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Downtown Nashville Storage Units to Attract New Fans

Storage Units in Nashville are more abundant today thanks to a grand new Public Storage building a half mile from the Country Music Hall of Fame.

We know residents cherish the town’s Music City heritage as well as its head-turning job market that sparks modern nicknames such as “Nowville” and “It City” and inspires new movers. For this reason, we rebuilt the existing Downtown Nashville Public Storage at 800 5th Ave S, Nashville TN 37023, near Lafayette Street, 4th Avenue South and Interstate 40.

The newly opened storage facility offers roughly 2,000 brand new self storage units just a few blocks from the Gulch neighborhood downtown. It’s a walkable area near the waterfront where you’ll find glass high-rises, rooftop night spots and Station Inn, a top bluegrass music venue.

“We are conveniently located, offer a drive-in loading bay for vehicles and many different sizes of units to meet customers’ demands,” said Jarrod Yates, a company vice president who helped “maximize the potential of the property.”

Today six story window panels let in sunshine during even the roughest Monday moves, yet all-indoor, climate-controlled storage units help take the edge off the heat. That’s a step up from 300 units, not all of them climate controlled, first offered at the location almost two decades ago. The old facility was demolished to make room for the new.

Sizes behind Public Storage Orange doors now range from 5’x5’ storage units up to 10’x20’ self storage options—our versions of an upright versus a concert grand piano. Most storage options are available to rent today, and the rest will be completed soon.

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Moving to Nashville for Jobs

From afar, Nashville is the laidback home to the Grand Ole Opry, famous for acts such as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash, but its stellar job growth is also attracting folks eager to work the 9 to 5. In recent years it was home to the fastest-growing job market in the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Nashville is so “now” it also landed as No. 7 on Forbe’s 2018 list of America’s fastest-growing cities. The greater Nashville area is home to 1.9 million residents, a population that expanded 42% over a recent 15 year period, according to the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

In 2016, the city released 50 percent more building permits than the previous year, according to the Nashville Business Journal, with a Crane Map to illustrate the area’s construction boom.

The town is home to industry giants from Nissan North America, Bridgestone Americas, Dollar General, Hospital Corporation of America, Cracker Barrel and Gibson Guitar. It is also still a strong music industry hub, according to the chamber, and attracts startups.

Colleges are top employers and spawn an educated workforce, one that appreciates the town’s vibrant arts scene. The Nashville area is home to more than 20 four-year colleges. Some are unsurpassed in many fields, including Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, says Mina Jensen, a realtor with Layson Group.

New Fans Love Living in Nashville

Nashville was recently voted one of the best places to live by US News. That makes perfect sense to Jensen. After all, her town has it all: the culture of a larger city with housing prices more akin to a small town.

For example, turn to another music industry stronghold such as Los Angeles and home values average $687,700, according to the real estate website Zillow, versus $266,000 in Nashville. In addition, property taxes are “ridiculously low” and there is no state income tax.

The weather’s pretty good too, with an average low of 49, in January and an average high of 90 in July. It’s a great place to get outside and experience a diverse culture, she said.

“There is not a bad part of the city to live in,” she said. “Nashville is growing in such a positive way that any neighborhood previously labeled ‘bad’ for one reason or another have since or are currently transitioning to hipster areas where the aging properties are being bought up and refurbished.”

Many people are surprised by Nashville’s natural beauty, says Dawn Cornelius, vice president of marketing and communications for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.

“We are home to beautiful lakes, rolling hills, picture perfect parks and four seasons,” she said. “Nashville is a bustling metropolis with ‘small town’ sensibilities.”

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