America's Growth Cities
Music, Health Care & Job Growth
Nashville, Tennessee, in addition to being regarded as “the home of country music”, where Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash and so many other music legends lived and performed (Cash sold more than 90 million records from there), is today being referred to in business circles as a “southern boomtown”. Forbes Magazine reported in 2017 that the city of 668,000 has the third fastest growing economy in the United States.
The music industry certainly contributes its fair share to that growth, with four major record labels having operations in the “Music Row” section of town. The Gibson guitar company makes its headquarters there. It’s an industry that generates billions of dollars for the Nashville economy and employs over twenty-thousand area residents.
But music isn’t Nashville’s largest industry. The largest is health care. More than 300 health care companies make their homes in and around Nashville, including Hospital Corporation of America, the largest operator of hospitals in the world.
Live In America EB-5 sees a city that would have particular appeal to foreign-trained doctors and other medical professionals looking to take the EB-5 road to United States citizenship.
Vanderbilt University and its Medical Center are Nashville’s top employers. The city’s Finance Report shows that in 2016 the school provided 24,719 jobs.
Nashville is a city of many colleges and universities, and much of its cultural life revolves around the academic community. Vanderbilt is the largest of the schools and is nationally recognized as a top learning center that offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Its sports program has national standing and is rousingly supported by Nashville fans. Tennessee State University is a state-funded historically black university in Nashville whose alumni include Oprah Winfrey, Olympic triple gold medalist Wilma Rudolph, and several National Football League stars, including 3-time All-Pro defensive end Ed “Too Tall” Jones.
The three top public high schools in the Nashville area are Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in downtown Nashville, the Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro, and Ravenwood High School in Brentwood. Niche ranks the three as 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively of all 339 public high schools in the state of Tennessee.
For Nashville football fans, the Houston Oilers became the Tennessee Titans in 1999 and play their games in the 69,000 seat Nissan Stadium on the bank of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville. Hockey fans can watch the Nashville Predators take to the ice in Bridgestone Arena.
Ryman Auditorium is the “Mother Church” of country music, where Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Chet Atkins and other talents before and after made themselves legends. Next door is the Country Music Hall of Fame and down the street is where Grand Ole Opry still holds forth, though sadly without Cousin Minnie Pearl. Schermerhorn Symphony Center is where the Nashville Symphony plays the concertos and rhapsodies that got the whole music scene started.
Travel & Leisure magazine ranked Nashville, with its high standards for southern cooking, as being the 13th “snobbiest” food city in America. Among the music crowd’s favorite restaurants are 12 South, Silo, Frothy Monkey, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, whose slogan and featured dish are Shut the Cluck Up.
Nashville weather ranges from hot humid summers to mildly cool winters, with an occasional snowfall. Average annual rainfall is 47 inches, which is spread fairly evenly throughout the year.
One of Nashville’s most desirable residential neighborhoods is Brentwood, which Niche chose as #1 from a list of 201 best places to live and raise a family in Tennessee. It’s where the above high school Ravenwood, #3 in the state, is located. It’s also where the state’s #1 elementary school, Kenrose, gets young students off to a strong start. Hospital Corporation of America is the town’s top employer. Brentwood has ten beautiful parks with hiking and biking trails and outdoor concerts for residents to enjoy. Those residents include several members of the Tennessee Titans and their families, along with music mainstays Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood and many other recognizable names. Know thy neighbor has extra meaning in Brentwood.
Zillow lists the median price for a home in Nashville at $252,800. The median price in Brentwood is $623,300.
For EB-5 investors to whom the above strikes a responsive chord in regard to their plans for a new life in America, Live In America EB-5 would be pleased to work with them in exploring what Nashville and its surrounding communities have to offer. To get started, send us an email to: