Moving from Dallas, TX to Nashville, TN

Thinking about moving from Dallas to Nashville?

It takes almost 10 hours to make the trek from Dallas, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee. Although these cities are vastly different, they share something in common: each fosters a sense of state pride like no other and holds tradition in high regard. Dallas is known for its shopping and sports scene, while Nashville is known for its country music and comfort food. Here’s what you need to know if you’re making the move from Dallas to Nashville:

Why are people are moving to Nashville?

Nashville is the capital of Tennessee, and has a thriving cultural center. The city is booming with new opportunities, too. According to a study by CNN, 82 people move to Nashville each day! It’s a city with a vibrant economy and rich diversity you’re sure to fall in love with.                 

What makes Nashville a great place to call home?

The country music

Nashville is known as Music City, as it’s famous for the legendary Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium. Countless music acts come through each year to perform at the famous venues throughout the city. Of course, Nashville isn’t just all country. Bands like Paramore, Kings of Leon, and the Black Keys all originated in Nashville.

Lots of outdoor activities

If you like the outdoors, Nashville is the perfect place to bike, rock climb, canoe or kayak down the Cumberland River, take a swim in Percy Priest Lake, or hike the many trails in and around the city.

Great nightlife

From five star restaurants in the Gulch to Broadway plays performed at TPAC, to live music at Centennial Park, you’re sure to find something to do every night of the week. With so many options available, your calendar will be full in no time!

Similar weather to Dallas

Despite being 664 miles apart, the climate isn’t that different between Dallas and Nashville. Both have hot summers and cool winters, so the transition won’t be too rough. Nashville’s winter temperatures can dip below what you would experience in Dallas, so be prepared to bundle up. The spring brings relief from the cold, and there is a crisp, cool fall with changing leaves.

Traveling around Nashville

Nashville has an International Airport (BNA) that connects you to cities around the world. The MTA, Nashville’s public transportation (similar to DART in Dallas), provides easy and affordable rides throughout the city. You can also rent bikes to cruise around town at your convenience. It’s also important to note that both Interstate 40 and Interstate 65 run directly through the city, making travel outside the city easier and faster.

Getting an education in Nashville

Whether you’re looking for public, private or higher education, you’ll find great schools in Nashville. If you’re moving from Dallas to Nashville with children who go to public school, you’ll find many schools nearby, no matter which area of Nashville you choose to live.  In fact, there are over 178 schools in the Nashville Public Schools system. Nashville is also home to several top private schools, some with religious and non-religious affiliations. There are also plenty of great colleges and universities in the area, such as Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Tennessee State University, Fisk University, and more.

Nashville’s Recreation

No matter your preference, there’s always something sporty to do in Nashville. With professional teams like the Tennessee Titans (NFL) and the Nashville Predators (NHL), you can catch a great game and cheer for your favorite team practically anytime. The Nashville Sounds Triple A baseball is another a fun team to watch!  There are also several nearby college sports teams for you to cheer on, such as the Vanderbilt Commodores, Tennessee State Tigers, and Belmont Bruins.

For outdoor adventure, the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation manages 10,200 acres and 99 parks and greenways. Warner Parks has a 5,000 sq. ft. learning center, 20 miles of scenic roads, 12 miles of hiking trails, and 10 miles of horse trails.

Driving from Dallas to Nashville

Along your way from Dallas to Nashville, there are several places you can visit and things you can see! And if you let U-Pack® do the driving, you’ll have plenty of time for an adventure.

  • As you cross the border into Arkansas, see the unique Texarkana Half-N-Half Post Office and the catch a speed show at the Texarkana 67 Speedway!
  • Stop in Hope, AR to tour President Bill Clinton’s First Home Museum.
  • While in Little Rock, visit the Governor’s Mansion, the Arkansas State Capitol, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library.
  • Spend some time in Memphis taking in the sights of Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland. Also don’t miss legendary Beale Street (famous for BBQ), the National Civil Rights Museum and the Memphis Zoo.
  • As you enter Nashville, don’t miss eating at Loveless Café. It’s the perfect first meal to have in your new city!

Ready to move from Dallas to Nashville?

 Nashville is a great city for families and singles alike, with options for every interest and lifestyle. The cost of living is low and the economy is on the rise. Great tunes, plenty of green spaces, and a varied dining scene will make it easy to call Nashville home! If you’ve decided to make the move to Nashville, go U-Pack. We’ll do the driving so you can travel to your new home however you like (at rates comparable to truck rental). Get a free moving quote from U-Pack to make an easy, affordable move! Explore our coverage area here