stadium. Limit one car per room during football games and special events. Guitar shaped outdoor pool. $80-$200.
  • Sheraton Music City, 777 McGavok Pike, +1 615 885-2200, [137]. $130-$150.
  • Courtyard by Marriott - Vanderbilt/West End, 1901 West End Ave, +1 615 327-9900, [138]. Free high-speed internet and complimentary shuttle service. $170-$210.
  • The Hermitage Hotel, 231 Sixth Ave N, 1-888-888-9414, [139]. An upscale hotel with a beautiful lobby and rooms, as well as fantastic dining. Be sure to check out the famous men's room near the lobby. Approx $300.
  • The Hutton Hotel, 1808 West End Ave, 1-615-340-9333, [140]. A new 4-Star hotel in Nashville's West End district. The on-site restaurant serves new American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainable seafood entrees and farm fresh produce from local growers, and an expansive wine list. Approx $225.
  • Marriott - Vanderbilt, 2555 West End Ave, +1 615 321-1300, [141]. Overlooking historic Vanderbilt University. High-speed internet available. Approx $200.
  • Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street, 1-615-255-8400, [142]. Newly renovated, located in the business district, and connected to the Convention Center. Approx $170.
  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center , Reservations: 888-777-6779 | Main Hotel Line: 615-889-1000 | Sales Office: 615-458-2800 | Address: 2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214 [143]. Rooms around $200 but if you get the special for the shows sometimes you can get a Room for $99. If you really want to splurge ask for the Cascades' or the Delta's Presidential Suite which has a rack of $ 3500 per night.
  • Union Station Hotel Wyndham, 1001 Broadway, 615-726-1001, [144].  edit

Stay safe

While Nashville is generally not thought of as a dangerous city, crime is a growing problem in some districts.
In 2009, Nashville was ranked by Forbes one of the top ten most dangerous cities in USA due to higher than average murders, forcible rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults.
North Nashville, especially the Bordeaux and MetroCenter districts, should be avoided by foot. Use caution when driving through the district at night.
Gang activity is present in the South and East Nashville districts. Use caution when driving through these areas at night.
Use caution when walking around Downtown Nashville at night, especially along the South Avenues of Broadway. Use designated parking and avoid leaving valuables in your vehicle. Panhandlers do exist around these areas, and numerous local professional and service agencies find that money given to panhandlers often only enables their self-destructive behaviors like alcoholism and drug addiction.

Cope

Unlike the more conservative suburbs surrounding it, the city of Nashville has a more relaxed atmosphere when it comes to dealing with alternative sexualities and lifestyles. Also, it should be noted that while Nashville is liberal compared to neighboring regions, homosexuality in general is still a subject of much distaste for most residents. Gay and lesbian travelers will probably be better received if they are discreet in public.
In Nashville there is a growing gay entertainment district featuring a number of gay clubs, dance halls, lounges, restaurants and sex clubs on Church Street between 12th and 22nd Avenue with very chic spots offering lively, classy entertainment. LGBT individuals are mostly accepted in the areas of Downtown, West Nashville, Hillsboro, and in some areas East Nashville, with South Nashville (and especially North Nashville) being less friendly.
  • The Tennessean, [145]. The main daily newspaper.
  • The City Paper, [146]. A free weekday newspaper, smart and fast.
  • Metromix, [147]. Formerly known as All the Rage, A free weekly entertainment guide for Nashville.
  • Nashville Scene, [148]. Nashville's oldest and largest weekly, now run by the Village Voice, [149]. Excellent entertainment news and reliable features, plus useful special issues (Annual Manual, Dining Guide, You're So Nashville If..., College Guide, Best of Nashville, etc.): very biased.
  • Fall Creek Falls, [150]. A spectacular waterfall located on the rim of the Cumberland Plateau, several hours outside of Nashville.
  • Jack Daniel's Distillery, [151]. Located an 1.5 hours away in Lynchburg, the distillery still makes Tennessee Sour Mash Whisky the way Mr. Daniel did. Tours are available, but don't expect a tasting; the distillery is in a dry county! (The lemonade given out out the tour's end, however, is held in high esteem.)
  • George A. Dickel, [152]. Located about an hour from Nashville in Tullahoma, this distillery has been making whiskey since 1870 from a "secret mash of corn, barley and rye" [153] that is barrel-aged for about 12 years!
  • Natchez Trace Parkway, [154]. The 444-mile long parkway follows the same path used by travelers from Nashville to Natchez, Mississippi during the early 19th Century. It begins in the southwest part of Nashville along Highway 100 about 10 miles outside of the city. 8 miles south from the parkway entrance in Williamson County is the nation's first segmentally constructed concrete arch bridge. The parkway provides spectacular views of the rolling hills in Tennessee.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an International Biosphere Reserve that straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. The park is about a 3 1/3 hours drive east of Nashville, so it would be more than you could do in a day, but certainly worth a weekend trip!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nickname: "Music City"
Coordinates: 36°10′00″N, 86°47′00″WLatitude: 36°9′60″N
Longitude: 86°46′60″W
Country United States
State Tennessee
Counties Davidson County
History  
Founded: 1779
Incorporated: 1806
Government  
 - Mayor Karl Dean (D)
Population  
 - City (2005) 607413 (consolidated)
552120 (balance)
 - Metro 1498836
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 37201–37250
Website: http://www.nashville.gov/
.Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee.^ Nashville-Davidson is the state capital and second-largest city in Tennessee and is located in the north-central part of the state on the Cumberland River .
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^ Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.
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^ Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
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.It is the second most populous city in the state after Memphis.^ Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
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^ Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee, after Memphis.
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^ Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of Tennessee, after Memphis.
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.It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state.^ Nashville-Davidson is the state capital and second-largest city in Tennessee and is located in the north-central part of the state on the Cumberland River .
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^ Nashville lies on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state.
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^ It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state.
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.Nashville is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, and transportation industries.^ Nashville is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, banking and transportation industries.
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^ Nashville is also a major hub for the health care and publishing industries.
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^ Nashville is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, and transportation industries.
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.Nashville has a consolidated city-county government which includes seven smaller municipalities in a two-tier system.^ Nashville-Davidson city is consolidated with Davidson County.
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^ Nashville TN has a consolidated city-county government which includes seven smaller municipalities in a two-tier system.
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^ Nashville has a consolidated city-county government which includes seven smaller municipalities in a two-tier system.
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.The population of Nashville-Davidson County stood at 607,413 as of 2005,[1][2] according to United States Census Bureau estimates.^ Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.
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^ Nashville-Davidson city is consolidated with Davidson County.
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^ Population of Nashville: 413,511 .

.The 2005 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,498,836,[3] making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.^ Nashville is the second most populous city in the state after Memphis, although its Metropolitan Statistical Area population exceeds that of Memphis.
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^ The 2006 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,486,695 making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.
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^ The 2005 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,498,836 making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.
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Contents

History

Main article: History of Nashville, Tennessee
.Nashville was founded by James Robertson and a party of Wataugans in 1779, and was originally called Fort Nashborough, after the American Revolutionary War hero Francis Nash.^ Led by resourceful pioneer James Robertson, they built a primitive fort and named it Nashborough after General Francis Nash, a hero in the United States Revolutionary War.
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^ Fort Nashborough, built at the site and named for American Revolutionary War general Francis Nash, became the centre of the new community.
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^ They built forts on both sides of the river, naming one of them Fort Nashborough in honor of Francis Nash, a Revolutionary War general.
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.Nashville quickly grew because of its prime location, accessibility as a river port, and its later status as a major railroad center.^ With a prime location close to Gaylord Opryland and great entertainment, our Nashville hotel offers warm Southern hospitality, an inviting atmosphere and excellent services.
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^ Its central location makes it a prime hotel destination for those looking to explore the greater Nashville area while maintaining close proximity to downtown Nashville attractions and the airport.
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^ Red Roof Inns are conveniently located near attractions and businesses and are accessible from major interstates and hi .
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.In 1806, Nashville was incorporated as a city and became the county seat of Davidson County, Tennessee.^ Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.
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^ Nashville became the capital of Tennessee in 1843 and was the seat of Davidson County until 1963, when it merged with the county to become Nashville-Davidson.
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^ Nashville-Davidson city is consolidated with Davidson County.
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.In 1843, the city was named the permanent capital of the state of Tennessee.^ Nashville is the capital and the second most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
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^ Nashville is named the permanent capital of Tennessee.

^ Nashville, Tennessee, United States Nashville is capital of the state Tennessee .
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.By 1860, when the first rumblings of secession began to be heard across the South, antebellum Nashville was a very prosperous city.^ Ages 65+   Promotion Code: Welcome to Nashville, the Music City and the gateway to the South.
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^ People who wanted a tribute to the city of Nashville, or to country music, took the film very hard, as though the music and the city needed defending.
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^ The United Nations comes to Nashville for its first meeting away from New York City.

.The city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes.^ The city is a port of entry and an important industrial and commercial center serving the Upper South.
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.In February 1862, Nashville became the first state capital to fall to Union troops.^ Nashville, Tennessee, United States Nashville is capital of the state Tennessee .
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^ Federal troops occupy Nashville, the first southern capital to fall to the Union army.

^ Tennessee became the 16th state and Nashville was its capital.
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.Though the Civil War left Nashville in dire economic straits, the city quickly rebounded.^ The city was also of primary strategic importance during the Civil War, occupying a crucial location along the Cumberland River.
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^ Celebrity sightings, Civil War-era homes, wonderful music, museums and art galleries galore, and much more greet you in Nashville, Tennessee.
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^ Taken by Union forces early in the war, Nashville quickly became second most fortified city in the US during the Civil War because it was seen as crucial to supplying troops engaged on the war's western front.
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.Within a few years, the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and also developed a solid manufacturing base.^ Chartered as a city in 1806, Nashville developed as a river trade depot and manufacturing site for middle Tennessee and became the political centre of the state.
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^ DES plays an important role in the city's infrastructure, here are a few points: .
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.The post-Civil War years of the late 19th century brought a newfound prosperity to Nashville.^ Rocky Mount police arrested a Nashville man early Saturday and charged him with shooting a 25-year-old Rocky Mount man at his home late Friday.
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^ Other Nashville attractions include a replica of the ancient Greek Parthenon, inside which are paintings of from the 19th and 20th century and numerous mansions on display.
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^ Celebration of Nashville's bicentennial year begins, Century III. .

