Nashville is home to a diverse health care cluster with leaders in a number of industry niches that impact the health care landscape locally, nationally and internationally.
The Nashville-Murfreesboro-Franklin metropolitan area has a population of over 1.6 million people. Middle Tennessee has a nice climate with four distinct seasons and relatively mild winters and warm summers. Nashville, a city of over 600,000 people, is the state capital and is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Downtown Nashville features a diverse assortment of entertainment, dining, cultural, and architectural attractions. Nashville is known as “Music City” and is the 2nd biggest music production center (after NYC) in the country. Nashville has many famous attractions including Broadway, Music Row, the Nashville Zoo, Opryland, the Ryman Auditorium, the Belcourt Theatre, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Parthenon, and the Tennessee State Museum. The city hosts many major annual events such as the Tennessee State Fair, Nashville Film Festival, and the CMA Music Festival. Nashville has several professional sports teams, including the Tennessee Titans (NFL) and the Nashville Predators (NHL).
Nashville has been on many “best of” lists recently, including #1 on Kiplinger’s Best Cities to Live, #3 on Travel & Leisure’s America’s Best Cities, Best Music Scene by Rolling Stone, #2 on Forbes Best Cities for Jobs, #3 on Forbes Next Boom Towns, #13 on Businessweek’s Top Cities in the U.S., #28 on Bloomberg’s Best Places to Live, and as one of 5 world cities noted as “best places to go in 2013” by Conde Naste Traveler. Nashville is a very affordable city, with an average home price of just $168k.