Vanderbilt is located in the heart of Nashville, home to a diverse population of 1.6 million and marked by its unique blend of cosmopolitan flair and small town appeal. Nashville is an important political, cultural and commercial hub in the South, and is often referred to as Music City because of its rich musical history and the fact that it plays hosts to thousands of concerts each year in every conceivable genre. Aside from music, the city's major industries include publishing, technology, higher education, finance, auto production, and health care management. Nashville is also home to a booming and increasingly renowned food scene, one which relies heavily on sustainable practices and local farmers.
Occupying approxiately 533 square miles, Nashville sits at the intersection of three major interstates and the international airport is served by all major airlines, making it easily accessible from most global destinations. Beyond the city limits, 81 parks and recreation areas and over 30,000 acres of lakes lend the area a striking natural beauty. To that end, residents and students are also fortunate enough to experience the best parts of all four seasons.
Come see why The New York Times recently referred to Nashville as America's next "it" city.
Admissions Blog Posts on Key Nashville Neighborhoods
More coming soon. In the meantime, read more about Nashville on the blog.
America's Next "It" City - New York Times, 2013
America's Next Boomtown City - AOL Jobs, 2013
#2 "Best Big City for Jobs" - Forbes, 2013
Best Music Scene in the Country - Rolling Stone, 2011
#3 Best City in America, #1 Friendliest City, #1 Most Wireless Coverage, #2 Most Affordable - Travel+Leisure, 2012 - 2013
A Top "City Where Startups are Thriving" - CNN, 2012
A Top 15 U.S. Destination on the Rise - Trip Advisor, 2012
A Top 25 Best City for Shopping - Lucky, 2012
Fastest Two-Year Job Growth Among All Metro Areas - Kiplinger's, 2012
No. 4 Best Affordable U.S. Destination - U.S. News & World Report, 2012
Local restaurant, The Catbird Seat, was named a Top 10 Best New Restaurant in America - GQ, 2012
Local record store, Grimey's, named one of America's Best Record Stores - Rolling Stone, 2011
Local boutique and denim shop, Imogene + Willie, named a Top 25 Men's Store - GQ, 2012
Some of our students' favorite Nashville locales:
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