.These healthy economic times left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings, which can still be seen around the downtown area.^ An instantly recognizable downtown Nashville landmark, the Bellsouth Tower is the tallest building in Tennessee and can be seen from quite some distance when the hills aren't in your way.
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^ Currently, there are many plans of building multiple residential and business towers in the downtown area.
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^ Compared to other downtown communities around the United States, downtown Nashville still has very affordable products and is well below the density of cities like Chicago and New York.
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.It was the advent of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925, combined with an already thriving publishing industry, that positioned it to become "Music City USA". In 1963, Nashville consolidated its government with Davidson County and thus became the first major city in the United States to form a metropolitan government.^ Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County.
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^ Nashville is a major hub for the health care, music, publishing, banking and transportation industries.
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^ Grand Ole Opry begins.

.Since the 1970s, the city has experienced tremendous growth, particularly during the economic boom of the 1990s under the leadership of Mayor (now-Tennessee Governor) Phil Bredesen, who made urban renewal a priority, and fostered the construction or renovation of several city landmarks, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Public Library downtown, the Sommet Center, and LP Field.^ June groundbreaking for new downtown Country Music Hall of Fame.

^ Within minutes from downtown Nashville, the Sommet Center and oth .
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^ Nashville is the vibrant capital of Tennessee, also known as Music City.
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Nashville downtown overlooking the Cumberland River
.The Sommet Center (formerly Nashville Arena and Gaylord Entertainment Center) was built as both a large concert facility and as an enticement to lure either a National Basketball Association or National Hockey League (NHL) sports franchise.^ Nashville Arena renamed the Gaylord Entertainment Center on Aug.4th.

^ Within minutes from downtown Nashville, Gaylord Entertainment Center and...
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^ It is also home to professional sports franchises like the National Football League's Tennessee Titans and the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators.
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.This was accomplished in 1997 when Nashville was awarded an NHL expansion team which was subsequently named the Nashville Predators.^ The name Nashville Predators is chosen Sept.

^ While country music is what Nashville is most commonly known for, it also hosts concerts musicians from all genres, including gospel, jazz and R&B. Nashville is also home to professional sports teams the NFL's Tennessee Titans the NHL's Nashville Predators.
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^ Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team has been attending Nashville Predators hockey games for the past two years as a team building event.
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.LP Field (formerly Adelphia Coliseum) was built after the National Football League's (NFL) Houston Oilers agreed to move to the city in 1995. The NFL debuted in Nashville in 1998 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and LP Field opened in the summer of 1999. The Oilers changed their name to the Tennessee Titans and saw a season culminate in the Music City Miracle and a close Super Bowl game.^ Oilers name changes to Tennessee Titans and new logo chosen Dec.

^ Nashville is the vibrant capital of Tennessee, also known as Music City.
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^ Nashville council passes measures to aid Oilers' move to city.
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.Today the city along the Cumberland River is a crossroads of American culture, and easily the fastest-growing part of the Upper South and the territory between Atlanta and Texas.^ Today the city along the Cumberland River is a crossroads of American culture, and easily the fastest-growing part of the Upper South and the territory between Atlanta and Texas.
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^ The city was also of primary strategic importance during the Civil War, occupying a crucial location along the Cumberland River.
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^ Growing commerce has added to the liveliness and vibrance of this city and its rich southern culture.
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.Currently, there are many plans of building multiple residential and business towers in the downtown area, including the Signature Tower.^ We are convenient to area businesses and attractions including The ...
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^ Currently, there are many plans of building multiple residential and business towers in the downtown area.
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^ The buildings of downtown Nashville have been beautifully renovated and restored, including Ryman Auditorium, home of the original Grand Ole Opry.
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.If constructed, this will be the tallest building in both Nashville and Tennessee surpassing the BellSouth Building, and will also become the tallest building in the USA outside of New York and Chicago surpassing the Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta.^ Tennessee's first bank, the Bank of Nashville, is founded .

^ Ryan Fowler, Ben Hartsock among former Tennessee players now in New York readying for AFC Championship Game More By Terry McCormick .
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^ Nashville, Tennessee is part of a new way of life sweeping the South that focuses on a healthy body, soul, and mind.
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Geography

A satellite image of Nashville
.Nashville lies on the Cumberland River in the northwestern portion of the Nashville Basin.^ Nashville lies on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state.
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^ Nashville’s industrial development accelerated even further in the 1930s after cheap electric power became available from the Tennessee Valley Authority and from dams on the Cumberland River.
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^ The following are some places associated with "Nashville" Cumberland River (river, United States) Tennessee (state, United States) United States Other .
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.Nashville's topography ranges from 117 meters (385 ft) above sea level at the Cumberland River to 354 meters (1,160 ft) above sea level at its highest point.^ Fort Donelson was constructed on the banks of the Cumberland River to protect the city of Nashville from Northern aggression.
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[4]
.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1,362.6 km² (526.1 mi²).^ Nashville Vacations from Uptake Articles Nashville is an undeniably a popular city inthe United States so it is...
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^ To select another state, click on the United States link above To select another city in Tennessee, click on the Tennessee link above.
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^ Fort Negley is one of the few remaining reminders of the heinous battle that virtually destroyed the city during the United States Civil War.
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1,300.8 km² (502.3 mi²) of it is land and 61.8 km² (23.9 mi²) of it (4.53%) is water.

Climate

.Nashville lies in a transitional climate zone between humid subtropical and humid continental , above the 0 °C mesotherm freeze line for genuine subtropical areas, but still below the −3 °C mesotherm "persistent snow" line for genuinely continental areas.^ Show time difference between Nashville time and other time zones Display a free clock for Nashville on your web site or blog .
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^ Call our recorded Nashville area property information line and enter a street number.
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The city has unusually pronounced seasons for a Southern city, because of both the elevation of the area and the lack of a significant body of water nearby. .Summers in Nashville are generally hot and humid, with July afternoons averaging 89 °F (32 °C).^ The 4 seasons provide their own benefits but none of the seasons has any extremes in weather although the summer months can get a little hot and humid in August and September.
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^ Waylon Payne is hitting Nashville early on a hot July morning.
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Winters are moderately cold by U.S. standards, with nighttime lows in January averaging 28 °F (−2 °C). Average annual rainfall is 48.1 inches (1222 mm), typically with winter and spring being the wettest and autumn being the driest. Average annual snowfall is about 9 inches (229 mm), falling mostly in January and February.[5] .Spring and fall are generally pleasantly warm but prone to severe thunderstorms, which occasionally bring tornadoes—with recent major events on April 16, 1998 and April 7, 2006.^ Tornado strikes downtown and East Nashville April 16th, 1998.

.The coldest temperature ever recorded in Nashville was −17 °F (−27 °C), on January 21, 1985, and the highest was 107 °F (42 °C), on July 28, 1952.^ March 17, 2009: It's a beautiful day in Nashville with a high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) predicted and sunshine.

^ New West Records and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum sponsored the Nashville premiere of Crazy Heart on Tuesday, January 12.
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^ And a low temperature yesterday morning of 58 degrees broke a previous record for July 21 that was set when Rutherford B. Hayes was president.

[6] .The largest one-day snow total was 17 inches (432 mm) on March 17, 1892.^ Consider the contrast to St. Patrick's Day 1892 when Nashville received its largest snowfall in history, 17 inches.

^ March 17, 2009: It's a beautiful day in Nashville with a high of 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius) predicted and sunshine.

.The largest and most memorable event in the last few years was the storm on January 16, 2003, on which date Nashville received 7 inches (178 mm).^ Consider the contrast to St. Patrick's Day 1892 when Nashville received its largest snowfall in history, 17 inches.

^ PM Darrin says: Well, considering that this is a blog about Nashville music, and NBN was one of the biggest local music events in Nashville last year, I'd expect them to cover it.
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^ Our 1-800-GOT-JUNK? team has been attending Nashville Predators hockey games for the past two years as a team building event.
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[7]
.Nashville's long springs and autumns combined with a diverse array of trees and grasses can often make it uncomfortable for allergy sufferers.^ Regularly changing exhibits and live performances make this Nashville landmark someplace to visit often.
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[8] .In 2007, Nashville was ranked as the 65th-worst spring allergy city in the U.S. by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.^ In 2007, Bizjournals ranked Nashville No.
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^ The personal finance magazine selected Nashville as number one in its June 2006 issue ranking 50 Smart Cities.
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^ Tags: Bloomberg , Cities of Service , grant , Karl Dean , Nashville , Rockefeller Foundation , urban innovation Posted in Development , Nashville , Neighborhoods , Public Service , Tennessee .

