MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at Nashville, Tennessee.
In the heart of the “Volunteer State,” between the Deep South, Appalachia, and the Midwest, is Nashville, AKA “Music City.” Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the most populous city in the state, with almost 700,000 residents and 14 million visitors annually. New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Nashville is the city that never stops making music. The creative juices flow through the neighborhoods, businesses, and people, and every day and night, all can enjoy live music at venues across the city.
Nashville didn’t officially become known as “Music City” until 1925, when radio station WSM was established and began broadcasting the Grand Ole Opry. The weekly program is the longest-running radio broadcast in U.S. history and airs every Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. CT on WSM Radio. But Nashville isn’t just music. Situated on the Cumberland River, this historic city is known for its outstanding educational and medical facilities, great food, and outdoor fun.
The Nashville -area makes up $369.57 billion or more than one-third of Tennessee’s total GDP. And while music and entertainment contribute a large percentage, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, corporate operations, supply chain management, and a booming tourism business also play a significant role. In fact, Nashville-area companies own more than one-half of the privately-owned hospital beds in the U.S., and Nashville’s healthcare industry employs more than 126,000 people.
Local Medical Facilities
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the top-rated hospital in Nashville, is nationally ranked in nine specialties and 10 children’s specialties by U.S. News & World Report. But Vanderbilt is just one of 10 Nashville facilities nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, including Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, TriStar Skyline Medical Center, TriStar Summit Medical Center, Vanderbilt Wilson County hospital, and Williamson Medical Center.
Quality of Life
- Cost of Living: 3.1 percent above the national rate
- Population: 687,851 based on the 2020 Census
- Median Home Price: $291,400
- Median Gross Rent: $1,250
- Median Household Income: $65,565
- Per Capita Income: $39,509
- Live below the poverty line: 14.5 percent
- Median Age: 34.4 years
- Average commute time: 25.0 minutes
- Metro Nashville Public Schools
- Overall grade: B- (Niche.com)
- Student-Teacher ratio: 15-1
- Serving: 80,494 students in Pre-K, K through high school
With over 15 colleges and universities in Nashville, Explorers looking to acquire an advanced degree or take a course can choose from a variety of 2- and 4-year institutions, including the popular Vanderbilt University, Tennessee State University, and Middle Tennessee State University.
Like most U.S. cities, Nashville was designed for cars, but there are public transportation options. WeGo Public Transit provides 26 local and eight regional bus routes and the WeGo Star train, the most convenient way for residents to travel to and from downtown along the East corridor.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum From Patsy Cline’s cowgirl costume to Willie Nelson’s sneakers, see artifacts from some of the greatest country singers to take the stage. Plus, each dollar donated to the museum goes to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and traditions of country music.
Grand Ole Opry Watch live performances of country music’s superstars and rising stars at the most famous venue in country music. The Grand Ole Opry has showcased country music’s premiere talent for nearly 100 years.
Shopping Known as the Honky Tonk Highway, Lower Broadway is full of shops and boutiques with local artisan merchandise, home furnishings, snacks, and more. Shop for posters, country store items, confectioners, and apparel from stores in the SoBro district, and Nashville Farmer’s Market is home to nearly 100 merchants selling fresh food and produce.
Frist Art Museum Unleash your inner Picasso at the Frist Art Museum. Housed in the city’s historic U.S. Post Office building, the Frist is a non-collecting museum. Frist showcases traveling exhibits from around the world and invites visitors to explore their artistic visions in the Martin ArtQuest (MAQ) interactive gallery space with drawing, painting, printmaking, and zoetrope stations.
Soundwaves + Gaylord Opryland Visit the nation’s first upscale indoor-outdoor resort water attraction combining music and water for a one-of-a-kind experience. From a lazy river to surfing, slides, tubing, and fast-paced plunging rides, Soundwaves satisfies those looking to relax and visitors in need of a thrill.
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Stroll the many gardens, including the Blevins Japanese Garden, Rose Study Garden, and the Ann & Monroe Carell Jr. Family Sculpture Trail. There are guided tours, events, a café, and garden and museum gift shops.
John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge This local landmark connects downtown Nashville to the residential suburbs of East Nashville. Open to pedestrian traffic only, the bridge provides great views of the Cumberland River and downtown Nashville.
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