Moving from Washington, DC to Nashville, TN

Thinking about moving from Washington, DC to Nashville, TN?

Washington, DC and Nashville are two cities that are not often mentioned in the same breath, but there are many reasons why you might compare the capitol of the United States with the capital of Tennessee. In fact, there are many reasons why Nashville might compare favorably to the District of Columbia’s only city. Nashville may not have our nation’s history in its breadth, but it is one of the most unique places to live in the world. Let’s see just a few of the advantages that Nashville, TN has to Washington, DC, and why you should consider moving to “Music City.”

What is the weather like in Nashville?

The weather in Nashville is really something to be seen. It has a little something for everyone. Washington, DC can often be muggy, but Nashville has a variety of different weather patterns. Every year, residents can experience every season. Snow happens significantly every year in DC, but Nashville also enjoys a few inches of snow annually. Not too much snow, though. It’s enough snow to enjoy a pleasant winter wonderland, without the precipitation becoming a problem. There is also a lot of rainfall in Nashville, almost 50 inches annually. This is close to 10 inches more than DC receives on a yearly basis. The city still has plenty of sunlight throughout the seasons, too, with more than 2,500 hours of sunshine every year. In general, the weather is routinely exciting in heart of Tennessee.

Music City, U.S.A.

You can’t talk about Nashville without talking about music. Music is Nashville, without any doubt. It is considered by anyone who knows anything about music culture as the center of the industry, in particular country music. The Country Music Hall of Fame, Belcourt Theatre, and Ryman Auditorium are among the major sites for the country music culture of the town. Ryman was home for many years to the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly country music concert, until it moved to the larger Grand Ole Opry House. The Opry program dates back to 1925. Contemporary Christian music, gospel and jazz music also have strongholds in Nashville.

The country music scene also happens to drive tourism in Nashville, with many people coming to the town each year to enjoy the many related sites. In addition, there are popular hotels and convention centers like the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, along with music-themed attractions like the Johnny Cash Museum and the General Jackson Showboat.

Annual music-related events include the CMA Music Festival, the Country Music Marathon, Let Freedom Sing!, Live on the Green Music Festival, and the Country Music Association Awards.

Nashville Nicknames

One interesting point that helps to illustrate the colorful aspect of Nashville culture is the city’s many nicknames, Other than Music City, USA, the town is also known as the Athens of the South (in honor of its many higher education institutions), the Protestant Vatican, and the Buckle of the Bible Belt (because of the many churches, seminaries, Christian music scene and Christian publishing arms located in the town), Cashville (due to an album titled Straight Outta Cashville by rapper Young Buck), Little Kurdistan (in tribute to the more 11,000 Kurdish people who live in Nashville) and Nash Vegas.

What is education like in Nashville?

As mentioned above, education is an important aspect of Nashville life. In addition to the academics handled by Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, there are many prominent private institutions. Among these are the Lipscomb Academy, Harding Academy, Ensworth School, Nashville Christian School, and the University School of Nashville.

The “Athens of the South” nickname, however, really comes from the abundance of higher education options in the city. The following is an alphabetized list of the many colleges and universities that Nashville has to offer:

  • American Baptist University
  • Aquinas College
  • Belmont University
  • Daymar Institute
  • Fisk University
  • John A. Gupton College
  • Lipscomb University
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Nossi College
  • Nashville School of Law
  • Nashville Auto Diesel College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Tennessee State University.
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
  • Welch College

There are also other schools that are located near the city, such as Middle Tennessee State University, Cumberland University, O’More College of Design, Austin Peay State University, Volunteer State Community College, and Columbia State Community College. With as important and educated as Washington, DC is, it is tough to imagine that any city can compete with this type of prestige.

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Welcome to Nashville!

There are very few places as unique, exciting and educated as Nashville, Tennessee. If you’re looking to make a move away from Washington, DC, Nashville is the place for you!