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Weather averages for Nashville, TN
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 78 (26) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 84 (29) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 86 (30) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 91 (33) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 95 (35) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 106 (41) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 107 (42) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 104 (40) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 105 (41) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 94 (34) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 84 (29) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 79 (26) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt border-left-width:medium;" | 107 (42)
Average high °F (°C) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 46 (8) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 52 (11) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 61 (16) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 70 (21) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 77 (25) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 85 (29) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 89 (32) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 88 (31) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 82 (28) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 71 (22) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 59 (15) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 49 (9) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt border-left-width:medium;" | 69 (21)
Average low °F (°C) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 28 (-2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 31 (-1) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 39 (4) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 47 (8) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 57 (14) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 65 (18) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 70 (21) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 68 (20) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 61 (16) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 49 (9) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 40 (4) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 30 (-1) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt border-left-width:medium;" | 48.75 (9)
Record low °F (°C) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | -17 (-27) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | -13 (-25) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 2 (-17) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 23 (-5) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 34 (1) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 42 (6) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 54 (12) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 49 (9) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 36 (2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | 26 (-3) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | -1 (-18) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt" | -10 (-23) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colt border-left-width:medium;" | -17 (-27)
Precipitation inch (mm) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.97 (100.8) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.69 (93.7) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 4.87 (123.7) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.93 (99.8) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 5.07 (128.8) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 4.08 (103.6) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.77 (95.8) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.28 (83.3) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 3.59 (91.2) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 2.87 (72.9) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 4.45 (113) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp" | 4.54 (115.3) style="Template:Infobox Weather/colp border-left-width:medium;" | 48.11 (1,222)
Source: The Weather Channel[10] 2007-09-16

Metropolitan area

Main article: Nashville metropolitan area
.Nashville has the largest metropolitan area in the state of Tennessee, spanning several counties.^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ The 2005 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,498,836 making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.
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^ Enter to win a family four pack of tickets to the Nashville Fishing & Boat Expo January 29-31 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
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.The Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area encompasses the Middle Tennessee counties of Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson.^ Back to Green Hill, TN housing info , Wilson County , Tennessee , TN smaller cities , TN small cities , All Cities .
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^ Rentals Apartments Vacation Rentals Find a Property Manager Home » Tennessee » Nashville My Account Nashville, TN Area Rental Listings: The best rental properties are on Rentals.com.
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^ They meet on different evenings and different places around the middle Tennessee area, so check out the LOCATIONS to see where we are coming next!
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Government and politics

See also: List of mayors of Nashville, Tennessee
The State Capitol in Nashville
.The City of Nashville and Davidson County merged in 1963 as a way for Nashville to combat the problems of urban sprawl.^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ Headquartered in Nashville , areas we serve in Tennessee are Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Summer, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties.

^ Tags: Bloomberg , Cities of Service , grant , Karl Dean , Nashville , Rockefeller Foundation , urban innovation Posted in Development , Nashville , Neighborhoods , Public Service , Tennessee .

.The combined entity is officially known as "the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County," and is popularly known as "Metro Nashville" or simply "Metro". It offers services such as police, fire, electricity, water, and sewage treatment.^ Philip Bredesen is elected mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ CityfeetLocal offers Nashville commercial real estate products and services catering to the national and local needs of the commercial real estate industry.
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When the Metro government was formed in 1963, the government was split into two service districts-- the "urban services district" and the "general services district." .The urban services district encompasses the 1963 boundaries of the former City of Nashville, and the general services district includes the remainder of Davidson County.^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ Tags: Bloomberg , Cities of Service , grant , Karl Dean , Nashville , Rockefeller Foundation , urban innovation Posted in Development , Nashville , Neighborhoods , Public Service , Tennessee .

^ Cities covered on Rentals.com Nashville include and Nashville .
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Nashville has a strong-mayor form of government. .It is governed by a mayor, vice-mayor and 40-member Metropolitan Council.^ Metropolitan Government is formally inaugurated; County Judge Beverly Briley takes office as the first mayor.

.The current mayor of Nashville is Karl Dean.^ Mayor Karl Dean has been elected chairman of the Nashville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s board, giving him another platform from which he can push for new mass transit options.
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^ Tags: Bloomberg , Cities of Service , grant , Karl Dean , Nashville , Rockefeller Foundation , urban innovation Posted in Development , Nashville , Neighborhoods , Public Service , Tennessee .

^ Mayor Karl Dean will begin the festivities by lighting the Nashville Christmas tree in the public square this Friday, Dec.

.The Metropolitan Council is the legislative body of government for Nashville and Davidson County.^ Philip Bredesen is elected mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ The 2005 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,498,836 making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.
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There are 5 council members who are elected at large and 35 council members that represent individual districts. .The Metro Council has regular meetings that are presided over by the vice-mayor, who is currently Diane Neighbors.^ KnoxViews - » Haslam will not be attending U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting with President Obama .
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.The Metro Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Charter.^ MARDI GRAS BASH Hal Newman and The Mystics of Time Tuesday, February 16th at Third and Lindsley 6:00 PM show free.
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.Nashville is one of the few major Southern cities that has remained loyal to the Democratic Party.^ Over the past few years people from all over have discovered that the Nashville area is one of the most attractive and affordable places in the country to live, work and raise a family.
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^ The personal finance magazine selected Nashville as number one in its June 2006 issue ranking 50 Smart Cities.
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^ The Doubletree Hotel Nashville in Downtown Nashville Tennessee invites you to experience the rich culture and heritage of **Music City USA** and the true meaning of southern hospitality.
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Most local elections are officially nonpartisan. .However, Democratic dominance is so absolute that most local races take place between the populist (moderate-to-conservative) and "good government" (liberal) wings of the Democratic Party.^ Deeming Scozzafava’s record insufficiently conservative, the tea-partyers drove her out of the race and, in the process, wound up handing the seat to her erstwhile Democratic opponent (whom she ultimately endorsed) when the third-party candidate they backed proved too right-wing to win.
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^ The thought of a live-free-or-die Republican Party taking the reins of the country is the worst nightmare of Democrats everywhere — and apparently of some Republicans as well.
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^ Metropolitan Government place center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
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[3]; the "good government" faction has held the upper hand for some time; mayor-elect Dean may be said to represent that perspective. Elected Republicans are few and far between. .At the state level, only two Republicans—one in the State House and one in the State Senate—represent significant portions of Nashville.^ Spend a relaxing day at one Nashville’s beautiful state parks, the Adventure Science Center, or the home of President Andrew Jackson – The Hermitage.

^ Al and Barbara Hyde purchased one of Nashville's historic treasures - the Ricks-Strickland house - in 2001.
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^ Spend a relaxing day at one Nashville?s beautiful state par .
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.Most area residents who prefer conservative politics generally live in the outlying suburban counties (which themselves were represented by conservative Democrats well into the late 1970s).^ Over the past few years people from all over have discovered that the Nashville area is one of the most attractive and affordable places in the country to live, work and raise a family.
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^ The thought of a live-free-or-die Republican Party taking the reins of the country is the worst nightmare of Democrats everywhere — and apparently of some Republicans as well.
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.Much of this, of course, is a reaction in many respects, somewhat akin to urban-suburban polarizations elsewhere in America, to the lifestyle-driven liberal orientation of the city's unusually large (for the South) collegiate and white-collar professional population (with the musician community divided between the cultural traditionalists in country and gospel music and the progressive, even leftist, slant among rock musicians and those in similar genres).^ Like many large cities in the Mid-South, Nashville has spread out, taking over land from plantations and farms and now covering a large area that limits the ability to walk from one district to another.
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^ I have an excellent white collar sales and marketing background and have been an outstanding producer in several industries for many years.
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^ The Music City owes a great deal to the now defunct amusement park that was once home to the Grand Ole Opry, the world-renowned country music venue.
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Democrats are no less dominant at the federal level. .Since the end of Reconstruction, the Democratic presidential candidate has carried Nashville and Davidson County in every election with the exception of two.^ Presidential Election results in Davidson County Tennessee: .
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^ Congressman Richard Fulton elected second mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

^ Presidential Election results in Williamson County Tennessee: .
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.In the 1968 U.S. presidential election, George Wallace of the American Independent Party (and governor of nearby Alabama) carried the city by a large margin, although he did not win the state (Richard Nixon did).^ Al Gore Jr. George W. Bush in a controversial Presidential election.

.In the 1972 presidential election, Nixon became the only Republican to carry Nashville since Reconstruction, gaining support from the then-dominant conservative Democrats in the area.^ In fact Gallatin is home to Fairvue Plantation which is the only lakefront and golf course development in the Nashville area.
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^ The popularity of living on the lake continues today and Gallatin has the added attraction of having the only golf course community on the lake in the whole greater Nashville Tennessee area.
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.However, since then, Democrats have usually won Nashville by some of the largest, if not the largest, margins in Tennessee, even when the rest of the state strongly favors the Republican.^ The 2005 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,498,836 making it the largest and fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state.
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^ The Hampton Inn - Suites Nashville-At the University hotel is located one block north of Vanderbilt University and minutes away from Tennessee State University and Belmont University.
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^ Christian Grantham - 2:20 pm - January 13th, 2010 The Tennessee Democratic Party issued a strongly worded press release attacking Republicans for their vote to delay the Tennessee Voter Confidence Act .

.In the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore carried Nashville with over 59% of the vote even as he narrowly lost his home state.^ The West End is also home to Vanderbilt University, one of the nation's finest private universities and the alma mater of former Vice President Al Gore.
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^ Spend a relaxing day at one Nashville’s beautiful state parks, the Adventure Science Center, or the home of President Andrew Jackson – The Hermitage.

^ Al Gore, Jr. United States on November 3, 1992.

.In the 2004 election, John Kerry carried Nashville with 55% of the vote even as George W. Bush won the state by 14 points.^ At the midpoint of the season, the Nashville Predators have a 25-14-3 record, good for 53 points and...
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^ At the mid point of the season, the Nashville Predators have a 25-14-3 record, good for 53 points and tied with Calgary for fifth in the Western Conference...
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^ Al Gore Jr. George W. Bush in a controversial Presidential election.

