You know it, we know it, everybody knows it.

 

Nashville is the place to be. 

 

Hot neighborhoods are hotter. Hipster hangouts are more hipster (if that’s even possible).

Nashville has made every big name “Top Places to Live” list in the last few years, and people are relocating from all over the country to take advantage of our growing city.

So, what does that mean for you?

 

The Good Stuff 

Prima, Sinema, Etch. Heard of them? Well, we can thank the booming economic growth for the delicious additions we’ve all been able to enjoy. 2014 was a historic year for Nashville’s restaurant community, and the momentum looks like it will continue in 2015. Charleston favorite Butcher & Bee will be opening an East Nashville location and Top Chef Richard Blaze’s FLIP Burger Boutique will make a home in Sylvan Park, just to name a few.

Let’s not forget the influx of in town housing opportunities. Contractors and developers are rushing to meet the demand of all those looking to move to Nashville’s hot neighborhoods. The 16-condo development in popular Hillsboro Village sold almost instantly and the historic Werthan Lofts in Germantown are being converted from apartments to condos.

It’s not uncommon for new developments to sell out before breaking ground so if you’re in the market yourself, make sure you have arealtor who is in the know and can get you to the front of the line.

As Nashville continues to boom, it’s getting national attention as a prime location for business and job growth. Forbes ranked the city #10 on the list of Best Places for Business & Career, probably in part because it ranked so low (#91, which is a good thing) for the cost of actually doing business.

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to launch your new business or product in Nashville, now just might be the time!

 

The Tough Stuff

No one’s complaining about a booming economy, but unfortunately, there are a few hurdles you’ll have to deal with.

If you’re looking to buy a home, be prepared. You’re not the only one. The promising job market is making people’s pockets full of cash and some are ready to spend–a lot–for that perfect home. Listings are selling way above the original asking price. Bidding wars are the norm in a seller’s market so if you need to be firm on your price, be firm. The key is finding the right agent that you trust is committed to your financial and housing needs and is ready to run the race–however long it takes–with and for you.

If you wake up every morning to the beeps of construction trucks and the zzzzz’s of giant drills, you know you’re in a hot neighborhood. Construction is happening all around town and while the action promises the opening of new developments, living and working in its residue is no fun. Some areas, like East Nashville’s Sherwood neighborhood, have been in construction for years. And its not stopping anytime soon.

Metro Nashville code allows construction to take place between 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., so unless you’re out in the middle the night, make a habit of checking traffic. Heard of the app, WAZE? It’s a great traffic app that helps find the fastest route possible.

Everything about Nashville are on the rise and if you can handle a little construction, you’ll definitely find the benefits far outweigh the potential headaches.