At the end of May or early June, I’ll be moving to Nashville, Tennessee.
I’ve lived in D.C. for 10 years, now. I never intended to be a lifer, so I figure it’s time to get out. My job is portable, so I’m kind of intrigued by the idea of picking up and starting over in a new town. I visited Nashville in December. Seems like a good place for a music buff. I’ll also get a nice little cost of living bump, and from what I can tell, the city seems pretty young; has some art, culture, and restaurants; and looks to be a lot of fun. Also gives me closer proximity to Mississippi so I can drive down to cover (let’s hope) Cory Maye’s new trial.
I figure I’ll sign a 12-month lease and if I’m not crazy about the town this time next year, I’ll pick another spot. I know quite a few Nashvillians (is that what I’ll be called?) read this blog. So lay it on me. Sing your town’s praises.
Oh, and if you have any leads on housing, let’s hear those, too! My ideal place: A loft. Downtown or in a promising neighborhood. Would love a two-bedroom so I can set up a home office, though after browsing some listings, that might be a hair more than what I’m looking to pay.
I’m excited about the move. The people I know who have lived in Nashville have only great things to say about the town.