The only part of Tennessee more heavily Democratic than Nashville is the major portion of the city of Memphis, which has a far larger population of African-Americans (some 60 percent as compared to Nashville's 25 or so), making Nashville's continued loyalty to the Democratic Party all the more remarkable--and increasingly unique--for a city so far south in the U.S.
.Despite its size, all of Nashville has been in one congressional district for most of the time since Reconstruction.^ Over the past few years people from all over have discovered that the Nashville area is one of the most attractive and affordable places in the country to live, work and raise a family.
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^ A total of 615,086 guests visited Nashville Zoo in 2009, a record-breaking 16 percent increase from 2008 and an all-time high attendance for the Zoo.

^ The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite has become one of the most successful realty teams in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee market.
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For most of the time, it has been numbered as the 5th District, currently represented by Democrat Jim Cooper. A Republican has not represented a significant portion of Nashville since 1875. While Republicans made a few spirited challenges in the mid-1960s and early 1970s, they have not made a serious bid for the district since 1972, when the Republican candidate gained only 38% of the vote even as Nixon carried the district by a large margin. The district's best-known congressman was probably Jo Byrns, who represented the district from 1909 to 1936 and was Speaker of the House for much of Franklin Roosevelt's first term. .Another nationally prominent congressman from Nashville was Percy Priest, who represented the district from 1941 to 1956 and was House Majority Whip from 1949 to 1953.^ Sleep Inn Nashville 3437 Percy Priest Dr. Nashville, TN 37214 Nightly Rates: ( 64.99 - 64.99 ) 2 Star Interior corridors.
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^ Sleep Inn Percy Priest 3437 Percy Priest Drive Nashville, TN, 37214 .
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^ Americas Best Value Inn/Nashville Airport 3414 Percy Priest Drive Nashville, TN, 37214 .
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.Former mayors Richard Fulton and Bill Boner also sat in the U.S. House before assuming the Metro mayoral office.^ Congressman Richard Fulton elected second mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

^ New mayor, Bill Purcell, takes oath of office on September 21st at Hume-Fogg High School.

^ Congressman Bill Boner was elected the third mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

.A tiny portion of southern Davidson County (between Hillsboro and Nolensville Roads, split by Interstate 65) was drawn into the heavily Republican 7th District after the 2000 Census.^ Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006: .
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.That district is currently represented by Marsha Blackburn of neighboring Williamson County.^ Current weather forecast for Brentwood, TN Williamson County .
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Despite this, many living Nashvillians have never been represented by a Republican on the state or federal levels.

Demographics

.The data below is for all of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County, including other incorporated cities within the consolidated city-county (such as Belle Meade and Berry Hill).^ Current weather forecast for Belle Meade, TN Davidson County .
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^ Philip Bredesen is elected mayor of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County.

^ Find Nashville school district information, including elementary, middle and high school test scores, student faculty ratios and other k-12 statistics.
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.See Nashville-Davidson (balance) for demographic data on Nashville-Davidson County excluding separately incorporated cities.^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
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^ Back to Forest Hills, TN housing info , Davidson County , Tennessee , TN smaller cities , TN small cities , All Cities .
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^ Back to Belle Meade, TN housing info , Davidson County , Tennessee , TN smaller cities , TN small cities , All Cities .
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Population density map per 2000 census
.As of the census of 2000, there were 569,891 people, 237,405 households, and 138,169 families residing in the city.^ The city of Nashville is used as a nexus or hub; even the people who live there seem like they might be tourists.
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The population density was 438.1/km² (1,134.6/mi²). There were 252,977 housing units at an average density of 194.5/km² (503.7/mi²). .The racial makeup of the city was 66.99% White, 25.92% African American, 0.29% Native American, 2.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 2.42% from other races and 1.97% from two or more races.^ The African American community institutes a streetcar boycott to protest a new law requiring separation of the races on electric streetcars.

^ White Non-Hispanic (93.7%) Black (1.9%) Hispanic (1.1%) Asian Indian (0.9%) Two or more races (0.6%) Japanese (0.5%) 2008 cost of living index in Brentwood: 102.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100) Recent posts about Brentwood, Tennessee on our local forum with over 600,000 registered users.
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^ White Non-Hispanic (95.7%) Black (1.0%) Hispanic (0.8%) Two or more races (0.7%) Asian Indian (0.5%) 2008 cost of living index in Oak Hill: 90.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100) Recent posts about Oak Hill, Tennessee on our local forum with over 600,000 registered users.
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.Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.58% of the population.^ Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Brentwood, Tennessee (TN 37024, 37027) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news, sex offenders 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Belle Meade, Tennessee (TN 37205) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Oak Hill, Tennessee (TN 37220) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: Reference]
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^ Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Berry Hill, Tennessee (TN 37204) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nashville's estimated population for 2005 is 607,413 people.^ With a metro population exceeding 1.5 million people, living in downtown Nashville is unique, fun, and exciting!
  • Rental Properties in Downtown Nashville, TN - Condos For Rent 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.summitnashville.com [Source type: General]

^ Nashville real estate is populated by about 569,805 residents, and the entire 10-county Nashville Economic Market is about 1,541,659 people strong.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

[1][2]
.There were 237,405 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.8% were non-families.^ The party features live bluegrass music under the light of a full moon and there's one scheduled for tomorrow evening, July 10, 7 p.m.

.33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.^ If you can't show up for the start, get the cell number of someone who can talk you in later.
  • MySpace - The Original Nashville Santa Rampage - 103 - Male - North Pole, Top Of The World - myspace.com/santarampage_nashville 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cowriter T-Bone Burnett ended up accepting the award all alone.
  • NashvilleGab - Nashville news and country music gossip 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillegab.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They've come in from all over, you know, and this Miss Foxy who's been writing to me for years is going to be there from Michigan.
  • NASHVILLE - by Joan Tewksbury 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.dailyscript.com [Source type: General]

The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.96.
.In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 34.0% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older.^ High school or higher: 97.1% Bachelor's degree or higher: 74.2% Graduate or professional degree: 37.3% Unemployed: 1.5% Mean travel time to work: 21.9 minutes For population 15 years and over in Forest Hills city .
  • Forest Hills, Tennessee (TN 37215) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ State forum archive: Tennessee Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Chattanooga Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Knoxville Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Memphis Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Nashville Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 .
  • Lakewood, Tennessee (TN 37138) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ages 65+   Promotion Code: Welcome to Nashville, the Music City and the gateway to the South.
  • Travel Guide - Nashville - Southwest Airlines 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.
.The median income for a household in the city was $39,797, and the median income for a family was $49,317. Males had a median income of $33,844 versus $27,770 for females.^ Estimated median household income in 2007: $46,359 (it was $39,797 in 2000) .
  • Metropolitan Government, Tennessee (TN) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Belle Meade compared to Tennessee state average: Median household income significantly above state average.
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^ Estimated median household income in 2007: $168,582 (it was $144,720 in 2000) .
  • Belle Meade, Tennessee (TN 37205) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The per capita income for the city was $23,069. About 10.0% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over.^ State forum archive: Tennessee Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Chattanooga Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 Kingsport - Johnson City - Bristol Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Knoxville Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Memphis Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Nashville Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 .
  • Lakewood, Tennessee (TN 37138) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Estimated per capita income in 2007: $64,118 .
  • Brentwood, Tennessee (TN 37024, 37027) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news, sex offenders 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nashville real estate is populated by about 569,805 residents, and the entire 10-county Nashville Economic Market is about 1,541,659 people strong.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

4.6% of the civilian labor force is unemployed.
.Because of its relatively low cost of living and large job market, Nashville has become a popular city for immigrants.^ Every major record label has an office in Nashville, and the nightlife is largely characterized by the abundance of live music.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ Once the major corporations became aware of the standard of living enjoyed by the residents of Nashville and relatively low real estate values the appeal was transformed in to corporate relocations like Nissan, LP, Mars etc.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ Minutes from Music City's popular attractions like the Grand Ole Opry, business centers and downtown Nashville, the Courtyard Nashville Air ...
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[12] .Nashville’s foreign-born population more than tripled in size between 1990 and 2000, increasing from 12,662 to 39,596. Large groups of Mexicans, Kurds, Vietnamese, Laotians, Arabs, and Somalis call Nashville home, among other groups.^ Tuesday, Jun 27, 2000 12:00 EDT A movie called "Nashville" .
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^ Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Berry Hill, Tennessee (TN 37204) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Brentwood, Tennessee (TN 37024, 37027) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news, sex offenders 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Belle Meade, Tennessee (TN 37205) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Oak Hill, Tennessee (TN 37220) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: Reference]
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[13] .Nashville has the largest Kurdish community in the United States, numbering approximately 11,000.[14] During the Iraqi election of 2005, Nashville was one of the few international locations where Iraqi expatriates could vote.^ Located two miles from Nashville International Airport -Complimentary airport and shuttle service within a two mile radius -Cafe 1112 and 11 12 Urban Grille -Indoor pool, whirlpool and 24-hour fitness center -Guest rooms feature Sleep Number Beds, i .
  • Nashville Tennessee TN Hotels, Motels, and Inns 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.sanpedro.com [Source type: General]

^ The personal finance magazine selected Nashville as number one in its June 2006 issue ranking 50 Smart Cities.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ Compared to other downtown communities around the United States, downtown Nashville still has very affordable products and is well below the density of cities like Chicago and New York.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

[15] .The American Jewish community in Nashville dates back over 150 years ago, and numbers about 6,500 (2001).^ In 2007 Nashville was once again host to the CMA's which was held in New York two years ago.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ August 25, 2009: Eighty-nine years ago roses were in vogue in Nashville during the month of August.

^ The Nashville real estate values are slowly growing at around 0-4% a year and in certain new subdivisions and communities the appreciation rate is much much higher.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

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Economy

.As the "home of country music", Nashville has become a major music recording and production center.^ Capital Records becomes the first major company to locate its director of country music in Nashville.

