I grew up in Nashville’s surrounding areas, so when clients ask, “Why Nashville?” I’m quick to answer, “Because it is simply the best play to live, work and play.”  That may sound trite, but it’s very heartfelt and now the folks at Condé Nast Traveler agree with me.  They’ve listed Nashville as one of the top places to travel to in 2013.  What’s even better than visiting?  Making this thriving city in Davidson County or the rolling hills of Williamson County your home! 
Plan ahead so you’ll have time to experience some of the best Southern Cuisine in the area.  Nashville’s “Catbird Seat” is the place to see and be seen.  More importantly, it’s topping food critics’ lists, with its focus on newfangled gourmet combinations such as pork belly sprinkled with foraged radish flowers, and pigeon legs flavored with smoked hay.  Catbird is only open Wednesday through Saturday, from 5:45 – 9:45.  With only thirty-two seats in the restaurant, reservations are hard to come by.  If you want a reservation on February 20th, make sure you’re planted in front of your computer early on February 1st.  The entire month of February will be sold out by the end of that first day, but I assure you, this dining experience is worth the wait! 
After you’ve filled up on the southern delicacies at Catbird, you can enjoy an Apéritif downstairs at Patterson House.  Condé Nast insists that if you only have one cocktail while in Nashville, it needs to be “The Whispering Hills,” a twist on the Boulevardier, a drink made popular with expat American bartenders during Prohibition.  Be warned: this heavenly drink relies heavily on dark whiskey, so it’s not for the faint of heart, but you’ll feel like a true southern jet setter after just a few sips.
The music scene in Nashville has always been its main draw, but that’s never been more true than it is today.  Country twang still corners the market, but on a crisp night in downtown Nashville, you can experience it all within just a few blocks:  bluegrass to brass bands, zydeco to country-pop.  You shouldn’t leave town without an evening spent at the Bluebird Café.  Yes, the average tourist will gravitate to the Ryman, but the true, local musicians know that venues like the Bluebird showcase some of the best musical talent in the world.  Again, the Bluebird’s an intimate venue, so you’ll want to arrive early, especially on their famous “Open Mic Nights.”
After spending some time in Nashville, you’ll want to give me a call and set up some house-hunting appointments.   Williamson County, with its strong schools, is a natural draw for families with children.  The rich historical aspects of Franklin, its charming downtown, sprawling equestrian properties and thriving, pre-planned developments are additional reasons why more and more people want to call it home.   This community really does have something for everyone.
So… after we find your perfect home, we’ll celebrate at Arrington Vineyards, a beautiful property and active winery founded by Kix Brooks, one half of the popular country duo, Brooks & Dunn.  With beautiful vistas before us and live music behind us, we’ll pack a picnic, pop open a bottle of one of Arrington’s locally grown Chardonnays and toast to the best decisions you’ll ever make: to choose Nashville and its surrounding areas as your forever home.