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Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and is the largest city in Tennessee. It is located on the Cumberland River in the north-central part of the state. A city rich in history with Civic War battle fields, plantations and all the related preservation museums. Today, the city is a center for the music, healthcare, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to numerous colleges and universities.
If you’re moving for a history lesson, Nashville will always be teaching you. The town of Nashville was founded by James Robertson, John Donelson, and a party of Overmountain Men in 1779, near the original Cumberland settlement of Fort Nashborough. It was named for Francis Nash, the American Revolutionary War hero. Nashville quickly grew because of its strategic location, accessibility as a port on the Cumberland River, a tributary of the Ohio River; and its later status as a major railroad center. It has been growing ever since. Nashville has a humid subtropical climate with moderately cold winters, and hot, humid summers.
Nashville’s Entertainment and Culture
Music, food, shopping, and entertainment abound in greater Nashville with such notables as the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and much, much more. Nearby Dollywood is a sure to delight as well.
Even though you’re not moving to the country, you’ll still be able to enjoy the country. As the “home of country music”, Nashville has become a major music recording and production center. All of the Big Four record labels, as well as independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area. Nashville has been home to the headquarters of guitar company Gibson since 1984. Since the 1960s, Nashville has been the second-largest music production center (after New York) in the U.S. As of 2006, Nashville’s music industry is estimated to have a total economic impact of $6.4 billion per year and to contribute 19,000 jobs to the Nashville area.
If you’re seeking job security, moving to Nashville should be a sure thing. Although Nashville is renowned as a music recording center and tourist destination, its largest industry is health care. Nashville is home to more than 300 health care companies, including Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the largest private operator of hospitals in the world. As of 2012, it is estimated that the health care industry contributes US$30 billion per year and 200,000 jobs to the Nashville-area economy.
The automotive industry is also important for the entire Middle Tennessee region. Nissan North America moved its corporate headquarters there. Bridgestone has a strong presence with their North American headquarters located in Nashville, with manufacturing plants and a distribution center in nearby counties. Fortune 500 companies with offices within Nashville include Dell, HCA, Bridgestone, Community Health Systems, Nissan North America, Tractor Supply Company, UBS and Dollar General.
If you’re looking for some blooming football and hockey teams, moving to Nashville will be a great choice. Nissan Stadium (formerly Adelphia Coliseum and LP Field) was built after the National Football League’s Houston Oilers agreed to move to the city in 1995. The NFL team debuted in Nashville in 1998 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and Nissan Stadium opened in the summer of 1999. The Oilers changed their name to the Tennessee Titans and finished the season with the Music City Miracle and a close Super Bowl game in which the St. Louis Rams’ win was secured in the last play. In 1997 Nashville was awarded a National Hockey League expansion team, named the Nashville Predators. Since the 2003/04 season, the Nashville Predators have made the playoffs nearly every season.
Nashville Moving and Storage
If you or your organization plan on moving to, from, or within the Music City, Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is prepared to assist you. We provide our Nashville customers with superior customer service and will confidently transport your belongings. There’s a reason that Stevens Worldwide is The Way to Move™. When you would like to get the moving process started, fill out our free Online Estimate form or give us a call today!