^ Every major record label has an office in Nashville, and the nightlife is largely characterized by the abundance of live music.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ The Music City owes a great deal to the now defunct amusement park that was once home to the Grand Ole Opry, the world-renowned country music venue.
  • Travel Guide - Nashville - Southwest Airlines 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

.All of the Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area.^ Every major record label has an office in Nashville, and the nightlife is largely characterized by the abundance of live music.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ The Embassy Suites Vanderbilt is a beautiful all suite Hotel located in the heart of West End and Music Row just one mile from downtown Nashville and historic Second Avenue.
  • Cheap Nashville TN Hotels | Nashville Hotel Discounts 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.shdweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Best Western Downtown Music Row 1407 Division Street Nashville, TN 37203 Nightly Rates (129.99 - 155.99)   2 Star .
  • Nashville Tennessee TN Hotels, Motels, and Inns 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.sanpedro.com [Source type: General]

[17] .Since the 1960s, Nashville has been the second biggest music production center (after New York) in the U.S.[18] As of 2006, Nashville's music industry is estimated to have a total economic impact of $6.4 billion per year and to contribute 19,000 jobs to the Nashville area.^ CityfeetLocal offers Nashville commercial real estate products and services catering to the national and local needs of the commercial real estate industry.
  • NASHVILLE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.cityfeet.com [Source type: News]

^ Over the past few years people from all over have discovered that the Nashville area is one of the most attractive and affordable places in the country to live, work and raise a family.
  • Nashville Real Estate, Nashville Homes For Sale, Nashville REALTORS - HomeGain 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.homegain.com [Source type: News]

^ During Fan Fair in June, you can participate with more than over 45,000 of the biggest country music fans from all over the world.
  • Nashville Tennessee TN hotels 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

[19]
.In 2009, the Signature Tower will be built in Downtown Nashville.^ New condo developments such as the Signature Tower and the projects in the Gulch are revitalizing the downtown residential community and bringing a new appeal to living in the city of Nashville.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

.Standing at more than 1,000 feet above the ground, it will be the largest skyscraper outside of either Chicago or New York City and among the top 20 tallest buildings in the world.^ During Fan Fair in June, you can participate with more than over 45,000 of the biggest country music fans from all over the world.
  • Nashville Tennessee TN hotels 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

^ Compared to other downtown communities around the United States, downtown Nashville still has very affordable products and is well below the density of cities like Chicago and New York.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ The United Nations comes to Nashville for its first meeting away from New York City.

.Although Nashville is renowned as a music recording center and tourist destination, its largest industry is actually health care.^ Every major record label has an office in Nashville, and the nightlife is largely characterized by the abundance of live music.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ The members of FAB are some of Nashville's top session players, record producers and songwriters who share a love for the music of the Beatles.
  • Nashville Web Sites and Nashville Community Calendar 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC nashlinks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Capital Records becomes the first major company to locate its director of country music in Nashville.

.Nashville is home to more than 250 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America, the largest private operator of hospitals in the world.^ By TAYLOR HOLLIDAY May 28, 2006 Music might not be Nashville's biggest business (that would be health care).
  • Nashville Travel Guide - Hotels, Restaurants, Sightseeing in Nashville - New York Times Travel 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC travel.nytimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During Fan Fair in June, you can participate with more than over 45,000 of the biggest country music fans from all over the world.
  • Nashville Tennessee TN hotels 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC hotel.uscity.net [Source type: General]

^ Nashville Realtors® also have information on selling homes plus Nashville neighborhoods including Nashville schools .
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.As of 2006, it is estimated that the health care industry contributes $18.3 billion per year and 94,000 jobs to the Nashville-area economy.^ Sahara Brick Oven Grill and Cafe has proudly provided the Brentwood/Nashville area with years of memorable dining experiences.
  • Nashville Restaurants, Nashville Valentine's Day, Coupons, Nashville Restaurant Reviews 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC nashville.menupalace.com [Source type: General]

^ Travelodge Nashville Downtown/Opry Area 1360 Brick Church Pike Nashville, TN 37207 Nightly Rates (39.94 - 65.00)   1 Star .

^ Nashville Online College Degree and Distance Learning Programs - Training Courses Nashville Jobs in Nashville, Clarksville, Hopkinsville and surrounding areas.
  • Nashville Online College Degree and Distance Learning Programs - Training Courses 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC nashville.employmentguide.com [Source type: News]

[20] .The automotive industry is also becoming increasingly important for the entire Middle Tennessee region.^ Charleville's post is abandoned; Middle Tennessee becomes a shared hunting ground for the Cherokee, Choctow, Chickasaw, and Creek Indian tribes.

^ The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Elite has become one of the most successful realty teams in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee market.
  • Nashville Real Estate: Nashville TN Homes for Sale & MLS Listings 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.nashvillesmls.com [Source type: General]

^ AD Indian villages disappear; Middle Tennessee becomes a hunting area.

.Nissan North America moved its corporate headquarters in 2006 from Gardena (Los Angeles County) to Nashville, with corporate headquarters temporarily located in the BellSouth Building until 2008, when the Japanese auto maker will establish permanent headquarters in the Nashville suburb of Franklin.^ Nashville, Tennessee is located in Davidson County .
  • Nashville News - Topix 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: General]

^ North Carolina legislature passes an act establishing the town of Nashville, naming it for General Francis Nash .

^ Red Roof Inn is one of the United States' largest economy motel chains, with well over 300 inns located throughout North America.
  • Nashville Tennessee TN Hotels, Motels, and Inns 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.sanpedro.com [Source type: General]

Nissan also has its largest North American manufacturing plant in Smyrna, a Nashville suburb.
.Other major industries in Nashville include insurance, finance, and publishing (especially religious publishing).^ To search for Nashville office, Nashville retail or Nashville industrial space, try visiting these other CityfeetLocal sites: .
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^ Other services we offer near Nashville, Tennessee such as web site design, search engine optimization and graphic / logo design include: .

^ Health care (14%) Educational services (11%) Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%) Finance and insurance (10%) Construction (8%) Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%) Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%) Most common industries for females (%): .
  • Oak Hill, Tennessee (TN 37220) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: Reference]

.The city hosts headquarters operations for several Protestant denominations, including the United Methodist Church, Southern Baptist Convention, and National Baptist Convention, USA., and the National Association of Free Will Baptists.^ Located in the heart of 'Music City USA,' we are just three blocks from the Convention Center and 4 blocks from th ...
  • Nashville, Tennessee TN - Motels, Hotels, Inns, Lodging 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC www.roadsideamerica.com [Source type: General]

^ Hobson United Methodist Church 1700 GREENWOOD AVENUE Nashville, Tennessee 37206 615-228-7334 .
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^ Located in the heart of 'Music City USA,' we are just three blocks from the Convention Center and 4 blocks from the Sommet Center, as well as within walking distanc .
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Nashville has a small but growing film industry. .Several major motion pictures have been filmed in Nashville, including The Green Mile, The Last Castle, Gummo, Coal Miner's Daughter, and Robert Altman's Nashville.^ Robert Altman's "Nashville" was released in 1975.
  • A movie called "Nashville" - Salon.com 23 January 2010 16:45 UTC archive.salon.com [Source type: General]

^ I was willing to believe Altman had been a little rough on his subject until I visited Nashville for the first time, years after seeing the film.
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^ Nearest cities: Green Hill, TN (1.9 miles ), Hendersonville, TN (2.1 miles ), Goodlettsville, TN (2.6 miles ), Mount Juliet, TN (2.7 miles ), Nashville-Davidson, TN (3.1 miles ), Metropolitan Government, TN (3.1 miles ), Rural Hill, TN (3.3 miles ), Millersville, TN (3.4 miles ).
  • Lakewood, Tennessee (TN 37138) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Fortune 500 companies within Nashville include HCA Inc. (formerly Hospital Corporation of America), Caremark Rx, and Dollar General Corporation (in Goodlettsville).^ The Hampton Inn-Vanderbilt is located just minutes from the heart of downtown Nashville and is centrally located with easy access to colleges, universities, hospitals and corporate offices.
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^ Easily accessible from I-40, this Red Roof Inn is located within minutes of downtown Nashville, Opryland and Vanderbilt Hospital.
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^ Hospital Corporation of America, Hospital Affiliates International, and General Care Corporation are founded.

Companies based in Nashville with over $1 Billion in annual revenue

Education

.Nashville is often labeled the "Athens of the South" due to the many colleges and universities in the city and metropolitan area.^ The Hampton Inn-Vanderbilt is located just minutes from the heart of downtown Nashville and is centrally located with easy access to colleges, universities, hospitals and corporate offices.
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^ Come see for yourself the excitement of Music City USA. Conveniently located with fast and easy access to many of Nashvilles finest attractions restaurants colleges and malls.
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^ Super 8 Motel Nashville/Arpt/Music City Area 720 Royal Parkway I 40e Ext 216c I 40w Ext 216 Nashville, TN, 37214 .
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.These colleges and universities in Nashville include American Baptist College, Aquinas College, The Art Institute of Tennessee- Nashville, Belmont University, Draughons Junior College, Fisk University, Free Will Baptist Bible College, Gupton College, Lipscomb University, Meharry Medical College, Nashville School of Law, Nashville Auto Diesel College, Nashville State Community College, Strayer University, Tennessee State University, Trevecca Nazarene University, University of Phoenix, Vanderbilt University, and Watkins College of Art and Design.^ Noah's Ark Baptist Church 921 30TH AVENUE Nashville, Tennessee 37209 615-329-3664 .
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^ Vanderbilt University (431) U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps (121) Tristar Health System (110) Captain D's (95) Gaylord Entertainment (85) .
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^ Community Bible Church 6005 EDMONSON PIKE Nashville, Tennessee 37211 615-833-9148 .
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.Within 30 miles (50 km) of Nashville in Murfreesboro is Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), a full-sized public university with Tennessee's largest undergraduate population.^ Tennessee State University plays all ...
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^ Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lakewood: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,823) BELMONT UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,654) DAVID LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,260) TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 7,346) NASHVILLE STATE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (about 14 miles; NASHVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 3,642) VOLUNTEER STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; GALLATIN, TN; FT enrollment: 4,215) MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; MURFREESBORO, TN; FT enrollment: 16,617) .
  • Lakewood, Tennessee (TN 37138) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news 12 September 2009 15:27 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Old Tennessee Central State Mental Hospital on Murfreesboro Road at Donelson Pike torn down in October for the new Dell Computer plant.

