Although music is a way of life in Nashville, Nashville has much more to offer. The "Athens of the South" boasts almost 20 colleges and universities, attractions such as the Grand Ole Opry and beautiful parks bring visitors from all over, and the low cost-of-living makes it a great relocation destination.
Nashville Parks and RecreationDue to the constant influx of musicians, businessmen, and families, Nashville has become a diverse city. Nevertheless, Southern charm prevails; leading many to call it "the friendliest city," and the many colleges and churches in the area make for a fairly well-educated and religious population. The stereotypical laid-back, country-western style pervades Nashville, from the merchandise in the stores to the dress of the citizens, and it's not surprising to see cowboy boots with business suits!
Nashville is known for its music, so naturally, entertainment revolves around it. Live music of all genres can be heard in clubs, bars, hotels and other various locations throughout the city pretty much every night of the week. The District and Music Valley are the two main locales for nightlife, with the District being more animated and Music Valley more family-friendly (and the location of the Grand Ole Opry).