I've lived in nashville off and on for about 15 yrs. Other places I've lived include boulder, co , santa barbara, santa cruz, nyc. Although nashville doesn;t offer as much immediate access to the outdoor, as i would prefer , nashville is a great place all around. great to raise kids, major sports teams, traffic is not so terrible, beautiful hills , decent restaurants, good schools, and easy to navigate. people are friendly, crime is very low..overall a great place. looking at other places to move, it is hard to beat nashville as a total package.