Enrollment in post-secondary education in the city is around 43,000. Within the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area which includes MTSU, Cumberland University (Lebanon), Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin), and O'More College of Design (Franklin) total enrollment exceeds 74,000. Within a 40 mile (65 km) radius are Austin Peay State University (Clarksville) and Columbia State Community College (Columbia), enrolling an additional 13,600.
.The city is served by the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and numerous private schools.^ To research Nashville schools (public and private) just click HERE .
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^ With our customized search tools, you can search for Nashville homes by City , Subdivision , Zip Code , School , MLS Number and Interactive Map Search .
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^ Nashville's first public school opens on the northeast corner of 8th Avenue, North, and Broad Street.

Culture

Ryman Auditorium, the "Mother Church of Country Music"
.Much of the city's cultural life has revolved around its large university community.^ The Nashville real estate values are slowly growing at around 0-4% a year and in certain new subdivisions and communities the appreciation rate is much much higher.
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.Particularly significant in this respect were two groups of critics and writers who were associated with Vanderbilt University in the early twentieth century, the Fugitives and the Agrarians.^ The Nashville Writers Meetup Group The Nashville Writers Meetup is a group of dedicated people who want to improve their writing and wish to master the craft of writing.
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.Popular destinations include Fort Nashborough, a reconstruction of the original settlement; the Tennessee State Museum; and The Parthenon, a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens.^ The La Quinta Inn-Nashville South is just seven miles south of all famed downtown attractions: The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame, the Tennessee State Museum, and popular Music Row.

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.The State Capitol is one of the oldest working state capitol buildings in the nation, while The Hermitage is one of the older presidential homes open to the public.^ The West End is also home to Vanderbilt University, one of the nation's finest private universities and the alma mater of former Vice President Al Gore.
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^ All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States.
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.The Nashville Zoo is one of the city's newer attractions.^ The personal finance magazine selected Nashville as number one in its June 2006 issue ranking 50 Smart Cities.
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^ Discover the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and experience all that Music City has to offer within one distinctive property.
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Country music

.Many popular tourist sites involve country music, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, which was for many years the site of the Grand Ole Opry, and Belcourt Theater.^ June groundbreaking for new downtown Country Music Hall of Fame.

^ Grand Ole Opry begins.

^ Connect with the heart of downtown Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame or experience the awe of The Grande Ole Opry.
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.Each year, the CMA Music Festival (formerly known as Fan Fair) brings thousands of country fans to the city.^ During Fan Fair in June, you can participate with more than over 45,000 of the biggest country music fans from all Compare Room Rates Countryside Lodge .
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^ During Fan Fair in June, you can participate with more than over 45,000 of the biggest country music fans from all over the world.
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^ The Music City owes a great deal to the now defunct amusement park that was once home to the Grand Ole Opry, the world-renowned country music venue.
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.Nashville was once home to the Opryland USA theme park, which operated from 1972 to 1997 before being demolished to make room for the Opry Mills mega-shopping mall.^ You never know who you will run into in Nashv Compare Room Rates Fairfield Inn By Marriott Nashville Opryland .
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^ The Music City owes a great deal to the now defunct amusement park that was once home to the Grand Ole Opry, the world-renowned country music venue.
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^ Walking distance to Opryland Complex-Grand Ole Opry,Opry Mills, and various restaurants.

Lower Broadway is home to many honky tonk bars and clubs. .Probably the most famous of these is Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, which has hosted many big names from the country music scene while remaining small, intimate, and relatively unchanged since its founding in the 1960s.^ See the history of country music at the famous Country...
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^ The Country Music Hall of Fame is hosting an early morning breakfast on Dec.

^ Known as the "Mother Church of Country Music," the Ryman will play host to the Opry through the end of January and on Feb.

Christian pop music

The Christian pop and rock music industry is based in Nashville, with many of the genre's most popular acts such as Rebecca St. James, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Newsboys based there.

Jazz

Kirk Whalum visiting the audience at a riverfront concert in 2007
.Although Nashville was never known as a jazz town, it did have many great jazz bands including The Nashville Jazz Machine led by Dave Converse and its current version, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra led by Jim Williamson as well as The Establishment led by Billy Adair.^ THE BLOCK FAMILY BAND They perform regularly at 12th and Porter, as well as other events in Nashville.
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^ Appearing with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m., Wynonna will continue performing with the Gabe Dixon Band during the evening.

.The Francis Craig Orchestra entertained Nashvillians from 1929 to 1945 from the Oak Bar and Grille Room in the Hermitage Hotel.^ This full-service hotel offers superior accommodations including concierge level rooms, bar and gril...

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.Craig's orchestra was also the first to broadcast over local radio station WSM and enjoyed phenomenal success with a 12-year show that was aired over the entire NBC network.^ GLENN is among them so is TRIPLETTE, REESE and OPAL. Radio station personnel and musicians prepare for the show.
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.In the late 1930s, he introduced a newcomer, Dinah Shore, a former cheerleader and local graduate of Hume Fogg High School and Vanderbilt University.^ The West End is also home to Vanderbilt University, one of the nation's finest private universities and the alma mater of former Vice President Al Gore.
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^ New mayor, Bill Purcell, takes oath of office on September 21st at Hume-Fogg High School.

.Radio station WMOT in nearby Murfreesboro has aided siginficantly in the recent revival of the city's jazz scene, as has the non-profit Nashville Jazz Workshop, which holds concerts in a renovated building in the north Nashville neighborhood of Germantown.^ With a recent eight million dollar renovation and a tradition of service excellence, we have created a guest experience that is unmatched in Nashville.

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Civil War

.Civil War history is important to the city's tourism industry.^ DAY TRIP: Historic Tennessee Tour of Nashville See Plantations, Civil War History, Historic Homes .
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^ Civil War History in Nashville City Cemetery as Museum Nashville Timeline .

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.Sites pertaining to the Battle of Nashville and the nearby Battle of Franklin and Battle of Stones River can be seen, along with several well-preserved antebellum plantation houses such as Belle Meade Plantation and Belmont Mansion.^ Best Western Belle Meade Inn 5600 O'Brien Avenue Nashville, TN 37209-3014 Nightly Rates (99.99 - 161.99)   2 Star .
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^ Saint George's Episcopal Church 104 BELLE MEADE BOULEVARD Nashville, Tennessee 37205 615-385-1743 .
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Performing arts

The Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial Park is a full-scale reconstruction of the original Greek Parthenon.
The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the major performing arts center of the city. .It is the home of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Children's Theatre, the Nashville Opera, and Nashville Ballet.^ DAY TRIP: Historic Tennessee Tour of Nashville See Plantations, Civil War History, Historic Homes .
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.In September 2006, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened as the home of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.^ The grand neo-Classical-style Schermerhorn Symphony Center (1 Symphony Place, 615-783-1200), home of the Nashville Symphony, begins its inaugural season Sept.
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^ Please note the SpringHill Suites Nashville- Metro Center will be under renovation May 10th through July 9th 2006!

^ Featuring the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the Nutcracker will run through Dec.

Art museums

.Nashville has several arts centers and museums, including the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located in the former post office building; Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art; the Tennessee State Museum; Fisk University's Van Vechten and Aaron Douglas Galleries; Vanderbilt University's Fine Art Gallery and Sarratt Gallery; and the Parthenon.^ Tennessee State University plays all ...
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^ The West End is also home to Vanderbilt University, one of the nation's finest private universities and the alma mater of former Vice President Al Gore.
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^ Spend a relaxing day at one Nashville’s beautiful state parks, the Adventure Science Center, or the home of President Andrew Jackson – The Hermitage.

Major annual events

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Nashville at dusk
  • The CMA Music Festival is a four day event in June featuring performances by country music stars, autograph signings, artist/fan interaction, and other activities for country music fans.
  • In September, Nashville hosts the Tennessee State Fair at the State Fairgrounds.^ June 10 is, of course, the eve of the CMA Music Festival and Lower Broad will be wall-to-wall country music fans.

    ^ The CMA Music Festival begins Wednesday, June 10, 2009.

    ^ CMA Music Festival 2010 .

    .The State Fair lasts nine days and includes rides, exhibits, rodeos, tractor pulls, and numerous other shows and attractions.
  • The Nashville Film Festival takes place each year for a week in April.^ June 12, 2009: LP Field was rocking last night for the CMA Music Festival, even though there was a delay because of the second storm of the day that blew into Nashville.

    ^ In Centennial Park tomorrow, the Nashville Blues Festival will be in full swing to help celebrate Memorial Day .

    ^ In the summer of 1975, I was a film student at NYU, and the day "Nashville" opened, I was among the first people in line at the Baronet.
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    It features hundreds of independent films and is one of the biggest film festivals in the Southern United States.
  • In September, the African Street Festival takes place on the campus of Tennessee State University.
  • Other big events in Nashville include the Fourth of July celebration which takes place each year at Riverfront Park, the Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon which normally includes over 25,000 runners from around the world, the Tomato Art Festival which takes place in East Nashville every August, and the Australian Festival which celebrates the cultural and business links between the U.S. and Australia.

