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Old 07-09-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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I'll throw in my $0.02.

I visited Nashville for the first time in a few years this past Thursday. We stayed at a hotel in Hendersonville (northeast suburbia) and visited downtown and "The Gulch" area to meet with my wife's girlfriend before going to see comedian Louis CK at Bridgestone Arena. I had been to Nashville previously for work and stayed at Opryland hotel and visited eclectic East Nashville with a few co-workers while killing time waiting for flights out of BNA.

I love Louisville - I moved back here after being away for 18 years for a reason. Nashville has an "it" factor that Louisville just doesn't have though. It's not just hype. I believe the entertainment industry being so prominent there is what draws millennials there, and Louisville businesses just can't compete with that type of "coolness". My wife and her gf are both millennials and her gf lives in The Gulch, a very new and very sanitized area of downtown that just doesn't exist in many core areas these days, especially in this section of the country. Hendersonville was also quite nice and the roads were wide and traffic was set up well. The interstate system in Kentucky and freeway interchanges are outdated (as someone said above). That and the terrible KY drivers make for the reason why my car insurance premiums doubled after moving to Louisville from a major city (San Francisco).

My wife's girlfriend also is an entertainment lawyer and moved there after they both grew up in West Palm Beach, FL and finished college. My wife likes Nashville, but thinks it's too much and prefers the slower pace that Louisville offers, despite liking the shiny, new stuff that Nashville has.

The biggest problem I have noticed with Louisville right now is that the real estate market is a bit over-priced right now. This is a great time to sell if you're looking to sell, but Louisville has never really been much of a transient city, despite its size. With not a ton of people leaving, not a ton of new SFH construction in the city limits and some new people moving in with Humana/Aetna (among a few others), we have a housing shortage issue. I'm probably renting for another 2-3 years in hopes that the market corrects itself.

My wife likes newer houses and I don't trust new construction, so we're at a bit of an impasse there, especially when all brick houses with basements built in the last 5-10 years seem to start around $300k in a decent area of town.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:11 PM
 
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I'll throw in my $0.02.

I visited Nashville for the first time in a few years this past Thursday. We stayed at a hotel in Hendersonville (northeast suburbia) and visited downtown and "The Gulch" area to meet with my wife's girlfriend before going to see comedian Louis CK at Bridgestone Arena. I had been to Nashville previously for work and stayed at Opryland hotel and visited eclectic East Nashville with a few co-workers while killing time waiting for flights out of BNA.

I love Louisville - I moved back here after being away for 18 years for a reason. Nashville has an "it" factor that Louisville just doesn't have though. It's not just hype. I believe the entertainment industry being so prominent there is what draws millennials there, and Louisville businesses just can't compete with that type of "coolness". My wife and her gf are both millennials and her gf lives in The Gulch, a very new and very sanitized area of downtown that just doesn't exist in many core areas these days, especially in this section of the country. Hendersonville was also quite nice and the roads were wide and traffic was set up well. The interstate system in Kentucky and freeway interchanges are outdated (as someone said above). That and the terrible KY drivers make for the reason why my car insurance premiums doubled after moving to Louisville from a major city (San Francisco).

My wife's girlfriend also is an entertainment lawyer and moved there after they both grew up in West Palm Beach, FL and finished college. My wife likes Nashville, but thinks it's too much and prefers the slower pace that Louisville offers, despite liking the shiny, new stuff that Nashville has.

The biggest problem I have noticed with Louisville right now is that the real estate market is a bit over-priced right now. This is a great time to sell if you're looking to sell, but Louisville has never really been much of a transient city, despite its size. With not a ton of people leaving, not a ton of new SFH construction in the city limits and some new people moving in with Humana/Aetna (among a few others), we have a housing shortage issue. I'm probably renting for another 2-3 years in hopes that the market corrects itself.

My wife likes newer houses and I don't trust new construction, so we're at a bit of an impasse there, especially when all brick houses with basements built in the last 5-10 years seem to start around $300k in a decent area of town.

Louisville is expensive bc Nashville's urban neighborhoods cannot come close to Louisville's. Louisville was a major city in 1900. Nashville really was not.

I am not sure I deny Nashville is more flashy. The downtown is better. But the urban neighborhoods really cannot compete. And what will happen with all these 4 story box apartments with trendy names in 20 years? They will look alot like corn ave in Louisville.

That said, Louisville is developing its own Gulch. I have heard several say it could very will be a midrise version.

A 2.72-acre property in NuLu finds a buyer - Insider Louisville

There are dozens of projects going on in Nulu as we speak.

That said, Nashville has nothing like the Highlands, and honestly nothing like Crescent Hill, Clifton, etc.
The flashiness, sure. But the authentic urbanity....it cannot be recreated.
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