Nashville city life
In Nashville, you can enjoy the thriving city life, covering entertainment, dining and cultural venues and architectural attractions.
Main places worth visiting in Nashville are:
- The Parthenon – a replica of the original Parthenon in Athens
- The Tennessee State Museum
- The Tennessee State Capitol – one of the oldest state capitol buildings in the U.S.
- The Hermitage
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
- Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
You should definitely see a music show at The Tennessee Performing Arts Center, or the Nashville Opera.
For shopping, have a look at the antique stores and boutiques in neighborhoods like East Nashville, Germantown, 12South, or Hillsboro Village. In terms of night venues, The Broadway and 2nd Avenue are filled with night clubs and restaurants.
If you’re passionate about sports, Nashville has several professional sports teams, so you can see football, hockey, baseball, and soccer matches.
Have fun and attend some of the local events, like The Tennessee State Fair, held annually in September, Nashville Film Festival and more.
International atmosphere in Nashville
Besides international students, Nashville is home to several minorities, such as Mexicans (the largest immigrant group), Vietnamese, Arabs, and Somalis. In addition, Nashville gathers the largest Kurdish community in America, with more than 13,000 Kurds living and working in the city.
Due to friendly foreign business policies and low living costs, many international business people are attracted to Nashville. In the last years, around 25% of the new jobs announced were attributed to foreign investors.
In Nashville, you would experience relatively cold winters, and hot summers. During spring and fall, the weather is generally warm, but thunderstorms occur quite often. The average daily temperature in the winter is around 3 °C (37 °F), and moderate snowfalls are present. In the summer, July and August are the hottest months, with an average temperature that ranges between 27 and 32 °C (79-89 °F).