Media

See also: List of Nashville media
The primary daily newspaper in Nashville is The Tennessean, which, until 1998, competed fiercely with another daily, the Nashville Banner (although the two were housed in the same building under a joint-operating agreement). .Although The Tennessean now enjoys a relative monopoly on the local newspaper market, a smaller free daily called The City Paper has cut into The Tennessean's market share somewhat.^ What American movies deliver now are, on the one hand, Hollywood marketing extravaganzas and, on the other, what's somewhat optimistically called the "independent cinema."
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.Online news service NashvillePost.com competes with the printed dailies to break news of business and local/state politics.^ Copyright © 2010 Post Politics: Political News and Views in Tennessee and NashvillePost.com .
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.Several weekly papers are also published in Nashville, including the Nashville Scene, Nashville Business Journal, and The Tennessee Tribune.^ Perfectly positioned in the business district, this recently renovated hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee is connected to th .
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.Historically, The Tennessean was associated with a broadly liberal editorial policy, while The Banner carried staunchly conservative views in its editorial pages; The Banner's heritage is carried on these days by The City Paper. The Scene is the area's alternative weekly broadsheet, while The Tribune serves Nashville's African-American population.^ Super 8 Motel Nashville/Arpt/Music City Area 720 Royal Parkway I 40e Ext 216c I 40w Ext 216 Nashville, TN, 37214 .
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.Nashville is home to nearly a dozen broadcast television stations, although most households are served by direct cable network connections.^ We want to be your Nashville home away from home and look forward to serving you.
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Comcast Cable has a monopoly on terrestrial cable service in Davidson County (but not throughout the entire DMA). .Nashville is ranked as the 30th largest television market in the United States.^ Red Roof Inn is one of the United States' largest economy motel chains, with well over 300 inns located throughout North America.
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.Nashville is also home to cable networks Country Music Television (CMT), Great American Country (GAC), and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN, actually located in nearby Hendersonville), among others.^ But this music capital has also nurtured generations of singers and musicians who play rock and alt-country, bluegrass and R & B. Even jazz and classical have found a home here.
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CMT's Master Control facilities are located in New York City with the other Viacom properties. The Top 20 Countdown and CMT Insider are taped in their Nashville studios. .Nashville is also the home and namesake of the USA Network country music singing competition Nashville Star, which broadcasts from the Opryland complex.^ Fiddlers Inn 2410 Music Valley Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Nightly Rates (83.95 - 83.95)   1 Star .
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.Several dozen FM and AM radio stations broadcast in the Nashville area, including five college stations and one LPFM community station.^ They also include one night at the Five-Star, Five-Diamond Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville.

^ Located on the historic Vanderbilt University campus, the Marriott Nashville is one of the preferred hotels in the Nashville area, offering contemporary decor and attention to detail.
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.Nashville is ranked as the 44th largest radio market in the United States.^ Red Roof Inn is one of the United States' largest economy motel chains, with well over 300 inns located throughout North America.
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.Nashville is home to WSM which originally stood for "We Shield Millions". WSM-FM is owned by Cumulus Media and is 95.5 FM the Wolf.^ By analyzing real estate information on millions of homes in Tennessee and nationwide as well as helping you understand hyper-local Nashville real estate trends .
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.WSM-AM, owned by Gaylord Entertainment Company, can be heard nationally on 650 AM or online at WSM Online from its studios located inside the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.^ Gaylord Opryland Resort And Convention Center Nashville 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Nightly Rates: ( 189.00 - 254.00 ) 4 Star Gaylord Opryland is recognized around the world for its extraordinary service luxurious accommodations and first-class entertainment.
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WLAC is a Clear Channel-owned talk station which was originally sponsored by the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee, and its competitor WWTN is owned by Cumulus.

Sports

.Nashville has several professional sports teams, most notably the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League and the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.^ Ramada Limited Central (Downtown) Nashville 303 Interstate Drive Nashville, TN 37213 Nightly Rates: ( 90.01 - 225.01 ) 3 Star Ramada Limited Nashville Tennessee is a Downtown Nashville site located adjacent to the Tennesse Titans (NFL) Football Stadium.
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^ Days Inn Stadium is located in Downtown Nashville Tennessee, with easy access to on and off ramps to I-24 and 1/2 mile from the Tennessee Titans football stadium.
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.Several other pro sports teams also call Nashville home, as does the NCAA college football Music City Bowl.^ Sheraton Music City 777 McGavok Pike Nashville, TN 37214 Nightly Rates (174.00 - 214.00)   3 Star .
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^ Nashville is the vibrant capital of Tennessee, also known as Music City.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are members of the Southeastern Conference. .The football team of Tennessee State University plays its home games at LP Field.^ Tennessee State University plays all ...
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Club Sport League Venue
Tennessee Titans Football National Football League LP Field
Nashville Storm Football North American Football League TBA
Nashville Predators Hockey National Hockey League Sommet Center
Nashville Sounds Baseball Minor League Baseball: Pacific Coast League Herschel Greer Stadium
Nashville Metros Soccer Premier Development League Ezell Park
Nashville Dream Women's football National Women's Football Association Glencliff Comprehensive High School
Sports venues in Nashville are:

Parks

.Metro Board of Parks and Recreation owns and manages 10,200 acres (4,120 ha) of land and 99 parks and greenways (comprising more than 3% of the total area of the county).^ With more than 200 arti...
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.2,684 acres (1,086 ha) of land is home to Warner Parks, which houses a 5,000 square-foot (460 m²) learning center, 20 miles (30 km) of scenic roads, 12 miles (19 km) of hiking trails, and 10 miles (16 km) of horse trails.^ On 4/27/1970, a category 4 tornado 24.8 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 85 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
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^ Nashville, TN 37207 Nightly Rates: ( 56.20 - 56.20 ) 2 Star Within four miles of shopping centers, downtown Nashville, restaurants and 2nd Avenue area.
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^ Warner Parks Nature Center Adventure Science Center Stadiums - Arenas - Athletic Fields .
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.In late 2005, Centennial Park began offering free wireless broadband internet service.^ Free hot continental breakfast and free wireless Internet access in all rooms.
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^ Our friendly services offer guests an A+ value, including free continental breakfast, free high speed wir...
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^ The guest rooms all feature coffee makers, Free High Speed Wireless Internet, hairdryers.
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Warner Parks, the largest municipal parks in the state, are home to the annual Iroquois Steeplechase.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains parks on Old Hickory Lake and Percy Priest Lake. These parks are used for multiple activities including fishing, water-skiing, sailing and boating. Percy Priest Lake is also home to the Vanderbilt Sailing Club.

Transportation

A Music City Star commuter train beneath the Shelby Street Bridge
.Nashville is centrally located at the crossroads of three Interstate Highways: I-40, I-24, and I-65.^ The Nashville-Days Inn West Trinity Lane/Downtown is conveniently located off Interstate Highway 24/65 in a centrally-situated area.
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^ Nashville - Days Inn West Trinity Lane/Downtown 1400 Brick Church Park Nashville, TN 37207 Nightly Rates: ( 50.00 - 130.01 ) 2 Star The Nashville-Days Inn West Trinity Lane/Downtown is conveniently located off Interstate Highway 24/65 in a centrally-situated area.
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^ Ramada Limited Central (Downtown) Nashville 303 Interstate Drive, Nashville, TN 37213 $ 79.96 avg.
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.Interstate 440 is a bypass route connecting I-40, I-65, and I-24 south of downtown Nashville.^ Ramada Limited Central (Downtown) Nashville 303 Interstate Drive, Nashville, TN 37213 $ 79.96 avg.
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^ Nashville, TN 37207 Nightly Rates: ( 42.99 - 42.99 ) 2 Star The Econo Lodge North is ideally located off Interstate 65, only minutes from the downtown area.
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^ The Quality Inn & Suites hotel is ideally located in the heart of the downtown area, with easy access to Interstate 65.
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The Metropolitan Transit Authority [4] provides bus transit within the city.
.The city is served by Nashville International Airport, which was a hub for American Airlines between 1986 and 1995 and is now a mini-hub for Southwest Airlines.^ This Nashville International Airport property offe...
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^ Nashville/Airport/Music City Super 8 Motel 720 Royal Parkway, Nashville, TN 37214 $ 51.00 avg.
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^ The La Quinta Inn & Suites Nashville Airport is only a mile from Nashville International (complimentary Shuttle Service).
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.Although it is a major rail hub, with a large CSX Transportation freight rail yard, Nashville is one of the largest cities in the U.S. not served by Amtrak.^ Discover the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and experience all that Music City has to offer within one distinctive property.
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^ Discover the Best Western Music Row, located in the heart of Music Row and only one mile from Nashville's city center.
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.Nashville launched a passenger rail system called the Music City Star on September 18, 2006.^ Nashville is the vibrant capital of Tennessee, also known as Music City.
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^ Best Western Suites Near Opryland 201 Music City Circle, Nashville, TN 37214 $ 79.99 avg.
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^ Nashville/Airport/Music City Super 8 Motel 720 Royal Parkway, Nashville, TN 37214 $ 51.00 avg.
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.The first and only currently operational leg of the system connects the city of Lebanon to downtown Nashville at Nashville Riverfront.^ Connect with the heart of downtown Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame or experience the awe of The Grande Ole Opry.
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^ Welcome to the Knights Inn of Downtown Nashville located in the heart of 'Music City'.
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^ The Doubletree Hotel Nashville in Downtown Nashville Tennessee invites you to experience the rich culture and heritage of **Music City USA** and the true meaning of southern hospitality.
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Legs to Murfreesboro and Gallatin are currently in the feasibility study stage. The system plan includes seven legs connecting Nashville to surrounding suburbs.
Notable bridges in the city are:
Official Name Other Names Length Date Opened
Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge Gateway Bridge 506 m (1,660 ft) May 19, 2004
Kelly Miller Smith Bridge Jefferson Street Bridge March 2, 1994
Old Hickory Bridge 1929
Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge Bordeaux Bridge September 18, 1980
Shelby Street Bridge Shelby Avenue Bridge 960 m (3,150 ft) July 5, 1909
Silliman Evans Bridge 720 m (2,362 ft) 1963
Victory Memorial Bridge July 2, 1956
William Goodwin Bridge Hobson Pike Bridge 675 m (2,215 ft)
Woodland Street Bridge 195 m (639 ft)

