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Guide to Nashville

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General Information Middle Tennessee offers a low cost of living compared to the national U.S. average. Tennessee is one of six U.S. states that has no personal income tax. In addition, the state sales tax is only 9.25%. Greater Nashville telephone numbers have the 615 prefix. Nashville Metropolitan includes counties of Cannon, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Macon, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties. Greater Nashville includes cities like Cheatham, Ashland City, Kingston Springs, Dickson, Maury, Mt Pleasant, Spring Hill, Montgomery, Clarksville, Robertson, Springfield, White House, Rutherford, LaVergne, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Sumner, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Portland, Westmoreland, Williamson, Brentwood, Franklin, Wilson, Lebanon, Mt Juliet, Robertson, and Columbia. The greater Nashville area has a population of about 600,000 people.

Utilities Electric The predominant electrical service is provided by Nashville Electric Service (NES). Nashville Electric Services is owned by the metropolitan government of Nashville and Davidson and is one of ten largest public distributors of electricity in the nation. In addition to NES, power is also provided by Dickson Electric, Columbia Power System, Mt Pleasant Power System, Duck River Electric Membership, Corporation, Clarksville Dept of Electricity, Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation, Springfield Electric, Middle TN Electric Membership Corporation, Murfreesboro Electric Department, Gallatin Department of Electricity, and Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation. Gas Gas is provided by Nashville Gas Company, Greater Dickson Gas Authority, United Cities Gas Company, Mt Pleasant Gas System, Clarksville Gas & Water Department, City of Gallatin Public Works, and Lebanon Gas Department. Water & Sewer Metro Water Services is the premier provider of water and sewage services. The other utility services include Ashland City Water & Sewer Department, Columbia Water System, Mt Pleasant Water System, City of Spring Hill, Clarksville Gas & Water Department, Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County, City of LaVergne Public Works, and the West Wilson Utility District Waste Management Metro Nashville Public Works handles trash pickup for the majority of Metro Nashville/Davidson County. Neighborhoods outside of the Metro Nashville/Davidson County can be established through private companies. More information is available at https://www.nashville.gov/routelookup.

Communication Cable television within Nashville/Davidson County is provided by Comcast. Telephone service is provided by AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, TelCove, ICG Telecom, Qwest, MCI, Sprint, US LEC of TN, and Express Connection. The main newspaper in Middle Tennessee is The Tennessean. Delivery can be scheduled by calling (615) 254.5661 within Nashville city limits and (800) 342.8237 outside Nashville city limits. The Metro Public Library offers library cards free to residents of Davidson County and Goodlettsville and to nonresidents for $40 per year.

Voter Registration Voter registration is done through the Nashville/Davidson County Election Commission.

Vehicles Vehicle registration first requires that each vehicle pass the Nashville Vehicle Inspection Test before Tennessee tags are issued. The cost of the inspection is $9 and must be paid in cash. Further information is available at 866.628.8378. Tennessee license plates can be acquired from the Davidson County Clerk’s Office (615) 862.6050 https://www.dcclerkonline.com/motor_renewal.php Driver’s Licenses are issued by the state Department of Safety and must be obtained within 30 days of establishing residency. New licenses require written, vision and road tests, a photo and a $12.50-$26.50 fee. Valid out of state license will exempt road and written tests and handbooks are available at examining stations.

Worship Nashville is home to several national churches. The city hosts over 800 churches other houses of worship, and over 60 different denominations. It is also a hub for Christian publishing and Christian music.

Emergency Services Nashville has a “metropolitan government” that has operated since 1963. Metro Nashville shares police, fire, electricity, water and sewage treatments. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD) is to make Nashville “the safest large city in the country”. More information about the MNPD is available at https://www.police.nashville.org/default.htm The Metro Nashville Fire Department has 35 stations in the area. More information is available at (https://nashfire.org).

Hospitals: ALVIN C YORK V A MEDICAL CENTER 3400 LEBANON RD, MURFREESBORO, TN 37129, (615) 867-6000 BAPTIST HOSPITAL-GENERAL INFORMATION 2000 CHURCH ST, NASHVILLE, TN 37236, (615) 329-5555 BAPTIST HOSPITAL-HOSPITAL DEPT-AMBULATORY SURGERY CTR 312 21ST AVE N, NASHVILLE, TN 37203, (615) 321-7330 SKYLINE MEDICAL CENTER 3441 DICKERSON ROAD NASHVILLE TN 32207 (615) 769-2000 HENDERSONVILLE HOSPITAL-INFORMATION 355 NEW SHACKLE ISLAND RD, HENDERSONVILLE, TN 37075 (615) 264-4000 NASHVILLE REHABILITATION HOSPITAL 610 GALLATIN AVE, NASHVILLE, TN 37206, (615) 226-4330 SOUTHERN HILLS MEDICAL CENTER 391 WALLACE RD, NASHVILLE, TN 37211, (615) 781-4111 391 WALLACE RD, NASHVILLE, TN 37211, (615) 781-4000 SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER 5655 FRIST BLVD, HERMITAGE, TN 37076, (615) 316-3000 SUMNER HOME HEALTH 555 HARTSVILLE PIKE, GALLATIN, TN 37066, (615) 452-4210 SUMNER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 555 HARTSVILLE PIKE, GALLATIN, TN 37066, (615) 452-4210 SUMNER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-PATIENT INFORMATION 555 HARTSVILLE PIKE, GALLATIN, TN 37066, (615) 451-5518 TENNESSEE CHRISTIAN MEDICAL CENTER PORTLAND 105 REDBUD DR, PORTLAND, TN 37148, (615) 325-7301 500 HOSPITAL DRIVE, MADISON TN (615) 860-6338 UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1411 W BADDOUR PKWY, LEBANON, TN 37087, (615) 444-8262 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 1211 22ND AVE S. NASHVILLE, TN 37232 (615) 322-5000 Vanderbilt Children's Hospital HILLSIDE HOSPITAL 1265 EAST COLLEGE STREET PULASKI, TENNESSEE 38478 (931)363-7531 TRI STAR HEALTH SYSTEM 3055 LEBANON ROAD BUILDING ONE NASHVILLE TN 37214 (615) 886-5000 SOUTHERN HILLS 391 WALLACE ROAD NASHVILLE TN 37211 (615) 781-4000 CENTENNIAL 2300 PATTERSON STREET NASHVILLE TN 37203 (615) 342-1000 SAINT THOMAS HOSPITAL 4220 HARDING ROAD NASHVILLE TN 37205 (615) 222-2111 HOSPITAL WILLIAMSON COUNTY 2021 N CAROTHERS RD, FRANKLIN, TN 37067, (615) 791-0500 AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SUMNER COUNTY UNIT 555 HARTSVILLE PIKE, GALLATIN, TN 37066, (615) 452-4210 MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 555 HARTSVILLE PIKE, GALLATIN, TN 37066, (615) 452-4210 METROPOLITAN GENERAL HOSPITAL 1818 ALBION ST, NASHVILLE, TN 37208, (615) 341-4000 UNITED STATES VETERANS AFFAIRS-HOSPITAL 1310 24TH AVE S, NASHVILLE, TN 37212, (615) 327-4751