Forbes: Nashville a top market to invest in a home for 2014

Scott Harrison
Staff Reporter-Scott Harrison
Staff Reporter-
Nashville Business Journal

In its housing outlook for 2014, Forbes has ranked the Nashville metropolitan statistical area as the fourth-best U.S. market in which to buy a home next year, noting a growing local economy and housing prices that are still under-valued despite a recent uptick.
For its list, Forbes joined with Local Market Monitor and ranked the best housing markets based on high population and job growth, home prices and the local economy.

The average home price in Greater Nashville is estimated at $199,506 — which is 16 percent less than the market’s actual value, according to Local Market Monitor’s “equilibrium home price” measure.

Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, Tenn.
Pop.: 1,582,264
Actual Home Price: $199,506
Equilibrium Home Price: $238,411
Difference: -16%
3-year Growth Forecast: 23%

Music City New Years Eve Bash

MUSIC CITY NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH ON BROADWAY
HANK WILLIAMS, JR. • BLACKBERRY SMOKE • ROBERT RANDOLPH • BRETT ELDREDGE • KOPECKY FAMILY BAND • STRIKING MATCHES

Ring in the new year and rock out the old with Music City and thousands of your closest friends at Nashville’s New Year’s Eve party on Lower Broadway. Bring your party hats. Make some noise. Count down to the fireworks and midnight “Music Note Drop®”!
Nashville is one huge party with the Predators on 12/28, a Titans game on 12/29, the Music City Bowl on 12/30 (Get Bowl Tickets!) and the Music City Bash on Broadway with Hank Williams Jr. and more on 12/31! Don’t miss a minute! You’re going to need a souvenir t-shirt to remember this NYE so plan to purchase your Bash on Broadway t-shirts! Available now in the Music City Marketplace and on site at the Bash on Broadway merchandise booth at 2nd Avenue & Broadway Dec. 29-31.

The Music City New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway is where you want to be for the end of this year – and beginning of next.

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Olive & Sinclair Move to New Location

Olive & Sinclair Move to New Location | Nashville News

Popular and local Nashville chocolatier Olive & Sinclair will open doors to its new retail and factory space in East Nashville today!

This new location, located at 1628 Fatherland St. in East Nashville, will provide guests the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the ‘behind the scenes’ of the local business.

The company loves to include vintage decor and items to their retail shops, including vintage chocolate decor. The space will also include memorabilia and special samples. At today’s soft opening, guests can sip on their special Mexican-style hot chocolate.

Still to come, the shop will launch a new product called chocuterie, consisting of “chocolate salami, pates, our own version of rillettes, all made out of chocolate,” according to the shop owner Scott Witherow.

While factory tours are still yet to come, the shop is now often to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, visit the website at www.oliveandsinclair.com.

20 Awesome U.S. Cities You Need To Visit In Your 20s

The capital of Tennessee pretty much has it all — gorgeous green space (the Metro Board of Parks and Recreation manages 10,200 acres of land, including 99 parks), urban culture, collegians, and great food. Nashville was named the best city for live music by the Atlantic Cities, making it worthy of its nickname, “Music City”. Beyond just being home to the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, the city is known for its jazz scene, music clubs and record stores along Music Row. East Nashville has become a hot spot for the trendy — dare we say “hipster” — sets.

NASHVILLE – 5 Things to do in Nashvillee

Five things you can only find in Nashville:

1. A full-size reproduction of the Greek Parthenon
Nashville was known as the Athens of the South. In 1897 for Tennessee’s Centennial Exposition, city fathers built a full-scale replica of the real Athens’ most famous landmark. Originally made of plaster, wood and brick, Nashville’s Parthenon wasn’t meant to be permanent. But because it cost too much to demolish, Nashville decided, “What the heck, let’s just rebuild it with real marble floors.”

2. A cinnamon roll that makes international headlines

In 1996, an employee at Bongo Java, a popular Nashville coffee shop, noticed, right before he was about to bite into it, that one of its signature homemade buns bore an uncanny resemblance to Mother Teresa.
The real Mother Teresa got wind of the “Immaculate Confection” and even though she reportedly laughed about it, her people sent a cease and desist order. The owner changed its name to “The Nun Bun”.
Although copyright law was probably on owner Bob Bernstein’s side, the power on Mother Teresa’s side convinced him and his $250-an-hour lawyer to change its name to “The Nun Bun.”
The renamed cinnamon roll was quickly dispatched to a glass-enclosed case in the front of the store, but in 2005, thieves broke in on Christmas, making off with the famed confection.

3. An art festival that revolves around the tomato

This costume-friendly art festival is an annual undertaking in historic East Nashville’s Five Points District.
It has become one of Nashville’s premiere hipster events. It features Bloody Mary taste-offs, tomato bobbing, tomato beauty pageants and wet burrito competitions.

4. Songwriting doctors and insurance agents

Musicians from all occupations sing in Nashville. At Parlor Productions on Music Row in a restored bungalow once owned by Randy Travis, even the nonmusically inclined write songs at corporate team building events put on by Ultimate Event Nashville.

5. A city tour in Milk of Magnesia pink bus

The Jugg Sisters — aka Sheri Lynn Bucy and Brenda Kay Wilkins — are the big-hair, blue eyeshadow and spandex behind the wackiest tour in Nashville.
Nash Trash, their 90-minute comedy tour, rides past many of the city’s country music’s institutions. Tickets sell out months in advance to people hankering to get one of 32 seats on the sisters’ trash-talking, dirt-dishing, yeehaw-yelling tours.

Autumn Leaves in Green Hills

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Green Hills is one of the Nashville’s more affluent areas, often chosen by residents who don’t wish a long commute to downtown businesses and three area universities – Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities (all of which are within a 5-minute drive).
Green Hills is also the home to The Mall at Green Hills, a high-end enclosed shopping center which began as a “strip center” (one of the first two sizable such developments in Nashville) in the early 1950s. Nordstrom and the Apple Store are some of the more recent additions to the mall. Hillsboro Village, with its many interesting shops, is only 3 minutes away.

The Bluebird Cafe, a famous live music venue, is located on Hillsboro Road in Green Hills. Hillsboro High School, located directly across the highway from the Mall, actually predates much of the neighborhood, which began on a small scale in the 1930s but was not highly populated until after World War II. Another public educational institution is Julia Green Elementary School, a primary school. A major private educational institution is Lipscomb University and its associated elementary and high schools. Another is Harpeth Hall School, a prestigious girls’ high school.

Green Hills is in many ways a typical development of its era. It consist primarily of brick-veneer “ranch” style detached houses on large lots In more recent years there has been considerable “infill” as many of the larger lots and other remaining open spaces have been redivided to become the sites of higher-density developments.

Green Hills is one of the Nashville’s more affluent areas, often chosen by residents who don’t wish a long commute to downtown businesses and three area universities – Vanderbilt, Belmont and Lipscomb Universities (all of which are within a 5-minute drive).

Green Hills is also the home to The Mall at Green Hills, a high-end enclosed shopping center which began as a “strip center” (one of the first two sizable such developments in Nashville) in the early 1950s. Nordstrom and the Apple Store are some of the more recent additions to the mall.

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HOME DECORATING & REMODELING SHOW

September 6, 7, 8, 2013

The largest and finest home show in Tennessee! A 3-day upscale consumer show where you can talk with hundreds of experts in design, decorating & remodeling. Buy direct, save thousands and take advantage of all the great deals and discounts found only at this show! Free Seminars Daily!

– See more at: http://www.nashvillelifestyles.com/events/home-decorating–remodeling-show-26213#sthash.PAR9Ftyq.dpuf

Nashville Home Show