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Living in Nashville

Nashville is a vibrant, progressive, and modern city that is also known as Music City, USA or as the Athens of the South, thanks in part to its historically strong music and education sectors. However, for those coming to Nashville for the first time, it is important to know that Nashville has much more to offer.

Nashville has been named one of Fortune magazine's Best Places to Live, and has been named the United States' friendliest city over several consecutive years. With a metropolitan population of 1.23 million, numerous cultural and civic events, a large number of parks and recreation areas, numerous housing options for short and longterm visitors, and a variety of resources available to assist in the transition to life in Nashville.


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As always, if you have questions for which answers are not easily found, please email or call the Vanderbilt International Office (615.322.3444) for further direction or additional resources.