A New global destination
The can-do attitude is strong here; it is a spirit of collaboration key to the city’s transformation. A product designer and indie musician create a leading-edge lifestyle store in Germantown. A biotech executive becomes one of the city’s key influencers in contemporary art. A cafe opens in East Nashville for the ‘betterment of coffee for all mankind’. Over in 12South, two childhood friends convert an old gas station and start tailoring jeans with a perfect fit. Yet it takes more than new faces to create a new Nashville. Much more. A spirit of creativity and enterprise has always beat in the hearts of Nashvillians. It is this tradition of joyfully embracing the new that has helped make this city a hub of fresh energy and innovation.
Green Spaces & Living
Nashville is one of the greenest cities in North America, with more than 13,000 acres of parkland for its citizens to enjoy. Centennial Park, home to the Parthenon, may be its most famous but there are so many more spaces to explore, including the new 6.5 acre riverside Cumberland Park, right on the doorstep of Four Seasons. Beyond the city boundaries lie mile upon mile of trails, from nearby Radnor Lake to the 9,000 acre Walls of Jericho a couple of hours away.
Music & Entertainment
Music is the beating heart of Nashville. From country to classical, indie to dance, the beats pour out of the city’s bars, clubs and concert halls. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is the home of the Nashville Symphony; the Ryman, only a few blocks from Four Seasons Private Residences Nashville, is where bluegrass was born and remains one of the city’s hottest music venues. And at any point on Broadway you could be seeing the next superstar strapping on their guitar and sliding up to the mic. There is no city on earth where you’ll find as much musical talent concentrated in one area; from the big venues to the hidden gems that just the locals know about, live music lives here.
Culture & Education
Nashville’s reputation as a place of arts and culture has grown far beyond the city limits. The celebrated Frist Art Museum plays host to international exhibitions of works by established masters and contemporary artists. Independent galleries showcase cutting-edge work and the city’s theaters host everything from ballet to avant-garde productions. The city has become a thriving creative hub, especially in technology, fashion and visual arts, while its universities produce graduates in demand all over the world.
Food & Drink
Nashville is an American foodie hotspot. Fans of Southern cooking can find countless traditional joints across the city like Music City Chicken tucked away on 2nd Avenue. There’s also a food revolution underway in global cuisine exemplified by the kitchens of Tansuo and Bar Otaku and chefs like Josh Habiger and Philip Krajeck. When it comes to the cocktail scene, Nashville has few rivals. There’s the Rooftop Lounge at the Bobby Hotel with a Greyhound bus for seating and…igloos in the winter! The Sunshine Lounge at Hampton Social and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it treasures like Atta Boy in East Nashville.
The youthful energy here has invigorated the city’s retail scene. Nashville folks aren’t afraid to flaunt their own unique style and there are countless boutiques across the city ready to dress them up or down. In 12South, independents like Emerson Grace, White’s Mercantile and Imogene + Willie sell more than clothes, they offer a philosophy for living. Over in Germantown, try Wilder for a curated collection of designer furniture, or closer to your Four Seasons home, The Gulch has a wide selection of name brands and independents.