Notable residents

See also: List of notable Nashvillians
Some of the most notable people born in Nashville include novelist Madison Smartt Bell, civil rights activist Julian Bond, rapper Young Buck (David Darnell Brown), singer Rita Coolidge, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, artist Red Grooms, pin-up model Bettie Page, actress Annie Potts, actor James Denton, and soldier of fortune William Walker.
.Other notable people who have resided in Nashville include former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and his wife, former Second Lady of the United States Tipper Gore, former U.S. President Andrew Jackson, civil rights leader James Lawson, former Tennessee Governor and U.S. President James K. Polk, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet Robert Penn Warren, Academy Awarding-winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, talk show host and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey, and financial talk show host, Dave Ramsey.^ First Baptist Church, Capitol 900 JAMES ROBERTSON Nashville, Tennessee 37203 615-255-8757 .
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^ People in group quarters in Brentwood 120 people in other group homes 72 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children 45 people in other noninstitutional group quarters 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations Brentwood compared to Tennessee state average: .
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^ Meetup locally with other people who love to cook, or would love to learn.
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Nicknames

.Nashville is a colorful, well-known city in several different arenas.^ NORMAN In the city of Nashville, there are a total of hundred and twenty millionaires some of them inhabit these beautiful home sites to make Nashville known as the Athens of the South.
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As such, it has earned various sobriquets, including:
  • Music City, USA: WSM-AM announcer David Cobb first used this name during a 1950 broadcast and it stuck. It is now the official nickname used by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau. .Nashville is the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and many major record labels.^ Connect with the heart of downtown Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame or experience the awe of The Grande Ole Opry.
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    ^ Less than 1 mile to the Country Music Hall of Fame and minutes away from The Grand Ole Opry (Ryman Auditorium/Wil ...
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    ^ La Quinta Inn and Suites Nashville Airport/Opryland 2345 Atrium Way Nashville, TN 37214 Nightly Rates: ($49.00 - $59.00) 2 Star The La Quinta Inn & Suites Nashville Airport/Opryland is only minutes from the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, the renowned Grand Ole Opry, Bridal Path Wedding Chapel, Country Music Hall of Fame ...
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    [21] This name also dates back to 1874, where after receiving and hearing a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Queen Victoria of England is reported as saying that "These young people must surely come from a musical city."[22]
  • Athens of the South: Home to twenty-four post-secondary educational institutions, Nashville has long been compared to the ancient city of learning, site of Plato's Academy. Since 1897, a full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon has stood in Nashville, and many examples of classical and neoclassical architecture can be found in the city. .[23]
  • The Protestant Vatican or The Buckle of the Bible Belt: Nashville has over 700 churches (more than any other American city per capita), several seminaries, a number of Christian music companies, and is the headquarters for the publishing arms of both the Southern Baptist Convention and the United Methodist Church.^ Noah's Ark Baptist Church 921 30TH AVENUE Nashville, Tennessee 37209 615-329-3664 .
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    ^ Community Bible Church 6005 EDMONSON PIKE Nashville, Tennessee 37211 615-833-9148 .
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    ^ Park Avenue Baptist Church 4301 CHARLOTTE PIKE Nashville, Tennessee 37209 615-297-5336 .
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    It is also the seat of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, the Gideons International, the Gospel Music Association and Thomas Nelson, the world's largest producer of Bibles. [24]
  • Cashville: Nashville native Young Buck, a rapper in the G-Unit clique, released a very successful album called Straight Outta Ca$hville that has popularized the nickname among a new generation. [25]
  • Thrashville: Commonly used variation of "Cashville". [26]
  • Nashvegas: The rhinestones and neon of Nashville have given rise to a glitzy image that local residents have embraced. Playing off the image of Las Vegas, this nickname reflects the city's colorful nightlife and affluence. Americana music artist George Hamilton V has popularized the nickname in song.[27]
  • Titan Town: For its NFL team, the Tennessee Titans.
  • Little Kurdistan: Nashville has the United States' largest population of Kurdish people, estimated to be around 11,000.[15][14]

Sister cities

Nashville is an active participant in the Sister Cities program and has relationships with the following towns:[28]
The city is also exploring forming a sister city relationship with:

References

  1. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named census1
  2. ^ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named revision
  3. ^ Census Population Estimates for 2005 - Counties
  4. ^ Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (2001). Retrieved on November 7, 2006.
  5. ^ National Weather Service data for Nashville
  6. ^ Calendar of Significant Weather Events in Middle Tennessee provided by the National Weather Service. Retrieved August 8, 2006.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Buchanan, Joy. "Nashville's an allergy leader, but it's not alone", The Tennessean, March 21, 2007. 
  9. ^ Spring Allergy Capitals 2007. Accessed April 6, 2007.
  10. ^ Monthly Averages for Nashville, TN. Weather.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-16.
  11. ^ U.S. Census Bureau: Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Components, November 2004
  12. ^ Swarns, Rachel. "U.S. a Place of Miracles for Somali Refugees", The New York Times, July 20, 2003. 
  13. ^ Cornfield, Daniel B. Final Report of the Immigrant Community Assessment. August 15, 2003.
  14. ^ a b Copeland, Larry. "Who's the biggest fish in the South?", USA Today, June 15, 2006. 
  15. ^ a b Alligood, Leon. "Local Iraqis ready to vote but worried about process", The Tennessean, January 11, 2005. 
  16. ^ Bible Belt getting stretched in Nashville
  17. ^ List of Nashville-based labels at clubnashville.com. Retrieved March 10, 2006.
  18. ^ "Hoedown on a Harpsichord", TIME Magazine, November 14, 1960. 
  19. ^ "Nashville's Music Industry Worth $6.38 Billion", MusicDish, January 11, 2006. 
  20. ^ Pack, Todd. "Health care worth $18B here", The Tennessean, February 15, 2006. 
  21. ^ Music City, U.S.A.. BMI.com. Archived from the original on 2001-07-07. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  22. ^ (March 2007) "Fisk Jubilee Singers Celebrate 135 Year Tradition with "Walk of Fame" Honors". Fisk 2 (1): p. 14. Retrieved on 2007-08-07. 
  23. ^ http://www.vanderbilt.edu/vupress/kreyling.htm
  24. ^ http://www.roadandtravel.com/travel%20directory/Tennessee/nashvillestory.htm
  25. ^ http://www.nashvillescene.com/Stories/News/Love_And_Hate_Mail/2005/09/29/Love_And_Hate_Mail/index.shtml
  26. ^ http://www.nashvilleistalking.com/2005/04/30/thrashville/
  27. ^ [2]
  28. ^ Sister Cities of Nashville. Accessed February 3, 2007.
  29. ^ http://randsco.com/index.php/2004/06/08/edmonton_facts

Further reading

  • Carey, Bill (2000). Fortunes, Fiddles, & Fried Chicken: A Nashville Business History. Franklin, Tenn.: Hillsboro Press. ISBN 1-57736-178-4. 
  • Egerton, John (1979). Nashville: The Faces of Two Centuries, 1780-1980. Nashville: PlusMedia. LCCN 79089173. 
  • Egerton, John and E. Thomas Wood (eds.) (2001). Nashville: An American Self-Portrait. Nashville: Beaten Biscuit Press. ISBN 0-9706702-1-4. 
  • Lovett, Bobby L. (1999). African-American History of Nashville, Tennessee, 1780-1930: Elites and Dilemmas. University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1-55728-555-1. 
  • Wooldridge, John (ed.) (1890). History of Nashville, Tennessee. .Nashville: Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.^ Tabernacle Baptist Church 2214 12TH AVENUE SOUTH Nashville, Tennessee 37204 615-292-1315 .
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    ^ House Of God Church 2714 SCOVEL STREET Nashville, Tennessee 37208 615-320-0892 .
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    ^ South Harpeth Church Of Christ 8727 OLD HARDING ROAD Nashville, Tennessee 37221 615-646-1523 .
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Nashville, Tennessee
Nickname(s): Music City
Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°10′00″N 86°47′00″W / 36.1666667°N 86.7833333°W / 36.1666667; -86.7833333
Country United States
State Tennessee
Counties Davidson County
Founded: 1779
Incorporated: 1806
Government
 - Mayor Karl Dean (D)
Area
 - City 526.1 sq mi (1,362.5 km2)
 - Land 502.2 sq mi (1,300.8 km2)
 - Water 23.9 sq mi (61.8 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2005)[1][2][3]
 - City 607,413 (consolidated)
552,120 (balance)
 Density 1,154.5/sq mi (445.8/km2)
 Metro 1,498,836
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 37201–37250
Area code(s) 615
Website http://www.nashville.gov/

Nashville is the capital city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is on the Cumberland River in Davidson County. Nashville is the home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and many major record labels.

Nashville has 569,891 people in it (according to the 2000 census), making it the second biggest city in Tennessee after Memphis. A resident of Nashville is called a Nashvillian.

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The City of Nashville and Davidson County joined in 1963 as a way for Nashville to fight the problems of urban sprawl. The joint metropolitan government offers services such as police, firefighting, electricity, running water, and waste water disposal.

Sports Teams

Nashville sports teams include:

References

  1. U.S. Census Bureau: Accepted Challenges to Vintage 2005 Population Estimates
  2. O'Neal, Lee Ann (January 18, 2007). "Nashville’s population greater than estimated, census officials say". The Tennessean. http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070118/NEWS05/70118011/1022. 
  3. Consolidated refers to the population of Davidson County, Balance refers to the population of Nashville excluding other incorporated cities within the Nashville-Davidson boundary

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