What's it like to live in Nashville?

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    I've read on here about col, pay etc..but what's the city like? Nice place to live? I know a lot of music stuff, is it safe? Clean? Bad traffic? Friendly people?

    Vida
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    I've read on here about col, pay etc..but what's the city like? Nice place to live? I know a lot of music stuff, is it safe? Clean? Bad traffic? Friendly people?

    Vida
    Hello Vida:
    I have lived in TN for almost 2 years now and I love it, but I don't live in Nashville. I live about 25 min north west. The traffic is not great if you live south of Nashville, but I rarely have a problem. I love it here. As far as I am concerned, Vanderbilt is the only place that I would work. It is a magnet hospital, I feel the pay is good, and it is a fantastic place to learn. The people in Nashville are friendly, there is a lot to do and see, and the weather isn't too bad (not much snow!). There is crime here, just like everywhere else, and there are some not so great sections of the city that I would avoid, but overall, I love it here! Hope that helps.
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    It does help - thanks for writing!

    We are considering a move to the area..not sure we can afford a home in the city, most likely 15-30 or so miles out, like you. We'd love to be close to a large city, and within a days drive of both of our families.

    Glad to hear you like it there, I am getting the same idea from everyone I have talked to - lots to do, moderate weather, low cost of living, friendly people. Sounds nice! Now I read somewhere on here that there's no shortage of nurses there. Think that's true? I'll be arriving as a new grad RN and still feel I'm at the bottom of the foodchain..

    Vida
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    Hi,
    I am also in the same boat. planning to relocate to nashville from houston. I am a new grad with 7 months exp. I am also a canadian working here. how are you going about your job search. any input would help.
    thanks.
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    Hey where in Canada are you from?!

    I am Canadian also, I grew up about an hour north of toronto in Peterborough, and got my green card about a year ago!

    Busy day today - I'll be back to this thread later..

    Vida
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    If anyone is looking for a job at Vanderbilt (and there are lots of RN jobs available), go to the vandy website. It is www.mc.vanderbilt.edu. Look under human resources and you will find a long list. When I was looking for a job before moving from FL, I applied online at midnight on a Friday and received a phone call at 10am on Monday from a recruiter. I was hired over the telephone. It was a very smooth transition for me. (I wish getting my TN had been so easy!) I cannot emphasize enough how much I love working here. I have actually had 3 different positions since I have been here, not because I have been unhappy--something better just keeps coming along!
    Last edit by RN4Research on Feb 29, '08 : Reason: additional information
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    Hey,
    I'am from Toronto, lived 6 yrs over there. keep in touch.
    bye...
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    Right on! That's crazy. Ever go back? My family is still in Peterborough and I have friends I visit regularly in TO. I love it up there.

    Anyway, great to hear that about Vanderbilt - I have read a lot of great stuff about them on here, and will definitely look at their site.

    Anything anyone doesn't like about Nashville?
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    Quote from Vida
    Right on! That's crazy. Ever go back? My family is still in Peterborough and I have friends I visit regularly in TO. I love it up there.

    Anyway, great to hear that about Vanderbilt - I have read a lot of great stuff about them on here, and will definitely look at their site.

    Anything anyone doesn't like about Nashville?
    I lived there for about five years (college and grad school), and the traffic is appalling most of the time. Other than that, it was a great place to live with lots to do, good places to eat, family friendly, and of course all the music you can stand (and not just country, either). Good luck!
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    So where would you recommend to rent an apt /house to live while newly working at Vanderbilt? Thanks


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