Nashville is an ethnically diverse and socially progressive metropolitan area with many community organizations, non-profits, and entrepreneurs. What sets Nashville apart from other southern cities of its size is that in the past two decades, Nashville has attracted more than 50,000 foreign-born residents – an Al Jazeera headline from 2012 declared that “Immigrants thrive in US country music capital.” This is largely because of the number and importance of religious institutions in Nashville, often called the Buckle on the Bible Belt, many of which have or support agencies that resettle and serve refugees and immigrants.
The heart of Nashville is its downtown area. Many regional cities are within a day’s driving distance as it is easily accessible with the convergence of three major interstate highways (I-40, I-65 and I-24). The city has an extensive transportation system as well as an abundant supply of taxis. Nashville’s downtown area features a new state-of-the-art convention center, honky-tonks, music venues, bars, shopping and dining.
Cultural and architectural attractions can be found throughout the city as well as an assortment of entertainment and architectural attractions. Nashville offers a safe, family-friendly environment with many festivals, concerts and sports events throughout the year. Accommodations for visitors are plentiful, convenient and affordable.
For more details, check out the Convention and Visitors Bureau.