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About Tennessee

There are many reasons to call Middle Tennessee home. Here you'll find a lower cost of living, affordable housing and reasonable commute times. There's the natural beauty of our rolling countryside. And you'll enjoy four distinct seasons, one of which is a mild winter.

You can live in city convenience, the cordiality of a suburban neighborhood, or the peaceful countryside of outlying areas, all just minutes from work. You'll be impressed by the respect shown to the medical community and by the burgeoning population of Middle Tennessee's academic community, home to more than 20 colleges and universities.

Geographically, Middle Tennessee is less than a day's drive from 70% of the U.S. population and accessible to the world from Nashville International Airport.


  • Average annual temperature - 59.4°F
  • Average January high - 45.9°F
  • Average January low - 26.5°F
  • Average July high - 89.5°F
  • Average July low - 68.9°F
  • Record high - 107°F (July 1952)
  • Record low - 17°F (January 1985)
  • Average annual rainfall - 46.47"
  • Average annual snowfall - 9.9"
  • Average relative humidity - 70 percent

Nashville is home to:

  • 76 parks and playgrounds
  • 13 public pools
  • 160 tennis courts
  • 18 golf courses (10 private; 8 public)
  • 30,000 acres of inland lakes for fishing, boating and skiing
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • Nashville Symphony, Ballet and Opera
  • Tennessee Repertory Theatre
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
  • Cheekwood: Nashville's Home of Arts and Gardens
  • Sommet Center
  • LP Field
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts