Why Are So Many Celebs Leaving LA?

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Los Angeles isn’t exactly known for being an easy place to live. There’s all the traffic, the wildfires, the earthquakes, and, worst of all, the crazy cost of living. It’s not surprising to hear that tons of celebrities are moving out of LA. But the question remains: Where the heck are they going instead?

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Nashville, Tennessee

It seems like EVERYONE is moving to Nashville. No longer just a haven for country music artists, Nashville has evolved to become the “it” city with massive tourism, television and film production, and the most state-of-the-art recording studios in the world. Add to that the lower cost of living, central location for ease of travel, lack of paparazzi, and tax advantages compared to NYC or LA, and it’s no wonder the place has become so popular.

Some of TV, film and music’s biggest names have made the move in recent years:

  • John Schneider
  • Nick Carter
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Chris Daughtry
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Kristin Cavallari
  • Jack White
  • Vince Neil
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  • Hayden Panettiere
  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Ed Sheeran

What to Know About Nashville

Nashville is often called the “country music capital,” though that alone doesn’t quite sell the city for what it is. It’s a hot place, full of up-and-coming locales, a great night-life scene, and more fun activities than you can imagine. Frankly, if you’re thinking of moving to LA, you might want to consider Nashville instead.

Like LA, you’ve got celebrities nearby, you’re living in a city with a famous reputation and strong name recognition, and you’re certain to be on the path of numerous band’s tours. In short, you’ll be just as central to the US zeitgeist as you would in LA or New York, but without most of the drawbacks of those cities.

The cost of living alone makes Nashville a significantly more attractive destination. Not to mention, the traffic and living conditions aren’t nearly as crowded as other big cities. In short, if you’re looking for the best of small town living and the big city life, then Nashville is the place for you!