New To Nashville Guide
Welcome to Music City. Nashville is a prospering city that offers a high quality of living in a low-cost business environment. Nashville's cost of doing business is 88.5% of the national average. The state of Tennessee has no personal income tax and the city of Nashville has a low overall tax burden.
Recently, Forbes ranked Nashville as the third best positioned city "to grow and prosper in the coming decade", No. 6 on its list of the Best Places for Businesses and Careers and as the No. 4 "Brain Magnet" for gains in people with college educations.
Nashville's current momentum is based, in part, on the plethora of attractive cultural and entertainment options, including:
- In 2015, Nashville is in the No. 1 spot on Travel + Leisure's America's Friendliest Cities ranking.
- Ranked as "the nation's best music scene" by Rolling Stone
- Successful and well-respected NFL and NHL franchises
- World-class symphony has received 14 GRAMMY nominations and seven wins
- Over 12,000 acres of parks and 12 golf courses
Nashville has live music of multiple genres being performed every night. With more than 180 recording studios, and 5,000 working musicians, Nashville is clearly "Music City." Music is the reason that many people come to Nashville, but our two major sports teams, extensive park system, and endless arts and cultural opportunities offer people plenty of reasons to stay.
Learn more about Nashville's quality of life and workforce by visiting the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development website.
Get connected with all of the essential utilities for your home or business located in Davidson County.
- Electric: Nashville Electric Service
- Apply for residential service
- Apply for business service
- Gas: Piedmont Natural Gas
- Request Natural Gas Service
- Trash Pickup: Metro Public Works
- Water: Metro Water Services
- Request, Transfer or Terminate Service
By bike, car, train, bus or foot, getting around Nashville has never been simpler.
Greenways and Walking Trails
The "Athens of the South" offers formal and informal educational opportunities at all levels and for all types of students.
The Metro Nashville Public School (MNPS) system serves almost 80 thousand young people in Davidson County.
The Nashville Public Library, where "books are only half the story," has been educating and entertaining Nashvillians
- Downloads of Books, Movies and Music
- Events and Classes
- Library locations in your area
- Limitless Libraries is a cooperative program of Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools with the goal of improving school libraries, fostering resource sharing between the two institutions, and improving student access to learning materials.
Nashville Community Education is a community of affordable, non-credit classes for the people of Nashville and surrounding areas.
Driving is currently the most common way to get around Metro Nashville. Here are tools to get and keep you motoring.
- Renew Your Tags Online via the Davidson County Clerk
- Vehicle Emissions Testing
- Vehicle Registration / Tag Information