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.

We invite you to stay a while and to Live, Work, and Play in Nashville.

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.


By bike, car, train, bus or foot, getting around Nashville has never been simpler.

Greenways and Walking Trails


Train/Commuter Rail


Air Travel

Taxis/Emergency Vehicles


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

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.

Driver Licensing

Vehicle Registration

Traffic Violations

Current Road Conditions

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